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Bosch DDS181-02 - 18 V Compact Tough Drill Driver

Cordless Drill Driver

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$205.47
Bosch Product Multimedia

Complete the job with ease with the Bosch best built 18 Volt Compact Tough 1/2 In. lithium-ion drill/driver kit. It is ready for all materials from wood to metal. Enjoy the benefit of having the lightest, most compact and most comfortable heavy duty 18 V lithium-ion drill with Bosch. A powerful and highly efficient 4-pole motor delivers top performance with strong power and runtime maximizing your efficiency on the job site. This drill/driver works will all of Bosch 18 V lithium-ion batteries and chargers for maximum versatility.

Features

  • 4-pole open frame motor ヨ more power in a smaller size
  • New ergonomic design ヨ for outstanding comfort
  • Durashield™ housing ヨ constructed to withstand jobsite conditions
  • Optional flexible power system (FPS™) provides choice of Max run time or minimum weight
  • Ratcheting single sleeve 1/2 In. chuck- for one handed bit changes
  • LED light- great for dark or enclosed areas
  • Soft-grip wrapped housing - fits comfortably in hand for extended working time
  • Variable speed trigger- provides maximum control
SKU DDS181-02
GTIN Number N/A
Multimedia N/A
Voltage 18V
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-ion)
Battery Amp Hours 1.3
Number of Batteries Included 2
No Load RPM 1700
No Load BPM No
Max Torque 600
Chuck Size 1/2"
Chuck Type Keyless
Drive No
Clutch Settings 18 + 1
Length 7
Has Side Handle No
Package Contents N/A
Warranty Limited 1 Year, 3 Year with ProVantage
CTA Certified Yes
ETL Listed No
UL Listed Yes

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  1. can't register Review by DAPPER

    The model # doe's not show on the list there fore i can not register on line (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  2. Great reliable tool, lots of power, long battery time Review by Tony

    Purchased this tool as a combo kit with the impact driver and have nothing negative to say. The tool has great durability, lots of power and battery will last a long time. Battery recharge is quick. I would recommend this tool all type of users. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  3. website not informative hard to register Review by Chrisco

    cant tell if the charger on this tool bc 660will work with the larger 18 volt batteries . Cant tell if slimline batteries work with other 18v tools .
    cant register tool on line , model not shown on site

    on one part of your website it shows its compatible with other 18v tools what is the real story on these tools (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  4. I purchased the product because of the features and in store display Review by Bill

    I have only used the drill for one quick project and so far I really like the features, feel and functionality.

    I was trying to register the product on line but you don't have the model on your list of available products. As I can see from other reviews I am not the only person who can't register the product DDS181-02 on line. The manual needs to provide more detail. Model number and serial number location should be clearly marked. Website could be more user friendly.

    Is there a minumin charge time for the batteries prior to the first use? (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  5. Great tool for the handyman Review by Vinny

    I like the indicator for the battery charge. Nice to know when the battery is about to be discharged.
    The light is handy for darker areas. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  6. Great Tool ! Review by JR

    I purchased this tool in April of this year (2012), and have put it through some varied jobs. This tool comes with 2 advanced slim pack batteries, and I have been very impressed with how much work I can accomplish with just one battery. I was able to completely clean and wax 1/2 of a 25 ft. sailboat on just one battery. In previous years I have done the work by hand, so I know how much effort this saved me. The drill has also been used to drive 2 inch lug bolts to secure a new metal roof. I never needed the second battery, and I didn't even need to switch into "low gear" to drive the bolts. The drill had plenty of power. On one job I did need to switch into "low gear". This was to drive 5 inch mounting bolts into a wall. I really had to hang onto the drill to do it, but the bolts went into the wall without needing any pilot holes. Impressive for such a small light drill! Needless to say, it also works great driving regular screws and drilling holes. The adjustable cluch is great so that you don't strip the smaller, more delicate screws. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  7. Excellent performance! Review by grapevine

    My wife gave me this drill for Christmas to replace another brand that I grumbled about all last summer. Unlike my old drill, it hasn't let me down once. This is what I expected from a good-quality lithium-ion battery. The battery charge has excellent staying power between weekends at the cottage and the drill has had plenty of power for anything I've out it through. Recharging is very fast. I'd highly recommend it. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  8. Light and Powerful Review by RAF

    I've been using this unit commercially for 11 mos. and it does the job well. Not made for driving decking lag screws all day but it has enough power to perform 95% of tasks required on a daily basis. Good hand feel after hours of use and the built in light has helped out on more than one occasion. Battery life is good and the quick charge keeps the 2nd ready to re-clip in :15. The only downside I find is the high/low switch, seems to have a hitch if not forced into position. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  9. Feels reliable Review by DaBudaa

    Very light and ergonomic, it also feels durable and will last long. Battery is very light and capable. I like the fact that it came with a case and an extra battery. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  10. Belt clip & hard case closing issue Review by pmv

    I own a bosch 26618 cordless driver, and like it very much, and was my reason for buying bosch again.

    I know why Bosch doesn't install the metal belt clip on the drill at the factory, and have it seperate in the case. The lid on the hard case won't close with it installed, which is a bummer, as that is a nice, useful feature, that will never get used if I have to take it on and off before storing it in the case every day. How many times can you take it on and off before the screw gets lost or the threads are shot? At the quality level and pricepoint of these tools, it is disappointing to see that a detail like this is missed, and that is why I rated it where I did. The case for my driver is large, with room to spare, and wish the drill case was the same. I prefer the hard cases to the softsided bags available. I'm disappointed that things like this get overlooked. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  11. Powerful Driver Review by Peter123

    Taking on a big renovation job at home, I decided to use the new style self-tapping construction screws but found that my old electric drill did not have enough power to drive these screws fully into 2x4 studs. After doing an internet review search I decided to purchase the Bosch DDS181-02. It did not disappoint! This was the main tool I used on the project and the torque on this is amazing. No problem driving 3" or 3-1/2" screws into lumber without any pilot holes. Battery life is good and the charger holds the second battery so it is ready to clip onto the tool when the battery I am using is running out of charge (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  12. I would definitely recommend it. Review by watsosd

    Very light weight and the compact size is great for those tight spots. We're very happy with it and hope to be using it for a long time. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  13. Review by GuitarStv

    Excellent drill. Powerful, light weight, and quite comfortable to use. The light is placed in a good location and illuminates what you're drilling pretty well. The trigger has a good range of speeds, and makes it very easy to start screws. The keyless chuck is easy to crank down, and holds bits very well. There are only two things that I don't like about this drill:
    1. The belt clip can't be left on if you store the drill in the case because the case won't shut.
    2. I'd like it if the front inch or so of the chuck was metal, as this area often gets banged around when drilling in tight spaces, it would be good if it was reinforced a bit. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  14. Best Drill on the Market Review by tbdickerson

    I owned the older model before this one.  I love the older version and found it to be the best drill I've ever used.  This new model is significantly better, and I'm excited to continue using it.  I would have given it five stars, but the when the belt clip is attached, the drill won't fit inside the case, which is a silly design flaw.   (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  15. Great features. Awesome battery life! Review by SBR451

    Had a Porter Cable that had batteries that died and I couldn't replace as B&D bought them out. A sales person at our local Hardware store recommended this model for general home use. I have been very pleased with the features and especially the battery life. Charged the battery once and haven't had to recharge in over a month. I especially like the battery charge indicator feature. Just push a button and you know how much charge you have left. The quick charger is "quick". Approx. 5 min. to recharge. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  16. Performs as expected Review by Doug23

    Purchased about a month ago and started using it right away.
    Good power, battery life very good, lightweight and comfortable to use.
    Only addition I would suggest is to add a magnetic pad somewhere to hold screwdriver bits, drill bits, screws, etc. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  17. Excellent Drill Review by James1965

    I bought this drill to use on home woodworking projects. Its compact size along with its ample power made it a great choice for me. So far, I couldn't be more pleased with its performance, features, and ease of use. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  18. Excellent tool Review by castolon

    I have had this drill (actually 2 of them) for over a year. Impressive performance and long battery life.
    Only two comments for improving it. 1) Put a bit holding slot on the drill body for the Phillips bit. 2) Mold in a slot in the tool case lid to hold the owner's manual. These things seem so obvious but are lacking. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  19. Ample power Review by winterpeger

    Having owned Sears, Makita, and Dewalt cordless drills I was a little skeptical of the Bosch's power but was pleasently suprised by the power and battery longevity. A very light and easly handling drill. (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  20. Great overall Review by oldman

    I bought this about a month ago,use it building a garage, been light and long charge it was great (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  21. Amazingly tough and long lasting batteries!! Review by Badazvas

    I bought this tool 6 months ago and used it on various products, I JUST had to charge the battery 2 days ago, tough, lasts forever....best toll I've ever owned bar none! (Posted on 9/26/2013)

  22. Ample power Review by winterpeger

    Having owned Sears, Makita, and Dewalt cordless drills I was a little skeptical of the Bosch's power but was pleasently suprised by the power and battery longevity. A very light and easly handling drill. (Posted on 9/3/2013)


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