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BTP Review: Comparing Bosch 4.0 Ah To Bosch CORE18V 6.3 Ah Batteries

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  • #622099
    Anonymous
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    I’d just try calling back and try another rep. Sometimes, that’s what you gotta do til you get the rep who knows what’s going on.

    Did that three times, Kept getting the same guy lol….Stand by, I have my local service center calling them right now

    #622103
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I’d just try calling back and try another rep. Sometimes, that’s what you gotta do til you get the rep who knows what’s going on.

    Did that three times, Kept getting the same guy lol….Stand by, I have my local service center calling them right now

    I find the spanish speaking agents do better at English than the English speakers do.

    #622106
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Problem solved for the CCS180 to accept the Core battery, check it out. Think I’ll go ahead and get one https://bethepro.com/forums/topic/making-the-bosch-18v-circular-saw-the-best-it-can-be/page/5/#post-621922

    Now that is cool. Kudos to Bosch for doing that.

    But does it require bringing the tool in to get it done, or can they just ship the retrofit handle and we do ourselves?

    Ok here’s the deal, My local service center talked to Bosch too and got the same answer. It’s just a ‘modification’, No new parts or anything. They were instructed to grind off enough material so the Core will fit, So I’m not going to take mine in. I’ll do it myself IF I choose to do it at all, It’s really not that big of a deal….. Replacing the entire case would have been quite a job I think, So in a way I’m glad that’s not going to happen

    #622108
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’d just try calling back and try another rep. Sometimes, that’s what you gotta do til you get the rep who knows what’s going on.

    Did that three times, Kept getting the same guy lol….Stand by, I have my local service center calling them right now

    I find the spanish speaking agents do better at English than the English speakers do.

    Me too but this wasn’t Spanish either, Not sure what it was. Think maybe outer space from like Mars LOL

    #622110

    Problem solved for the CCS180 to accept the Core battery, check it out. Think I’ll go ahead and get one https://bethepro.com/forums/topic/making-the-bosch-18v-circular-saw-the-best-it-can-be/page/5/#post-621922

    Now that is cool. Kudos to Bosch for doing that.

    But does it require bringing the tool in to get it done, or can they just ship the retrofit handle and we do ourselves?

    Ok here’s the deal, My local service center talked to Bosch too and got the same answer. It’s just a ‘modification’, No new parts or anything. They were instructed to grind off enough material so the Core will fit, So I’m not going to take mine in. I’ll do it myself IF I choose to do it at all, It’s really not that big of a deal….. Replacing the entire case would have been quite a job I think, So in a way I’m glad that’s not going to happen

    What, I’m going to print up most of the information I have seen on BTP, and call my service center Monday, or Tuesday morning, depending when they reopen. If it’s like you mentioned just to grind the plastic down, I will definitely do that mod myself.if they actually do replace the housing with a new part that’s already molded to accommodate the core, then I would definitely do that instead.

    Did I confuse anyone lol

    #622111
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I bought a small 18v Bosch drill a little over a year ago with the 2 ah batteries and they already died . Wont be buying them again 🙁

    #622244
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I bought a small 18v Bosch drill a little over a year ago with the 2 ah batteries and they already died . Wont be buying them again

    John, You need to call Bosch. The batteries have a 2 year warranty @cranbrook2

    #622264
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I bought a small 18v Bosch drill a little over a year ago with the 2 ah batteries and they already died . Wont be buying them again 🙁

    I uad one of mine crap out too and they easily replaced it without much fuss. Then again, they look at my acct and they would see the dozen plus Bosch drills I have.

    I find the spanish speaking agents do better

    When I can’t get thru, or don’t want to deal with someone overseas, I toggle for french. They almost always speak perfect english. Myself, I never give personal info or credit card info to some place outside NA. Just don’t trust that.

    #622291
    Hangman
    Pro

    Thanks for the specs about increased performance, the win is beyond the numbers. Beyond the RPM’s it’s about how the battery circuitry ultimately interacts with the tool. One thing for certain is it’s silly to thinking about adding this to a drill or impact driver, brushed or brushless. These batteries are designed to keep cooler and as a result have better performance and longer runtime. Definitely they should be more well suited for grinders and saws, plus whatever is coming next.

    My experience is that the CCS180 Circular Saw eats too much battery power while cutting through 3/4 inch plywood. Fortunately I’ve got more than a few 6.0ah batteries and now the same number of Core 6.3’s as well. One would only hope that Bosch has a new corded circular saw in the works. Still if it’s just a matter of grinding down something for a perfect fit, I’m not necessarily in a hurry.

    While these may be backwards compatible with most tools, let me put forward the following: My belief is Bosch has opted to build the best battery and all else will follow. We know the CCS180 Circular Saw is something like a decade old, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. They have always made tools to last, the fast RPM’s don’t necessarily equate to the long life of a tool. With that thought they are mindful and don’t just pump out a new tool because they want to catch the latest flashy buyers market.

    Some of my Bosch tools are over a decade old, they function good as new. Certainly that’s what prompted me to go with them as my primary platform. Some of my 12v charges crapped out after about 8 years, no biggie honestly. The New Core Charger is actually by far the best on the market. The fact that it charges ah every 8 minutes surpasses all other brands and is impressive.

    Putting the Core batteries through the test in the Summer heat will be a big reveal. Last Summer I found the 6.0 batteries need to cool down before they were willing to charge, it’s claimed not to be an issue with the 6.3 Core. Test are a fun reveal but in the field is always the proving ground.

    The master has failed more times than the disciple has ever tried.

    Over 25 years experience from NYC

    https://www.instagram.com/gothichangman/

    #622316

    I bought a small 18v Bosch drill a little over a year ago with the 2 ah batteries and they already died . Wont be buying them again 🙁

    Are they with the red plastic / rubber cool pack technology, or are they those all black closed plastic cheaper battery packs. Our boss bought some of them for work at the plant, cheap battery packs for sure, you really have to buy the ones with the red bottom.
    Regardless that being said, it could happen just the same.

    I actually think that the black ones are the 1.5 ah
    So if you say that are 2ah, they should be the ones with the red bottom?

    Like Boyd mentioned, they should be still under warranty.

    #622349
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Putting the Core batteries through the test in the Summer heat will be a big reveal. Last Summer I found the 6.0 batteries need to cool down before they were willing to charge, it’s claimed not to be an issue with the 6.3 Core. Test are a fun reveal but in the field is always the proving ground.

    Interesting observation on the big 6Ah batteries needing to cool before charging. Guess it depends on how fast it was discharged constant use vs sporadic use (ie grinder vs circular saw). But it is an issue that hopefully the CORE solves.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #622358
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    @Boschmanbrian let me know what happens, so far I have just filled out the online questionnaire. being it is easter weekend, i doubt anyone is around to answer any questions. if they get back to me via email, i’ll let you know.

    #622364

    @boschmanbrian let me know what happens, so far I have just filled out the online questionnaire. being it is easter weekend, i doubt anyone is around to answer any questions. if they get back to me via email, i’ll let you know.

    Sounds good,

    #622420
    Hangman
    Pro

    It’s actually not an issue, it’s a form of protection. Bosch uses EC ( Electronic Circuitry ) protection on their batteries and tools to prevent heat overload. This aids in protecting the batteries longevity which is evidently to our benefit. The new Bosch BC660 charger is equipped with high speed fan cooling, it’s amazing. The BC660 can cool down a hot discharged battery while recharging it, all the while keep everything protected. For me the fact that theses chargers, batteries and tools all have computer chips that communicate with each other is amazing!

    The master has failed more times than the disciple has ever tried.

    Over 25 years experience from NYC

    https://www.instagram.com/gothichangman/

    #622472

    It’s actually not an issue, it’s a form of protection. Bosch uses EC ( Electronic Circuitry ) protection on their batteries and tools to prevent heat overload. This aids in protecting the batteries longevity which is evidently to our benefit. The new Bosch BC660 charger is equipped with high speed fan cooling, it’s amazing. The BC660 can cool down a hot discharged battery while recharging it, all the while keep everything protected. For me the fact that theses chargers, batteries and tools all have computer chips that communicate with each other is amazing!

    Although I have had a few of them die on me due to dust getting in the fan bearing.

    #622475
    Hangman
    Pro

    Most definitely I can understand that as a cause, though my charging area isn’t dusty. Just believe that the unit sometimes looses it’s ability to charge effectively with age. Personally I like the 30min Fast Chargers, it’s good to hear they have been redesigned to meet changing electrical standards. Looking forward to their return and when they will be offered on the market yet again.

    The master has failed more times than the disciple has ever tried.

    Over 25 years experience from NYC

    https://www.instagram.com/gothichangman/

    #622476
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    It’s actually not an issue, it’s a form of protection. Bosch uses EC ( Electronic Circuitry ) protection on their batteries and tools to prevent heat overload. This aids in protecting the batteries longevity which is evidently to our benefit. The new Bosch BC660 charger is equipped with high speed fan cooling, it’s amazing. The BC660 can cool down a hot discharged battery while recharging it, all the while keep everything protected. For me the fact that theses chargers, batteries and tools all have computer chips that communicate with each other is amazing!

    Did you mean to say the BC 1880 charger?

    And btw, it’s great that you joined us here at the BTP forum!

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #622478
    Hangman
    Pro

    Well I’d sort of went off topic and was talking about the 12V chargers. Thought I read Bosch was bringing back a redesign of the Bosch BC430 over the newer Bosch BC330 model? Personally I prefered the quick charger BC420 model but they all mine seemed to burn out. Believe they have redesigned and updated the electronics guess we shall see.

    Thanks for the warm welcome, I do love fellow tool enthusiast! Especially because my gal is bored to death over it as a discussion. Though she does appreciate using my good tools over the crappy ones!

    The master has failed more times than the disciple has ever tried.

    Over 25 years experience from NYC

    https://www.instagram.com/gothichangman/

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    #622481
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    @hangman If you feel so inclined, feel free to introduce yourself to the forum at

    https://bethepro.com/forums/topic/introduce-yourself-v3-0/page/48/

    Once again, nice to see you here. Hope you get all the tool porn your looking for : D

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #622482
    Hangman
    Pro

    Thanks I will definitely head over to that forum and introduce myself. Hard to say if I’ll get my complete tool fix, I wonder downstairs to my workshop studio just to look at the tools in person!

    The master has failed more times than the disciple has ever tried.

    Over 25 years experience from NYC

    https://www.instagram.com/gothichangman/

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