The Bosch FlexiClick multi-head cordless drill/driver kit is on sale again, for $119 after coupon.
Update 12/30/19 (11:30 am ET): The FlexiClick is down to $102.47 after instant discount at checkout.
GML commented in another post with this deal tip:
The Bosch 12v Flexiclick is on sale again at Amazon for $119 (apply $20 coupon). I bought this last time it was on sale and highly recommend it at this price. I may be biased though as I love the Bosch 12v tools.
I’m a big fan of Bosch 12V Max cordless power tool as well, and the FlexiClick is certainly a useful tool.
Here’s what you need to know about Bosch’s versatile drill/driver:
- 265 in-lbs max torque
- 0-400, 0-1300 RPM (no load)
- Weighs 1.8 lbs (presumably with battery)
- 5.4″ length
- LED worklight
- One-click attachment interface
If you leave all of the attachments in the bag, the Bosch FlexiClick is a cordless screwdriver.
Attach the drill chuck and it’s a cordless drill.
Attach the quick-change screwdriver head and bit changes are easier and faster.
The right angle attachment does exactly what it sounds like, and can be used with any of the tool heads.
The offset head allows you to drive in fasteners in corners, close to flush surfaces, and around obstructions.
The kit comes with (2) 2.0Ah batteries, a charger, and a carrying case.
Price: $118.50 after instant-coupon at checkout
In my opinion, anything lower than $120 is a great deal on this kit. Here are some previous deal and informational posts on the FlexiClick.
If you have one of these Bosch 12V Max FlexiClick kits, what have your experiences been like?
If you’re in the fence, take a look at the user reviews, which are quite positive. Still, this type of cordless drill/driver isn’t for everyone.
Thank you GML for the tip!
It’s weird but I keep forgetting I have it. It’s not that much smaller (if at all) than my 18v Makita impact driver (excluding the battery) but I really need to use it more often.
I’ve had this after buying it on sale about a year ago. I used it a half hour ago to drive pocket hole screws.
It’s one of the best reasons to get into the Bosch 12V Max lineup. I love the clutch for driving applications, and have found the short length and offset attachment very useful.
I just wish they had a 12V blower 🙂
No mini blower yet.
Dear Bosch, please drastically expand your NA product line as above ^^^
Sometimes you this is the only thing that works. I like my subcompact Makita 18v drill and driver best, but if I only had this I’d do fine.
Beware working around finished floors and cabinets – the Bosch chuck interlock is not super secure. Quite a few times I’ve been working and damn chuck would just fall off.
The Bosch may still be a better choice than the Milwaukee though, as the Bosch chucks can be adjusted for angle of approach by pulling out as they’re spring loaded. Whereas the Milwaukee is like the festool where you have to unlock lift outward and re-key it in at your desired angle.
You’d be surprised how often you want to change the angle of the chicks if you’ve not been used to using offset and angled drivers.
Also – the Bosch drilling keyless is not that great – hard to get much purchase on a round shank bit
I agree completely with your comment and will add the chuck would fall off with an expensive drill bit still inserted, until the ground met it. Overall, I still love the kit and it has saved me hours of time. Recommend Highly, just keep an eye on the secondary chuck.
Thanks for the lead on this. I missed it last time and I swore the next time it was under 120 I’d pick one up. It should arrive just in time for some drawer and shelve projects coming up.
I absolutely LOVE mine, and bought a whole bunch more Bosch 12v since.
Only issue I am having is not being able to drill holes with the offset. It lets go off the hex drill bit 90% of the time. I have to contact Bosch :/
My experience with Bosch USA customer service has been great. And their prepaid return labels.
If they give you any pushback ask for a Supervisor
I’ve got one, very nice tool. Don’t use it as much as I should, because I’ve also got the “normal” 12v drill and drivers which are my go to tools, even over the more powerful 18v DeWalt brushless drill and driver.
I probably use mine every two months. When I do, it is a lifesaver. I liked it so much I got the drill and screwdriver and OMT. All top notch. When I do not need the special heads, the screwdriver with the clutch is a dream.
This is a no brainier at this price.
I wonder how much work it would be to mod this sucker to take M12 batteries. I’m all team red right now, but I really want this kit.
M12 tools can be modified to take Bosch batteries, I’ve done it for numerous of them:
– led flashlight
-12 volt jacket supply
– 12volt power supply
– m12 radio
– m12 soldering gun
– m12 hackzall
You have to reverse the polarity inside of the tool, squeeze the contacts together slightly and cut about 3/8” off the bottom of the battery holder.
Never looked into trying to do the opposite though
Shouldn’t matter, since I haven’t seen this sold as a bare tool. So you’re going to get the batteries and charger at this price.
If I can do this, I am sold. Want to run m12 batteries in bosch. anyone know if I can mod it?
I got one just to figure this out. I would rather just use all the M12 batteries I have. This gives me a January project 🙂
Tool arrived. The bosch batteries are mirror images of the M12, the wide part of the battery pack is in the front of the handle, not the back. The + and – are swapped, and so are the thermister and 2 balancing tabs. The + and – main tabs are also further apart by a few milometers. It’s going to take some work to mod the bosch tool to take M12 batteries, so it isn’t an afternoon thing.
The way the packs themselves are built is also interesting. The M12 is fully shrouded, while the bosch depends on a piece of foam on the bottom and a sticker for water/dustproofing.
However, the bosch 12v battery and dremel 12v batteries are interchangeable if you swap off the base plate. The base plate comes off with a simple flat blade screwdriver in a few seconds. Snap the other one on, and you can use either pack in either tool. I only used for a few minutes, but I see no issues so far.
Interesting that it looks like the Milwaukee version is almost a copy of the Bosch (as the latter has been around for a couple more years) and it costs considerably more at $230 with a couple of small batteries or $180 as a ‘tool only’…
They’re both copies of the Festool versions which have been around for 15plus years
Yeah. And I also believe Bosch has long made an 18v version that’s never been offered in NA.
I have a festool cxs from about 10 years ago with the right angle attachment, etc. I also have a few 12v Bosch tools (drill, driver, screwdriver). Can’t decide if I should abandon the festool and pick up one of these flexiclicks. Anyone have any advice?
You’ll use the offset driver head. Ore than any other. Being able to drill or drive within 3/8-1/2” of a surface really comes in super handy. As you already use Bosch 12, it’s a good buy. More importantly – but their little 12volt led light with the carabiner type hook. BEST work light ever.
Yeah I got that guy last year, it’s great! Ok, getting more convinced 😉
Yep that work light is my favorite light.
Yep, FL12 light is awesome – tough, small, plenty of light, magnetic attachment. It’s my most used work light.
By far my favorite “tool battery light” I’ve owned. Compact and super easy to position.
I picked up the Milwaukee with the free 6ah battery. Couldn’t resist putting it it a Packout case with Kaizen foam. I like the forward/reverse switch location—keeps me from hitting it accidentally.
I love mine. The extra attachments (particularly right angle and offset) fill a gap for me on the occasional use and the amount of power even without the chuck is great for more delicate fastening. It is awesome for outlet covers and the like. I also bought their 12v impact on eBay as a bare tool and they are my go to set over my 18v Ridgids for most general work. Even though they aren’t brushless, battery life is great.
I don’t need this…I don’t need this…I don’t need this
I thought for sure this would be some kind of $99-109 deal for BF or the holidays.
Glad I picked it up for that crazy deal a few months ago just in case, though.
As a full-time handyman, I use this EVERY day. It’s my main drill/driver combo for indoor work, and it’s been a lifesaver. I haven’t had much use for the keyless drill chuck but it does come in handy (no pun intended) and the offset and right angle heads are mandatory for cabinet work. It’s true about the locking mechanism as more than once the driving head has just…fallen off, like it’s just given up and said “ok, I’m tired now, must nap!” Not a deal breaker though, as it has plenty of torque and when paired with a 4.0ah battery, the damn thing lasts and lasts. Only wish it was brushless, but it’s still a solid performer going on two years now.
The brushless version (GSR 12V-35FC) is available in Europe since last spring.
more power, much faster, shorter head length, lighter and probably better overall ergonomics. same atachments.
Maybe in next year deals..
It is very easy to swap the flexiclick head on to the brushless drill which is available. Overall it’s cheaper than the European version and you get a bonus drill.
Hey it’s an innovation, excellent,!
Can you not make a a 200 millimetre cutting disc fitted with angle grinder for butchering purpose of buffalo and cow!
I mean good enough for bone cutting. It will be very useful for small butchering shops and kitchen purpose also.
I bought one recently and I think the offset alone is worth the price.
Bosch GSR12V-140FCB22 for $130 – $20 coupon = $110
That Ryobi battery 2 pack + free tool went down to $99 today. https://www.homedepot.com/collection/Tools/RYOBI-Free-Tool-Promo/Family-312268848?omsid=308056104
I picked up the Milwaukee version a few months back, shortly after it became available. I’ve been intrigued by the Bosch tool for a while but I really didn’t want to add a sixth battery platform to my stable. As many have said, it was the pull of the offset attachment that really drove me to this purchase and I have found it quite useful at times and I don’t have any complaints.
Same here. I paid more to stay in an existing battery platform and not to have to put up with more chargers and batteries.
I also prefer the brushless aspect, a bit more power, the more positive attachment of the accessories, the magnetic bits, etc.
That being said, $110 is an excellent price. I’m tempted and I already own the milwaukee version.
Koko The Talking Ape
But does it have a “Stun” setting?
When is Bosch going to bring the 18v FC here to the States?
The 2nd model has been available everwhere else since first quarter 2018 (or was it 2017?). I had my cordless Bosch kit with me the other day and had to run and get my Festool T18 for the eccentric chuck. It would have been nice to have the Bosch right there next to the impact driver.
Agreed, they promised us the 18v Flex-Click and I have been waiting FOREVER for that thing…. I am almost tempted to buy the 12v and mod and 18v battery with a buck/boost converter .
Currently $104 at checkout. It has fluctuated up and down a few times, I saw it between $119 and $126 before the $20 off instant at checkout. Seems that the Amazon algorithm is bouncing the price around.
I’m guessing that the algorithm is trying to move holiday inventory from shelves?
I’ve seen price gouging on other stuff, such as a toy that’s normally $45. It went to $55 a few days ago, then $65, and now $75, and direct from Amazon.
Maybe they’re discounting select tools because a lot of people now have gift cards to spend.
I bit. I had a $30.00 gift card, and $83.00 after tax was too good to resist.
I had it in my cart at the $110 price, glad I waited. I’ve got a cabinet installation coming up, this will be great
I almost bought this, however after watching some poser comparisons with the Milwaukee Installer, this is clearly lacking. That said, I do know that with an Installation Driver, power isn’t the main concern. Ergo is more important which is why Milwaukee’s copy of the Festool version, demonstrates an awkward tool to use.
So where does that leave me? Waiting and hoping that Bosch will release the new GSR 12V-35 EC Brushless in the U.S. I know it is doubtful as they never released the previous Brushless version GSR 12V-15.
So if Bosch doesn’t release I’ll probably buy from overseas as I did with the GSR 18 V-EC TE Professional Cordless Drywall Screwdriver. Yep, I over paid but no other else compares. I do realize if I do ever have issues, I’m SOL, but I’ll take that chance.
Stuart, any chance you could ask someone at Bosch why they won’t fully enter the U.S. market? If Makita and Metabo can carve a niche, surely Bosch can do the same…
Milwaukee, Makita, Metabo, and Dewalt also have EU-specific products. Bosch just happens to have more of them.
It’s marketing, and there are always reasons.
I finally went ahead and imported the second generation 18v flexiclick to put in the systainer with my freak 2 and I’m not sure I made a good decision. NAINA Dewalt, Metabo and Makita are mostly OEM stationary tools, euro specific table saws and random grandfathers (Elu and og AEG). Bosch, on the other hand, pretty much keeps most of their core line out of the USA either forever or for half a decade or longer. Oh but how it gets worse…the majority of the new tools they’ve been showing off at trade shows, promising a 2019 release since last winter…..maybe pushed back to March 2020? Cross our fingers? It’s a shame, because their batteries are probably my fav.
The Brushless kit is online from Korea from $125 to $140US.
I’m more interested in the 18V Brushless but it’s nearer $400US.
I have the brushed 12v version and while it’s a tad toylike I only use the offset head and so far so good.
I’ve never had a problem with any high rated overseas Seller but Bosch US simply don’t have the parts if there’s a warranty issue. Regardless of your willingness to pay them.
How are you buying this from Korea? For $125 its a no brainer.
North Americans get their hot out of the Malaysian plant Korean exclusives via sellers on ebay. There’s a whole niche import market surrounding Bosch goods and Leopold keyboards. The euro/uk stuff we get from Amazon uk and de. Axminster won’t ship Bosch stuff here, last I checked.
yeah, but I’m not seeing any FOR $125-140 at least not on the US ebay site.
Bosch GSR12V-140FCB22 for $123 – $20 coupon = $103
This might be the last chance of the year / decade 🙂
Right now, and through the end of January, Amazon offers a $15 discount on Bosch 12V tools. This FlexiClick drill will be yours for $120 – $15 = $105. There are many other 12V tools that qualify too.