Bosch has been taking names and kicking ass this year with their tools.  While it is still early in the year, they seem to be the only real manufacturer bringing tools to market this year.  In fact, one of my favorite drills is the compact Bosch 18V.  Now let me clarify.  You probably know I have been a wild-man with the Dewalt compact and love it.  While I still love the Dewalt compact, I am really leaning towards the Bosch.  No, it’s not because they sponsor us.  It’s for two reasons.  First, I know Bosch and have had great success over the years with them.  Second, it’s just a rocking tool.  But you’re not here for the 18V, you are here for the 12V impact driver.

Bosch didn’t spare anything with this, well a three LED light in the front would have been great.  Other than that, this tool is great.  The balance, power and feel. Bottom line if you don’t need the power of an 18V, but still need great driving power, the 12V is the way to go.  Lots of power and easy to control.  Plus you get to use this battery with the heated jacket, how cool is that.


What We Like

  • Small, Light and Easy to handle
  • Powerful
  • Great Run Time

What We Don’t Like

  • Would be nice to see a 3 LED light in the front


Battery12V Lithium-ion Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion
Battery Voltage12
Case TypeBag
Chuck Size1/4″ Hex Chuck
Clutch Settings20+1
No Load RPM0-400 / 0-1,300
Rating12V Max
SpeedVariable Two Speed
Torque (in. lbs.)179
Weight1.6 lb
Weight (lbs.)1.6






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