Bosch PS31-2A 12 volt Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Bosch PS31-2A is 4 StarsBosch PS31-2A

Review Summary: A very good lithium ion cordless drill from Bosch. Ultra light and compact.


Detailed Review of the Bosch PS31-2A 12 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Above Average

The Bosch PS31-2A has a power rating of 265 in/lbs. The average power rating of 12 volt cordless drills is 230 in/lbs. The power of a cordless drill is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started. Power in DeWalt cordless drills is measured in unit watts out(uwo) which measures torque at different drill speeds.

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Speed: Below Average

The Bosch PS31-2A has a top speed of 1300 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 12 volt cordless drills is around 1400 rpm. If you are interested in a cordless drill with more speed for drilling clean holes, check out the Milwaukee 2410-22. It has a top speed of 1500 rpm. You can learn more by reading my complete review of the Milwaukee 2410-22 12 volt Cordless Drill.

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Battery Run Time: Average

The battery run time is 1.3 amp hours. The average for 12 volt cordless drills is 1.3 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. A 3Ah will last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.

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Battery type and quantity: Average

The Bosch PS31-2A comes with 2 Lithium Ion batteries. Most newer cordless drills have 2 Lithium batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries.

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Charger: Very Good

The Bosch PS31-2A comes with a 30 Minute charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.

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Price Range: $100-200

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Bosch PS31-2A cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Very Light

The Bosch PS31-2A weighs 2.1 lbs. The average 12V cordless drill weighs about 2.4 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.

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Bosch PS31-2A Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Fuel Gauge
  2. Ultra Compactness- 7" head length
  3. Light Weight -only 2.1 lbs
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Bosch PS31-2A Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Some run out at the chuck
  2. LED light is partially blocked by chuck

Some other features of the Bosch PS31-2A include:

  • 30 minute battery charger
  • Tool Case
  • LED work light

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 12/3/11.

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