A couple of months ago, in our Milwaukee tools sneak peek, I posted about a Milwaukee special “while stock lasts” interchangeable chuck M12 drill/driver, model BDDXKIT-202C. It doesn’t look like this special 4-in-1 drill is destined for the USA market.
In looking up something about AEG for today’s what do you think about Ridgid tools post, I came across a very similar-looking modular drill, the new AEG BBS 12C2, which also comes with three interchangeable tool heads.
The AEG removable chuck drill system comes with a built-in 1/4″ hex chuck, a 3-jaw keyless drill chuck, a 1/4″ hex right angle chuck, and a 1/4″ hex offset chuck.
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Not all AEG tools are brought to the USA by TTI for Ridgid power tools branding, but I sure hope this one does. This one’s going on my wishlist, as it can be extremely versatile and real-world practical to have one cordless 12V drill instead of a couple of separate models. Maybe Ridgid is planning for a big holiday release, but I have the feeling that if this was the case, I would have heard about it.
Do you think we’ll ever see something like this in the US, whether under Ridgid, Milwaukee, or another brand’s labeling? As much as I would like to say yes, I think that the driver’s ~$242 equivalent kit price makes it too much of a specialty niche tool for either Milwaukee or Ridgid.
Even so, here’s to hoping that Ridgid does come out with a similar interchangeable drill/driver combo. They already did something similar with their JobMax modular tool lineup, and so a 12V compact cordless drill with swappable heads doesn’t exactly seem out of the question.