Press release #Power Tools

12 V combi drill with intuitive operating concept: EasyImpact 12 from Bosch for DIY enthusiasts

Easy Impact 12 V

Very compact and long-lasting thanks to brushless motor

  • Increased convenience thanks to intuitive user interface and new rotation switch
  • Simple adjustment thanks to self-explanatory symbols and speed scale
  • The first Bosch 12 V screwdriver with a brushless motor for do-it-yourselfers
Manuel Roj

Manuel Roj


Lightweight, compact, durable and very easy to operate – the brand new EasyImpact 12 from Bosch. The 12 V cordless combi drill features an intuitive operating concept: With just one click DIY enthusiasts can now electronically change their screwdriver’s rotation direction – both on the right and left-hand side of the tool. The selected setting can simply be viewed from green LED arrows on the back of the tool. The forward arrow indicates right rotation, the backward arrow left rotation. If the tool goes unused for a time period of 60 seconds, it automatically switches back to right rotation direction and thus to the main application. In addition, the EasyImpact 12 automatically switches to the correct gear for the mode selected using its one ring setup: Screwdriving, drilling or impact drilling. The mode is displayed via an self-explanatory symbol on the back of the tool. For example, a screwdriver is displayed as soon as the speed is selected by using the minimum-to-maximum scale. If you turn the ring to drilling or impact drilling, the tool will automatically select the second gear and the drill symbol will appear in the display. No other tool settings are necessary. This minimizes application errors and makes work easy.

The first Bosch 12 V screwdriver in the range with a brushless motor

The EasyImpact 12 stands out compared to its predecessors thanks to its shorter head. It’s more compact, better balanced and therefore more ergonomic too. It’s the brushless motor that makes all this possible. The EasyImpact 12 is the first 12 V screwdriver made by Bosch for DIY enthusiasts to feature this technology, making the EasyImpact 12 particularly long-lasting and maintenance-free. The cordless combi drill works with screws of up to six millimeters in size, drills holes of up to 20 millimeters diameter in wood, and up to six millimeters in masonry. Weighing just one kilogram, it easily screws furniture and shelves together or attaches pictures, mirrors and coat hooks to the wall. Even hard-to-reach areas are easy to access. The EasyImpact 12 also provides just the right amount of energy that is required for each application. This is made possible by the optimum coordination of key components such as the motor and the gearbox, combined with an intelligent electronic system, the “Syneon Chip”. The combi drill therefore holds its full power until the battery is empty ‒ right up to the last second of driving screws, drilling or impact drilling.

A smart combination: “Power for All” from Bosch

The EasyImpact 12 is part of the “Power for All” battery system, which comprises DIY and garden tools. The same 12 volt lithium-ion battery can currently be used to operate 14 different power tools, from multi-saws to hedge cutters. This enables do-it-yourselfers to do without batteries and chargers that they do not need, and they can save money at the same time. A “Power for All” logo on the packaging indicates which tools belong to the system.

The EasyImpact 12 is available from April 2019. All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT.

SpecificationsEasyImpact 12
Battery voltage/capacity12 V/2.0 Ah
(length x height x width)
186 x 182 x 60 mm
Max. torque (soft/hard)15/30 Nm
No-load speed
in 1st gear/2nd gear
0‒400/1300 rpm
Torque settings20
Max. impact rate19,500 bpm
Chuck10 mm keyless chuck
Max. drilling diameter in
20/8/6 mm
Max. screw diameter6 mm
Weight including battery1 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price including VAT
  • Tool in a soft bag, incl. 2.0 Ah battery and charger: €139.99
  • Tool in a soft bag, incl. two 2.0 Ah batteries and charger: €159.99
  • Tool in cardboard box without battery and charger: €99.99

Subject to change.

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, garden tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2023, its roughly 19,500 associates generated sales of 5.6 billion euros, about 90 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2024, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, outdoor and garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

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