Bosch has alerted me to some changes made to the pending USA launch of their 12V FlexiClick modular drill/driver.
First, there will be a USA-specific model number, GSR12V-140FC. This kit, which will still retail for $199, will come with the main tool, a keyless drill chuck, locking bit holder, right angle attachment, offset angle attachment, (2) 2.0Ah Li-ion battery packs, a fast charger, and a carrying bag.
That’s pretty much what we expected. In Europe, there’s the choice between a lower priced bare bones kit with the tool and 1 attachment, and a full kit with all attachments and an L-Boxx. The US price equivalent falls in between, including all 4 attachments and a carrying bag to keep the costs modest.
But unfortunately, this suggests that there won’t be a molded insert for users who want to keep their FlexiClick in a separately purchased L-Boxx.
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It is confirmed that the 12V FlexiClick will deliver up to 265 in-lbs of torque.
There’s one more notable change – the 12V FlexiClick comes with a 3/8″ drill chuck, and NOT 1/2″. (Bummer.)
The ETA has also changed, from May 2017 to Summer 2017.
Update: May 2017 and Summer 2017 are considered the same time target.