Bosch PS130 12V Max Hammer Drill/Driver Preview

Tool Features Shortest Head Length and Smallest Height in its Class for Professional Performance

Mount Prospect, Ill., February 15, 2012 – Electricians, HVAC professionals and window installers alike can now enjoy the most compact, powerful drill/driver in its class with the release of the new Bosch PS130 12V Max Hammer Drill/Driver. At 7.3 inches long, 7.1 inches tall and weighing a mere 2.3 lbs., the PS130 offers users better balance and control for working in tight spaces.

The newest addition to the Bosch drill/driver product lineup, the PS130 features a two-speed gearbox that lets users quickly choose between high-torque (0 – 350 RPM) or high-speed (0 – 1,300 RPM) operation for powerful screw driving and drilling applications in soft and hard wood, and metal materials. Providing 265-inch-pounds of max torque, the PS130 can generate up to 19,500 beats per minute (BPM) for drilling in masonry.

The 20 + 1 clutch settings and two speeds allow users to adjust the tool’s torque for optimal and precise screw driving and speed drilling applications.

For quick and easy accessory changes, a ⅜-inch auto lock chuck conveniently clamps drills and bits alike, clicking to notify users when items are secure for use. Additionally, a Mode Selector Ring allows users to switch between drill/driver and hammer modes to complete multiple functions with one tool and finish jobs more efficiently.

Some additional tool features include:

  • A soft grip for less user fatigue during extended-use occasions
  • Electronic Cell Protection for longer battery lifetime
  • Fuel gauge for easy battery management
  • LED light to illuminate dark work spaces

The PS130-2A includes (2) 12V Max Lithium-ion batteries, 30-minute charger and a carrying bag. It retails for $159. The PS130B model includes only the bare tool retailing for $109. Both are available through authorized retailers nationwide, and are covered by the Bosch Provantage (three-year tool protection plan and a two-year battery replacement plan).

To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99.

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Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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