Cordless screwdrivers should be in every household; in recent years they have become significantly smaller and more powerful than many of us remember. Bosch is sending several models into the race. We tested the Bosch Professional GSR 12V-15 cordless screwdriver in the Amazon Edition.
Small and compact but strong!
The Bosch GSR 12V-15 offers a lot of power in a compact design, while at the same time the cordless screwdriver impresses with its low weight. At just 950g it is almost a flyweight. The battery weighs around 175g.
It has a maximum torque of 30 Newton meters and two gears, in the first it rotates at 0 – 400 revolutions per minute, in the second gear it reaches a maximum of 1300 RPM. With this performance you shouldn’t really hit any limits in a normal household.
The GSR 12V-15 does not offer a hammer drill function; the GSB 12V-15 is responsible for this, which offers the same data, only with the addition of the hammer drill.
Bosch 12V battery system
The battery of the Bosch GSR 12V-15 cordless screwdriver is two amp hours and can be changed with one hand. The screwdriver is compatible with all batteries in the 12V battery system from Bosch. You can find all products of the 12V system here. You can also optionally purchase a 3 Ah or a 6 Ah battery, although we recommend a second battery.
Depending on the set you choose, this can be recharged with a quick charger.
Unfortunately, you cannot read the charge level of a battery on the battery itself, but only on/in the cordless screwdriver using three LEDs.
Functions / features of the Bosch GSR 12V-15
The Bosch GSR 12V-15 offers everything you would expect from a cordless screwdriver, it offers right/left rotation for tightening and loosening screws, 20 + 1 torque levels that allow you to tighten screws precisely and a handle for control the speed. In order not to lose focus even in deep cabinet corners, the cordless screwdriver has a small LED on the shaft.
You can replace the battery with a quick movement.
scope of delivery
The scope of delivery of your Bosch GSR 12V-15 depends primarily on which equipment package you choose. Some sales also combine the screwdriver into their own sets.
For particularly good value for money, we recommend the “Amazon Edition”. In addition to the cordless screwdriver itself, you can get a lot more accessories here. In addition to a practical bag, you get two batteries, the new quick charger and three boxes with 8 wood drills, 8 stone drills and in the third 24 bits, i.e. screw attachments.
This equipment should be completely sufficient for most users and leave nothing to be desired.
Conclusion on the Bosch GSR 12V-15
With the Bosch GSR 12V-15 you get a cordless screwdriver that combines a light and compact design with amazing performance. It is a reliable partner for both beginners and professionals. It offers all the functions you would expect from a cordless screwdriver. It is suitable for screwing and drilling in metal, wood and stone.
If you are looking for a real cordless drill, the GSB 12V-15 might be the right one for you; it also offers a hammer drill function.
Before your next big IKEA purchase, a Bosch GSR 12V-15 is a must!