Apparently Bosch and Metabo are vying for the “smallest cordless drill/driver” as Metabo released their new PowerMaxx Kit within days of Bosch’s PS20 which makes the same claim.
The 4.8v PowerMax weighs only 1.5 lbs. while still driving a (claimed) 95 10×1 in. screws on a single charge. Metabo says the battery recharges in under 2 hours. It also feature a two-speed gearbox, which gives it a no-load speed of 0-200 RPM in screw mode and 0-600 RPM in drill mode, and a 360 degree rotating offset screw driving attachment to make driving screws in tight spaces easier. Maximum torque is listed as 80 in/lbs.
So, how do they stack up?
|Metabo PowerMaxx||Bosch PS20|
|Battery Life||95 10×1″ screws||100 3″ screws|
|Torque||80 in/lbs.||80+ in/lbs.|
|Weight||1.5 lbs.||2 lbs.|
Looks like the small cordless drill/driver market’s heating up.