Bosch Pocket Palm Driver

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.5
out of 5
Brand:
Bosch
Model:
PS20-2A-RT
Price:
$100

Description

* 100 inch/lbs. of torque
* LED light is ideal for tight spaces and applications
* Forward/reverse button makes it equally useful at driving or removing screws
* Variable-speed trigger provides increased sensitivity and control
* 10+1 clutch enables precision driving and eliminates over torque

WOOD magazine review

Bosch PS-20 Pocket Palm Driver

Review Summary

Comparing the Bosch PS-20 to the other compact drivers is like pitting a Porsche against a Yugo: Both perform the same functions, but on completely different levels. The PS-20 has two removable 10.8-volt battery packs (so you always have a spare), double the torque, an 11-setting clutch, a quick-connect hex chuck, and a trigger-activated light. It is really just a baby cordless drill/driver. It comes with two hex drive bits (Phillips and flat) and a 30-minute charger.
We tested the tool by drilling with 1/8" and 1/4" twist bits into pine and ash and had no trouble. Next, I used 1/2", 3/4", and 1" spade bits to drill into hard maple. Although the variable-speed 400-rpm motor was slower than my 14.4.-volt drill/driver, it managed nicely. After recharging the battery, it drove 138 2" screws into a 2×4. Next, we used the PS-20 to drive 112 3" screws on a full charge. Very impressive for its size.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Good Value For little use

Review Summary

When Bosch first introduced the 10.8 volt tool line, I jumped on it. Especially when they offered the PS41 Impact Driver at its regular price, whatever they cost, within the first six months of coming available. The deal was the PS-20 Drill/Driver was the mail in rebate. There is no reviews for the Impactor, by itself and the kit is not the same Drill/Driver. As for the PS-41 Impactor, I have no complaints, I would rate it with five stars across the board.
I agree with the editors review, for the PS-20 Drill/Driver, except for the very limited hex 1/4" chuck and the top speed of 400RPM. I don't know about anybody else, but I have trouble of finding any choice of drill bits with the 1/4" hex shank. In my view, it's more driver than drill. When you also have the Impactor, you don't need another Driver. I was going to buy another (Tool Only) drill, with a regular 3/8" chuck. But I found the best Hitachi 18volt, max 1500 RPM, Drill/Driver W/ flashlight, re-conditioned, for $85 and I went that way. I very seldom use the PS-20, but getting it for free gives it a five star rating for value. But I would never buy it.

Detailed Ratings

3.5
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

5

Great driver

Review Summary

Love this driver! So much so that went out and bought another and a similar impact driver. Light weight, powerful, wonderful.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Has a purpose

Review Summary

This is the right tool for driving screws. It's compact and comfortable. Not one complaint.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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