Joined team Blue
By - Neilpuck
Ahhh yes! Finally! Someone else on team blue. Tired of seeing red posts.
The flexiclick was rated higher than the Milwaukee version. It's not quite as light as I thought it would be but still much easier to handle than my 20 volt Porter-Cable.
I've owned the drill/driver pair for years, and they're pretty great.
Some guys don't like the cells-in-handle design, but I think it fits my hand well.
I really like the aesthetic ... and it has nothing to do with the drill looking like a toy gun \*pew pew\*
If team blue had the variety of tools red does id own all blue...
Yeah I have to agree here. I despise having to carry multiple battery sets. Some of the Bosch 12v range looks really good but I'm already balls deep into the 18v gear.
I own ALOT of Bosch tools. And I agree with you, they really need to step their game up. However, I’ll take professional quality over a bunch of same battery platform eye candy. I own a construction company and Bosch has definitely earned its keep with us.
Nail guns and cordless routers would be their most glaring omission. C'mon Bosch
Power ratchets, big torque impacts and rotary tools for me.
Couldn't even wait to take a picture before I used them. The impact driver will take a little getting used to but the compact form factor is better than my previous. Looking forward to seeing how much power it packs as well.
Beat the piss out of the impact for almost 8 years using it all day everyday constantly turning it around to use as a rubber mallet. Died because I left it on a brick pier at home on the weekend during a storm... it was a tough little bastard!
I only used it once last night, but I would prefer that it was variable speed. For me it would be easier to get the screw started that way and then let the impact kick in.
Damn, its almost like Bosch isn't as good as Milwaukee or Marita. tEaM (insert color here)
I'm mostly red, but have some blue, green and yellow, also some different red. I'm not loyal at all. Best quality tool for best price.
Making the switch, myself. The Porter Cable set I got from my wife 4 years ago is starting to crap out one tool at a time, so I'm swapping in Bosch Brushless every time one shoots craps. So far I got the 18v impact, drill, and the 12v micro reciprocating saw. I've been very happy. Looking at adding their oscillating multitool next.
They have some of the best tools on this line. Flexiclick, planer, palm router are very highly regarded.
My only other Bosch tool is a power planer that I bought 20 some years ago.
Oh what am I thinking, I have a trim router set from 25 years ago that's still going strong.
Best 12v I ever bought
My Bosch 12v brushless pocket driver and drill are some of my favorite tools. So much power from something so small and light. Came about 4 screws short of of assembling my kids swing set on a single battery charge (minus the 3/8 lags, I had to get out my bigger impact driver for that). Just added the 12v impact and jigsaw, but haven't had too much chance to use them yet.
I have to decide if I need something more powerful. I'm building a pergola coming up and we'll see how well these handle it. 1/2" auger bit through 7"? We'll test it out and see.
If you only have to do a few and go slow, I’d guess they would manage. If you’re doing a bunch - sounds like a job worth pulling out the extension cord for a good old 1/2 drill.
you should definitly get the angel attachments. also there is an excentric one which is suprisingly handy. i pretty much never use the chuck anymore
I forgot to post that it was the flexiclick version so I have all of those attachments. I even discovered that you could put several attachments together. You can put the right angle along with the offset and use it high in the corner.
nice. i'm jelous. sometimes i regret makita a little bit. but don't tell anyone :D
I just picked up the Flexiclick, haven't had a chance to use it yet. It was $199, but lowes price matches Amazon, so I got it for $144.