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Comments about Bosch 12V Max Cordless Lithium-Ion 3/8 in. Drill Driver and Inspection Camera Combo Kit:
This is THE killer combo for rewiring old homes or remodeling in the "unknown". The drill/driver has as much or MORE usable power than my 19.2V C******** set and weighs easily a third what the big guy does. Goes anywhere your fist can and is per-fect-ly balanced. Even the keyless chuck operation is smooth and painless (gear "locks" when off so you don't have to hold the shaft collar and twist the chuck at the same time - why wasn't this feature on all keyless chucks I've used in the last 10 years?). The LED work light is super convenient (again, why did it take years to put that on a drill); the battery "fuel gauge" is a NICE touch. The inspection camera is solid and has USEFUL features that some other companies forgot. No, the monitor does not "swivel", but the neck is 1' longer and easily manipulated to get the picture "upside-right" if that's what your brain needs to tell what it's looking at. The head IS larger in diameter than some other units, but I LIKE that. The snake is easier to handle and stays put better than the "red" competitor, which I returned to buy this kit. I can hang the Bosch off my ladder by the coiled inspection snake - THAT's how well it holds its shape. The one I returned? Would slowly "sag" if you didn't watch it. I'm not inspecting the inside of a toilet bowl - I'm inspecting the inside of a straight, plaster wall cavity. The snake has to hold its contour if I need it to, which this unit DOES. Add the extra foot over the competitor, the VIdeo OUT feature (haven't used it yet, but I'm sure I will), and the easily detachable camera snake (easy to pack/easy to change/easy to store), and this one is a winner. As with my other Bosch tools, the build quality and attention to detail is exactly what I would expect. That is - better than 90% of the junk out there for only a little more money. I spent a few Hamiltons more on this kit than a competitor's inspection camera-only set, and could not be happier. I have not used the small attachments for the end of the snake, but if the need arises, they look like they will suffice for retrieving small metal objects (say, a screw from inside the engine compartment of my Jeep, but not a bolt), hook the end of a wire-chase line (not the cable itself), and so forth. It's a camera for "inspecting", after all - not a Swiss Army knife. I don't fault the design for the limitations of needing a more serious "pulling" tool to get those heavy pull/retrieve jobs done.
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