One of the new cordless tools we’ve been most pumped-up about is Bosch’s 12V compact hammer drill driver. We’ve just learned that the hammer drill, announced in Europe late last year as the GSB 10.8-2-LI Combi-Hammer, will soon be released in the USA as the 12V Max PS130-2A.
As mentioned in our preview of the EU-version, the PS130/Combi-Hammer drill driver is said to be the lightest and shortest in its class. This sounds impressive, but the message is softened once you remember that there’s only one classmate – the Milwaukee M12 hammer drill. Even so, we were quite impressed with the PS21 and PS31 drill/drivers that we reviewed some time ago, and have very high expectations for the PS130.
Bosch PS130-2A Hammer Drill Specifications
- 0-380/0-1300 RPM gearbox
- 265/124 in-lbs torque
- 0-19500 bpm
- 20+ clutch settings
- 3/8″ auto chuck
- LED work light
- 2.3 lbs weight
- battery fuel gauge
- max drilling: 3/4″ (19mm) in wood, ~3/8″ (10mm) in metal or masonry
- electronic battery cell protection
MSRP and a release date have not been announced yet.
More Info via Bosch
Thanks to Ash for the heads-up!