Free Shipping and No Hassle Returns
Free Shipping
We offer free shipping on orders over $199.*
No Hassle Returns
Don’t like it? Send it back. It’s that simple.*
Same Day Shipping
Most orders ship same day if placed by 5PM EST (M-F)
*Restrictions Apply. See Details »
Model#: BSHNDDB181-02
Condition:
New

What are the different product conditions?

New
Brand new items;Full manufacturer warranty available
Reconditioned
Manufacturer inspected, repaired and tested items; CPO 120 day money back guarantee
Open Box
New items with possible minor cosmetic damage; CPO 120 day money back guarantee
Certified
Returned items inspected, repaired and tested by CPO technicians; CPO 60 day money back guarantee

Bosch DDB181-02 18V 1.5 Ah Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Compact Tough Drill Driver Kit

List:
$179.99
Sale Price:
$144.99
You Save
19%
Free Shipping
(continental U.S.)
+
Qty:
-
+
In Stock
Ships Tomorrow
or
  • Due to federal regulations, this product can only be shipped within the continental US. Express delivery not available.

Product Overview

Details

The Bosch DDB181-02 18 V Compact 1/2 In. Drill/Driver is an ideal solution for pros who need professional power in a compact package. With its two-speed transmission and 20+1 clutch settings, it is optimized for driving and drilling applications. It is a lightweight tool that is handy for overhead applications. The Drill/Driver provides Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) to help increase the life of the two included 18 V SlimPack batteries.
Optimized Performance - The Bosch DDB181-02 1/2 In. Drill/Driver delivers top-grade performance in a handy package. Great for everyday drilling and driving applications, it offers two-speed transmission, one optimized for heavy-duty driving and one for high-speed drilling. This lightweight power tool delivers 350 In.-Lbs. of optimized torque plus a motor brake for precise serial screw driving. This cordless power tool also provides 1,300 RPM for fast drilling in a wide variety of materials.
Lightweight Overhead - The Bosch DDB181-02 provides exceptional performance in a unit that is lightweight and easy to use. Since it weighs just 3.0 Lbs., it is a great choice for electricians or HVAC pros who do a lot of overhead drilling and driving. And it delivers outstanding power for tough driving and drilling tasks. The power drill comes with an LED light for dark workspaces.
Features:
  • Most compact 18V drill driver on the market allowing for optimal handling in tight spaces .
  • 2-speed transmission is able to reach 1,300 RPMs for fast drilling
  • Optimized torque design offers 350 in-lbs. of force to drive most bits without trouble
  • Provides high torque of 350 in-lbs. and reaches 1,300 RPMs for fast drilling
  • Lightweight design allows you to complete everyday tasks without much fatigue
  • LED light illuminates dark work spaces to complete tasks in dimly lit areas
Includes:
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Compact Tough Drill Driver - DDB181
  • (2) 18V 1.5 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 18V Charger
  • Contractor Bag
Downloads:

Specifications

Series: Compact Tough
Cordless: Yes
Length: 11 in.
Width: 3.95 in.
Height: 14 in.
Weight: 6.73 lbs.
Amp Hour: 1.5 Ah
Batteries Included: 2
Battery System: 18V
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: Yes
Case Included: Yes
Case Type: Bag
Charger Included: Yes
Chuck Size: 1/2 in
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: Yes
ETL Safety: Yes
Handle Type: Pistol
Maximum Torque: 350
Motor Type: Brushed
No-Load Speed (RPM): 0-500 / 0-1700
Power Settings: 2
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
UL Safety: Yes
Variable Speed Trigger: Yes
Voltage: 18v
Wifi compatibility: No

Recommendations

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
128 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
111
13
1
1
2
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (17)
Pros
Powerful (3)
Easy To Use (1)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Value (1)
Cons
Lack of Power (1)
Short Run Time (if applicable) (1)
Best Uses
Small Projects (1)
Home Repair (1)
light but powerful
This was gift from my son. for my older drill the batteries were too expensive
July 3, 2019
Originally posted at
A great light duty tool
I bought this drill a couple months ago and Iam very happy with its performance.
May 24, 2019
Originally posted at
A little early . . .
Only had it a week but have already got 2 emails asking for a review. I have used both batteries, they seem to deliver enough power but don't yet know how long to expect out of a full charge. I like the work light, very helpful in shadow. Good fit and finish, the placement of the reverse/forward/neutral switch is great. It works fine so far, not been tested hard yet. I have no complaints. I do love having a new drill, first one in 20 years!
April 9, 2019
Originally posted at
Motor Burnt Out Under Light Use
Bought my DDB181-02 cordless drill around June 2017, and only used it for light DIY jobs around the house. No heavy/excessive construction usage. I was thoroughly impressed with how well this driver worked, until yesterday.

I was drilling into a standard wood 2x4 stud behind 1/2" drywall with a new, sharp titanium 1/4" drill bit, when the motor started sparking like crazy. This was followed by a brief electrical "flame-out", then acrid electrical smoke, then it died completely.

Tried to file a warranty claim, but of course, it's just past the 1-year warranty, and they require an original purchase receipt (yeah right, who still has that after a year?!. I'm incredibly disappointed. I bought a Bosch cordless driver specifically because of the longevity and quality I've seen in the one my dad has had for over 20 years, yet this one almost caught my garage on fire. I just bought a 1/2" drive cordless impact wrench from Bosch because I liked this one so much, and now I'm worried that one will just burn out after normal use too.
January 28, 2019
Originally posted at
Feels good
While only a week into a relationship with this drill, my 1st impressions are that I will be with this little dynamo for a while. The compact size, the impressive build, appropriate features are all good, but confidence in the tool comes from using it. It is smooth, powerful, easy to handle. Of course time will tell if it and its batteries are built to last, but one week in and it is already my go-to drill.
January 25, 2019
Originally posted at
Burnt
I purchased this DDB181-02 cordless drill in November 2017 and just being over a year old I was using the drill when the motor started sparking inside when this bad smell of electrical burning started, then it just quit working.
Seriously, I had/have a cheaper made drill that has out lasted this thing
January 19, 2019
Originally posted at
Great Drill - However
I love this drill. Well balanced, plenty of power and battery lasts very long. However after 2 years of use the drill is now sparking inside everytime I stop the drill. Not sure if it is the motor brushes or brake mechanism.
December 28, 2018
Originally posted at
Ddb181
This is the second refurbished DDB 181 I purchased from Bosch. The first one was purchased about 15 months ago and has performed flawlessly. My current purchase is being used in a marine environment and so far it’s performing as it should. Great product!
December 12, 2018
Originally posted at
Chuck Stuck
I purchased my first drill two years ago and it's worked great .... until a month ago. The chuck is "shut" tight and I can't open it to remove my bit. Tried everything. Other reviews have complained about the same thing. However, now I have two Bosch drills .... I bought another one because I liked the first one so much. Would like to fix the chuck....then I would have two "working" drills. .
December 11, 2018
Originally posted at
Motor Fried After 3.5 Yrs.
The motor started sparking and smoking essentially rendering it useless after about 3.5 years of use. Up until that point it did work very well for me and I was satisfied with it. I'm an occasional DIY-er who tackles about 5-10 weekend projects a year so I wouldn't say it was "overused". Replaced this with another brand known primarily for power tools. We'll see how that compares. If you buy this make sure to keep the receipt and register the product online.
November 25, 2018
Originally posted at

Questions & Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 4 answers
Does DDB181-02 18v come with 2.0 amp hour or 1.5 amp hour batteries - copy states both contradictorily
per11911 on Feb 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I received my set near the end of June, 2015. It came with two 1.5 ah batteries. I was very pleased since I was primarily going to use the drill with my pocket hole jig. I am an avid hobbyist so it will not get that much use.
what is the country of manufacture for the drill motor and the batteries tthank u
John on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The country of origin may change based on manufacturing needs. Please see the product packaging for an accurate country of origin.
Do you ship to Maldives
Kareem on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: CPO does not ship to Maldives at this time

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 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Compact Tough Drill Driver - DDB181,
(2) 18V 1.5 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery,
18V Charger,
Contractor Bag
18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Compact Tough Drill Driver - DDB181B-RT,
18V 1.5 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery - BAT612,
18V Charger,
Contractor Bag
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 3 Year 1 Year

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.