Over at Amazon, today’s deal of the day (10/12/15) is this Bosch 12V Max PS21 drill/driver and PS41 impact driver kit (CLPK27-120). While they describe the first tool as a “drill/driver,” I’d classify it more as a cordless screwdriver, as it has a 1/4″ hex quick change chuck.
Aside from the chick, the screwdriver is identical to Bosch’s drill, from the adjustable clutch, to the 265 in-lbs torque rating. The impact driver can deliver up to 930 in-lbs of torque.
I used to frown upon cordless screwdriver and impact driver combos, in favor of drill and driver combos, but they’ve started to make more sense to me. It seems more and more reasonable to use an 18V drill (or powerful enough 12V model) and a 12V screwdriver for light to medium duty fastening, and an impact driver for heavier fastening tasks.
This isn’t the best Bosch 12V Max combo kit deal I’ve seen, but it does look to be the best deal I’ve seen in a while. Bosch and Amazon have been stingy with their 12V Max deals in recent years.
Sale Price: $119
Deal Ends: 3am on 10/13/15 unless supplies run out sooner
Overall, this is a decent kit at a good price. You get the 2 tools, 2 batteries (probably 1.5Ah unless Bosch updated the kits), a charger, and a carrying case.
Both the screwdriver and impact driver are great tools. The designs are a little long in the tooth, but there’s nothing lacking.
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