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AEG 3 BSB 18LI Cordless Combi Drill 18V Review

Updated on November 24, 2012

The AEG 3 BSB 18LI 18volt Cordless Combi Drill is one of the most affordable, versatile drills out there. AEG were the first to bring the world portable power tools over 100 years ago. They're not a brand that everyone knows about and if you want to stay away from the Makita and Dewalt crowd then this drill is for you. My dad uses Makita's and he's constantly has to keep an eye on his tools and can never leave them in the van, Makita's and DeWalts are so distinctive that any tea leaves can spot them a mile away. AEG does away with fancy design and soley concentrates on function. The AEG 3 BSB is a powerful cordless drill with it 18v power. This drill has a whole host of Functions.


18volt Power: You can get drills in 12v, 14.4v, 18v and 24v. 18volt is the perfect power output for a cordless drill it will handle anything. 12volt drills are quickly killed when doing anything a little labourious, 14.4's are silly to go for this output as the price difference between 14.4's and 18v's is minimal but the power difference between them is noticeable and the 24v are to heavy, the batteries are like car batteries and you might aswell switch to a mains powered drill if you need the power without the weight.

Combil Drill: This has 3 speed modes, and a hammer action. Most cordless drills do away with the hammer function, which is used for maisonary drilling, drilling brick work etc because most would switch to a mains operated drill to do this type or work but this is a great feature to have because if you work outside on sites with no power you can still get the job done. Having this fucntion doesn't increase the price. As this is a powerful drill the speed selection means you can do light work with this drill also.

24 Torque Settings: As previously mentioned as this is a 18v drill it is very torquey which is very useful and helps getting jobs done. But you don't always need the power so this has 24 torque settings so you don't snap drill bits and round heads when you don't that much power.

Heavy Duty Construction: You can by 18v drills for very little these days but with this comes less quality and construction. The AEG is a tough drill wich will take a pounding on site which means it will last for years under normal working conditions. Saving your wallet.

Ergonomic soft grip: A great feature. drilling for long periods of time at all different angles takes its toll, so rather than design a flashy looking cordless drill they've specifically focused on making the grip soft and comfortable.

Lightweight: No brainer really, boxed up with its charger it comes in at 2kg. This makes it very versatile and easy to manouver for doing those delicate jobs and precision drilling.

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Quick release Battery and One hand chuck : The quick realease battery means no messing trying just to get started after a charge and the one handed chuck means you can go from different drilling modes quickly.

Some cons of the drill: Well I only have one and that is that it only comes with one battery which if you drill all day long can be a nuience but if you only drill for a couple of hours in all, then this battery is more than up to the job of continues high power output. If you do prefer to have 2 batteries you might want to check this out

In light of this this drill comes with a Hard cary case and a drill bit set, containing multiple screw heads, flat wood drill bits, maisonary and metal drill, which will save you a small fortune when you buy from here.


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      Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas


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