Model#: BSHNDDB181-02

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

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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.
  • 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
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Compact Tough Drill Driver - DDB181
  • (2) 18V 1.5 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 18V Charger
  • Contractor Bag


Series: Compact Tough
Cordless: Yes
Weight: 4 lbs.
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Amp Hours: 1.5 Ah
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: 20+1
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 0 - 500 / 0 - 1,700
Power Type: Cordless
Torque: 350 in-lbs.
Voltage: 18V



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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (22)
Powerful (8)
Lightweight (6)
Easy To Use (5)
Value (5)
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Small Projects (5)
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perfect size and weight
i own a small business ,i try to buy only the best tools around Bosch is the number one on my list there small light weight and great to handle performance wise i would love to own more but i am only small
December 28, 2014
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Unexpectedly wonderful!
I confess! I originally bought this drill for the 2 batteries and charger. It was cheaper than buying the two batteries and charger separately. I had ordered a Bosch 18V vacuum that comes w/o the batteries, hence the need for batteries. The drill came way before the vac, then the vac that was sent was a 14.4v! Of course, the battery would not fit. I reordered the vac, but in the meantime, I started using the drill. It is lighter than my husband's B & D, easier for my 65 year old arthritic hands to use. I especially like the multi speed trigger; I can start slow and then go faster as needed. I unscrewed the fan for cleaning, fixed a shelf in the camper and other small jobs. My husband likes it, too. The only 'con' I could find was the included bit; both sides had a Phillps Head. I would have thought one side would be straight...?? The batteries seem to last a long time and charge quickly.
September 1, 2015
Great value
This is the best cordless drill that I've used. Very compact and easy to operate.
November 16, 2016
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First cordless drill
Received this drill with my airmile points about a month ago. Have used it for the first time to install two doors. Works great.
November 16, 2016
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Replaced the old 14.4 volt drills
Great tools for the cost. I keep one in the shop and one packed with varied tooling for service in my old 14.4 rigid case to carry more accessories. The soft case is too small for the number of bits and extras I like to have in combination with the machine.
March 5, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
May 23, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great drill
This drill works great and has plenty of power.
December 25, 2015
Working on large building project at moment; have'nt had chance to use it much yet.
Understand from co-workers that this is the best product on the market. They are impressed I got for such a reasonable price. Compact/light weight/fast recharge.
September 4, 2015
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It just works
I used my new Bosch driver drill to put together 2X4 framing for a small greenhouse. It had plenty of torque to sink the 4 inch #10 screws completely.
I am very pleased with the power this light, easy to use unit provides. I have not had to charge the battery beyond what came from the factory so I expect great battery life.
September 22, 2015
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
18v cordless Lithium 1/2 in compact tough driver drill
great tool have 4 of them . very satisfied

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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.
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.
Do you ship to Maldives
Kareem on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: CPO does not ship to Maldives at this time
Does this Drill have steel gears ?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2016