Bosch PS42 12V Max EC Brushless 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver and PS82 12V Max EC Brushless 3/8″ Impact Wrench Offer Compact Design Combined with Big Performance

EC brushless motor delivers maximum power, maximum performance with no scheduled maintenance

Mt. Prospect, Ill., August 23, 2016 – For the commercial ventilation installer working on a ceiling at a difficult angle, it matters that the 1/4″ hex impact driver or 3/8″ impact wrench in their hand is the most compact 12V tool in its class. In fact, it matters a lot. The Bosch PS42 delivers a maximum torque rating of 975 In.-Lbs. and weighs just under two pounds (w/2.0 Ah battery) while the PS82 offers a torque rating of 85 Ft./Lbs. at 2.2 pounds. (Due to higher capacities, Bosch measures impact wrenches in Ft.-Lbs.)

The Bosch PS42 impact driver and Bosch PS82 impact wrench are just the right tools for serial driving applications, with the capability to complete virtually all driving tasks found on the jobsite. The Bosch EC brushless motor and all-metal gearbox ensure no scheduled maintenance, long life and deliver outstanding power efficiency. In addition, these tools feature Bosch-exclusive Durashield™ housing, a tough, flexible exterior that withstands the toughest jobsite conditions.

The tools’ optimized impact system features a compact head length (5.4 inches for impact driver; 5.5 inches for impact wrench), which delivers efficient impact force and better operation for most wood- and metal-fastening tasks. The Bosch PS42 12V Max EC Brushless 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver has an optimized impact system to deliver outstanding impact force, fits all standard hex drive bits and accommodates 85 percent of impact driver applications. The Bosch PS82 12V Max EC Brushless 3/8″ Impact Wrench also offers an optimized impact system for efficient impact force and a square drive anvil. Both units include an LED light ring to illuminate the work area and dark locations, as well as a battery gauge indicator for easier charge monitoring.

“For trade pros looking for a compact Impact driver or impact wrench that delivers power and go-anywhere convenience, the Bosch PS42 and PS82 have the answer,” said Tim Truesdale, product manager, cordless, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “These are handy tools with the power to drive commercial-grade fasteners. The lightweight design won’t fatigue the user’s arm or wrist – which is important then the job requires working in tight spaces.”

The Bosch PS42 and PS82 are engineered with the Bosch performance control system. It provides two speed settings: one for high speed and high torque, and one for low speed and low torque. Users are able to match the correct setting to the specific application and material to prevent overtightening. In addition to impressive torque rating, these tools offer no-load rpm ratings of 0-1,200 and 0-2,600 rpm; no-load bpm ratings are 0-2,700 and 0-3,100.

Each tool’s manageability is enhanced by its lightweight and ergonomic, easy-grip handle – an ideal solution for overhead applications. The tools’ short profile allows the user to work comfortably on the most challenging all-day jobs.

To learn more about the Bosch PS42 12V Max EC Brushless 1/4″ Impact Driver and the PS82 12V Max EC Brushless 3/8″ Impact Wrench or to find a local dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out for additional tips and videos.

Bosch PS42 Impact Driver and Bosch PS82 Impact Wrench Fact Box

Product Length Weight Kit Includes Rating Load Price
Bosch PS42 12V Max EC Brushless 1/4″ Impact Driver 5.4 in.


1.9 lbs. w/battery Two 12V Max 2.0 Ah  batteries, 12V Max charger, two screwdriver bits, belt clip, carrying case 12V


no-load rpm 0-1,200/0-2,600; no-load bpm 0-2,700/0-3,100


Bare tool

US: $119

Canada: $169

Bosch PS82 12V Max EC Brushless 3/8″ Impact Wrench 5.5 in.


2.2 lbs. w/battery Two 12V Max 2.0 Ah  batteries, 12V Max charger, belt clip, carrying case 12V


no-load rpm 0-1,200/0-2,600; no-load bpm 0-2,700/0-3,100


Bare tool

US: $149

Canada: $199

About Bosch
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit, and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of $65 billion (49 billion euros) in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been fully acquired.

Bosch in North America
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit, and

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit