Bosch Releases New 36V Brute Tough Drill and Hammer Drill

Whereas most energy device manufacturers have larger voltage cordless device platforms above 18V, most are neglected and are hardly ever up to date with new instruments however Bosch is respiration new life into their 36V cordless energy device line with the addition of two new 36V drills with the 1/2″ brute robust drill/driver DDH361 and the 1/2″ brute robust hammer drill HDH361 .

Whereas I do get enthusiastic about new instruments from any model I don’t see the purpose of those new 36V instruments in 2017 and I’ll let you know why. To begin with 36V batteries are large! Pair a 36V battery to a compact device like a drill and you’ve got one thing cumbersome and unwieldy to make use of and to not point out heavy for such a device. Though 36V batteries are high quality on bigger instruments like saws and rotary hammers as a result of the instruments themselves are giant. Nonetheless these of you which have 36V instruments would admire a 36V drill so that you simply wouldn’t be compelled to buy 18V instruments simply so that you’d have a cordless drill though I really feel most have already completed this.

Bosch’s new Brute Powerful 36V drills are robust at 885 in-lbs nevertheless this isn’t class main efficiency. In reality you may really get rather more torque out of a strong excessive torque 18V drill from manufacturers resembling Hitachi, Makita, Metabo, Milwaukee and even AEG. That’s to not say 885 in-lbs of torque isn’t unhealthy, that’s very robust efficiency, it’s simply that I’d count on extra from a 36V drill particularly when you think about that 18V excessive torque drills put out as much as 1300 in-lbs of torque. The rationale individuals go for larger voltage energy instruments to start with is for extra energy than what’s obtainable than 18V however that simply isn’t the case with these new 36V drills.

What’s additionally fascinating to notice is that Bosch’s new 36V drills aren’t even utilizing brushless motors. Doesn’t make a lot sense in late 2017 to not have included a brushless motor. The excellent news is that these new 36V brute robust drills do pack Bosch’s superior security function of Kickback management which makes use of an built-in acceleration sensor that limits device rotation by detecting sudden motion and shutting down the motor. The function mitigates harm threat in bind-up conditions. I’ve examined this function on their newer compact robust 18V brushless drills and is a good security function that actually works.


Anyhow in the event you discover these new 36V instruments fascinating, you most likely would possibly lose curiosity if you discover out that they’re value $499 for a baretool! Meaning $500 for a cordless device with out battery and charger. That’s based mostly on the worth Bosch advertises within the field beneath. I’m hoping that’s a typo and $500 is the equipment worth with two batteries and charger however even then it’s nonetheless not a very good worth when you may get a extra highly effective 18V drill for much less.


These 36V instruments would have made headlines if launched in 2013 or earlier however in the present day’s finest 18V instruments provide rather more. Truthfully I really feel that their product analysis and growth would have higher been used on creating one thing else like a powerful proper angle drill much like a holehawg, or a big and highly effective SDS Max cordless rotary hammer, or perhaps a cordless desk noticed or 10-12″ miter noticed.

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