It has been nearly a year since we learned of Bosch’s plans to release a 12V-class brushless impact driver in Europe. Following Bosch’s tool naming patterns, this is the tool that would be dubbed PS42 here in the USA.
We still haven’t heard any official news about whether Bosch would be bringing their brushless impact driver and impact wrenches to the USA.
I don’t think I ever asked any of our contacts at Bosch as to whether a PS42 impact driver was on its way, figuring they wouldn’t tell me. Luckily, Mike thought to ask Bosch customer service and wrote in with their reply.
Mike emailed in (thanks!), saying: According to Bosch, PS42 releases March 1.
Thank you for your reply. I’m sorry you were given that information since our Bosch PS42-02 has not been released yet. The Internet vendor listed is taking pre-sales. The Bosch model won’t be available until March 1st.
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I too have seen an online retailer or two with listings for a Bosch PS42 kit, but when you look at their pages, there are no images and no specs – nothing at all – and this never changes. I never thought much about those product listings, believing them to be placeholders for predicted but unconfirmed tools.
I’m not sure how much I can trust the information that Mike was given by Bosch customer service. March 1st? The PS42 is a very highly anticipated tool, and so I wouldn’t think that Bosch would release such a tool without a press release or other formal announcement. Maybe we’ll see one soon.
But even if I don’t let myself trust the March 1st ETA, this is the best indication that I’ve seen that Bosch will be releasing a brushless 12V Max impact driver here in the USA.
So… what do you think?
If the Bosch PS42 brushless impact driver is on the way, will you be buying one?