Over in Germany, Bosch has announced a new 10.8V (12V Max) compact cordless hammer drill driver. Dubbed the GSB 10.8-2-LI Professional, the combo drill is said to be the shortest in class. This shouldn’t have been too difficult a feat seeing as how Milwaukee’s M12 hammer drill is the only other pro-grade 10.8/12V Max model on the market today.
Maximum torque is stated as 30 Newton meters, or 265 in-lbs, matching that of the PS31 drill we assume this version was based off of. We reviewed the Bosch PS31 drill/driver quite some time ago, and were impressed with how well it punched through every reasonable drilling task we threw at it. With the new hammer drill (PS130) looking to be a close sibling of the PS31, we have high expectations for its versatility and performance.
- 0-380/0-1300 RPM gearbox
- 0-19500 bpm
- 20 clutch settings
- Max drilling: 19mm in wood, 10mm in metal or masonry
- Electronic battery cell protection
The new drill/driver will be available as part of a kit or bare-tool. European prices will be 115 euros for the tool, and 179 euros for the kit, which includes an L-Boxx, charger, two 1.3Ah batteries and a holster. The tool has not yet been announced in the USA, and if released here, we do expect for the USA kit configuration to be different (e.g. sans L-Boxx and holster).
(Note: at the time of this posting, 1 euro ~ 1.34 USD.)