Bosch GSB 19-2 REA - What Do The Pros Think?
Posted by Neil Bruce - March 09, 2010
Bosch have this new thing where they ask professional tradespeople to test their tools and come back with their findings. They call it ProTeam and the results from a review of the GSB19-2REA are now in. The first review is posted below. Have you used the tool? What do you think?
Toolstop tested this machine when we were down at the Bosch HQ last year and the most impressive feature apart from the power is the brilliant dust collection system. We've posted the video of the tool below which shows the dust extraction effectiveness as well as some great action of the power of this machine:
Here's the full Review:
1. For which purpose did I use the tool?
Drilling holes for bawl plugs and bawl bolts into brickwork/block-work Used with auger and flat bits in timber joists and roof spars.
2. How do you rate the performance of this tool in day to day use?
The tool was easy to use and set up. There was plenty of power and it drilled holes much faster than expected.
3. Which feature of the tool impressed you the most?
The vacuum attachment was very impressive; I was amazed at how much dust was sucked into the collector.
4. How do you feel about the overall design of the tool features?
The speed was good, the tool was surprisingly light to use.
5. Were your expectations of the tool met?
Yes my expectations were more than met.
6. Please summarise the overall experience that you had with the tool and any further comments.
As I nearly always use an SDS drill for holes into brick and concrete I was amazed at how fast and smooth this impact drivers was and then with a change of bit you are able to power through timber joists without having to dig out the cordless. As for dust extraction this was a real pleasant surprise as nearly all the dust was caught and with the built-in depth gauge, I had now worries about the breaking through single skin walls altogether. This was a good experience and I hope to try out other new tools in the future.
Paul Whincup - Roofer/Carpenter
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