Bosch 1030VSR Review

Bosch 1030VSR

Bosch 1030VSR Bosch
1030VSR

3/8" High-Speed Drill
Power Drill
3/8" Keyed Chuck
Price Level: $$
Power

7.5

Amps
Speed

2100

Max RPM
Weight

4.8

Pounds
Capacity

1

In. Wood Bit
Warranty

1

Year

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor



KEY STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
POWER The 1030VSR is 5% more powerful than average and ranks in the top 40% of power drills for amperage. The motor carries 0.3 amps more electrical current load than the average 7.2 amp corded drill.
SPEED This Bosch drill is 93% faster than average and ranks in the top 40% of power drills for maximum RPM. It can run at speeds that achieve 1010 RPM more than the average 1090 RPM corded drill.
WEIGHT It weighs about average and would be considered standard weight when compared to other power drills. The average corded drill weighs about 4.6 lbs.  
CAPACITY This power drill ranks about average for wood bit capacity with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average wood bit capacity for corded drills is about 1" to 1-1/4".  
WARRANTY Bosch's 1-year limited tool warranty is shorter than the drill industry standard but is typical for many manufacturers. Shorter warranties can sometimes be an indicator of lower quality and reliability.  


Bosch 1030VSR Cordless Drill


PERFORMANCE RATINGS
Power 7.5 amps - The 1030VSR is 5% more powerful than average and ranks in the top 40% of power drills for amperage. The motor carries 0.3 amps more electrical current load than the average 7.2 amp corded drill.
Capacity
Wood
1" Hole - This power drill ranks about average for wood bit capacity with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average wood bit capacity for corded drills is about 1" to 1-1/4".  
Speed 0-2100 RPM - This Bosch drill is 93% faster than average and ranks in the top 40% of power drills for maximum RPM. It can run at speeds that achieve 1010 RPM more than the average 1090 RPM corded drill.
Capacity
Steel
0.375" Hole - This power drill ranks about average for bit capacity in steel with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average bit capacity in steel for corded drills is 3/8".  
Power
Ratio
1.6 P/W - The Bosch 1030VSR is designed with an average power-to-weight ratio that is standard for mid-range power drills. The average P/W ratio is about 1.6 for corded drills.  
Gear
Reduction
Single - Gear systems without double or triple reduction generally provide less torque for a given amperage. They operate less efficiently at lower speeds and the gears receive more stress and wear.  


DURABILITY RATINGS
Gear
Housing
All-Metal - The Bosch 1030VSR is manufactured with an all-metal gear housing that protects the transmission and prevents the drill from cracking when dropped onto hard surfaces such as concrete.
Gears All-Metal - The transmission contains all-metal gears that provide superior durability compared to nylon gears found in some drills. Gears spin at high RPMs and are susceptible to material break-down.
Warranty 1-Year - Bosch's 1-year limited tool warranty is shorter than the drill industry standard but is typical for many manufacturers. Shorter warranties can sometimes be an indicator of lower quality and reliability.  


CONVENIENCE RATINGS
Weight 4.8 lbs - It weighs about average and would be considered standard weight when compared to other power drills. The average corded drill weighs about 4.6 lbs.  
Length 10 in - Power drill length is a personal preference, but shorter is generally better to help you in close quarters such as under a sink, or drilling in-between studs. Torque is harder to handle if the drill is too short though.  
Spindle
Lock
No Spindle Lock - This power drill has a keyed chuck with superior gripping ability. Spindle lock is only applicable to keyless chucks and allows the operator to change drill bits with just one hand.  
Belt
Hook
No Belt Hook - There is no provision to hang the drill on your belt and free-up both hands to perform other tasks. You may be able to purchase a separate belt clip that can be attached to the drill.  
Side
Handle
Side Handle Included - Higher torque levels can cause injury if a bit suddenly binds or the drill slips. A side handle is essential to handle more powerful drills and provides additional stability and control.
VSR VSR - Most cordless drills are equipped with variable speed capability that can be controlled with simple trigger pressure. Reverse is usually performed with the push of a side-to-side button.


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