Yesterday, we wrote about how a reader’s email exchange with Bosch customer service seemed to indicate that a PS42 brushless impact driver would soon be released.
Well, it’s official, the PS42 is on the way, and is expected to hit the market in June 2016. Check out this news we received from Bosch via Twitter!
@ToolGuyd Pretty smart Stuart! Yes 12v brushless impacts are coming in June! PS42BN (driver) & PS82BN (wrench) You called it.
— Bosch Power Tools NA (@BoschToolsNA) February 9, 2016
In case you can’t see the embedded Tweet, here’s the juicy bit:
Yes 12V brushless impacts are coming in June! PS42BN (driver) & PS82BN (wrench).
That’s good news, as a lot of users have been waiting for these tools for quite some time.
It has been more than two years since Bosch’s 12V Max brushless drill and driver, PS32 and PS22 respectively, were first released in the USA. At the time, there were several new 18V brushless tools as well – drills, an impact wrench, and a hybrid impact driver + wrench tool. But no 18V impact driver either.
It’s unclear as to why it took so long for these tools to be released. Maybe the price point just wasn’t low enough to ensure a fair number of sales?
It’ll be some time before we can confirm the specs Bosch has planned for the PS42 and PS82 impact tools, but for the time being, you can refer to the European specs if curious.
If nothing has changed, then the new Bosch PS42 impact driver and PS82 impact wrench will both have 2 electronic speed and torque setting modes.
More information will be available between now and June.