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I am not that great at DIY but living by myself have to get to grips with occasional jobs whether I am skilled at it or not and therefore tend to have a few tools in the house that I can use when I need to. One of these is a drill and for me this needs to be as easy to use as possible. I am therefore very pleased with my Bosch PSR 10.8 that I bought a couple of years ago and is still going strong.
The drill has a number of features including:
10 pre-selectable torque settings
Keyless chuck to allow easy changing of screwdriver and drill bits.
Softgrip for a better and more comfortable hold.
The drill comes in its own plastic box, which stores both the drill and the charging station. This makes it very easy to store and also to carry around. There is also enough space to store different sized screwdriver or drill bits in the case. However it only comes with one screwdriver bit (which is double sided so fits most screws) so if you want to drill with it you need to buy separate drill bits.
The drill is operated via a large red button on the handle, which is easy to compress at the same time as holding the drill. You then select the position of the switch for forward or reverse. It also has a setting in the middle, which locks it, which is really useful to make sure that you do not start the drill by mistake before you are ready.
It is very easy to adjust and fit different sized screwdriver and drill bits just by placing them into the chuck and twisting it until they are tightened into place. I have also found that the reverse functions helps when the drill bit gets stuck, to maneuverer it out again, and also can undo screws which is very handy.
The thing I like best about this drill is just how lightweight and portable it is and therefore how easy to use. Part of the problem I have with DIY and drilling is holding up heavy tools in place for long enough to get the job done, especially if I am drilling high up e.g. fitting a bracket on my garden fence for a hanging basket. With this drill I have never found it a problem at all.
I have found the power in the drill batteries is very effective. It is difficult to say exactly how long it lasts for as I only tend to use the drill for an odd job for about 30 minutes every month or two,- but I have probably only had to charge the drill a couple of times a year and it does not seem to lose power while it is stored.
The drill costs about £75 from various retailers including B&Q and John Lewis. Overall I would really recommend this drill for someone who wants something light and easy to do odd DIY jobs. I am sure that a professional or keen DIYer would need something more powerful but for me it is just right and does the job fine. More to the point nothing I have ever put up with it has ever fallen down!