Tool Test – Bosch PS20-2 Pocket Driver

From October 2006 Popular Woodworking

Bosch Pocket Driver Offers Pint-sized Power

I don’t care how many cordless drills you own, if you like tools, you’re going to need one more. The Pocket Driver elicits the same response from everyone who sees it: “It’s cute!” And that it is, but the really nice part is that it performs as well.


Powered by a 10.8-volt lithium ion battery (two included), this drill performs like a good 12-volt model, and it weighs only 4.4 pounds, fitting comfortably in the palm of your hand. Bosch boasts the drill will drive 100 3″ screws. Honestly, I stopped at 75 1-5/8″ deck screws (comfortably sunk below surface depth in treated pine) because that’s more than enough proven power out of a drill that I wouldn’t even use for that task.

This drill is designed to be handy, whether dropped in a work belt, shop apron or any number of drawers around the house. Its size lets you work in tight or awkward spaces (think about installing drawer slides) while still providing lots of power.

I did find one thing to pick on. The LED light is a nice addition, but because of its location the clutch ring keeps the light from shining on the actual impact point for all applications. Who cares? Buy one!

– David Thiel

More information on the PS20 Pocket Driver from Bosch

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2 thoughts on “Tool Test – Bosch PS20-2 Pocket Driver

  1. Bob Lang

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  2. John Doe

    It’s a nice tool, that’s why I got one when then was in showcased in the magazine.

    Why so many rehash of all the old reviews?

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