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Bosch IDS181-02 18V Compact Tough 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver with 2 HC SlimPack Batteries

  • Bosch IDS181-02 18V Compact Tough 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver with 2 HC SlimPack Batteries
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The new Bosch IDS181-02 18V Compact Tough 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver with 2 Lithium-I High Capacity Batteries features an ultra-compact design, while delivering best-in-class application control. The IDS181-02 ft.s compact head length and lightweight design deliver the best balance and control for 18V small to medium duty applications. Optimized impact performance provides the best runtime compared to similar in-class competitors along with 15% less torque and 10% more speed for the best application control. A Bosch patented, 3-LED white light system provides shadow free illumination for the best visibility in low lighting applications. Superior ergonomics are provided via slim soft grip in key areas for maximum comfort and control. A compact grip design of just 2.3 in. from the tool's trigger to the back of the handle relieves hand fatigue over extended use. The Bosch-built hammer and anvil system provides maximum impact endurance, increasing tool life and performance. The new impact drivers also feature an intelligent electronic protection system, including electronic motor protection which increases motor life by protecting the motor in overload and stall situations and electronic cell protection, which doubles battery life. A durable belt clip offers users quick tool storage between applications.
Features:
  • Most compact impactor design with a head length of 5.4 in, allowing the tools to be used in tight and hard to reach places with increased comfort
  • Optimized impact performance provides the best runtime and control for small to medium duty fastening jobs
  • Integrated 3 LED Ring provides shadow free illumination for the best visibility in low lighting applications
  • Soft grip handle adds comfort and reduces fatigue
  • Variable-speed trigger for complete speed control
  • Electronic Motor Protection (EMP) protects motor in stall situations
  • 1/4 in. hex chuck is a quick change one-handed bit holder
  • Metal gearbox with soft grip offers a durable profile while protecting delicate surfaces
  • Durable belt clip provides quick storage between applications
  • Electronic Cell Protection (ECP), unique battery pack design and customized electronics delivers optimal battery life and performance
Includes:
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver - IDS181-02
  • (2) 18V HC Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Fast Charger

Specifications

Series: Compact Tough
Cordless: Yes
Length: 5.4 in.
Width: 2.1 in.
Height: 9 in.
Weight: 2.9 lbs.
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Amp Hours: 2.0 Ah
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Drive Size: 1/4 in.
Drive Type: Hex
Handle Style: Pistol Grip
Maximum Torque: 1,150 in-lbs.
No-Load Speeds (IPM): 0 - 3,100
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 0 - 2,600
Power Settings: 1
Voltage: 18V

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4.7 / 5.0
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Pros
Powerful (15)
Easy To Use (12)
Lightweight (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (10)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Just like new
I use to do some work in my house, and I needed I reliable tool, and this Bosch impact driver was just perfect. Not to big but good enough to get the job done.
Lots of torque too.
July 5, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Awesome customer service!
I am a regular buyer of Bosch items from this site. LOVE THEM! I have about 13 18v drills we use in our business and have bought both NEW and RECONDITIONED items. Usually the recon stuff is new/like new when I get them out of the box.
I did just purchase 2 of the 1/4 drive impacts and this time chose the reconditioned deal (price was the motivator) 1 is excellent, both in condition and performance. The other went bad after 2 bolts (clutch) I contacted CPO and they emailed a return label AND shipped a replacement. I haven't received the replacement yet (we are opposite coasts) but I'm very happy with the customer service and am confident that I will get a great unit as a replacement.
April 21, 2016
Recommendations
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
battery problems
I received the reconditioned impact driver quickly. It had not been cleaned up and was full of sawdust. It worked fine but the batteries had problems. One battery had dirt in the button used to take off the battery. It kept popping off when I used it. Cleaned the battery-same problem. Called CPO and they made arrangement with Bosch to exchange it. The button used to check battery life was broken on the second one. It held a charge and worked so I kept that battery.
January 6, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great power and quality.
I have been looking for a Impact driver for a long time. I decided on a Bosch because of the experience with my Bosch cordless drill. The battery last a lot longer than another brand I bought years ago. I can keep moving forward with my projects and have to stop and recharge as I use to do with the other brand six batteries. I would recommend it to a friend.
January 26, 2016
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Bosch IDS-181-02 Impact Driver
Excellent Power, longer run time on the Battery,Compact, gets into tighter places
January 25, 2016
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Size & Performance top of the class!
Handles 99% of my drill & fasten needs needs. Handy to use hex drill bits, lots of torque to break free & drive serious fasteners, making it two tools in one. Belt hook is brilliant & carrying a spare slim pack battery (in your pocket up the ladder is a light burden. No comparison to any non lithium tool and wins the ease of carry contest hands down.Takes a beating and keeps repeating. I own three Bosch impacts I have used regularly with confidence & much satisfaction..
August 29, 2014
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Wish I had bought this sooner!
Last year we purchased our 80 year old home. Since we've moved in, there have been numerous projects that required driving screws. Up till a couple months ago, I was relying on my old cordless drill to perform both drilling and driving duties. Its battery is showing its age and needs to be recharged before each use, which is not convenient. I often have just manually screwed in fasteners as a result.

Since I purchased my IDS181, I've put it to good use. Despite being 18v versus my old 19.2v drill, the Bosch drives much better due to the impact function and its greater torque. Recently, I drove a series of 3" #8 screws full depth into solid wood without the need for pilot holes. I was impressed how easily the screws were sunk. In the short time of ownership, I've saved much effort with a number of jobs. Looking at my long "to-do" list, this driver and its partner drill, (DDS-181), will see be very handy.
May 29, 2014
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
great tool
I gave this to my boyfriend for christmas and it is great!!!!!!!!!!!!. Both of us love the power and ease. The battery life is the best.
May 20, 2014
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Wonderful For Scene Shop
I purchased one of these to use in a primarily Makita shop. I find that this tool outperforms the Makitas in every aspect except battery life, however in our use, in a scene shop, if you keep up on charging, shouldn't have an issue.  I find this tool MUCH quieter, more powerful, much lighter (due to the slimpacs vs the large 3ah) , and overall better. The placement of the LEDs makes it hard to shadow whatever you are screwing. I like to use a long Dewalt bit that closes over the head of the screw, making it harder to bite off the head. I am a tad bit worried about the plastic build quality, but what isn't plastic these day; and at this price, it can be replaced easily. It drives screws with such ease, my 6 year old cousin has no problem countersinking 3" screws into 2X4's. Impact Drivers in general are fantastic, but this model in particular is WONDErFUL. I have tried all of the competitors, and this is the best bet. I really also like the simple but effective charger. I find other chargers ....Makita.... to be very confusing (and sometimes even challenging for Electrical Engineers to understand).    

Over all, a great product in every sense.
January 27, 2014
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Light, Powerful, Compact, High-Quality!
I've had this for a bit now and it is really a great impact drill! I upgraded to Bosch recently from a budget brand. So far everything I have gotten from Bosch is much better, and well worth the price. Even if it is two too three times more! Great tools.
January 16, 2014
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This coming whit the battery charger?????
Miguel on Feb 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this impact driver does come with a charger.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver - IDS181-02,
(2) 18V HC Lithium-Ion Batteries,
Fast Charger
18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver - IDS181-02-RT,
(2) 18V HC Lithium-Ion Batteries,
Fast Charger
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

Warranty

Bosch Standard Warranty
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation ("Seller") warrants to the original purchaser only, that all BOSCH portable and benchtop power tools will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. SELLER'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or misrepaired by persons other than Seller or Authorized Service Station. To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, you must return the complete portable or benchtop power tool product, transportation prepaid, to any BOSCH Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Station. For Authorized BOSCH Power Tool Service Stations, please refer to your phone directory.

All Factory Reconditioned Tools are covered under the same terms and conditions as the new tool warranty, for one (1) year from date of purchase except as noted below:

  • Cordless Tool batteries are covered for one (1) year from date of purchase
  • ProVantage Protection Plan is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • One Year Service Protection Plan is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • 30-Day Money Back Refund or Replacement is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • Dremel reconditioned tools are covered for 2 years from date of purchase
  • Tripods and Rods are covered for 90 Days from date of purchase
  • Reconditioned Tools/Kits may not contain the identical accessories, cases and kit contents of the New Tool version.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ACCESSORY ITEMS SUCH AS CIRCULAR SAW BLADES, DRILL BITS, ROUTER BITS, JIGSAW BLADES, SANDING BELTS, GRINDING WHEELS AND OTHER RELATED ITEMS.

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. SOME STATES IN THE U.S., SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS) ARISING FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES IN THE U.S. AND SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE IN THE U.S., PROVINCE TO PROVINCE IN CANADA AND FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO PORTABLE AND BENCHTOP ELECTRIC TOOLS SOLD WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO. FOR WARRANTY COVERAGE WITHIN OTHER COUNTRIES, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BOSCH DEALER OR IMPORTER.

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