Bosch PS31-2A Drill Review 2017

Bosch PS31-2A 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion DrillThere is a lot to like about the Bosch PS31-2A drill and buyers rate this product very highly. On average buyers rate this one at 4.7 out of 5 stars, which is a very high and a very consistent rating. It is without any doubt one of the very best cordless drills on the market right now.

Bosch have designed this particular drill to be the perfect one for drilling overhead, or for drilling in areas, where you are really pushed for space. This makes it an ideal tool for electricians, plumbers or for contractors who have to work on trunking areas.

The battery life is great, the LED light that it provides is excellent and the power is second to none. When you combine all of these, you can see why this choice is so very popular with buyers.

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Key Features and Specifications

  • Coming with a length of 7 inches and weighing 2 lbs, the Bosch PS31-2A drill /driver is one of the lightest tools in its category.
  • It features a 3/8-inch chuck that is attached to a 20+ 1 clutch position setting.
  • Powered by a lithium-ion battery that provides 12 volts maximum and 1.3 Ah (1300 mAh) , the drill gives out a maximum torque of 265 inch-per-pound, and a top RPM of 1300.
  • The variable speed selector offers the option of setting the power range to 0-350 max or 0-1300 max.
  • The speed change can be done while the compact drill is still running, and the rotation can be changed from forward to reverse and vice versa.
  • A LED light, a fuel gauge and soft-grip wrapping is also standard in this drill. Electronic
  • Cell Protection is also a notable feature in the drill/driver.

The Main Benefits

Bosch-PS31-2A-12-Overhead DrillThe light weight and compact design of the Bosch PS31-2A improves handling and convenience when working around corners or constrained spaces. And for a better experience, it comes with smooth edges and soft-drip that is comfortable to the hand, and LED light that shines in the dark areas.

Many LED lights are badly positioned, but Bosch have got this one really good.

The 20-plus-1 clutch position minimises the likelihood of stripping screw heads or damaging the tools itself. The versatile nature of the drill/driver is seen in the forward and reverse action that simplifies both driving as well as removing screws.

ECP (Electronic Cell Protection) safeguards the drill from overheating thereby extending its useful life. To endure falls and knocks the drill is housed in a strong material that compromises of ABS and nylon.

PROS

Light and Compact

The drill is quite light and can be used from any angle without tiring the hand. The compact design further improves handling and portability especially when drilling or driving in tight spots.

Comfortable and User-friendly

One thing you notice about the drill is its curved edges which are soft to the hands and fingers. Also, it is wrapped in soft-grip material that is resistant to sweat. Varying the speeds and selecting forward and reverse motion is as easy as pulling the nearby trigger.

Adequate Power and Fast

For its size, the drill delivers adequate power especially for home use. Drilling small to medium size holes, driving average-sized screws is not a problem to the handy tool. It also comes with reliable speed that hastens the work and improves productivity.

Light and Reliable Batteries

The SlimPack batteries are light and easily slide into the drill. Despite their small size, they provide effective power that will see you drilling and driving for extended periods. This is made better by the fact that the Bosch PS31-2A comes with two batteries.

CONS

Not a Commercial Tool

The drill/driver feels underpowered when working on demanding tasks such as drilling holes on a hard surface. The same is experienced when boring for a long time or driving or removing lengthy screws.

Chuck May Become Loose

The chuck which somehow interferes with the LED illumination may become loose leading to the tool falling to the ground.

Warranty Information

The 12-volt drill and driver is backed by Bosch’s ProVantage warranty that covers the tool for three years, and two years for the battery. Free tool replacement is guaranteed in the first year. In the second and third year, free too repair pledge is applicable. We believe that this is one of the best drills in the entire Bosch range.

What You Find In the Package

One (1)Bosch PS31-2A, two (2) 12-volt 1.3Ah lithium-ion batteries, one (1) 12-volt rapid charger for battery, one (1) carrying bag, one (1) flat head combo/ Phillips screw bit, and One (1) instruction manual

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun