Bosch I-Driver Cordless Right-Angle Drill

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.0
out of 5
Brand:
Bosch
Model:
PS10-2
Price:
$150

Description

* 10.8 volt lithium-ion cordless screwdriver
* Articulating 5-position head through 90-degrees; good for tight spaces
* Durable plastic casing, comfortable cushioned grip
* Includes 2 batteries, 30-minute charger, soft carrying case, and 2 bits
* Dimensions: 6" x 6.5"
* 3-year protection plan

WOOD magazine review

I-Driver offers a twist on right-angle drills

Review Summary

At first glance, Bosch’s I-Driver looks like an ordinary cordless right-angle drill driver, and it does play that role very well. But this versatile driver’s head also pivots and locks into any of five angles, ranging from right angle to inline driver (like the old powered screwdrivers). With the I-Driver’s head set at 90°, I easily readjusted some false drawer fronts and reinstalled the pulls on a cabinet in my shop without having to empty its contents.
Rotated and locked in at the 157.5° detent, I used it to install some plumbing brackets that I couldn’t possibly reach with any other drill or driver. Powered by a lightweight 12-volt lithium-ion battery pack, the I-Driver feels comfortable and well-balanced in my hand, with enough power to easily drive 1/4×2-1/2" lag screws into the edge of a 2×4. Run time is great, too: In my tests, the tool consistently drove more than one hundred 3" production screws into pine on a single charge. (Recharging the battery pack takes about 30 minutes). The quick-release chuck accepts only 1/4" hex-shank bits. Because that style of chuck allows a drill bit to wiggle some, precise hole placement can be hit-or-miss. But for driving screws, it works fine. I used the seven-position sliding clutch when driving brass screws, and the screws pulled snugly without damage. I also like the soft-start feature here, where even a robust pull of the I-Driver’s trigger results in a slow but steady ramp-up to full speed. —Tested by Pat Lowry

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Quality product but heavy

Review Summary

Purchased this because of previous experience with quality Bosch products. The switch was 'touchy' & had to be replaced (no charge by Bosch). Since then, it works very well. At $100, it's closer to pricey, but I have gone through at least 8 cordless drivers, & this one's by far the best. As a handyman, being able to get the tool bucket (& other gear) to the 3rd floor is common. This driver adds to much weight to the bucket, so it stays at home.
It's happy at home, and gets plenty of use, but if it were lighter, I'd buy another for the tool bucket.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

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