An electric drill is a must-have in every household and certainly in every contractor’s toolkit. Whether it’s for building furniture, putting up shelves, or pictures, manual drilling just takes too long. Cordless drills allow for much more freedom of use and now without sacrificing power. What better brand name to choose than Bosch!
Today, we will look at the Bosch PS31 vs PS32. We will consider their power, ease of use, and value for money. After comparing all of the specifics, we will include a side-by-side chart for quick viewing and some pros and cons of each. Finally, we will make a decision on which is the better cordless drill.
The Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32 are very similar, so we will begin here.
Below you can recap on all the features of the Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32.
The Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32 are only 6 ½ inches in head length. This makes them ideal for smaller areas or those hard-to-reach screws.
The chuck is the small metal end where the drill bits fit. The Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32 have 3/8-inch sleeveless, keyless chucks. They automictically lock and for precise torque, you have 20 + 1 chuck settings.
The torque is the turning force of the screwdriver. 175 inches per pound is considered good for a cordless drill. The Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32 have 265 inches per pound.
Built-in Tip Holder
For added convenience, the Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32 both have a 4-piece bit holder to store different bits while you are working.
A very handy feature of the Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32 is the LED light on the front of the drills. So, for those hard-to-reach areas with very little light, you will have no problems seeing what you are doing.
Bosch uses the term fuel gauge to describe the battery level. On the side of the Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32, there is a fuel gauge, allowing to see how much battery is left and to be able to work continuously.
Air Vent Geometry
The small vents towards the end of the Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32 make these drills more resistant to dust and drips in harsher environments.
The Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32 come with a 1-year limited warranty that can be extended if you choose to register the product.
Now let’s look at the few differences between the Bosch PS31 and the Bosch PS32.
You could hardly tell the difference between the Bosch cordless drills. Both have the signature Bosch design with soft rubber grips for a better hold.
The exact dimensions aren’t listed apart from the 7 inches in height and 6.5 inches in length. It weighs just 1.8 pounds.
Overall, this drill measures 6.5 x 2 x 7 inches and weighs 2 pounds.
The Winner Is- A Tie
They both have a two-speed gearbox and a variable speed trigger. It’s the speed that varies slightly.
One setting has a speed range of 0 to 350 RPM while the other is from 0-1300 RPM.
The maximum speed is still 1300 RPM, but the first setting has a range of 0 to 400 RPM.
The Winner Is- The Bosch PS32
Bosch has done well to include everything you need plus a little extra.
You will receive 2 lithium-Ion Ah batteries along with the 12V charger. It also comes with 2 screwdriver bits and a carrying bag.
Again, it comes with 2 Lithium-Ion Ah batteries, the 12V charger and a carrying bag (which they have called a contractor’s bag but it’s the same). The bit holder is magnetic, and you also get a 4-piece bit tip set and a belt clip.
The Winner Is- The Bosch PS32
Pros and Cons
Some pros and cons will help to make that final decision.