Bosch 34614 14 Volt Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Bosch 34614 is 4.5 StarsBosch 34614 14 volt cordless drill

Review Summary: The Bosch quality is evident in this compact little drill. A super fast battery charger and tool case make this a great cordless drill.


Detailed Review of the Bosch 34614 14 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Above Average

The Bosch 34614 has a power rating of 370 in/lbs . The average power rating of 14 volt cordless drills is 315 in/lbs. The power of a cordless drill is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started. The 14 volt Hitachi DS14DL I reviewed has significantly more power.

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Speed: Above Average

The Bosch 34614 has a top speed of 1400 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 14 volt cordless drills is around 1385 rpm.

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Battery Run Time: Average

The battery run time is 2.0 amp hours. The average for 14 volt cordless drills is 2.0 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. A 3Ah will last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.

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Battery type and quantity: Average

The Bosch 34614 comes with 2 NiCd batteries. Most newer cordless drills have 2 Lithium batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries. A cordless drill with a better battery system is the Hitachi DS14DL. You can read my complete review of the Hitachi DS14DL 14 Volt Lithium Cordless drill.

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Charger: Very Good

The Bosch 34614 comes with a 30 Minute charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.

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Price Range: $100-200

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Bosch 34614 cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Lighter

The Bosch 34614 weighs 4.4 lbs. The average 14V cordless drill weighs about 4.8 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.

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Bosch 34614 Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Very well built
  2. Light weight and compact design
  3. Batteries charge fast
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Bosch 34614 Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Older NiCad battery technology
  2. None

Some other features of the Bosch 34614 include:

  • 1/2” ratcheting chuck
  • Durashield Housing
  • Tool Case

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 11/21/2011.

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