Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sacherjj Often the perfect size.
I purchased this product for various light drilling operations when my large 18V drills we not really needed. I used it and liked it. But I fell in love with it when working on a project with far too many holes.
I was asked to make a Plinko style game with Checker pieces. I started drilling a hole template. Then proceeded to drill over 260 holes. There is no way I would have been able to finish as quickly and without a sore wrist using my full sized drills. It is power in a tiny package.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Max07030 Good power and light weight.
I do field service and carry my tools in a back pack. The compact size and light weight make this drill ideal for me.
It has lots of torque and good battery life for the home theater projects that I work on.
February 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by westcoastillinois Died one month after warranty expired
Through research online I found that the trigger switch is bad. It is a $50 part . Until this point it was a great drill and the batteries are still golden. Im going to miss this drill.
January 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ADIPRO Bosch
The best drill set I ever had
April 30, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Toolchief Great drill for the price for smaller jobs
I own an another Black and White colored 18v set from another manufacturer but really wanted tool smaller in size where the full power of the 18v is not required. I first picked up the Bosch combo set with the PS21-2A driver and the PS41-2A impact and was very pleased with the amount of power for the small size. I also like the supreme power of the PS41 impact and I love the small weight + size + clutch of the PS21-2A. I use the driver with the clutch extensively for assembling/disassembling electronics (computers, etc) and it works awesome for this.
I wanted to round out my 12v Bosch collection with a drill which features a chuck instead of the quick change hex collar. This item fits the bill and has a clutch to boot. Drilling smaller jobs with this drill is quite good and it is more than up to the task. There comes a limit however where you really need to step up to the 18v drills. Just this weekend, I installed a deadbolt into a door using a 2 1/8" hole saw. The Bosch was working ok but really struggling. I had to use my 18v set to finish the job which had more power.
Therefore, this is a good light/medium duty drill for making holes in both metal, wood, plastic and is very convenient for its size. Just don't expect it to perform as well as the 18v variants in heavy use.
If I could give two suggested improvements to this product it would be the following:
1) Make the light stay on for a few seconds after you pull the trigger. I have other brands which do this and its really a nice feature. As it is, the light turns off immediately upon release of the trigger. Not a deal breaker but could be better.
2) The lag upon startup is a little strange. When you aren't using the drill for an extended period of time it goes to "sleep" so the first time you pull the trigger it has a bit of a lag. This is not a big deal, but it would be nice if Bosch could eliminate the lag altogether.
January 14, 2014