Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Drivers

Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Drivers

Bosch PS42 Impact Driver and PS82 3/8″ Impact Wrench

We’ve all heard the phrase “Size Matters.” When it comes to impacting tools, a compact size can matter a lot when your working in restricted space areas. The new Bosch 12V brushless impact drivers may be small but their a mighty force is capable of driving commercial-grade fasteners.

Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Drivers
Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Drivers

  • Bosch PS42 impact driver: when attached to a 2.0 Ah battery weighs only 2-pounds, and delivers 975 In.-Lbs. of torque.
  • Bosch PS82 impact wrench: when attached to a 2.0 Ah batter weighs only 2.s-pounds, and 85 Ft./Lbs. of torque.

Durability

Both tools feature Bosch EC brushless motor and all-metal gearbox for longevity and durability. the housings on the Bosch feature a Durashield™ housing, which is a tough, flexible exterior that withstands drops and harsh job site conditions.

Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Drivers

Optimized Impact Systems

Both tools feature optimized impact systems in a compact package. The head length for the impact driver is 5.4-inches and 5.5 inches for impact wrench.  These tools were designed and optimized to perform well in wood- and metal-fastening tasks.

Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Drivers

2 Speed Settings

Both tools offer two speed settings:

  • High speed and high torque
  • Low speed and low torque

Speed setting are useful in controlling and matching the proper torque to prevent over-tightening or broken fasteners.  These tools offer no-load rpm ratings of 0-1,200 and 0-2,600 rpm; no-load bpm ratings are 0-2,700 and 0-3,100.

Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Drivers

LED Lighting

Both units include a 3-LED light ring to illuminate the working end of the tool.  The light works well and does not produce annoying shadows!

Bosch 12V Brushless Impact DriversUsing the Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Drivers

 

I loved having what felt like the power of an 18-volt tool in a compact, small package.  These tools are useful and to be honest I found myself reaching for them for almost 80% of the task I need or want an impactor for. I love the size to power ratio!

I can see Bosch working on extended batteries to improve run time on thee tools – so far we have no complaints!!

Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Drivers

Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Driver Specifications

ProductLengthWeightKit IncludesRatingLoadPrice
Bosch PS42 12V Max EC Brushless 1/4″ Impact Driver5.4 in.

 

1.9 lbs. w/batteryTwo 12V Max 2.0 Ah  batteries, 12V Max charger, two screwdriver bits, belt clip, carrying case12V

 

no-load rpm 0-1,200/0-2,600; no-load bpm 0-2,700/0-3,100

 

Bare tool

US: $119

Canada: $169

Bosch PS82 12V Max EC Brushless 3/8″ Impact Wrench5.5 in.

 

2.2 lbs. w/batteryTwo 12V Max 2.0 Ah  batteries, 12V Max charger, belt clip, carrying case12V

 

no-load rpm 0-1,200/0-2,600; no-load bpm 0-2,700/0-3,100

 

Bare tool

US: $149

Canada: $199

Bosch 12V Brushless Impact Drivers

Conclusion

There is definitely a place in the shop and job site for 12-volt tools,especially since they are becoming more powerful, smaller and ergonomic. These tools are powerful enough to handle many commercial-grade fasteners. Their lightweight design facilitates long term usage, eliminating user fatigue, and making them an ideal solution for overhead applications.

Bosch PS42-02 12V Max EC Brushless Impact Driver Kit
169.00

 Bosch 12 volt Brushless Impactors Video Review

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