We’ve been fans of the sub-compact cordless power tool class since its inception a few years ago. It started with the PS20 10.8V Li-Ion and continues today with the newest PS50 Multi-X — or, as we like to call it, the little, blue, freight-train-looking Bosch. This tool can switch from cutting to grinding to sanding with a simple accessory swap.
The 12V Li-Ion Multi-X features a no-load speed of 5,000-20,000 RPM, and it’ll accept almost any bits from Dremel, Fein, or Proxxon — a cross-platform capability that’s going to be tough to overlook.
Bosch says changing out the accessory tools is uber simple and takes less than a minute. As we understand it, they aren’t just relying on the other guys for accessories like plunge-cutting blades, flush cut wheels, and sanding pads — Bosch will be releasing an entire line around the same time as the PS50 itself, next month.
Pricing for the new PS50 looks like it’s going to run in the $120 to $180 range, depending on how many accessories come with the kit you purchase.