Metabo PowerMaxx BS Quick - Toolstop Exclusive
Posted by Mark Hunter - January 13, 2014
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Metabo is at it once again, tweaking and innovating their stable of power tools to bring you guy even more great functionality and power, this time in a tool that's smaller than ever before.
And we've got all the info via the Power Tool Spy before anyone else!
First off, this is a new drill/driver from the German power tool company and it's called the Metabo PowerMaxx BS Quick. Scroll down for all the info you need to know and our Toolstop TV video.
This is the first scoop from Toolstop this week about new Metabo tools, we'll have more info as the week progresses!
What's so special about the Metabo PowerMaxx BS Quick?
As you can see from the images above it's a small tool with an overall headlength of only 175mm when the chuck is fitted, 122mm without it. Metabo claim this makes the PowerMaxx BS the shortest drill/driver on the market.
This makes it an ideal tool if you're a carpenter, furniture maker, kitchen fitter, sparky or plumber. And if you're a serious DIYer, Metabo are arguing the PowerMaxx BS Quick drill/driver is the tool for you.
Have a look at a head-to-head size comparison with its predecessor the Metabo PowerMaxx BS Pro!
This reduction in size hasn't resulted in a drop in performance, you'll be able to drill into steel up to 10mm and 22mm into wood, made possible by the 10.8v motor, giving you upto 360rpm in speed 1 and 1400rpm in speed 2.
It delivers a gorgeous amount of torque, 17/34nm in soft and hard respectively, spit over 20 torque settings.
It terms of handling, the small size means the tool fits really well in the hand without feeling flimsy. A belt clip is included and can be fitted on either side of the tool, ideal for southpaws. A bright LED joblight sits under the collar which can be turned on by a gentle press of the variable speed trigger, lighting up your workspace without engaging the motor.
And check out the inclusion of Metabo's fantastic "Quick" system.
This means you can quickly remove the 10mm chuck and use the fitted 1/4" hex recess for when you need to work chuckless. And then, when you're working in tight spaces you can pop on the supplied angle screwdriver attachment, rotating it to the angle you need, before clicking it into place. Easy.
The drill/driver will be available in a robust kit box which inclues Metabo's brand new 10.8v 2Ah li-ion battery which has the same form factor as the previous 10.8v batteries, super-lightweight but now giving you longer runtimes.
And included PowerMaxx BS Quick's kit will also be a 10.8v 4Ah battery.
As you can see, it looks great when slotted into the base of the handle, flat along the bottom with red rubberised strips giving the battery a lovely soft feel when its placed on a worksurface.
You'll able to keep your eye on the charge levels in the fitted battery via the drill/driver's battery indicator, which is activated by a soft press on the trigger. Perfect for when you're using the lighter 2Ah battery.
The 4Ah battery packs have a battery level indicator built in, press the red button on the battery's rear for the fuel guage.
No doubt this new drill/driver from Metabo will be a big hit with the serious DIYers and the pros alike thanks to its signature robust German design, the Quick chuck system and the short head length.
Neil takes us through all the spec and features of the PowerMaxx BS Quick on Toolstop TV, click here or watch in the player below.
We want to know what you think, will this be on your 2014 wish list? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
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