Over at Amazon, Bosch’s new PS22 brushless cordless screwdriver has dropped in price over the weekend from $149 to $124. It is also eligible for their $25 off $100+ holiday promo that expires today, 12/22/14, reducing the price to just $99 at checkout.
So for $99 (plus tax where applicable), you get the new teeny tiny cordless screwdriver, (2) 2.0Ah Li-ion batteries, a charger, and a kit bag.
The PS22 cordless screwdriver launched last year as part of Bosch’s initial push into the brushless cordless drill and driver market. This screwdriver is said to be the smallest and lightest tool in its class. After handling one, I have to agree – it is indeed extremely compact. Despite its small size, the PS22 is still very comfortable to use.
Features and Specs
- 1/4″ hex chuck
- 20+1 clutch settings
- 180 in-lbs max torque
- 0-400/0-1300 RPM gearbox
- 5.6″ length
- 1.6 lbs
- Removable bit storage holder
It is interesting to note that the PS22 has a lower torque rating than Bosch’s PS32 drill/driver, which helps to differentiate the two tools. With a rating of 180 in-lbs, the PS22 screwdriver still packs a lot of punch.
It is likely that Bosch tuned the screwdriver for maximum runtime. And if you need more torque than the PS22 can deliver, the PS32 drill is one alternative, and the rumored PS42 brushless impact driver is another.
Bosch’s older brushed-motor PS21 screwdriver kit is also priced at $99, but it isn’t eligible for the $25 off $100+ promo. So for the same price, you get the PS22 brushless screwdriver and higher capacity 2.0Ah battery packs.
The PS32 drill/driver is also eligible for Amazon’s $25 off $100+ Bosch promo, dropping the price of the kit from $159 to $134.
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