Ever since the Flexiclick hit the market, it’s been a huge hit with contractors. HVAC, electricians, installers and more have used and swear by this tool. In fact, it’s so popular, other power tool manufacturers have come out with their own version. With it being so popular, professionals were asking for a Flexiclick based off the 18V and guess what? Bosch came out with one so let’s talk about the Bosch 18V Flexiclick.
Bosch 18V Flexiclick Overview
As a professional, you know you can’t get any job done with just one tool. You need multiple tools which means you have to have a drill, impact driver, right angle or other tools because nothing in our jobs is easy or straight forward. If you’re an installer you know that you will run into a weird situation where it’s hard to fasten something or you are drilling at a weird angle.
This is where the Bosch 18V Flexiclick will be your best friend. Yes, not only will it lighten up your tool bag and save you money but it will make your life easier and allow you to be more efficient.
Bosch 18V Flexiclick Features
The Flexiclick is designed around a brushless motor, which provides more power, more efficiency and longer life. The tool weighs in at 2.1 lbs and delivers 535 in-lbs of torque.
One of the best features of this tool is the kickback control. The tool is built with a sensor so when it senses the tool is binding up or the rotation is not right, it will automatically shut down the tool and prevent a user from getting hurt.
The tool comes with one of the best and most powerful batteries on the market, the Bosch Core. The battery uses a Lithium-Ion battery that is a 21700 cell technology which is lightweight and packs more power.
On top of the tool, you can switch between speed 1 and speed 2. Speed one gives you a higher torque with a lower rpm which is 0-600. If you want more speed and less torque, you can switch it to speed 2 which is 0-1,900.
The Flexiclick has 1-20 torque plus a drill mode.
I have to say the grip is comfortable. The grip is your typical Bosch grip with a nice over mold rubber grip. For me, the handle isn’t too thick or too thin.
On the base of the tool, there is an LED light to help light up your working area.
So here is where the tool shines, the ability to turn this into other tools. If you look at the metal ring, not only does that scream quality and toughness but that is where the other attachments are held together.
To remove or attach a new head, you push on, turn and it locks into place. Again the metal attachment is uniform for every attachment so there isn’t a weaker head or a fail point.
The kit comes with 4 attachments but as of today, there are a total of 5 attachments. You get the Impact Driver which is a permanent attachment. You also get the drill head, right angle head, and the offset head. For those who made need to drill holes into concrete, Bosch also offers an SDS head.
As you can see, the heads do not make it front heavy. All the attachments still give the tool great balance and can stand by themselves. The SDS does make the tool longer but doesn’t mess with the balance of the tool.
Bosch 18V Flexiclick Performance
Overall, I love the power and build quality of this tool. Normally I wouldn’t expect much from a multi-tool, but this tool isn’t like others. When it’s a drill/driver, it performs like a drill/driver. All in all, Bosch did an awesome job with the build quality, the toughness and truly making every tool perform like the real deal.
We used this tool for a wide range of applications but just wanted to show you some below. Follow us on Instagram as we will be using this for the house project.
First on the list is the impact driver. We ran some 3-1/2″ screws and it ran them like a champ. The tool is easy to feather to the speed you want. It easily has the power to sink the screw and keep going.
For the drill we used a 1-1/2″ spade bit and took it almost through the whole 4×6. The only thing that stopped us was the bit wasn’t long enough. We tried it on speed 2 and we couldn’t get it to go through but that is usually what happens since speed 2 is for speed. When we turned it to speed 1, it ran through like a champ.
As you would expect, the right angle performed awesome. We used a 5/8″ bit and tried to press hard. Normally you would let the tool do the work, but what the heck, why not force it. Again, no issues.
The offset head is the same way. Perfect for those areas where you need to get into a tight space and the impact or drill won’t work. The head is easy to control and powerful enough to sink fasteners and drill holes.
This was my biggest question since I have never seen an SDS on a tool like this. Yes, if you are drilling into concrete all day long, go with a rotary tool. But for those installers who need to run a couple of pipes or something through concrete, why invest or carry around the bigger tool? As you can see we drilled into block and it runs like a champ. So in the end, we were impressed with the SDS head.
Overall, very impressed by the power and ease of use. Not one head seemed weak or unimpressed. All the heads and the tools ran like a champ.
While I love the power and the build quality, I am a little disappointed the tool only comes with one battery. So if I am a new user to Bosch, I am pretty much stuck with going out and buying another battery. Sure the tool runs for a while on a single charge but I don’t want to sit around and wait for the battery to charge. It’s much easier and more efficient to swap batteries out.
Other than the issue with the battery, I love the performance of this tool.
Bosch 18V Flexiclick Value
You can pick this kit up for $300 on Amazon. I had to look at it twice because I think that is a steal. Considering you get a great top of the line battery and a high-quality tool, plus all the heads, it’s a great value.
Just add up what each one of these tools would cost and you already know you will be spending more than $300.
Bosch 18V Flexiclick Final Thoughts
As you would expect, I am a huge fan of this tool. I love the 12V Flexiclick so what is not to like about the 18V. The fact that I have an SDS means I can save money and time with just owning one power head and just use whatever accessory I need for the job. Being priced at $300 is a steal since I would be paying a lot more to buy each of these tools individually.