|Item Weight||4.9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12.7 x 9.7 x 4.2 inches|
|Item model number||PS40-2A|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Battery Cell Type||Lithium Ion|
|Warranty Description||30 day money back guarentee, 1 year warranty|
Bosch PS40-2A 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Impact Driver
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- 60% more torque than 18V drill/driver - 800 in.-lbs of max torque
- High Performance Motor and All Metal Gears Deliver 1,800 RPM and 3,000 BPM for fast fastening
- LED Light Ring — 3 LEDs illuminate work area for use in dark areas
- Spring-Loaded Impact Mechanism — Reduces user fatigue
- 1/4" hex drive with quick release of the tool for optimum lighting
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The PS40-2A gets its power from Litheon batteries, the most advanced lithium-ion batteries available today. These batteries allow more battery charges and provide longer runtime with no memory effect--meaning the batteries don't need to be empty before charging. The batteries can also be taken out of the charger before charging is complete.
Other benefits include: significantly less self discharge; electronic cell protection that guards against overheating, overload, and deep discharge; and no loss of power from the first to last screw or hole. Best of all, these batteries will fully charge in 30 minutes and will be at 85% capacity in just 15 minutes.
Compact, Lightweight Design for Efficient, Fatigue-Free Work
The PS40-2A features an innovative driver designed with a compact and light housing and superior performance. Measuring only 6.5 inches in length and weighing just 2.2 pounds, it performs up to 80% of all impact-driver applications. And because it easily drives screws without the need for pushing, the tool will help prevent you from becoming overly tired on the job.
Built for a Wide Range of Heavy-Duty, Professional Applications
Ideal for driving and tightening metal bolts, screwing wood up to three inches thick, drilling wood up to 3/8 inch thick, and drilling sheet metal with a maximum thickness of 5/16 inch, the PS40-2A offers impressive range. You can drive fasteners into wood and concrete and enjoy the anti-shock protection provided by the Heat Shield. With this handy tool you can also drive fasteners into sheet metal, tighten nuts and bolts, complete a range of automotive repair jobs, install a garage door, build a deck, tackle plumbing issues, complete interior and exterior steel framing jobs, and much more.
Hammer-and-Anvil System for 800 In./Lbs. of Torque
The PS40-2A comes equipped with a Bosch-designed hammer-and-anvil system, which produces double the torque of a gear-driven system. The PS40-2A provides a truly impressive 800 in./lbs. torque--up to 300% more than other drills/drivers--giving you the necessary power to drive or remove lag screws. At the same time, the innovative design of this mechanism ensures that torque is not transferred to your hand, resulting in improved control and a lower risk of wrist injury, even during your toughest jobs.
Up to 3,000 BPM for Quick Fastening
The PS40-2A also delivers 1,800 RPM/3,000 BPM, so you can power through drilling and fastening jobs both big and small. And you can enjoy all this power without having to carry around a big, bulky tool. Thanks to its two-layer planetary gear, the tool's diameter shrinks to a truly compact size.
Sealed Internal Components Prevent Oil Leakage
To help keep operation smooth and trouble-free, the gearbox's internal components are sealed by aluminum housing and plastic rear housing to prevent oil leakage. This design also maintains optimum lubrication for longer life. For peace of mind, a rubber shock absorber behind the impact mechanism helps minimize vibrations and increases the stability of the gearbox if it's dropped, even from 6.5-feet.
Smart Features for Easy Operation
A unique LED Light Ring with three lights provides ample illumination in tight or enclosed spaces. The LED also offers a pre-light to brighten your workspace when you pull the trigger. Additionally, anti-slip rubber bumpers on the tool body prevent slipping and damage.
Finally, a forward/reverse switch is conveniently placed for both right- and left-handed users and is accessible by even petite hands.
The PS40-2A comes with the ProVantage three-year protection plan, which guarantees two years of battery protection and one year of tool protection. Under this plan, you can receive two years of free battery replacements, tool replacement for one year, and a free tool repair package for the second and third years.
What's in the Box
Drill/Driver; carrying case; two 1.5-inch power drive bits; one 30-minute charger; and two Litheon 12-Volt Max Batteries.
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Top Customer Reviews
Now enter the ps40-2a. With this thing I can drive 3" drywall screws all day long, and I can hold the tool with two fingertips when I do it. I'm not kidding. 2 fingertips and no pressure is all that's required to hold this tool in place while it pounds your screws through the wood effortlessly.
It surprised me at first that this thing is slower than a drill. It is also quite loud when the hammer action engages (I use ear protection with it). But neither of those things is enough to dampen my 5 star rating. If you ever have to drive long screws into wood and know what I'm talking about with hurt wrists from pushing on your regular drill, then order this thing today. You'll be so glad you did.
I'm just a DIYer but some recent big projects needed lots of screwing into 2x4s. Floor fixes & bathtub support replacement! Bang! Bang! Bang! When that impacter hits - it's noisy! And the screws go in FAST! Interestingly they come OUT even faster, shockingly fast, like a 2 1/2 inch screw comes out in a second. Cool!
THIS is the tool they warn you about with the "torque settings" (which I never had a problem with set on MAX) adjustments on other tools. A light touch does most jobs fine. It will drive screws THROUGH whatever, and thin soft wood cracks & splinters like candy! Oopsy!
Pro's may want to go with the Makita BTD142HW 18V for a job site, but this is 2/3 the strength (more that enough), 2/3 the weight, and can be found for 2/3 the price(or less). Nicely rounded out specs.
Another annoyance is the trigger, which binds up a bit if your finger is not square to it and if you don't put pressure on it perfectly straight back. If your finger is just on the lower edge the trigger will twist a bit and bind up, not wanting to push in. This is particularly annoying when driving screws above your head or any odd angle where you're not easily able to hold the driver with your hand/arm straight back. Also, the trigger/driver is not as sensitive as some other drivers I've used, especially panasonic's. The trigger lightly depressed will turn on the LED lighting, but there's no super slow speed which makes rotating your screwdriver bit to line up with a screw (especially slotted screws) a real pain.
Not to say this is a bad product, as overall it's a nice little set. The size is nice and the battery life is pretty good and fast charging, plus the soft carrying case is small and handy. It's also about half the cost as other drivers I've used. I just wish there had been a review where someone had compared this driver to a more serious product.
I've used this to run a variety of screws, 1 inch to 3 inch, into studs and 2X4s and PTL. It has driven them all without a hitch. That said, I almost always drill a pilot hole and this driver works noticeably slower than my big Craftsman impact driver. Using the Bosch I can drive a 3 inch screw in about 4 or 5 seconds. The Craftsman can do it in 2. That might not sound like a big deal, but if you're really trying to hustle, you do begin to notice that things take longer with the Bosch. The screws go in, but it takes longer. I imagine if I was building decks for a living, this might be a deal breaker.
I do love the LED light. You might not think it's that big a deal, but it really does help you see what you're doing. It's a great feature.
One big plus of this tool is its remarkably small size. You really can stick it in your pocket when climbing a ladder, and it doesn't cause your tool belt to sag down. It's not super light, but much lighter than a full size driver.
The second big plus of this tool is the Li-on battery. It charges very quickly, about 15-20 minutes, doesn't lag as the charge wears down, and when fully charged will stay charged for quite some time. This is nice in that when you find yourself suddenly needing to run a couple screws, the driver is usually ready to go or can be ready to go in just a bit. I've charged up the batteries, have come back a month later, plugged them into the charger, and they're ready in under 5 minutes, totally charged. That's cool.
I would strongly suggest getting the accompanying drill that goes with this unit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great item at a great price 1st one lasted 9 years of heavy usePublished 6 months ago by opinions are like A_ _ holes
I bought this impactor in 2010 I used it 8 times and found that it would not drive 3" screws all the way any more I sent it to Bosch for service they had told me that the lack of... Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by Ernest Downs
If you're a homeowner, don't spend extended time in the cold and don't use power tools in REALLY tight places, save your money and buy this one. Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by Moonrunner
Bought this in the midst of a large home project to replace a cordless drill that simply wasn't up to the task. Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by Nathen
This is the most useful tool I have ever owned! For driving screws and small nuts/bolts it is unrivaled. Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Chris Wallsgrove
I bought this impact driver after I had purchased the companion Bosch drill. They are both great tools. Lightweight, long battery life, comfortable to hold, plenty of power. Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by Gofer
We were already using this tool in our Electrical and Air Conditioning business in Tyler TX. This item was purchased to rig out a new truck. Read morePublished on February 6, 2012 by Russell K.