Bosch DDS180-02 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/2-Inch Compact Drill-Driver Kit

PROS:

    Bosch DDS-180-2

  • High torque – Heavy-duty drilling performance.
  • Flexible power system that is compatible with every 18-volt lithium-ion Bosch battery.
  • Long-lasting batteries, recharge quickly.
  • Well balanced, ergonomic design.
  • Variable-speed trigger.


CONS:

  • Chuck quality issue – some users have experienced chuck wobble.

The compact Bosch DDS180-02 Compact Tough 18-volt lithium-ion 1/2-inch drill-driver’s 7-inch head length is the smallest in its class, yet it delivers top heavy-duty drilling performance. It works with all Bosch 18-volt lithium-ion batteries, and this kit includes two 1.3 Ah SlimPack batteries to help keep things light.

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Highlights:

    High performance 4-pole motor

    Patented gear train and clutch for compact and lightweight design

    Flexible power system that is compatible with every 18-volt lithium-ion Bosch battery

    Ergonomic grip zone for better gripping and greater comfort

    Electronic cell protection (ECP) for increased battery lifetime and prevention of misuse

    Two speed settings (up to 500 RPM and 1,700 RPM)

    18+1 clutch settings and a variable-speed trigger

    Includes two 1.3 Ah lithium-ion SlimPack batteries

    Backed by a three-year ProVantage protection plan

Compact but Powerful

The DDS180-02 is optimized to work at two speeds, one for high-torque applications (0-500 RPM) and one for high-speed applications (1,700 RPM). It provides a maximum of 600 inch-pounds of torque. The 4-pole open-frame motor and newly developed gearbox provide exceptional power for such a compact drill/driver. The 18+1 clutch settings included in this Compact Tough model and a variable-speed trigger help you match the best speed to the job, so you can achieve precise results. It can drive 500 screws per charge using the BAT619G 3.0 Ah HC battery (not included).

Ergonomic Design

Bosch DDS-180-2
The Bosch DDS180-02 is powerful, ergonomic, and versatile.
This drill/driver’s Durashield housing is constructed with ABS/nylon composite, which makes the housing flexible on impact. Unlike competitive tools, which use a conventional plastic housing, Durashield will not crack and can easily withstand 10-foot drops.

The ergonomically designed handle and soft-grip wrapped housing offer a comfortable fit for extended working time. The ergonomic grip zone on this drill/driver has the smallest diameter in the market that enables improved gripping and comfort for longer jobs. In addition, the new drive train design increases user comfort because of the modified orientation relative to the handle. The DDS180-02 comes complete with a single-sleeve 1/2-inch auto-lock chuck for one-handed bit changes, as well as increased drill-bit capacity for versatility. And for even greater convenience, LEDs provide illumination when you are working in dark or enclosed areas.

Flexible Power System

Like all tools in Bosch’s 18-volt line, this drill/driver can be used with either a 1.3 Ah lithium-ion SlimPack battery (model BAT609), a 2.6-Ah lithium-ion FatPack battery (model BAT618), or a 3.0 Ah lithium-ion FatPack HC battery (model BAT619G). If you’re looking for a lightweight option, the SlimPack is the perfect choice. If longer runtime is what you need, the FatPack will do the job.

ProVantage Warranty

The DDS180-02 comes with the ProVantage three-year protection plan, which guarantees two years of battery protection and one year of tool protection. Under this plan, you can receive two years of free battery replacements, tool replacement for one year, and a free tool repair package for the second and third years.

What’s in the Box

The DDS180-02 includes one Bosch DDS180-02 18-volt Compact Tough drill/driver, two 1.3 Ah lithium-ion SlimPack batteries, one 30-minute charger, one carrying case, and one double-ended bit.