Model#: BSHNDDS181-02
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Bosch DDS181-02 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver with 2 Slim Pack HC Batteries

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  • Bosch DDS181-02 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver with 2 Slim Pack HC Batteries
New $169.99
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$199.99
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Bosch's DDS181 18V Compact Tough Drill Driver delivers outstanding performance in a revolutionary compact design. Featuring a new patented gear train and clutch, the DDS181 delivers the highest power-to-size ratio in its class, delivering up to 600 in-lbs. of torque. Its slim grip design offers the highest level of comfort and control during operation, and features compatibility with all of Bosch's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries for maximum versatility.
Features:
  • 4-pole high performance motor - For maximum power in the most compact size
  • New patented gear train and clutch - Enables OST compact design in its class and lightest weight
  • Flexible power system - Both DD and HDD are compatible with every 18V Lithium-Ion Bosch battery
  • Ergonomic grip zone - Smallest diameter in market enables better gripping and greater comfort
  • New ergonomic design - Modified orientation relative to handle increase comfort
  • Use in steel, copper, aluminum, brass, oak, maple, MDF, pine, PVC, polycarbonate, acrylic, ABS, nylon, composite materials and common stainless steel
  • Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) - Increases battery lifetime by preventing misuse
Includes:
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver - DDS181-02
  • (2) 18V Slim Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge
  • 30 Minute Lithium-Ion Charger
  • Carrying Case

Specifications

Series: Compact Tough
Cordless: Yes
Amp Hour: 2 Ah
Batteries Included: 2
Battery System: 18V
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: Yes
Case Included: Yes
Case Type: Bag
Charge Time: 30 Minutes
Charger Included: Yes
Chuck Size: 1/2 in
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: Yes
ETL Safety: No
Handle Type: Pistol
Maximum Torque: 600
Motor Type: Brushed
No-Load Speed (RPM): 0-500 / 0-1700
Power Settings: 2
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
UL Safety: Yes
Variable Speed Trigger: Yes
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No

Recommendations

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
90 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
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1 Star
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (54)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Pros
Easy To Use (45)
Powerful (45)
Ergonomic Design (24)
Value (7)
Best Uses
Home Repair (26)
Frequent Use (24)
Large Projects (6)
Small Projects (6)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Bought it for my daughter
My daughter got a new (to her) house - and she's going to need to fix a load of stuff. this is the perfect drill for her - strong, but lightweight - easy to handle.
August 7, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
BAD OUT OF THE BOX !!
Drill worked for about 3 seconds !! NOT VERY HAPPY AT ALL !!
December 27, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Response from CPO Outlets
On behalf of CPO, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. We offer a thirty day return for new items and a 120 day for the reconditioned items. If the item is outside our return policy, you will be directed to take the item to a Bosch service center. The number for the Bosch service center is 1-877-267-2499. If you still need to return the item and you are inside the return window, please contact our CPO Customer Care Department at the number below. The hours are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST. The number to reach CPO Customer Care is 1-800-714-0918.
January 10, 2019
Chris P
Works Hard; Rests Comfortably
I'm about to turn 70, with a 175 year-old house and have finally retired a Wen ("Made in Chicago" drill bought with the house, 38 years ago...it smelled funny. Being a Teutonic fan (BMWs, Volkls, Braun, etc.) I automatically gravitated to the Bosch. And I'm glad I did. I charged one of its batteries 7 months ago, have used it several times for driving big screws and other repetitive chores. Just now, I checked that same battery and it's still "Full".

It's very comfortable to hold and run, it is easy to adjust power, the lighting is great, the batteries hold their charge and the case does a good job of holding two bit cases, the extra battery and all but the charger. In sum, I'm persuaded that this will be my best and last drill.
January 21, 2016
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Great tool at a great price
Light and lots of power
November 24, 2015
Love this drill!
I think this drill is great! Mine has the 2 Ah batteries which seem to charge fast and go the distance. The styling of the drill looks great and fits the hand comfortably. I'm not a professional contractor, but for my needs this drill seems to exceed my expectations. The variable trigger works really well and you are able to start off slowly if needed without any issues. I give this product 5 stars, the only thing I wish was different is the hard case seems to be about 1/3 larger than it really needs to be, but that is just being nit picky.
November 8, 2015
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
What a great tool (I now have 4!).
Use the drill driver for carpentry, woodworking, working on equipment, fixing stuff around the home, barn and at the children's homes.....
I cannot think of one thing that needs to be improved.
September 24, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Good drill
Good drill, not the best I have used from the Bosch line up but good for the price.
August 24, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
another great busch tool
I remodel houses, and have always used bosch drills. This one is more powerful than my last series. I am looking forward to getting long use from this as I have with other bosch products. I now buy most of my tools from cpo and always get good deals and fast shipping. Could not be happier/
August 15, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Like these new batteries
Excellent drill, very satisfied with my buy. And batteries are nice as well the charge indicator on the battery makes a difference for me. You don't go up to roof or high places with low battery and it dies when you need it, u go down again charge it and come up again with another one. This has happened to me a lot over the years.
August 6, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Refurbished? As good as new!
This replaces an earlier 18V Bosch drill that's finally ready to become a back-up after at least a decade of great service. I use it at least 3-4 times throughout each month, and I look forward to a long future with this replacement drill, which is lighter but seems to have good power. (My older one was called the "brute" and it lived up to the name; hope this one does as well.)
May 31, 2015

Questions & Answers

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What is the ampere hour rating on the slim pack batteries, or how long do they last before needing recharge? Thanks for your input.
A shopper on Dec 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The battery pack is marked 2.0Ah. I've had mine since july only doing a few light projects I haven't had to recharge it yet and this is mid Dec. If you are building a deck and putting in thousands of 4in screws you'll get at least an hour on a charge depending on the weather. This is based on my last Bosch drill, they do hold a charge for a very long time.
How much is drill and battery weigh?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model DDS181-02 weighs 6.90 lbs.
Probably the the toughest job I would ask of this drill is removing and replacing deck boards. Is this drill adequate for that?
Need a drill on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, this would not be adequate for removing deck boards

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 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver - DDS181-02,
(2) 18V Slim Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge,
30 Minute Lithium-Ion Charger,
Carrying Case
18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver - DDS181-02-RT,
(2) 18V Slim Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge,
1 hour Lithium-Ion Charger,
Carrying Case
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 1 Year 1 Year
Price: $169.99 $99.99
You Save: N/A $70.00 (41%)

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.