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Tool review: Compact Power Drivers

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Our recommendation
Bosch PS20-2A
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Bosch PS20-2A
Milwaukee 2401-22
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Milwaukee 2401-22

Our recommendation

Any of these micro-drivers would likely be a welcome addition to any shop. But for us, three models drove to the head of the class to share our Top Tool award: Bosch PS20-2A, Makita DF030DW, and Milwaukee 2401-22. The Makita displayed the best power, and the Milwaukee demonstrated the longest run time per battery charge. The Bosch was second-best in power and third-best in run time. All are well balanced, comfortable to grip, and feature easy-to-use clutches and hex chucks. We suggest you choose the one that feels best in your hand.

Learn the results of our testing of the Bosch PS20-2A and PS30-2A, Craftsman 11812, Hitachi DB10DL, Makita DF030DW and DF330DW, Milwaukee 2401-22 and 2410-22, Ridgid R92008, and Ryobi HJP002K in the July 2010 issue of WOOD magazine, or download the review.


Comments (5)
giorgioelli wrote:

Hallo. I have 18v-li bosch gsb & gdr and 10.8 gsr and gdr. When I am working with woods I use 10.8. They are great but they have fat handle. I don¿t have other problem and they are very strong and reliable.

9/17/2014 03:45:13 AM Report Abuse
JM92410 wrote:

I'm using an 18v Hitachi and two of these - - in my business in Virginia. I use the latter mainly for assembling IKEA furnitures. It works flawlessly every day and is still like brand new performance-wise after almost two years now. The Gyro looks like a gimmicky tool but it's actually a serious tool and I highly recommend it.

4/16/2014 12:03:36 PM Report Abuse
JM92410 wrote:

I'm using an 18v Hitachi

4/16/2014 12:02:17 PM Report Abuse
jma74 wrote:

In searching for a new drill, I have seen a lot of reports of chuck wobble in major manufacturers of drills from Dewalt, Makita & Milwaukee. Is this a significnat problem duw to most of these products being assembled in China? I s there a better optoion to consider for a new drill?

2/17/2013 06:07:55 PM Report Abuse
coltons4 wrote:

i have the bosch i driver angle compact driver works great with installing small screws in tight spaces

6/23/2011 09:51:01 PM Report Abuse

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