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Model#: BSHNDDS181-02
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Bosch DDS181-02 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver with 2 Slim Pack HC Batteries

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Product Overview

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Bosch's DDS181 18V Compact Tough Drill Driver delivers outstanding performance in a revolutionary compact design. Featuring a new patented gear train and clutch, the DDS181 delivers the highest power-to-size ratio in its class, delivering up to 600 in-lbs. of torque. Its slim grip design offers the highest level of comfort and control during operation, and features compatibility with all of Bosch's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries for maximum versatility.
Features:
  • 4-pole high performance motor - For maximum power in the most compact size
  • New patented gear train and clutch - Enables OST compact design in its class and lightest weight
  • Flexible power system - Both DD and HDD are compatible with every 18V Lithium-Ion Bosch battery
  • Ergonomic grip zone - Smallest diameter in market enables better gripping and greater comfort
  • New ergonomic design - Modified orientation relative to handle increase comfort
  • Use in steel, copper, aluminum, brass, oak, maple, MDF, pine, PVC, polycarbonate, acrylic, ABS, nylon, composite materials and common stainless steel
  • Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) - Increases battery lifetime by preventing misuse
Includes:
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver - DDS181-02
  • (2) 18V Slim Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge
  • 30 Minute Lithium-Ion Charger
  • Carrying Case

Specifications

Series: Compact Tough
Cordless: Yes
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: 18 + 1
Handle Style: Soft Grip
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 0 - 500 / 0 - 1,700
Power Type: Electric
Torque: 600 in-lbs.
Voltage: 18V

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Recommendations

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
44 Reviews
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Yes (44)
Pros
Easy To Use (37)
Powerful (37)
Ergonomic Design (16)
Best Uses
Home Repair (18)
Frequent Use (14)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
All was great, shipping and product.
I'm always building something. The Bosch is just the right size for tight spots and power for big jobs. Very happy with it.
September 19, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Up to 600lbs of torque and a Bosch !
quick charger !
extra battery !
Nice case !
Has useful light !
Thank you Bosch !
September 20, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Can't Tell It's Reconditioned
This is a great drill...typical Bosch quality. I've used this on a couple of small projects and the light weight and compact size are perfect...if you're on the fence about buying reconditioned I'd say don't hesitate.
October 3, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
My Guys love this and we will order more
We will be purchasing one for each truck.
October 29, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Great deal!
Great combination of size and power to get in tight places!
January 1, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Power in a handful
I've put this little guy both 3/8 & 1/2 up against two other name brand cordless drills and hands down this is the lightest by almost a full 2 pounds and still will pull it's weight against all comers.
February 25, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Fourth CPO Bosch tool
As my title states, this is my fourth CPO Bosch purchase and could not be happier with my selection. I considered several other brands include DeWalt, Milwaukee and Makita and always came back to the Bosch. While it seems that no brand was perfect, this model suited my needs best of all. I am what you would consider to be an avid woodworker and DIY'er so I don't need a professional grade tool, just something that's going to last for many years. I haven't had a chance to put my drill to the test so far, but it looks like brand new. There was a slip a paper in the case that indicated that they drill was a demo model so it probably had very little use. The only negative I see so far is the soft case. I would have preferred a hard case, but I try this for a while and see how it goes. Since I mainly use the drill around the house, it may not be a big issue, but if so, I'll try to find a hard case for it some where. So far so good. After I've put the drill to the test on an actual project, I'll update my comments.
June 18, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Frequent Use
GREAT VALUE
LIGHTER AND EASIER TO USE THEN MY OLD DRILL.
July 24, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Professional Quality
I am using this drill for an extensive remodelling project involving framing, plumbing and electrical work. Have used this drill with 4" hole saws, driving 3" deck screws and in tight spots between floor joists. It did not disappoint! Light in weight but rugged with plenty of torque when needed. Easy to change drill bits that did not slip in the chuck. The battery life is exceptional. Would highly recommend this drill for the pro, the serious DIY or the "weekend warrior".
August 9, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Frequent Use
18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1
Thank you thank you
September 9, 2014

Questions & Answers

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Probably the the toughest job I would ask of this drill is removing and replacing deck boards. Is this drill adequate for that?
Need a drill on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, this would not be adequate for removing deck boards
are the gears metal
Tom on Dec 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The gears are metal.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver - DDS181-02,
(2) 18V Slim Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge,
30 Minute Lithium-Ion Charger,
Carrying Case
18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver - DDS181-02-RT,
(2) 18V Slim Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge,
1 hour Lithium-Ion Charger,
Carrying Case
Availability: Out of Stock In Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

Warranty

Bosch Standard Warranty
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation ("Seller") warrants to the original purchaser only, that all BOSCH portable and benchtop power tools will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. SELLER'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or misrepaired by persons other than Seller or Authorized Service Station. To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, you must return the complete portable or benchtop power tool product, transportation prepaid, to any BOSCH Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Station. For Authorized BOSCH Power Tool Service Stations, please refer to your phone directory.

All Factory Reconditioned Tools are covered under the same terms and conditions as the new tool warranty, for one (1) year from date of purchase except as noted below:

  • Cordless Tool batteries are covered for one (1) year from date of purchase
  • ProVantage Protection Plan is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • One Year Service Protection Plan is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • 30-Day Money Back Refund or Replacement is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • Dremel reconditioned tools are covered for 2 years from date of purchase
  • Tripods and Rods are covered for 90 Days from date of purchase
  • Reconditioned Tools/Kits may not contain the identical accessories, cases and kit contents of the New Tool version.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ACCESSORY ITEMS SUCH AS CIRCULAR SAW BLADES, DRILL BITS, ROUTER BITS, JIGSAW BLADES, SANDING BELTS, GRINDING WHEELS AND OTHER RELATED ITEMS.

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. SOME STATES IN THE U.S., SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS) ARISING FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES IN THE U.S. AND SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE IN THE U.S., PROVINCE TO PROVINCE IN CANADA AND FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO PORTABLE AND BENCHTOP ELECTRIC TOOLS SOLD WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO. FOR WARRANTY COVERAGE WITHIN OTHER COUNTRIES, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BOSCH DEALER OR IMPORTER.