Bosch GSR12V-140FCB22 12V Max Flexiclick 5-In-1 Drill/Driver System Review
When it comes to cordless drivers and drills, the Bosch range of FlexiClick is the Swiss Army knife that does just about everything. With a host of multiple functions and various attachments, the Bosch GSR12V-140FCB22 FlexiClick Drill/Driver is a very versatile tool for any workshop.
The drill is delivered with two 12V, 2 Ah batteries, an offset attachment, a locking hex chuck, a right-angle attachment, a keyless chuck, a charger a few driver bits and a soft zip carry case. The unit offers you 265 inches per lbs of torque and weighs 1.8 lbs, which is an excellent power-to-weight ratio. Apart from its compact size, sound power output and lightweight nature, there’s plenty to love about this tool.
Before looking at the functions and attachments of the FlexiClick, you should take some time to study the body. Like most units on the market, this drill has an inbuilt LED work light that stays on 10 seconds longer after letting go of the trigger.
This means that you will not lose light while working in dark situations. Like other 12V Bosch drills, this unit features a three-level battery power indicator on the side that lets you know how much juice is left. The grip and body of this drill are built on older drill architecture rather than newer models.
5 Tools in One
The Bosch FlexiClick 5-in-1 drill system offers you a magnetic bit holder at the front for locking a bit in place. The magnetic bit holder can also be used for keeping the head length as short as you want, primarily if you’ll be working in tight spaces.
The right angle attachment helps you get into tight areas where the tool will not fit. The right angle head on this unit adjusts up to 16 different ways in increments of 22.5 degrees. All you need to do is pull it outward, rotate and then lock it back into the angle most comfortable for you. The other three attachments will also attach to the right angle head, increasing the drill’s versatility.
The keyless chuck is most useful in regular drilling tasks and has a 3/8-inch capacity for handling most of your light to medium duty drilling applications. The extra thick grooves in the chuck’s sleeve help give a good grip for tightening down on your bits. The hex chuck is for ordinary driving bits while the offset attachment – probably the unique selling point of this drill.
The offset attachment head gives you the option of driving or drilling close to adjacent surfaces – a critical ability in numerous situations. The centerline of this hex chuck is capable of getting almost 7/16 inches away from adjacent surfaces compared to the 1-1/16 inches offered by the drill.
Being 5/8 inches closer makes a significant difference in how close you can drive or drill. Like the right angle head attachment, you can rotate this offset head in 16 different ways.
Bosch GSR12V-140FCB22: Conclusion
Overall, the Bosch GSR12V-140FCB22 FlexiClick Drill/Driver is highly recommended. Whether you are on the market for a professional device to add to your collection of drivers and drills or you are the DIY homeowner who wants a multi-use drill for various tasks, this unit is a definite winner.