As you of course know, we’re still working on our sponsorship projects, focusing on your 12V Max cordless power tools.
I have been spending more time with my PS32 sample, and I have taken quite a liking towards it. Although I tested a PS32 review sample previously, I considered this one in a different light. Since it’s involved in the sponsored projects, I haven’t been considering it the same way I see review samples, I consider it to be *mine.*
So thank you for the cool new tool!
Comparing it to some other 12V-class cordless tools on my test bench, my Bosch PS32 is smaller, although the size difference isn’t quite as significant as it used to be. In addition to being smaller, it is considerably lighter.
It’s a very capable driver, but I tend to use it more for drilling tasks. Right now, I’m in a phase, where I mainly use impact drivers with electronic speed controls for fastening tasks. And so, I have been using my new Bosch PS32 more for drilling tasks.
I have been having trouble finding the perfect workflow for working with through dowels, and so I took some time today to do some experimenting. (My problem has been with trimming dowels flush, and I have started working with the new oscillating multi-tool to see if it can help.)
For my current and recent projects, I used my drill press almost exclusively for boring dowel holes. Why? Well, my past experiences didn’t go so well, drilling dowel holes by hand, at least on smaller workpieces.
I do have some jigs, but they work better on work that I cannot bring to the drill press.
Whoa! I had a great time. My holes were precise, clean, and easy. One of my next test projects involves pushing the PS32 to its power limits, but I seem to have forgotten how nicely controlled and comfortable it can be for drilling smaller holes.
This drill is wonderful.
It’s not a review sample – was it? – and so I’ll consider it a gift. Sponsored project facilitator? It’s being used and will be shown off in the project coverage, but it’s not just a prop.
I had convinced myself that the Bosch 12V Max tools you supplied for this project were to be *mine*. But, to be honest, I wasn’t sure I would really feel that way.
Well, I just wanted to share that with you, and to say thanks! Now, if you excuse me, I have some quality time to spend with my new favorite 12V-class drill. We’re going to go make some dowel holes together!
So, thank you Bosch for the awesome new drill!
P.S. Dear ToolGuyd Reader:
Boy, I do love my new Bosch 12V Max brushless drill. I really wish you could see what’s so sweet about this tool.
It’s 6-1/2″ long, weighs just 2 lbs, has a 0-400/0-1300 RPM gearbox, features a 20+1 position clutch, and can deliver up to 179 in-lbs. Oh, and there’s also an LED worklight and a battery fuel gauge.
Hmm, that’s interesting… Amazon has a $20 off $100+ promo right now, and the Bosch PS32 kit is eligible.
How about a giveaway?
How to Enter: Leave a comment with a breakup letter to your old drill, a poem or haiku about what you hope will be your new Bosch PS32 drill, or simply tell me what you would do with a PS32 drill if you win one.
Also, fill out the address form:
Entry Period: The giveaway period will end 11:59pm ET Monday 7/23/2018.
Prize: A brand new Bosch PS32 brushless drill/driver kit, including the drill, (2) Li-ion battery packs, and a charger.
Winner Selection: (1) winner will be selected at random.
Rules: The winner must have a contiguous USA address. If your address form is not complete, I will select another winner.
Fulfillment: The prize will be ordered from Amazon (unless there’s an availability issue), and will be shipped directly to the winner. ToolGuyd is paying for the prize.
Why? To help balance things if I consider my PS32 to be a gift and personally owned. Also, because it’s a nice drill and I like sharing the joy of great tools.
Lastly, as a reminder, I have a sponsorship arrangement with Bosch at the moment. I’m still working on several testing and project posts. This post wasn’t planned as part of that arrangement.