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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.

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5 Responses to Bosch PS50 Multi-X

  1. Kris says:

    I have the right angle drill and the impact driver – it would be nice if Bosch would take a clue from some of their competitors and sell this without the battery and charger…make it more cost-effective.

  2. Bill says:

    O.k. I have to ask this again. I remember seeing somewhere, possibly here, that there is no difference between the 10.8v and 12v Bosche batteries, they just changed the way they measured the voltage or rating of the battery. What, if any, difference is there between the 10.8v and 12v versions of their compact tools, I want to know before I purchase anymore.

  3. bc says:

    @ Kris… I have seen some vendors online sell the tool alone.

    I am not buying the tool since the cost of accessories is simply absurd.

  4. CJD says:

    @ Bill
    There is no difference between the 10.8v and the 12v. Bosch calls them 12v because of the competition (Milwaukee, Ridgid) are calling them 12v when they are all 10.8ish. They all use 3.6-3.7 volt batteries.
    If you really need one, get the Dremel Multi Max. It’s has a cord and it cost $100 with accessories. The runtime on the bosch is 8 minutes with a full battery.

  5. fred says:

    I’ll wait to try the Bosch until our Fein’s wear our or (more likely) vanish from a job site.

    If you think the Bosch accessories are pricey – you haven’t stocked a dozen or so Fein kits.

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