Bosch Impact Driver Kit

Last updated date: April 15, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.1

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We looked at the top 1 Impact Drivers and dug through the reviews from 6 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Popular Mechanics, Heathy Handyman, Wood Working Toolkit, Consumer Reports, Drills And Drivers and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Impact Driver you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 55 expert reviews, the Bosch Bosch Impact Driver Kit placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.3
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
597 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Two small power tools for the price of one
- BestReviews
We like the Bosch's stubby size—it's nearly an inch shorter than the Milwaukee.
- Popular Mechanics
It’s extremely compact, so you’ll be able to use it in tight spaces with ease, and it also weighs just over two pounds.
- Heathy Handyman
Other things that make this a fantastic impact driver include the ergonomic handle and battery level gauge.
- Wood Working Toolkit
A couple of additional “extras” that are included are a power gauge which is easy to read so you can keep an eye on your battery, a soft ergonomic handle for comfort, side bumpers to protect the surrounding work area, and a manufacturer’s one-year limited warranty.
- Drills And Drivers
What experts didn't like
Not professional grade for larger objects
- BestReviews
Could use a two-speed selector switch and a push-to-lock chuck that operates with one hand, like its red competitor.
- Popular Mechanics
Underwhelming charger
- Heathy Handyman
But it has a significantly shorter warranty of just 1 year.
- Wood Working Toolkit

From The Manufacturer

The Bosch PS41 12 V Max Impact Driver is the most compact driver in its class, with a 5.4 In. head length. Yet it delivers a max torque of 930 In.-Lbs., thanks to Bosch's hammer-and-anvil system. It weighs just over 2 Lbs., but it can produce a no-load BPM of 0-3,100 and a max 2.600 RPM. The driver was designed with a spring-loaded impact mechanism that reduces user fatigue. This makes this driver excellent for overhead installations and tasks where room is very tight. It also has an impressive runtime provided by the Lightweight 12 V Max Power System. This driver includes a three-light LED Light Ring, a battery gauge indicator and a 1/4 In. hex drive with quick release.

Overall Product Rankings

1. DeWalt Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Ryobi Cordless Impact Driver
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Porter Cable Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
4. DeWalt Impact Driver Combo Kit
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
5. Bosch Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Hitachi Cordless Lithium Ion Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Makita Cordless Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Milwaukee Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Bosch Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 6

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