Bosch is set to roll out the new generation of their Brute Tough line this year. Bosch says the new generation is faster and more powerful than its predecessors. Also, the new Brute Toughs will feature a couple of kickers, like a newly designed 1/2″ metal chuck on the drills — it’s designed to give you a better grip and to be easier to lock down.
We’re interested to see how the revamped line fares against its competitors in the same class, but we’re more interested in how the new and improved metal chuck works. We’re hoping it feels like our shop-favorite V28 chuck in strength and grip. If that’s the case, then the new Brute line will be a tough contender in its class, considering the already stout list of features.
The line will feature four drill/drivers — two of which are hammer drills — and will be available in both 18V and 14.4V Ni-Cad setups. The drill/drivers will run around $200 to $250 retail, and the hammer drills will go for around $230 to $275.
We’ll keep an eye out for when the new line hits shelves, and we’ll let you know when we’ve gotten our hands on ’em for some testing.
Bosch [Corporate Site]