If you’ve been on the fence as to whether to buy into Bosch’s 12V cordless power tool line, their new mega combo kit (CLPK33-120LP) is the kit you want to buy. It comes with a PS31 3/8″ drill driver, PS41 1/4″ hex impact driver, (2) 2.0Ah lithium ion batteries, a quick charger, (2) L-Boxxes (-1 and -1A), and the new compact jobsite radio.
All this for $203 and change at Amazon. The kit is currently listed as having a 3-4 week shipping ETA, but I would recommend getting in on that sale price while you can.
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Compared to the lowest price I could find for the same components purchased separately, you save $165. Swap in 1.5Ah batteries for the 2.0Ah ones, and you’re still saving $85. That counts as a hot deal in my book.
If you’re in for a read – complete review of Bosch L-Boxx system
I actually came across this deal yesterday, but it slipped from my mind until a reader wrote in about it this morning. Thanks Garrick, for the heads-up!
There is what appears to be a great buy on 12 volt Bosch tools at Amazon. It includes 2 L-Boxx-1’s, a compact radio, a drill and an impact driver for $203. Separately the price would be over $450. Even compared to the Drill with 2 L-Boxxes, presently at $119, the price is very good.
Garrick’s estimate puts the combo value at over $450, but by combining various 12V kits and bare tools together, I arrive at a price as low as $288, but even then you only get 1.5Ah batteries and not the newer higher capacity 2.0Ah packs. Another combination results in a combined price of $368.
To put together a kit with the same exact components would cost about $387 (L-Boxx 1A + 12V starter kit with L-Boxx, charger, and (2) batteries; PS31 and PS41 bare tools; and the jobsite radio).
It’s a bit messy figuring out the true valuation of this kit, since Bosch offers a couple of other great value L-Boxx and 12V combos. But you can think of it this way – the (2) L-boxxes and radio are valued at about $199 by themselves, and the non-L-Boxx PS31 and PS41 combo kit is valued at $169. This kit gives you all that and better batteries for $165 less.
No matter how you look at it, $203 is a great price for what you get.
During proofreading, it seemed to me like I was promoting and pushing this combo a bit hard. ToolGuyd does receive a small commission for any order placed via the above Amazon link, or this one, but that’s not the motivation behind this post. To be frank, I really think it’s a great combo at an incredible price. Beyond that, I am a big fan of L-Boxxes, as well as Bosch’s 12V drills and drivers. If you want to purchase the combo, or check out the item without Amazon crediting ToolGuyd for any sales, just search for it by its model number (CLPK33-120LP) or ASIN (B00EPE7QAE).