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Bosch 18v drill issues
« on: March 06, 2011, 07:04:43 PM »
Anyone else own a Bosch 18v lion drill?

I am having problems with the clutch.  When I am drilling and have the clutch set on "drill" the damn clutch slips.  Nothing like trying to drill through any type of metal and the damn thing just clicks.

Of course I looked at the receipt today and its been 1 year and 3 frickin days!

Anyone else having issues?
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Re: Bosch 18v drill issues
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 01:55:01 PM »
  When I am drilling and have the clutch set on "drill" the damn clutch slips. 
I think he has that part covered. scratchhead
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Re: Bosch 18v drill issues
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 02:02:07 PM »
Does it have a low/high RPM range Keeper? My Skil sometimes slips on larger holes when the low/high selector isn't pushed all the way into low. Even if it's a fraction off of the setting, the drill slips. So I check that setting every time I start drilling a fresh hole, because by simply switching my hand positions during drilling I may inadvertently move that selector out of position and the drill will slip.

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Re: Bosch 18v drill issues
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 04:08:32 PM »
Yeah I tried with both high and low settings.  Any hole over 1/4 and it starts slipping.  :(

Thanks for the clutch setting tip! 

I called Bosch today, since I had attempted to register it when I bought it, I get 3 years on service!  I talked to a couple shops and they said it sounds like the gear box is toast, or on its way to toast.  "Thats pretty rare for those drills"

Figures...
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Re: Bosch 18v drill issues
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2011, 09:10:01 PM »
I have a PS20 pocket driver bought in '08,  last fall the thing wasnt working very well and then more or less quit.
I called Bosch CS and got a real english speaking person (caught me by surprise, no press 1 or anything), and sent it in to thier repair place ( I had about one month of warranty on it yet)  about 2-3 weeks later I get it back. They replaced the motor assembly (does that mean I used it alot? grinx).  Works great now.

I had a Makita that had a bad clutch (previous owner ruined it), I would say thats the issue,  based on your discreption.


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Re: Bosch 18v drill issues
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 09:42:32 AM »
I figure out few cordless drills in this page. http://bestproducts-4u.com/best-cordless-drills/. Beside Bosch, there are few more cordless drills. Can anybody suggest me which one will be the best backup capacity?

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Re: Bosch 18v drill issues
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 11:22:01 AM »
hmmm..........

just joined today and bumped a 6 year old topic with a link and funky english. looks rather spammish to me. i did a quick look but saw nothing out of place but this may see a real quick hammer drop. myopinion
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Re: Bosch 18v drill issues
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 12:02:28 PM »
You're right -- probably just "click bait" for some foreign website

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Re: Bosch 18v drill issues
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 10:24:23 AM »
Probably wants to promote Harbor Freight power tools. spamxx  myopinion
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