A couple of readers (thank you all!) pointed out that there’s a promo on the Bosch Chameleon/FlexiClick drill/driver kit (12V Max), matching its $149 sale price from earlier this year.
The Bosch Flexiclick has been quite popular over the years, featuring 4 attachment heads that can improve drilling and driving accessibility in tight space.
This kit features the brushless base handle and 2x 2.0Ah batteries, plus a compact charger.
Buy Now via Amazon
Buy Now via Lowe’s
Compare: Dewalt via Acme Tools
Update: It seems that Amazon sold out (temporarily?)(, but Lowe’s still has the promo online with free delivery.
Here’s a tough question though – is this a better buy than the new Dewalt Xtreme 12V Max multi-head drill/driver kit? The Dewalt kit recently launched at $179 (via Acme Tools), and features similar functionality as it is also bundled with 4 tool heads. The Dewalt kit comes with (1) battery.
Priced at $149, the Bosch kit is the better value. Users’ handle preferences will also come into play – Bosch’s stem-style battery slides into their drill/driver’s handle grip, making the tool a little more compact. Dewalt’s slide-style battery is connected at the bottom of their drill/driver handle, giving it a slimmer grip.
It’s a tough choice. Which direction would you go in?
Amazon also has the Bosch PS21-21 12V Max cordless screwdriver on sale for $69.
This is the brushed motor model – yes, the same one that came out more than 11 years ago. It has grown long in the tooth, but the design still holds up.
If you want a compact cordless screwdriver and don’t want to pay a premium for a brushless motor, this is still a decent kit. It’s bundled with a charger and (2) Li-ion batteries.
The PS21-2A product image has been updated, showing that it includes Bosch’s newer compact charger. The batteries appear to have lost their 2.0Ah labelling, but according to the product description, this is still what you get in the kit.