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30 minutes ago, thequietman said:

The wife has asked around, and the builder friends are shouting about this brand. See link. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/283909146100647/?surface=product_details

 

The specs are : 100% BONCHI impact drill GSB 16 RE 💢 Price 790 baht. Free shipping.

 

Features - compact body And easily reach the work site in a narrow place - motor power 750 watts, durable to use - durable ball bearings Long life - power 750 watts - speed 0-3400 rev / min - impact rate 0-44,800 times / minute - drilling mortar up to 16 mm - drilling steel / wood maximum / mortar 10/25/16 m M - chuck size 13 mm - switch left / right - speed control system there - weight 1.8 kg.

 

What do you guys think?

Utter rubbish! 

 

If he needs to drill in concrete / masonry he needs a rotary hammer like the first one pictured. Which can also be used occasionally like a jackhammer to chip small concrete jobs make holes for water pipes etc..

 

 

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If just for the occasional DIY job, then one of the previously linked ones will do.

However, if he is a "tradesman" then something more durable and long lasting would be more economical in the long run.

You really do get what you pay for with power tools...

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Before I bought any power tool in Thailand, I would want to know WHO and WHERE it will be fixed under warranty, and if the seller will fix after the warranty period. I have had a bit of experience with tool companies in Thailand and the level of support for tool owners can vary greatly.  Registering the warranty and keeping a copy of the original receipt can make for far better service in my experience. The OP might want to go to a shop that sells and REPAIRS tools at the shop. If the OP attends a "Bosch Roadshow" they offer real product information and special road show discounts. I have found Milwaukee Tools provided excellent tool owner support in Thailand. I own several Makita power tools and Makita garden tools with very little need of repairs for many years. Makita parts, by and large, are in stock in Thailand. Maktec might be the sensible brand for the OP.  Same Makita assembly plants make Maktec as Makita, same dealer support, but less robust components in the tool. EVERY Maktec and Makita tool is tested in the Makita factory that I visited. 

Newsletter Bosch Roadshow Hands On Demo.jpg

Newsletter Bosch Tools Roadshow attendee exclusive extra Discount.JPG

Buriram Milwaukee Power Tools March 2020.jpg

Buriram Makita 18 volt Tools Newsletter.jpg

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3 hours ago, thequietman said:

What do you guys think?

That I don’t do FarceBook so have no information.

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If he's doing mainly masonry then whatever make you decide on make sure it has a hammer function. If you decide cordless then make sure you go for 18volts.

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5 hours ago, lopburi3 said:

Perhaps this Borch 2-26 at 1,600 baht on Lazada?  Bosch is far and away the choice here for workers.  This has drill/concrete/chisel functions so should be good for most things (not requiring larger bits).

image.jpeg.9eb0540669f8a8a9ba5569d6f36beab4.jpeg

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/3-bosch-2-26-aaa-3-i757362909-s1452502498.html?spm=a2o4m.searchlist.list.3.11b866eb9oRmKn&search=1

I have serious doubts that this is a genuine Bosch drill. If you compare with the larger building suppliers like Global, Home Pro etc. the price for this drill model is four times higher and the drill looks different.

 

From Home Pro (same as your pic):
image.png.1eafea6e6befecbe72aba08da4e444fb.png

 

The Lazada "Bosch" drill:
image.png.cccf00f347867a341f569aa617ef22e6.png

 

Among other things the drill has a different blue colour, the selector decal is white instead of red and above the selector it says "HAMMERDRILL" instead of "Boschhammer". It also just looks cheaper compared to the genuine article.

 

I don't think you can get a genuine Bosch hammer drill for anything close to the price quoted on Lazada.

 

As an aside, up here in the North I haven't seen any professional builder use Bosch. The equipment of choice seems to be Makita.

 

Edit: Here is an Intech 2-26 drill that looks like it came from the same factory as the Bosch one.image.png.1d211810943712a9afadd2df4309dbba.png
 

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20 minutes ago, Sophon said:

I don't think you can get a genuine Bosch hammer drill for anything close to the price quoted on Lazada.

 

As an aside, up here in the North I haven't seen any professional builder use Bosch. The equipment of choice seems to be Makita.

I suspect you are right as just checked the one page and noted almost 100 sold.  In Bangkok all work crews we have used did have Bosch drills (but then again may not be real).  Check on Lazada shows much higher prices from official store.  But for OP with budget of 1,500 baht believe it might be a good option as has a name he can show and will probably perform OK.  

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1 hour ago, Sophon said:

I have serious doubts that this is a genuine Bosch drill. If you compare with the larger building suppliers like Global, Home Pro etc. the price for this drill model is four times higher and the drill looks different.

 

From Home Pro (same as your pic):
image.png.1eafea6e6befecbe72aba08da4e444fb.png

 

The Lazada "Bosch" drill:
image.png.cccf00f347867a341f569aa617ef22e6.png

 

Among other things the drill has a different blue colour, the selector decal is white instead of red and above the selector it says "HAMMERDRILL" instead of "Boschhammer". It also just looks cheaper compared to the genuine article.

 

I don't think you can get a genuine Bosch hammer drill for anything close to the price quoted on Lazada.

 

As an aside, up here in the North I haven't seen any professional builder use Bosch. The equipment of choice seems to be Makita.

 

Edit: Here is an Intech 2-26 drill that looks like it came from the same factory as the Bosch one.image.png.1d211810943712a9afadd2df4309dbba.png
 

That In-tech has gotten lots of good reviews from happy Thai customers on Lazada. It might be an option. I agree about the copy Bosch.

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I own a Bosch drill.

 

It is very good.

 

Almost as good as the Bosch washing machine and the Bosch dryer I had in Germany, you could throw those in if you really want to treat him.

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4 hours ago, kamalabob2 said:

Before I bought any power tool in Thailand, I would want to know WHO and WHERE it will be fixed under warranty, and if the seller will fix after the warranty period. I have had a bit of experience with tool companies in Thailand and the level of support for tool owners can vary greatly.  Registering the warranty and keeping a copy of the original receipt can make for far better service in my experience. The OP might want to go to a shop that sells and REPAIRS tools at the shop. If the OP attends a "Bosch Roadshow" they offer real product information and special road show discounts. I have found Milwaukee Tools provided excellent tool owner support in Thailand. I own several Makita power tools and Makita garden tools with very little need of repairs for many years. Makita parts, by and large, are in stock in Thailand. Maktec might be the sensible brand for the OP.  Same Makita assembly plants make Maktec as Makita, same dealer support, but less robust components in the tool. EVERY Maktec and Makita tool is tested in the Makita factory that I visited. 

Newsletter Bosch Roadshow Hands On Demo.jpg

Newsletter Bosch Tools Roadshow attendee exclusive extra Discount.JPG

Buriram Milwaukee Power Tools March 2020.jpg

Buriram Makita 18 volt Tools Newsletter.jpg

I did have a nice Hitachi drill, I bought it because the big DIY store had an in house  Hitachi repair station. The drill packed up after a couple of years with little use, took it back, sorry, we don't repair Hitachi tools anymore...😳

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1 hour ago, Sophon said:

I have serious doubts that this is a genuine Bosch drill. If you compare with the larger building suppliers like Global, Home Pro etc. the price for this drill model is four times higher and the drill looks different.

 

From Home Pro (same as your pic):
image.png.1eafea6e6befecbe72aba08da4e444fb.png

 

The Lazada "Bosch" drill:
image.png.cccf00f347867a341f569aa617ef22e6.png

 

Among other things the drill has a different blue colour, the selector decal is white instead of red and above the selector it says "HAMMERDRILL" instead of "Boschhammer". It also just looks cheaper compared to the genuine article.

 

I don't think you can get a genuine Bosch hammer drill for anything close to the price quoted on Lazada.

 


 

Note also that it comes with three months warranty from seller - so no Bosch warranty.

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2 hours ago, Mahseer said:

If he's doing mainly masonry then whatever make you decide on make sure it has a hammer function. If you decide cordless then make sure you go for 18volts.

20v lithium ion better no ? 

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