Toolstop Challenge - Bosch GBH2-24D Performance Tested

Toolstop loves to put power tools through their paces. We can't get enough of it.

Primarily we're just the same as the rest of you. When a power tool manufacturer makes a claim of "best in class", we can't help but adopt an air of skeptism. We want proof that the power tool will do what's claimed of it.

Just like you do.

That's why we gave Jonny a Bosch GBH2-24D and sent him off in search of a builder who could put the tool through it's places.

We're calling it the Toolstop Challenge.

The big idea is simple. We take a power tool. We put it into the hands of a tradesperson. And we challenge them to challenge the tool.

There's no marketing manager on hand to step in and usher us away from any potential "difficulties" the tool may have. There's no brand manager on hand to waffle on about "best in class" status.

We reckon this is the best way to show you what the power tools are capable of, while showing you their main features and any possible benefits.

First off, before we, here's the raw spec.

Drilling Diameters
Vibration Levels
Features
Special
in concrete with hammer drill bits: 4 - 24 mm
drilling: 17.0 m/s
Rated speed 0 - 950 rpm
Overload clutch to protect the user and the machine
in concrete with core cutters: 68 mm
chiselling: 13.0 m/s
Toolholder: SDS-plus
Rotating brush plate for equal power in forward and reverse rotation
max. drilling diameter in steel: 13 mm
drilling/chiselling: 17,0/13,0 m/s
Impact rate at rated speed 0 - 4.700 bpm
Forward/reverse rotation for dislodging jammed drill bits
max. drilling diameter in wood: 30 mm
 
Max. impact energy 2,7 J
Continuously variable speed control for clean drilling starts


Watch the video to see how our builder did with drilling, chiselling and breaking functions of the Bosch GBH2-24D and to find out what his likes and dislikes of the tool were.

So, check out our Toolstop Challenge video to see how the Bosch GBH2-24D performs.


So, did it live up to your expectations? Or should we have pushed it a bit harder?

We'd love to hear your thoughts, so let us know in the comments or talk to us on Twitter using #DIYTradetips.

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