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Bosch PS42BN 12V Max Cordless Lithium-Ion EC Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Bare Tool)

  • Bosch PS42BN 12V Max Cordless Lithium-Ion EC Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Bare Tool)
  • Note: Battery & Charger sold separately
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The Bosch PS42BN 12V Max EC Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver has a 5.5 in. head-length and weighs just 1.6 lbs., but has a powerhouse, with an optimized impact system. It also has the Bosch performance control system, which supplies two speed settings, one for high speed and high torque and one for low speed and low torque. This delivers no-load RPM ratings of up to 2,600 RPM and 3,100 IPM. The drivers produces 975 in-lbs. of max torque, great for repetitive driving tasks and about 85 percent of the fastening tasks around the professional jobsite. The tool's EC Brushless motor and improved all-metal gearbox allows for unmatched efficiency, great runtime and longer life.
Features:
  • Compact and light just a 5.5 in. head-length and only 1.6 lbs.
  • Pro driving performance delivers a max torque of 975 in-lbs.
  • Fast driving no-load ratings of 0 - 1,200 RPM and 0 - 2,600 RPM
  • Optimized impact system no-load ratings of 0 - 2,700 IPM and 0 - 3,100 IPM
  • Three LED lights offers improved illumination in dark work spaces
Includes:
  • 12V Max Cordless Lithium-Ion EC Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver - PS42
  • Exact-Fit Insert Tray
  • Belt Clip
  • (2) Screwdriver Bits
  • Bare Tool: Battery and Charger Sold Separately

Specifications

Cordless: Yes
Length: 5.5 in.
Width: 2.2 in.
Height: 7.04 in.
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Batteries Included: Bare Tool
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Drive Size: 1/4 in.
Drive Type: Hex
Maximum Torque: 975 in-lbs.
No-Load Speeds (IPM): 0 - 3,100
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 0 - 2,600
Power Settings: 2
Voltage: 12V

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Reviews

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Compact, powerful
This is a surprisingly grunty little driver, it doesn't feel like it just dry running it in your hand but as soon as the bit hits the screw it's on, just as capable as my old 18v impact. I do HVAC service and it's so compact it fits right in my tool bag so I always have it on hand and end up using it in situations I would normally use a screwdriver due to the incredible amount of control offered by the low speed setting, I can tighten any equipment fastener without fear of overdriving. This is my first brushless tool and I've been very pleased with the battery life, even on one of my old 1.3AH packs it's gone down one bar in a month of use.
December 24, 2017
Originally posted at
Much improved
Owned about a month use it everday I do appliance installation perfect size great power to hang OTR microwave brackets. You can use with or without light and the light stays on for several seconds after you let off trigger. The low speed it ok i dont use it much i just keep on high speed. Hoping the new brushless motor lasts longer than previous version. All in all well worth the money built solid like you expect from Bosch!!
August 18, 2017
Originally posted at
The right size
This driver has plenty of power and speed to do most tasks, even surprisingly large tasks. The small size and light weight are what I find to be the biggest advantages. Big advantages equal with that are the optional belt hook and the three lights around the chuck. The handle is very comfortable considering that it contains the stick type 12v battery pack but I'd still prefer the slightly thick handle to having a larger overall tool with slide pack design. This has been a great tool to work with for aerial, overhead, tight space and awkward positions. I use and own tools, batteries and chargers for several 18v and 12v platforms and would easily purchase this again over other 12v impact drivers.
July 20, 2017
Originally posted at
The right size
This driver has plenty of power and speed to do most tasks, even surprisingly large tasks. The small size and light weight are what I find to be the biggest advantages. Big advantages equal with that are the optional belt hook and the three lights around the chuck. The handle is very comfortable considering that it contains the stick type 12v battery pack but I'd still prefer the slightly thick handle to having a larger overall tool with slide pack design. This has been a great tool to work with for aerial, overhead, tight space and awkward positions. I use and own tools, batteries and chargers for several 18v and 12v platforms and would easily purchase this again over other 12v impact drivers.
July 20, 2017
Originally posted at
Small size, great power
I received this from Bosch a few months ago and have been using it around the house for lots of projects. At first I thought it would be pointless to have a 12V impact when I already have 18V impacts. But I love having the smaller tool because it is so much easier and convenient to use. I keep my bigger drills in the shop, but for everyday use, I find the ps42 to be completely capable of handling anything I need (including hanging 3/4" plywood squares to the wall to make a feature wall in our office but it's so much lighter than the 18Vs. I have come to love this drill so much, although I wish the handle was a little more contoured to maximize the ergonomics. But otherwise, it's a great tool to have around the house!
December 28, 2016
Originally posted at
Mighty-Mite
I must say, although it is extremely close in size and form to the PS22, they are most definitely different animals. For the heck of it I used each of them to drive 3" deck screws into a block of firewood (maple) and they performed very differently from each other.

I cranked the clutch on the PS22 all the way to max (20) and put it on speed 1. It chugged along quite well, fairly quickly, and wrenched my hand sideways a bit just before the clutch kicked in, about 1/8" from flush. No surprise, it also stopped short of flush in speed 2. Setting it to drill mode cured that in both speeds, but there was some serious torque transferred to the hand.

When I repeated this with the PS42, it was really quite cool how the impacting action produced virtually zero felt torque, in both speed 1 and speed 2. Another interesting discovery was how slow speed 1 is on the PS42! I'm guessing it is maybe 1/5 or less the speed of the PS22 on speed 1. I'm guessing this is to allow more precise driving of the screw, as there is no clutch. It was so slow, in fact, that I would never use speed 1 for such a task.

A real powerhouse in such a small package!
November 18, 2016
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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation ("Seller") warrants to the original purchaser only, that all BOSCH portable and benchtop power tools will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. SELLER'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or misrepaired by persons other than Seller or Authorized Service Station. To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, you must return the complete portable or benchtop power tool product, transportation prepaid, to any BOSCH Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Station. For Authorized BOSCH Power Tool Service Stations, please refer to your phone directory.

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