Compact design with softgrip and low weight (1.5kg)
500 W motor and up to 13 mm drilling diameter in stone
Works in forward and reverse operation, integrated switch for continuous operation
Screwdriving, drilling, hammer drilling function switch for material specific working
New cable guide with hanging hook for practical storage.
The PSB 500 RE has a number of useful features.
I cut my DIY teeth on an older version of this drill and after many years of faithful family service it retired.
This updated version is better, lightweight, easy to use for a left hander and has no chuck key to loose. I chose the electric over the battery because I use it infrequently and it was much less money.
Recently I have put it through its paces drilling hanging basket brackets in various stone and brick. It performed perfectly and is great for me.
This is a brilliant drill!!! Really straight forward without that the manual reads like rocket science. In fact you can easily get by without reading the manual at all. The drive is reverseable and there is a simple switch for drilling or hammering. Torque you may vary with flexible pressure on the main trigger similar to putting a foot on the accelerator of a car, which is pretty nifty. The universal chuck fits to what-ever drill is required. Handle bar is adjustable for 360 degrees, therefore will please all kinds of handedness (left, right or ambi-dextrous). The little green case (13 x 11 inches) is great for safe-keeping, so none of the cheap stuff that would disappoint you. It gives quite a warm humming sound when air drilling, not too loud and does not weigh too heavy in one hand, but feels perfect in both. In my opinion this drill makes a great tool for a beginner or regular DIY enthusiast. It's a bargain if you can get yours for just under 40 quid!!!
P.S. It also can be an electronic screwdriver. This would require a universal adapter bit to which you attach the smaller bits. No bits are included with this drill.
This was bought for me as a present as I'm currently renovating my house, this drill has been so handy able go through anything I've asked it to (with the help of some nice Makita drill bits) the hammer action makes light work of walls and the motor doesn't ever smell like its suffering. Small complaint would be that being six foot if I'm up a ladder drilling the cord lead is a bit short for me and sometimes mean that I have to balance the extension lead somewhere. But this really is the only quibble
I wanted to buy an expensive Drill after 15 years with my psb 400 (which fell automaticly in the Impact possition with every use) but you cannot buy a lightweight professional drill. Hitachi claims 1.5kg and Metabo 1.7 kg at their smallest Impact drills but feels like 2x the weight of this nice Bosch PSB RE which is light, small and makes a noice like a sewing machine so sillent. Also the smallest Bosch Pro feels 2x the weight of this Unique piece of Impact drill tool.
Not much to say about this product. It is a Bosch Drill, so I could just expect an excellent product and that was what I got. Very powerful, speed control, easy to use. Used it with 450mm drill bit to go through external wall within seconds. Do not go for cheaper or unknown brands just because of the nominal power, this does not mean much. I have been using those kind of products for about 15 years and low quality products are ideal only for light jobs.
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