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Which to go for...Bosch or Metabo

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by spacey3, 1 Mar 2012.

  1. spacey3

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    I have been looking for a set of tools, impact driver and drill driver. I have narrowed it down to either the Metabo PowerMaxx kit (Cheapest I have seen is Lawson HIS at £174) and a Bosch GDR/GSR-Li-2 kit at £160.

    What would people recomend?

    Metabo - Please login (registration is free!) to view this link.
    http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/scripts/details.php?cat=Cordless%20Kits%20Metabo&product=125660


    Bosch - Please login (registration is free!) to view this link.
    http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/scripts/details.php?cat=Cordless%20Kits%20Metabo&product=125660


    Or with Torch £175
     
  2. scousespark

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    I got the Boch kit from Costco in January for £119 (inc. VAT).

    I'm happy with it, but it depends on what you are going to use them for.
    I tend to use them when working on metal trunking. They are light and powerful enough.

    I did look at the Makita kit, but the price swung it for Bosch.

    I have no experience with Metabo kit.
     
  3. ladylola

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    Junk, my metabo jigsaw has just packed up barely twenty years after I brought it second hand :eek:
     
  4. scousespark

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    Typical of those Germans to make something that only lasts 20 years after the guarantee runs out. :eek:
     
  5. muggles

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    Bosch all the way
     
  6. streetlighter

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    I've got the Bosch 10.8v tools and they are great, would recommend the LED torch as a must have tool.
    In the latest Bosch catalogue that came today there doing a 10.8v combi drill now.
     
  7. neds

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    I got the Bosch 10.8v driver, very useful. Also more versatile with the number of tools unlike Metabo and Makita which are limited.
     
  8. Norcon

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    Anything German is good. Have got a shed load of both Bosch and Metabo power tools. Can't fault either of them.
    Also got quite a few Festools. German again.
     

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