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$162 on Amazon at check out. Two concurrent promotion applies to the Bosch 12V Brushless Flexiclick. Awesome little multi-function drill/driver especially if you're already in the Bosch 12V eco-system.

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Furniture Makers
Rentals
Tiny Hand Syndrome (SAD!)
Don't need Hammer Drill functionality

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​Proprietary battery. Most drills work with a huge line of tools, these do not. They are also specialized in it's size and not Bosch's typical size thus replacement way down the road might cost more due to rarity.
It's really powerful for the size but clearly it can only do so much. If you plan on mixing paint with it or need a lot of torque.. this isn't for you. You gotta have reasonable expectations
Neighborhood kids will point and laugh if they know daddies drill is a big DeWalt hammer drill while you have this tiny, efficient Bosch drill so be prepared to be beat up by the neighborhood kids on a regular basis. I typically go fetal position right away, makes them go away faster and after my shower of shame I typically go on World of Warcraft to vent my rage onto others using my Undead Warlock in PVP 2v2 while watching Asmongold on Twitch wearing my furry costume. Who's the tough guy now

For woodworkers.. I would get this or the $99. I've seen so many woodworkers using a freaking hammer drill to put together furniture! Sure, its super powerful but its also much more heavy and clunky that it needs to be even if you buy the latest and greatest model. These make much more sense. They're also fantastic for putting up light fixtures, etc due to how light they are.
Not if you're a typical DIYer. I bought the Bosch GSR12V-140FCB22 for $99 last year and it is brushed but works great. Most homeowners don't need to spend extra for brushless tools.
Agreed.

Brushless tools are going to eventually make brushed tools obsolete, but it will take some time. There's just too many of them on the market and replacement brushes can be had for next to nothing (even overpriced DeWalt is only $20 for a set), making it a no-brainer to replace the brushes before replacing a perfectly good tool.

If you're a professional, you probably already have brushless tools and this type of multi-head tool would generally not be found on most job sites (switching between a drill and an impact driver with a locking head is far more commonplace). I could see a drywaller loving how compact it is, though.

It's just a weird tool to re-purchase if the only upgrade is that it's brushless.

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Worth to upgrade from brushed version?
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Worth to upgrade from brushed version?
Not if you're a typical DIYer. I bought the Bosch GSR12V-140FCB22 for $99 last year and it is brushed but works great. Most homeowners don't need to spend extra for brushless tools.
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Great price. Would've been interested if I didn't just get a similar dewalt set.
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Not if you're a typical DIYer. I bought the Bosch GSR12V-140FCB22 for $99 last year and it is brushed but works great. Most homeowners don't need to spend extra for brushless tools.
does it work for concrete? would like to know if its possible, don't have to be super quick.
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Not if you're a typical DIYer. I bought the Bosch GSR12V-140FCB22 for $99 last year and it is brushed but works great. Most homeowners don't need to spend extra for brushless tools.
Agreed.

Brushless tools are going to eventually make brushed tools obsolete, but it will take some time. There's just too many of them on the market and replacement brushes can be had for next to nothing (even overpriced DeWalt is only $20 for a set), making it a no-brainer to replace the brushes before replacing a perfectly good tool.

If you're a professional, you probably already have brushless tools and this type of multi-head tool would generally not be found on most job sites (switching between a drill and an impact driver with a locking head is far more commonplace). I could see a drywaller loving how compact it is, though.

It's just a weird tool to re-purchase if the only upgrade is that it's brushless.
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does it work for concrete? would like to know if its possible, don't have to be super quick.
You can drive anchors with it and drill small holes, but you really need a hammer drill with SDS if you're going to be drilling into concrete frequently.
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I posted this a few days back and got mine yesterday. The box was beat to hell so I was suspicious about it being a return but the tool seems fine.

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Agreed.

It's just a weird tool to re-purchase if the only upgrade is that it's brushless.
It also makes a decent bit more torque which is why I waited it out. Likely not worth it if you have the 140 already though.
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Particularly OP for:
  • Furniture Makers
  • Rentals
  • Tiny Hand Syndrome (SAD!)
  • Don't need Hammer Drill functionality
Only Downsides:
  • ​Proprietary battery. Most drills work with a huge line of tools, these do not. They are also specialized in it's size and not Bosch's typical size thus replacement way down the road might cost more due to rarity.
  • It's really powerful for the size but clearly it can only do so much. If you plan on mixing paint with it or need a lot of torque.. this isn't for you. You gotta have reasonable expectations
  • Neighborhood kids will point and laugh if they know daddies drill is a big DeWalt hammer drill while you have this tiny, efficient Bosch drill so be prepared to be beat up by the neighborhood kids on a regular basis. I typically go fetal position right away, makes them go away faster and after my shower of shame I typically go on World of Warcraft to vent my rage onto others using my Undead Warlock in PVP 2v2 while watching Asmongold on Twitch wearing my furry costume. Who's the tough guy now
For woodworkers.. I would get this or the $99. I've seen so many woodworkers using a freaking hammer drill to put together furniture! Sure, its super powerful but its also much more heavy and clunky that it needs to be even if you buy the latest and greatest model. These make much more sense. They're also fantastic for putting up light fixtures, etc due to how light they are.
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I'm not a cheerleader for certain tool brands, but when it comes to Bosch, I simply do not like their cordless tools. The corded are great in comparison.

Every company has a great tool or two that is a must have. In the Bosch line, the only tools that are worthwhile are the 1617 router, and 12SD miter saw. Those two are untouchable for the value and durability (when it comes to the standard style big-box store tools).

This type of drill is probably good if you just need a drill for certain small hobbies or DIY stuff. However, moving parts that can be be switched around are notorious points of failure in power tools.

It's tough to find an unbiased tool owner that gives this combo-drill a good review while also putting it to work. For the price, there are better drill drivers out there. Heck you can buy the Dewalt combo for less, and it's a good value (if you can tolerate the Mikado Yellow color lol).
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Also. It's saying $214.99 for me. Is there a coupon code?
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Also. It's saying $214.99 for me. Is there a coupon code?
price changes at checkout
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Particularly OP for:
  • Furniture Makers
  • Rentals
  • Tiny Hand Syndrome (SAD!)
  • Don't need Hammer Drill functionality
Only Downsides:
  • ​Proprietary battery. Most drills work with a huge line of tools, these do not. They are also specialized in it's size and not Bosch's typical size thus replacement way down the road might cost more due to rarity.
You say it's not a standard battery, but it is Bosch's standard battry for the 12V tools, right. I have a Bosch drill kit from a few years ago, 12V, and it sure looks like the same system.

But you are right there are only a few tools in this line snd not carried by many stores here.
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You can drive anchors with it and drill small holes, but you really need a hammer drill with SDS if you're going to be drilling into concrete frequently.
There is a 18V version that has an attachment for a SDS chuck which is great for masonry bits.
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