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[Amazon Canada] Bosch 18-volt Lithium-Ion 4.0 AH Battery 2-Pack ($120.00)

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[Amazon Canada] Bosch 18-volt Lithium-Ion 4.0 AH Battery 2-Pack ($120.00)

Bosch BAT620-2PK 18-volt Lithium-Ion 4.0 AH Battery with Digital Fuel Gauge, 2-Pack

Lowest historic price on Camelx3 is $116.00 (back in 2015).
These batteries have great run time and provide increased power, depending on the power draw of the tool that your using (reciprocating saw, circular saw etc).

I picked this pack up last year for $140 taxes in - and thought it was a great deal.
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Yes, this is the lowest price and it is almost the same price as I bought it from 2014. However, you forget two factors

(1) 4.0Ah is not new anymore while it was newly released back in 2014
(2) Amazon normally has a special promotion for Bosch starting around BlackFriday. The promotion is normally either save $20 or $25 when you spend $100 or $125. I bought this battery with this promotion back in 2014, so the cost was less than $100.
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These batteries are on the way out, expect further discounting. The Core 4.0 compact is already out in the US so I would expect to see it here soon. For what it’s worth, the Core 6.3’s are a great battery IMO.
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ToolHound wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 2:18 pm
These batteries are on the way out, expect further discounting. The Core 4.0 compact is already out in the US so I would expect to see it here soon. For what it’s worth, the Core 6.3’s are a great battery IMO.
Can you share what the difference is between the two techs? Or link to an explanation? Would be nice to compare the cost vs benefit to the weekend warrior
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CORE18V produces up to 1,440 Watts of energy, 80% more than previous-generation 6.0Ah batteries. Drilling in concrete with the Bosch GBH18V-26 SDS-plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer, the CORE18V delivered up to 32% more holes than previous-generation 18V 6.0Ah batteries. Carrying more energy density than the previous-generation cells, the 10 next-gen, high-powered cells in this battery are welded and rail-connected for high-current efficiency. The 1.8 lbs. CORE18V features the Bosch-exclusive CoolPack 2.0, which is an advanced configuration that provides up to 35% more cooling effect than predecessor batteries and provides up to 135% more battery life than batteries that don't have CoolPack technology. The optional Bosch BC1880 18V Fast Charger can charge a spent CORE18V to 80% in 41 minutes and to 100% in 55 minutes. CORE18V is the compatible, compact and lightweight high-power 18V Lithium-Ion battery.


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Nov 13th, 2018 2:56 pm
Can you share what the difference is between the two techs? Or link to an explanation? Would be nice to compare the cost vs benefit to the weekend warrior
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OK. The Bosch Christmas promotion has just released. Although you cannot reduce the price, you can get either a discount price $30 of Bosch tool(s) or free Bosch tool(s) worth $30.01. Here is the link of the promotion.

https://www.amazon.ca/b/ref=amb_link_1? ... 8335780011
Get $30 off a minimum purchase of $149 off select Bosch products, OR $149 off a minimum purchase of $699 Enter code 30OFF at checkout
Get $30 off a minimum purchase of $149 on select Bosch products, OR $149 off a minimum purchase of $699 Enter code 149OFF at checkout.
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ToolHound wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 2:18 pm
These batteries are on the way out, expect further discounting. The Core 4.0 compact is already out in the US so I would expect to see it here soon. For what it’s worth, the Core 6.3’s are a great battery IMO.
From this review site: https://toolguyd.com/bosch-core18v-4ah- ... ah-teaser/
"Why consider this battery pack over the “FatPack” 4.0Ah battery pack? Bosch says that it weighs 15% less. Performance and runtime is presumably comparable.

Price: $99 in the USA, $129 in Canada
ETA: Coming Soon"

So to summarize.
You could buy this 2 pack of 4ah batteries for $120.00. 2014 release - but the tech has not significantly changed - nor have your tools.
You could *wait* for the 4ah Compact to be released @ $130 EACH , all you will notice is a 15% reduction in weight. No difference in performance.

Me thinks the two pack for $120 is the better deal.

The cost of a single 6.2ah battery is $140. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... dition=new
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DanielM491 wrote:
Nov 16th, 2018 12:40 pm
From this review site: https://toolguyd.com/bosch-core18v-4ah- ... ah-teaser/
"Why consider this battery pack over the “FatPack” 4.0Ah battery pack? Bosch says that it weighs 15% less. Performance and runtime is presumably comparable.

Price: $99 in the USA, $129 in Canada
ETA: Coming Soon"

So to summarize.
You could buy this 2 pack of 4ah batteries for $120.00. 2014 release - but the tech has not significantly changed - nor have your tools.
You could *wait* for the 4ah Compact to be released @ $130 EACH , all you will notice is a 15% reduction in weight. No difference in performance.

Me thinks the two pack for $120 is the better deal.

The cost of a single 6.2ah battery is $140. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... dition=new
Yes, the tech has changed and the performace will surely be improved as well. Just like all the other cordless tool makers it is a race to use and get to market the latest gen cells to try to one-up each other. If these seem like a good deal to you that’s fine, buy them, I’m sure they’ll be fine. I have a couple myself, but wouldn’t buy more today unless the price was very low - lower than this for sure. I wouldn’t wait for the new 4.0ah either, I’ve been buying 6.3 Core which have been running me, on average, $50/each through various retail and secondary sellers.
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$50 for a 6.3 core is a no brainer! It's a shame I missed your deal posts on those Sales, or I would have been in for 2!
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Thanks OP... Good deal.... Please check out special offer if applicable..

Get $30 off a minimum purchase of $149 on select Bosch products, OR $149 off a minimum purchase of $699 Enter code 149OFF at checkout.
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I’d like to second everything above. I have about a dozen of the new core 6.3s. They use 20700 cells instead of the 18650 found in the 4.0. Lets more watts of power out at a time, so more hungry tools see a boost in grunt in addition to the runtime. Gave some older Bosch 18v tools a second wind.
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But 2x 4Ah batteries will drive 52 more lag bolts than one 6.3Ah battery.
Not to mention that 2 x 4Ah batteries are 41% cheaper than one 6.3Ah, which cost $145 each.

All of the facts aside..you will see a better response when using the biggest power hungry tools. You wont see a difference using the circ saw, skilsaw, driver or light drill etc etc.
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DanielM491 wrote:
Nov 18th, 2018 11:00 pm
But 2x 4Ah batteries will drive 52 more lag bolts than one 6.3Ah battery.
Not to mention that 2 x 4Ah batteries are 41% cheaper than one 6.3Ah, which cost $145 each.

All of the facts aside..you will see a better response when using the biggest power hungry tools. You wont see a difference using the circ saw, skilsaw, driver or light drill etc etc.
You will see a difference with an impact driver breaking lugs off a car - the idh182 does exactly that with a core, sometimes with a 4.0 and never with a 2.0 battery

And the circular saw with a core loses about 1/8 of an inch on depth of cut but gains the ability to rip 8/4 (2inch) thigh hardwoods.

Makes a difference

But, two 4.0s will let you keep one charging while the other is in use. And they are good batteries.

I’d go for a singe core 6.3 if there already is another battery in the stable, and twin 4.0 if it was to go with a bare tool and be the only batteries
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The 6.3Ah definitely has its benefits. But the price disparity keeps it in the speciality use or pro use category.
I think if the 6.3 were to drop down to below $130 then the value/performance would be undeniable.

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