Bosch has come out with a new “FREAK” 18V brushless impact driver/wrench, model GDX18V-1800C.
There hasn’t been any press materials on the new Bosch Freak (Freak 2.0?), but it looks to be a completely revamped design.
Compared to the original model, the new Bosch Freak 18V brushless impact/driver wrench is faster, more powerful, more compact, and a little lighter.
Design-wise, the new Bosch Freak has a base-mounted LED, compared to around the chuck for the original model. It is also Bluetooth connectivity-compatible (GCY30-4 is optional, not included).
Basically, it’s a complete upgrade.
Like the other hybrid-chuck tools, the Bosch 18V brushless impact driver/wrench has a 1/4″ hex screwdriver bit holder and 1/2″ square drive anvil. It also has 3 speed/torque settings, for better control and reduced chance of fastener damage.
- 1/2″ square drive
- 1/4″ hex shank power groove chuck
- 1800 in-lbs max torque
- 0-1,100 / 0-2,300 / 0-3,400 no-load RPM settings
- 0-4,200 IPM max
- 5.8″ length
- Weighs 2.6 lbs
GDX18V-1800CB25 kit comes with (2) CORE18V 4.0Ah compact batteries, Bosch’s next-gen 21700 cell tech batteries, a charger, belt clip, and carrying bag.
A bare tool version, GDX18V-1800CN is also available.
Price: $299 for the kit, $159 for the bare tool
Bosch also has a brushed motor version of the 2-in-1 impact driver/wrench. It’s currently bundled as part of a drill and impact combo kit, for $149 at Amazon.