Last week we wrote about our high expectations regarding Skil’s upcoming 10.8V line — and how we suspect that a Bosch PS20-class tool with some cost-cutting changes to bring it to the masses would be an superb idea. Well, we received the press release today with a bit more information.
Of course, the big question is, “How much torque will it make?” And sadly, that question remains unanswered. Skil says test tools are still a couple weeks away, but look below the jump for some pics and specs.
Here’s what we know so far:
- It’ll definitely have a built-in battery to reduce cost.
- That cost’ll be $80 (MSRP).
- It’s going to feature a 1/4″ quick-change chuck.
- It’ll come with a charging cradle with built-in holders for the bit set that comes with it.
- It’s going to have an electronic clutch with 10 settings — much like the one on the Bosch I-Driver, we suspect, though with a different user interface.
- It’s going to have a three-level charge indicator light.
- It’ll have forward and reverse indicator lights (like the iXO).
Pics, as promised:
As you can imagine, we can’t wait to see the real deal. We’ll let you know when we know more.