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18 V Compact Tough Drill Driver with L-BOXX2


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 light... read more


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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.

Additional Features

  • 4-pole open frame motor – more power in a smaller size
  • New ergonomic design – for outstanding comfort
  • Durashield™ housing – 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


Acme Tools Brand Name: BOSCH
Acme Tools Part Number: DDS181-102L
Assembled Weight (lbs): 3.4
Number of Batteries Included: 1
Battery Ampere-hour (Ah): 2
Battery Charger Input Voltage (V): 120
Battery Composition: Lithium-Ion (Li-ion)
Battery Recharge Time (hrs): 0.75
Battery Voltage: 18
CSA Certified: Yes
Tool Storage: Case
Charger Included: Yes
Cordless / Corded: Cordless
Country of Origin: MYS
Drill / Driver Chuck Design: Keyless
Drill / Driver Chuck Size: 1/2 in
Drill / Driver Clutch Settings: 18+1
Drill / Driver Color: Blue
Drill / Driver Housing Material: Durashield™ Soft Grip
Drill / Driver Length (in): 7
Drill / Driver Lock-on Switch: No
Drill / Driver Maximum RPM: 1700
Drill / Driver Maximum Torque (in-lbs): 600
Drill / Driver Overload Protection: Yes
Drill / Driver Reverse: Yes
Drill / Driver Rocker Switch: Yes
Drill / Driver Side Handle: No
Drill / Driver Switch Type: Trigger
Drill / Driver Variable Speed: Yes
Drill / Driver Width (in): 3.5
Drill Type: Variable Speed Drill
ETL Listed: No
Energy Star Certified Recharging System: No
Internet Product Code (IPC): 233057A64A1
Number of Batteries Required: 1
Package Contents: Drill/Driver, 1 Battery, Charger, Double-Ended Phillips Bit, Magnetic Bit Holder, P2 Insert Bit, L-BOXX Carrying Case
Package Weight: 11.72
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
UL Listed: Yes
Warranty: Limited 1 Year, 3 Year with ProVantage
Weight (lbs): 3.5
Internal Supplier Part #: 0601866214
MFG Brand Name: Bosch
MFG Model # (Series): DDS181-102L
MFG Name: Bosch
MFG Part # (OEM): DDS181-102L
Packaging Level: BASE_UNIT_OR_EACH
Product Name: 18 V Compact Tough Drill Driver with L-BOXX2
Supplier Company Name: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
UPC: 000346456806
Top Rated: 4.9

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A hands extention Here are my thoughts. The case is nice, but outdated since L-Boxxes make things so much nicer for carry and storage. The biggest quirk on the cases that bothers me is that you cannot leave the belt hook on the drill and close the case. It has to be removed every time the drill is placed in the case, and put back on when removed for use. I really need the belt clip as the majority of my time is spent on a ladder, so there are not alot of places that the drill can be placed. The other ting I don’t like is that they can’t be stacked well, but I believe that is with any generic hard case. I think it’s a good case for the home body that occasionally uses the drill. I unfortunately use the heck out of mine. At least it’s better than a cloth bag. I only have the slim packs so I cannot compare with larger fat pack, but I will try when I get a little bit of change. The slim packs hold a charge well, and I can normally work for a few hours drilling 7/8″ holes through stud, rivet holes, and driving 2 – 3″ screws. When it does empty, I place that one on the charger, and grab another. I have never emptied out a slim pack before the one on the charger was finished charging. The only place I think that the fat pack would come in handy would be drilling the 7/8″ holes for the extra power, but like I said, I haven’t had the pleasure yet. The drill fit nicely in my hand and is comfortable. I mentioned putting many different types and styles in my hand before purchasing the DDS, and it just feels right. That’s what I’m sticking to. That compounded with the fact that it pounds out 600 in/lbs of torque (200 in/lbs more than the Milwaukee), it seemed like a no brainier. I’ve had people grab one of my drills, drill a hole and when the drill caught, it flipped around smacking their hand. You have to hold on to it. The keyless chuck is nice. I didn’t know that you had to tighten it manually (or that is the recommendation), as I didn’t read the manual. I tighten it by pulling the trigger. When I do though, I am gentle and normally stop where the chuck is locking down. Then I hand tighten the rest of the way. Does anyone know of a specific reason yet why Bosch put that piece in the directions? Anyways, There have be a couple of times where the chuck loosened on m, but I’m not sure of that is a Bosch problem or operator error. I think it’s an operator issue right now. If I find different, I’ll post it. On the topic of heat. I’ve only noticed heat issues when using an auger bit, and when I say auger bit, I mean a 7/8″ auger bit, one that is designed to drill through a wall. The drill isn’t meant for something that big. The few times that I did use one of these bits, the drill got noticeably warmer, but I noticed nothing with the battery other than a quicker drain. That I did expect though. I was really pushing the drill hard to the point it would just stop. I guess that the biggest question that matters is, if I had to do it again would I? The answer is yes. I’d buy it again, all day long. February 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic drill for the DIY'er or the pro I received this drill as a Christmas gift. I am use it around the house on projects as well as one the job in the commercial HVAC business. It has plenty of power and great battery life. The batteries recharge quickly as well. I would highly recommend it for the DIY'er and the person that wants to use it for light commercial use. February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great drill never fails this drill always has the drive and power for any job I have taken on so far I do office installations and also use around house and cottage a must have if you want a dependable drill January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Impressive torque!! I have been through a few cordless drills in my trade, 30 years as a Carpenter. I recently bought the Bosch 18V cordless drill driver, at first I thought it was a little pricey, but well worth it! I recently had a side job where I had to move some electrical through a 4"x8" post with a 2"x4" nailed on each side so I purchased a 16" long 1" diameter chaser bit to drill through it. I did'nt think the cordless drill would do the job so I did not use it. I put the drill bit on a old 1/2" drive corded Skill drill (old faithful) I had for years, about 1/2 way through the drill started to bog down, 3/4 through it started smoking then I hit a nail so I started to drill a second hole but old faithful gave up, so with no other drill on hand I put the bit on my cordless and started drilling! Now I've only used this drill with small drillbits or to drive-in screws, but when I started drilling through that post it pulled through like a champ, about 3/4 way through I hit another knot and twisted the drill right out of my hands. I backed it off then started again with a better grip and it chewed right through no problem, mighty impressive!!!!!!!! December 23, 2013
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