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Bosch HDH181X-01 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Brute Tough Hammer Drill Driver with Active Response Technology

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The Bosch HDH181X 18V Brute Tough Hammer Drill Driver now features Active Response Technology, an industry first that reduces the risk of dangerous kickback during high torque applications without compromising performance. Active Response Technology uses electronic motor control to reduce the risk of harmful torque reactions in bind-up situations. An integrated acceleration sensor limits the tool's rotation by detecting sudden movements and cutting off the motor to stop the tool. Feel more in control with the redesigned auxiliary handle. This handle is longer than previous versions and adjustable to 23 positions without having to remove it from the tool. A tongue-and-groove locking structure helps prevent slipping and increases control during use, while the 1/2 in. metal chuck delivers a high clamping force. Tackle even the toughest drilling and driving applications with 750 in-lbs of torque from the 4-pole open frame motor. Select between 2 speeds and 25 clutch settings to optimize available torque for precise screw driving and improved drilling speed. Built to be Brute Tough, the HDH181X features exclusive Durashield housing and an all metal gearbox and is capable of surviving 25 drops from 12 ft. high onto solid concrete. Bosch electronic motor and cell protection help prevent overheating and overloading , which extends tool life, runtime, and increases battery lifetime by more than 400%. For optimum results, pair this tool with Bosch's next generation BAT620 or BAT612 18V lithium-ion batteries (Sold Separately), which combine greater cell energy density for up to 65 percent longer runtime and advanced CoolPack technology for up to 100 percent more recharge-life.
Features:
  • Active response technology - superior control in bind-up situations
  • Heavy-duty construction and built tough with Bosch's exclusive Durashield housing and all metal gearbox to withstand rugged jobsite conditions
  • Maximum power - 752 in-lbs. of torque powered by a 4-pole motor
  • Advanced electronics with individually customized electronics protect the motor and battery increasing tool and battery life
  • Flexible power system is compatible with all Bosch Lithium-Ion batteries
Includes:
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Brute Tough Hammer Drill Driver with Active Response Technology - HDH181X-01
  • (2) 18V FatPack Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Charger
  • Carrying Bag
  • Auxiliary Handle
  • Double-Sided Philips Drive Bit

Specifications

Cordless: Yes
Length: 8.9 in.
Height: 8 in.
Weight: 5 lbs.
BPM: 0 - 27,500
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Setting: 25+1
Gearbox: 2 Speed
Handle Style: Mid-Handle
Maximum Torque: 750 in-lbs.
No Load Speed (RPM): 0 - 400 / 0 - 1,850
Power Type: Electric
Voltage: 18V

Recommendations

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4.7 / 5.0
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Impressive
Everyone needs a big Bosch chuck/hammer drill, so I bought this with the intention of having a good versatile tool to last me a while.

You can tell that this thing is well made and has heft to it. It has a crisp speed change button on the top, a work light right above where the battery is located, and just feels smooth to operate - it isn't clumsy feeling.

I haven't actually used it for anything other than drilling holes in all sorts of things. But I have a few suggestions though that I hope bosch will listen to:

1 The labeling of the hammer drill and clutch wheel should not be done with paint. Mine have easily been scratched off and I don't even use it that much. They should be indented in some way into the metal to make them permanently labeled.

2) This drill should come with a pocket clip, and clip bolt holes on each side of the drill for ambidextrous use.

3) Fix the wobbly/mis-aligned chuck. My Bosch hammer drill is the same way. When you are drilling, the bit (drill bit, nut setter, anything) wobbles a good amount. Now this doesn't really affect performance, but it's what separates the wheat from the chaff in terms of drills.

With as impressive as your drills are, I'm surprised that your drills have this wobble.

4) Have a level on the back of the drill (I noticed a craftsman drill had this feature), which of course makes drilling straight up and down, or completely horizontal much easier.

5) Make the steadying ring (at the end of the chuck) longer and more bulky. It's too small to really be a effective. But is a great idea and should be exploited.

Y'all seriously could make this THE drill for any contractor to have. It already is a ubiquitous tool with the beefy hammer drill action and active response technology, and with those features added to it, there'd be nothing else out there like it with so much packed into one drill.
July 23, 2016
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great drill
I bought this drill several months ago and I am very happy with this purchase. This is a very powerful drill, built with quality to last for years of service.
April 19, 2015
Originally posted at
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Thought i had bought a brand new drill
Love the hammer mode. Fit and finish is great. Personally, I can't say enough good things about this drill, it does everything I ask of it. For full disclosure, I am a Bosch fan and have a number of there tools. However, I use them daily, (often hard) and I keep on buying them.
November 23, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The best (for me)
I need reliable tools for my daily job. I feel this is one I can count on.
December 12, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great drill
Best drill I've used. Lots of power and torque. Drilled 3/4" holes for an entire house electrical with one battery.
May 24, 2016
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Nice tool but not tough enough
I bought this drill to replace an old dewalt hammer drill and although this is a powerful tool, it is not as solid as the dewalt. The biggest issue is that when it is really working hard, the whole drill will twist and flex as if its trying to absorb impact or something. When it does the angle of whatever I'm drilling becomes askew and the drill can bind up on itself. I will admit that I am pushing it and drilling through 1/2" steel with a 1" step bit. For most things like wood or concrete, its perfect but I don't like the flex.
January 19, 2016
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Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Brute Tough Hammer Drill Driver with Active Response Technology - HDH181X-01,
(2) 18V FatPack Lithium-Ion Batteries,
Charger,
Carrying Bag,
Auxiliary Handle,
Double-Sided Philips Drive Bit
18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Brute Tough Hammer Drill Driver with Active Response Technology - HDH181X-01-RT,
(2) 18V FatPack Lithium-Ion Batteries,
Charger,
Carrying Bag,
Auxiliary Handle
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 3 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $299.00 $189.00
You Save: N/A $110.00 (37%)

Warranty

Bosch PROVANTAGE™ 3-Year Tool Protection Plan
Note: Applicable to cordless models and some corded models.

Bosch will support up-time and performance of all eligible tools in the PROVANTAGE™ program for three years from the original purchase date.

Cordless Tools

Tool Replacement Guarantee - First Year
Cordless Tool customers enrolled in the PROVANTAGE™ service program can exchange their Bosch tool during the first year of ownership for a replacement tool for any reason (except abuse, non-intended use or normal wear.)

Free Tool Repair Pledge - Next Two Years
All customers enrolled in the PROVANTAGE™ service program receive free tool repairs for defects in material or workmanship on their tool during the second and third year of ownership. (Excludes abuse, non-intended use or normal wear and tear.)

Tool Repair Guarantee
If the customer chooses to have his tool repaired, it will be done free of charge and guaranteed complete within five business days of receipt.

Corded Tools

Tool Replacement Guarantee - 90 Days
Corded Tool customers enrolled in the PROVANTAGE™ service program can exchange their Bosch tool during the first 90 days of ownership for a replacement tool for any reason (except abuse, non-intended use or normal wear.)

Free Tool Repair Pledge - Remainder of the 3-Year Period
All customers enrolled in the PROVANTAGE™ service program receive free tool repairs for defects in material or workmanship on their tool for the remainder of the 3-year period of ownership. (Excludes abuse, non-intended use or normal wear and tear.)

Tool Repair Guarantee
If the customer chooses to have his tool repaired, it will be done free of charge and guaranteed complete within five business days of receipt.

2-Year BLUECORE™ Battery Guarantee
The PROVANTAGE™ member is eligible to receive a BLUECORE™ battery replacement in exchange for each BLUECORE™ battery included that does not meet Bosch performance standards. The 2 year coverage begins on the date of purchase.

One-Call Resolution Hotline
A toll-free hotline is available exclusive for PROVANTAGE™ members, allowing them to call Bosch for any assistance in solving tool performance or service needs. Registered members will be offered options to solve their problems that will be implemented as a result of the call: tool replacement, parts or repairs.

The resolution hotline is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.

ELIGIBLE MODELS

Cordless - All cordless tools are eligible.

Corded - The following corded tools are eligible:

1590EVSK, 1591EVSK
RS5, RS10, RS20, RS20XC
CS10, CS20, CS20XC
1677MD, 1677MDT, 1677MDXC

To Register
Call 1-888-919-7272 or go to www.BoschPROVANTAGE.com

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