Bosch Impact Driver review: GDR & GDX 18v Impact Drivers

In the eighth and final test of our big Impact Driver round up we put the Bosch GDR 18 V-LI & GDR 18-LI Impact Drivers and Bosch GDX 18 V-EC impact wrench through their paces.

These tests complete this series of cordless impact driver tests which has covered models from Makita, Milwaukee, Bosch, Hilti, Metabo, Pansonic, DeWalt and Hitachi.

Find all of the tests on our YouTube channel and watch out for the test conclusion coming soon.

The GDR 18 V-LI is said to be the first 18-volt impact driver with a flexible battery system.

FEATURES
– Unique choice between the “Premium” (longer battery runtime) and “Compact” (less weight for even more comfortable work) batteries
– High torque and high impact rate (3,200 bpm) for fast work progress when driving screws in metal (up to M 14) and wood
– Very short design for perfect handling, even in the tightest spaces and overhead
– Unique Bosch Premium lithium-ion technology for unbeatable battery runtime
– Bosch Electronic Cell Protection (ECP): protects the battery against overload, overheating and total discharge
– Practical battery charge level indicator constantly shows how much energy is left in the battery

The GDR 18-LI is said to be the shortest and lightest cordless impact driver in its class.

FEATURES

– The shortest design in its class (only 138 mm) for optimum ergonomics and handling
– Extremely lightweight: only 1.3 kg (with Compact battery) for the best handling, especially when working overhead
– Integrated LED light for illuminating the work area, even in dark places
– Powerful 130 Nm torque for all conventional cordless impact driver applications in metal and concrete
– High speed (2 600 rpm) for fast work progress
– Bosch Electronic Cell Protection (ECP): protects the battery against overload, overheating and deep discharge

The Bosch GDX 18 VE-C is said to be the most universal impact wrench in its class – with even longer lifetime

FEATURES

– Special bit holder combines 1/2″ square and 1/4″ hexagon – for even more applications
– Very compact design for perfect handling, even in the tightest spaces and overhead
– Speed can be set to 0 – 1300/2000/2800 rpm
– Brushless EC motor technology from Bosch – for up to 100% longer lifetime
– 3-stage PowerControl – for different torques in a wide variety of applications
– Impact rate can be set to 0 – 1100/2600/3200 bpm

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Roger Bisby is an English television presenter and journalist, known for his expertise in the British building industry.

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