Bosch vs DeWalt. Review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers.

In my hands were two of the screwdriver, and with very similar characteristics with the same price range and with the same equipment, I could not resist and decided to do a little comparative test both. As a matter of principle to disassemble screwdrivers will not (both new).

So, compare the two drums of the screwdriver in the right corner of the ring to be a hammer drill Bosch GSB 180-LI, in the left-hand impact drill driver DeWALT DCD776S2. Both of the screwdriver belong to the entry-level professional tools. Package for two samples are completely identical: case, drill, two 18 volt lithium-ion one with a capacity of 1.5 A⋅h, charger well and passports.
Case for DeWALT a little more than the Bosch looks good and is equipped with metal latches that lock closure, and a pocket for documents. The Bosch case has a smaller size, made of good plastic and has a very compact layout, drill and all the accessories are very compactly arranged in the case, as they say, nothing more. Loved the slot for stowing the cord from the charger, from the practice of the use cases, the cord is constantly trying to lie on any bulkhead that prevents the closure of the case.In both cases there are loops for hanging lock.

Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 2
Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 3
Frankly, the case for me is not particularly critical, since the required tools are carried in a large bag and case studies are used for temporary storage between jobs. By the way, in both cases is no space to store raskhodki the type of drill or bit, although if you want them to attach.

Charger in both auto, both chargers have a switch and overheat protection. The charger is universal and suitable for three types of batteries of 10.8, 14.4 and 18 volts. Truth is, I never found battery 10.8 V (12V) in stock Bosch suitable for its forms the factor for this charger, but they say they are :). The charging current is 1,25 to DeWALT And Bosch are 1.4 A. charge Time for 18 volt DeWALT batteries is 70 minutes, Bosch 80 minutes, according to the passport data, which principle is true in practice.That would be enough to ensure uninterrupted operation of the tool during the whole working day (one working on the second battery charging). In the charger DeWALT in addition there will be mount on the wall.

Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 4
Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 5
Both the screwdriver comes with two battery capacity 1.5 A⋅h, unfortunately, in both no charge indicator, it is caused by the initial level of women’s bras.

Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 6
Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 7
Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 8
Screwdrivers are light and have excellent weight distribution. Bosch GSB 180-LI has a smaller length, i.e. shorter, but screwdriver DeWALT DCD776S2 lower.

Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 9
Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 10
Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 11
Switching speeds, both screwdrivers, carried out via a switch in the upper part of the body. Both of the screwdriver have two speed. In the first DeWALT speed 0 – 450 rpm, the second one 0 – 1500 rpm, Bosch speed 0 – 450 rpm, and the second 0 – 1700 rpm, according to the passport data. Switching in both cases a clear, fixation is excellent.

Reverse function of the screwdrivers are made by the classical scheme, above the trigger. Bosch lever larger, but softer. In any case, both lingerie switching clear and straightforward.

Switching modes (screwing, drilling, impact) to DeWALT through the single clutch, first, there are regimes of time, then drilling, and finally the mode hammer drilling. For Bosch switch allocated in indepe-ndent switch, and also has three modes – zavorachivaete, drilling and hammer drilling. By the way, torque clutch as you might expect, only works on mode zavorachivaete.

Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 12
Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 13
The backlash, or rather a free spring-tensioned movement of the cartridge along the axis is present in both screwdrivers, it is necessary for the functioning of the shock functions of the drill, but DeWALT, the backlash is present in all modes, and Bosch only in the “kick” that I am mostly using the mode of wrapping very much. I think Bosch this function is done by the separated mode switching, independent of the torque coupling. In both drills Keyless chucks that lock drill diameter up to 13 mm.

Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 14
Handles of both screwdrivers are made rubber, with excellent coverage of the “soft-touch” as well the coating is present on the back of the screwdrivers in the field of motors. The DeWALT handle has the ability to bracket, but for some reason the clip is missing from the package. Both screwdrivers there is a place for mounting straps.

Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 15Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 16
Brushes for Bosch GSB 180-LI performed with the function of easy access, ie it is possible monitoring and replacement thereof, for DeWALT DCD776S2 access to the brushes is missing.

Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 17
Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 18
Both screwdrivers there is led backlight. Bosch GSB 180-LI light is the bottom of the handle, the DeWALT DCD776S2 backlight is located under the cartridge. The intensity of the illumination of both illumination equal, but DeWALT illumination is performed with a delay and when switching off of the screwdriver continues to Shine for some time (about 4 seconds). The dispersion glow, you can appreciate the photos below.

Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 19
Bosch vs DeWalt. A comparative review of the impact of 18V screwdrivers. - photo 20

The pros of Bosch GSB 180-LI can be attributed to easy access to brushes, more torque, no backlash in the drilling and screwdriving, a separate mode switch, a little high speed in second gear and of course the pricing policy of the firm. The advantages of DeWALT DCD776S2 include delay illumination, versatility charger, suitable for all types of manufactured panels and fastening the installation brackets.

Summing up our little comparison test I came to the conclusion that both of the screwdriver is of excellent quality with good torque and great functionality. With the choice of a particular model You decide for yourself. Thanks for reading to the end, I hope the review was helpful.