Bosch PS41-2A Review

Bosch PS41-2A Cordless Drill

Bosch PS41-2A Cordless DrillBosch
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Bosch PS41-2A Strengths & Weaknesses:

Design Balance Acceptable - While this driver has one or more design features that received a C rating, it can still be a good choice if that area is not critical to your particular needs.
Power Below Average Power - Delivers up to 930 in-lbs of torque, about 5% less than the class average. Power can sometimes be traded for weight or cost.
SpeedFast - Runs at speeds up to 2600 RPM, about 5% faster than the average driver in its class. The Bosch PS41-2A ranks in the top 34% of all impact drivers for speed.
WeightLight-Weight - Weighs only 2.1 lbs, about 27% lighter than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 8% of its class for being light-weight.
Battery Below Average Run-Time - Battery endurance is adequate for many work applications, but is 26% less than the class average. Uses Li-ion batteries with a charge rating of 1.3 Ah.
ImpactHigh Impact Rate - Delivers up to 3100 IPM of blows, about 5% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 17% of its class for impact rate.
User ReviewsHighly Satisfied Users - Rated 4.9 of 5 stars by 9 users. Most owners are very satisfied with the performance and value of this impact driver and would recommend it to others.
Power RatioHigh Power-to-Weight - Ranks in the top 1% of its class for power-to-weight ratio, about 26% higher than average. Higher power-to-weight indicates an efficient design.
Gearbox Nylon Gears - Transmission includes at least some nylon gears that may need replacing after years of extended use. A nylon gearbox helps reduce driver weight.
Motor Brushes No External Access - The motor brushes can only be accessed internally by taking the driver apart. While not a common problem, external access makes the replacement job much easier.
Warranty Standard Warranty - Comes with a limited 1-year warranty. While this length is common, many driver manufacturers are now offering, 3, 5, and even 10-year warranties.
ChargerQuick Charge - The Bosch PS41-2A includes a battery charger that will recharge a battery in only 30 minutes. Long charge times are a common complaint with some drivers.
Belt Hook No Belt Hook - Does not include this convenient feature that frees-up both your hands to perform other tasks in-between driving.
Work LightWork Light - Contains an integrated LED work light that illuminates your work area and allows you to clearly see your driving position and progress.
Fuel Gauge No Fuel Gauge - Does not come equipped with a handy battery charge indicator that allows you to glance at your driver and check the battery life while you're working.

Bosch PS41-2A Cordless Drill

Bosch PS41-2A User Reviews Highlights

  • I drove 3 inch wood screws into a piece of 2x6 treated lumber - pretty typical duty for one of these. Both the Bosch and Milwaukee Impactors drove the screws with no trouble - the Bosch put the screw in about 3x as fast.

  • It has superior power for its size. My crew and myself used it to drive deck screws, floor screws, dry wall screws at tight spots, all day long. Very handy all around driver.

  • 3 LEDs for lighting in front of the tool. Brighter than the Milwaukee, although the Bosch does have a bit of a weird light pattern. This could be improved.

  • Fairly powerful despite its size. I have driven countless 4 inch deck screws, beefy lag bolts, and many more delicate tasks. No problem.

  • The only two cons I could think of is that it does not have a belt clip and I am not a fan of the soft case, however these are minor details.

  • I love this drill!!! Let's just say if I lost it I would buy a new one, the size, the wieght, the torque, WOW!!!

  • On my first outing with it I put 3" lag screws into fence posts and 2" screws through cedar boards with no problem at all.

Bosch PS41-2A Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:2.1 lbs
Length:5.4 in
Max Torque:930 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-3100 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-2600 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:12V Max volts
Speed Capability:1-speed
Variable Speed:Yes
All-Metal Gearbox:No
Auto-Shift Transmission:No
Clutch Settings:N/A
External Motor Brush Access:No
Size:1/4 in
Spindle Lock:Yes
Battery & Charger 
Batteries Included:2 x 12V Max
Cell Type:Li-ion
Charge Rating:1.3 Ah
Charging Time:30 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:No
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:No
Warranty:1 Year Limited

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