Hello, and welcome to Tool Talk, I'm Ben Curry from Electrical Innovations in Darby. Today, is a bit of a two for one review. I'm actually reviewing the Bosch GSB, it's a 10.8 factory drill. And also, I'm reviewing the drill bit that's on the end of it, which is a rarer item, and it's a, I should give you the measurements actually. It's basically what I use for second fixing, sockets, screws, back socket screws and things like that.
There's an important reason I've got his actual one. Trust me, I've done a lot of shopping around on this. So, it's a 8 mil., 9.8 mil. That's the thickness of the blade. It's 5.5 wide, that's how long across the front of the socket it will go, and it's 50 mil long that way.
So, this is the perfect screw that will fit in your 3.5 mil screws, and I've done a lot of shopping around to find out what's interesting about this one, which we can probably see is, it's 5.5 mil wide here, and it's a straight shank all the way down there and what that does, it keeps it supported and less breakages when you use one of these flat-headed drivers and you can probably see there when I come close, use one of these flat-headed drivers, they tend to snap quite often, and when you use it in combo with one of these 10.8's, you can actually change the torque setting on it all the way down so when you actually screwdrive again it really, really ... The clutch just goes on anything. So even a socket screw, even just tightening your neutral toners up in your socket screws it's going to tighten more and then you can just link them up with a screwdriver afterwards. It's just really useful. I know some people frown upon it. When you're doing a lot of second fixing, it depends on the kind of work you run, it can save you a lot of time.
And talking about time saving, this is why we've got two. So these are actually GSBs. Now I'm not a massive fan of these. I had the van broken into a few years ago and my two GSRs got stolen, so I went out and bought a new one. I just bought a Bosh 10.8, didn't really at the time they had different tubs. The GSB, I don't know what the B stands for. Both, I guess. It's hammer and rotary, a GSR is just rotary. So on the GSR what you get is you get your screwdriver, you get your drill, and you get your hammer. Now that's not a hammer stop, it's still like a tuning hammer. But actually, if you're drilling and hammering with one of these you're doing things wrong. So if you're putting in heavy-duty screws in a hammer, you want an impact driver. If you're drilling holes into walls, use your combi or your best DS. What these are great for is just light work.
Why have I got two? So, how many time have you done this? So you screw a screw in and ... where's my? It's not in my pockets, oh there it is. Change the end and then you do again. Because you've put it in your adapter it's all wobbly so you have to take it out, but in an end and there you go. That's it, totally screwing with that one. I got fed up with that so I worked out the cost of actually ... These things are about 120 quid from most places with one or two batteries and a charger. And then you can buy a second one, normally for maybe about 40 or 50 quid on its own just that unit. The batteries you can buy ... I think you can get two at a time, cheap knockoffs off Amazon or Ebay for about 15 quid each, not even that. And it's just no need to be having to use just one. It's so cheap, if you're using these a lot having one with each end of it in there. Leave that one like that all the time and then your screwdriver flathead in there. Or, you piece head one in that you piece head two in that.
Whatever you're doing, even stuff right into it. A lot of appliances and things that use recently. Vandal-proof fittings and things like that. So depending on what you're doing, it's useful to have two. And in true manufacturing terms, if you work out how much time over a day you are looking for your other drill bit end and wanted to change bit and you times that ... If you do three jobs a day and you spent 30 seconds looking for one of these, that's a minute and a half. So times that over a week, a month, and a year, how much in wages does it save to just go for a second unit and you'll be shock at what that equates to and it's more efficient. They're fairly cheap.
And I like Bosch versions, I know some people out there use heaters and other things like that. These are just really nice. I've had I think like six or seven of these over the years damaged, lost. I've actually repaired ... That one I repaired the trigger one and then I dropped that one and lost the lens off that but it's easy enough to repair if you want to, you can open them up. Parts for them are super cheap, you can buy all the parts direct from Bosh or you can just go on Ebay there's tonnes of resellers selling them on Ebay.
So that's the two for one review. It's the Wearer 5.5 x 8 x 50 mil screwdriver bit and it's the Bosh GSB 10.8 and matching pair. So thanks for watching. I'm Ben Curry from Electrical Innovations in Darby and this is Tool Talk.