Over at Amazon, they have the Bosch 12V Max PS21-2A cordless screwdriver kit on sale for $69. This deal is $10 lower than the sale price from two years ago at around the same time.
I think this is a good deal. The Bosch cordless screwdriver delivers 265 in-lbs max torque, has a 2-speed gearbox (0-350/0-1300 RPM), and weighs 1.4 lbs.
Whenever we talk about cordless screwdrivers, some commentors will always say: but I don’t need this, I already have a cordless drill and a cordless impact driver.
That might be true, but cordless screwdrivers are a sort of cross between a drill and an impact driver. You get the compactness of an impact driver, with the adjustable torque clutch of a drill.
I presume you can also still drill with this Bosch PS21 model, although only with 1/4″ hex-shank drill bits. I should mention that while I’ve used cordless drills and impact drivers with hex-shank impact-rated drill bits in recent years, I still have yet to use any cordless screwdriver for drilling tasks.
This tool, and others like it, are great for light duty assembly and fastening tasks. Bosch’s adjustable torque clutch dial usually offers great precision at the low end, and repeatability throughout.
If you’re up for waiting, you might be able to find a deal on Bosch’s or another brand’s brushless model. But, if you’re not sure you need a cordless screwdriver in the first place, this is the deal to buy.
At $69 for the tool, carrying case, charger, and (2) Li-ion batteries, it’s a good deal, and at lower risk than if you were to buy a brushless kit even on sale.
I’d recommending buying a more modern and perhaps higher performance brushless model if this is a tool you plan to use often. But for less frequent use, or if you’re not up to a greater drain on your wallet, this a good buy.
Sale Price: $69