Clueless — a name we don’t self-apply down here in Texas — posted this comment on our Hands-On with Bosch’s 10.8V Litheon Impactor:
“I got to play around with the PS40 this weekend at a sidewalk sale. The Bosch rep told me that it was $179.95. Impressive power for its size. I think that it would be great for removing panels. I hope they are going to sell it in a “tool only” option because I already have the PS20. Now if they made a Litheon 10.8V small recip saw that uses jigsaw blades like the old B4050 and 3294EVS inline jigsaw I would buy one in an instant! I’m still looking for an inline jigsaw with no success.”
First of all, this — plus the fact that we came across a PS40 Impactor display at Lowe’s yesterday — indicates that these great tools are finally available in stores. They’re selling for $199 most everywhere else, though, including Amazon. Anyway, if you’ve been waiting to pick up one, now’s the time.
And we totally concur with this reader’s request to Bosch that they continue to expand the 10.8V Litheon line. Any number of tools could benefit from this line’s high power-to-weight ratio, and we’d love to see them. As far as an inline jigsaw goes, the only one we’ve seen is the Black & Decker Handisaw. It’s not variable speed and the battery is permanently mounted, but then again it sells for around $40.