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Bosch HDS181-02 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Hammer Drill Driver with 2 Slim Pack HC Batteries

  • Bosch HDS181-02 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Hammer Drill Driver with 2 Slim Pack HC Batteries
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Complete the job with ease with the Bosch 18V Compact Tough Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Hammer Drill Driver. It is ready for all materials from wood to metal. A powerful and highly effiicient 4-pole motor delivers top performance with strong power and runtime maximizing your efficiency on the job site. Enjoy the benefit of having the lightest, most compact and most comfortable heavy duty 18V Lithium-Ion hammer drill/driver with Bosch. This tool works will all of Bosch 18V Lithium-Ion batteries and chargers for maximun 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
  • Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) - Increases battery lifetime by preventing misuse
Includes:
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Hammer Drill Driver - HDS181-02
  • (2) 18V Slim Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge
  • 30 Minute Lithium-Ion Charger
  • Carrying Case

Specifications

Series: Compact Tough
Cordless: Yes
BPM: 0 - 27,000
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Chuck Feature: Single Sleeve Ratcheting
Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: 18 + 1
Gearbox: 2 Speed
Handle Style: Soft Mid-Handle Grip
Maximum Torque: 600 in-lbs.
Power Type: Electric
RPM: 0 - 500 / 0 - 1,700
Voltage: 18V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Amazing little drill
I worked in theatre and live performance for years and had one of the 9.6V Makitas back when they were the new hot thing. That beast lasted forever (the drill not the batteries). But the batteries were NiCad and well... So after many years I bought the bigger newer model and those batteries got wimpy even faster, plus they don't hold a charge very long. Then my wife got me a different brand with lithium batteries. THat was great and my earlier drills went to relatives who still use them around the house. But that green brand had a different issue in that the batteries would over head and shut down and you never had any warning when it was low, it just stopped. That was OK with two batteries but one died after about six months, something I found out was not unusual for this brand. I had another gig coming up and needed a driver and picked up the little 12V Bosch. That impressed others so much I think I generated a number of new customers on the spot. I still have that one and got the newer model with bigger batteries and the impact driver of the same line. What really impressed folks was that out of the box from the store I drove 300 screws with the battery in the driver while the second battery was charging.

Anyway I still needed a bigger drill and I was getting tired of dealing with only one battery, and not really interested in investing more in a drill I was not terribly happy with. Since I have been VERY happy with the Bosch little drivers and I also moved to a house with lots of brick walls and had a real use for a hammer drill, that I would buy this drill.

Enough background. I have used this now on a number of projects and it is a beast. Just before I got it I was doing some work on the deck and needed to drill some 1" holes in some 4X4's The green brand 18V did OK till the battery overheated and it just stopped with the auger 1/2 way through. Not wanting to drag out the corded beast I tried the 12V Bosh and it had to struggle but it made it through the last holes so... THe first thing I tried with the 18V Bosch was the same thing and it didn't even break a sweat. THe second challenge was one of the reasons I got a hammer drill. I needed to put an outlet on the front of the house and that meant drilling a 3/4" hole through 14" of brick. I had picked up some SDS bits that were long enough (and yes with a bit of fussing you can chuck them in a three jaw without them wobbling). I figured it would be long slogging, based on limited prior masonry drilling with non hammer drills. It took maybe two minutes and I was through to the basement. Unreal! The jaw kind of ratchets so there was no loosening up on the SDS bits as I had heard would be a problem.

No battery drill is going to replace a heavy duty corded one, at least nun I can afford, but this drill will handle anything most people will throw at it.

Oh and the belt clip actually works! THe green brand also had a clip of sorts but it never worked very well. I bought refurbished and didn't get the little bit holder part that you can attach. That might be useful if this is your only drill but the impact driver works so well that with rare exceptions I will only be using this as a drill.
October 13, 2015
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Great Product
Would recommend this product to anyone!
September 30, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
I would buy this product again
I would buy this product again
November 8, 2013
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Good Power
Great Drill, Best Cordless tools hands down. I am a carpenter by trade and I only use Bosch.
November 22, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Best Drill Ever and Great Power
Great Power, Fantastic Battery Life, Grip Fits my hand good.
December 15, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
light and work well
light enough for continous use, screwing, drilling, nut titening not for large holes like circle saw.
Its ok for time to time. Humer drill makes easy for constraction screwing and for deck building.
July 1, 2014
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Compact but powerful
Easy to use.
August 11, 2015
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Just as Advertised
Drill works great. I thought I loved my old Craftsman 19.2v drill driver. But there is no comparison. The Bosch 18v hammer drill is a huge upgrade.
August 17, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Perfect for all around use.
Very easy to use.
August 27, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
This is a GREAT drill
Very pleased with this purchase - Powerful drill, Glad I decided on the Hammer option - Easy to use
September 10, 2015

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I bought the product to split small rocks with feathers and wedges. I bought Bosch carbon tipped bits to start the process but I can only marginally penetrate the stone. I used 1/2 inch bit. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to use a smaller bit to start?
MiddleRidge on Feb 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You should look into using a rotary demolition hammer instead, such as Bosch 11255VSR. The hammer drill you purchased is a lighter duty tool and lacks the power needed for your application

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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. Hammer Drill Driver - HDS181-02,
(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. Hammer Drill Driver - HDS181-02-RT,
(2) 18V Slim Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge,
30 Minute Lithium-Ion Charger,
Carrying Case
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $199.99 $119.99
You Save: N/A $80.00 (40%)

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.

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