Bosch DDS181-02 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/2-Inch Drill-Driver Kit


    Bosch DDS181-02

  • Compact – the 7-inch head length is the smallest in its class.
  • High torque.
  • Lightweight (3.4 lbs, including a battery pack).
  • Single-sleeve 1/2-inch auto-lock chuck allows one-handed bit changes.
  • Batteries charge quickly.
  • “Fuel Gauge” on batteries – You’ll know exactly when to recharge.
  • Ergonomic grip zone with small diameter provides a solid, comfortable grip.
  • Compatible with ALL Bosch 18-volt lithium-ion batteries.


  • When the metal belt clip is attached, the drill won’t fit inside the carrying case.
  • The gear selector (changing from 1 to 2 or low speed to high) is tricky to use.
  • Some users complained that the chuck had the tendency to wobble.

The compact yet powerful Bosch DDS181-02 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 performance, for heavy-duty drilling applications in materials ranging from wood to metal. It works with all Bosch 18-volt lithium-ion batteries, and this kit includes two Slim Pack 1.5 Ah HC (high-capacity) batteries, that are capable of providing up to 50 percent more run time over standard lithium-ion batteries and include an electronic battery fuel gauge to ensure you have enough power for the job.

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Bosch DDS181-02 Highlights

    Four-pole high-performance motor.

    Powered by Bosch 18-volt lithium-ion batteries.

    Maximum run time from 1.5 Ah Slim Pack HC battery (two included).

    Two speed settings (0-500 RPM and 0-1,700 RPM).

    Maximum of 600 inch-pounds of torque.

    18+1 clutch settings and a variable-speed trigger.

    Ergonomic grip zone–small diameter enables better gripping and greater comfort.

    Three-year ProVantage protection plan (details further down page).

Fast Speeds, High Torque, and Durable Construction

Bosch DDS181-02The DDS181-02 has two optimized speeds–one ideal for high-torque applications (0-500 RPM) and one ideal for high-speed applications (0-1,700 RPM)–and 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).

Balanced Design and Easy Bit Changes

The ergonomically designed handle and soft-grip wrapped housing offer a comfortable fit for extended working time. The DDS181-02 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

In addition to the 1.5 Ah HC lithium batteries included in this kit, this drill/driver can be used with Bosch’s batteries from its 18-volt line–including the 1.3 Ah Slim Pack battery (model BAT609), the 2.6 Ah Fat Pack battery (model BAT618), and the 3.0 Ah HC Fat Pack battery (model BAT619G). If you’re looking for a lightweight option, the Slim Pack is the perfect choice. If longer runtime is what you need, the Fat Pack will do the job. Click here for more information.

ProVantage Guarantee

Bosch Provantage WarrantyThe DDS181-02 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

One Bosch DDS181-02 Compact Tough drill/driver kit with two 18-volt lithium-ion Slim Pack batteries, one 30-minute charger, one carrying case, bits, and operating instructions.

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