Model#: BSHNDDS183B
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Bosch DDS183B 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver (Tool Only)

  • Bosch DDS183B 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver (Tool Only)
  • Note: Battery & Charger sold separately
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The Bosch DDS183B 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver is a powerful tool that features KickBack Control, which reduces the risk of sudden tool reactions in binding conditions. This integrated acceleration sensor automatically shuts the tool down when a potentially dangerous rotational torque reaction occurs in a bind-up scenario. This cordless drill was fitted with an upgraded, heavy-duty all-metal chuck, for great bit grip and torque transfer. With an efficient EC Brushless motor, this drill driver provides longer tool life as well as great runtime. It delivers a powerful performance, with 531 in-lbs. of torque, two drilling speeds and 20+1 clutch settings. It features the Compact Tough design, with a short head-length and a light weight to make handling easier, but also with professional power.
Features:
  • KickBack Control reduces the risk from sudden rotational torque reaction in a bind-up scenario
  • Upgraded all-metal chuck provides great bit retention
  • EC Brushless motor efficient power delivers 531 in-lbs. of torque
  • Compact Tough design for a short compact and lightweight tool, but with plenty of power
  • Ergonomic grip zone has a small diameter enabling better gripping and greater comfort
  • Outstanding control with variable drilling speeds for high-speed (0 - 1,900 RPM) and high torque (0 - 600 RPM)
  • Precision 20+1 clutch settings provide accuracy for reduced fastener damage
  • Electronic Motor and Cell Protection for longer life in tool and battery, protects them from overload
  • Durashield housing can stand up to tough jobsite conditions
  • Built-in LED for visibility in dark work areas
  • Longer belt clip for a more secure hold
Includes:
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver - DDS183B
  • Magnetic Bit Holder
  • 4X Bit Holder
  • 4-Piece Bit Tip Set
  • Belt Clip
  • Tool Only: Battery and Charger Sold Separately
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Specifications

Series: Compact Tough
Cordless: Yes
Length: 10.25 in.
Width: 3.75 in.
Height: 10.25 in.
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: 18V
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: Yes
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
Chuck Size: 1/2 in
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: Yes
ETL Safety: No
Handle Type: Pistol
Maximum Torque: 531
Motor Type: Brushless
No-Load Speed (RPM): 0-1900
Power Settings: 2
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
UL Safety: No
Variable Speed Trigger: Yes
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No

Recommendations

Reviews

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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (1)
Pros
Easy To Use (1)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Powerful (1)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (1)
Heavy Duty Requirements (1)
Large Projects (1)
Small Projects (1)
Upgrade from my old drill
Bought this one after I had problems finding battery replacements for my old Bosch 14.4v drill (still working after 20 years. This 18v drill really blows the old one away. I have put it through its paces for a few weeks now and all indications are it will be a solid tool. I like the compactness and power. I added a battery charger and two small LiOn batteries which last quite a while on a single charge. Highly recommended.
December 31, 2018
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Extremely well executed drill/driver
This drill is super compact and the electronic clutch and antikickback are both outstanding features. The fit and finish of the components are well executed. The variable speed trigger is easy to control drilling speed during use. This drill has outstanding torque, decent speed and excellent controls. This is by far the best drill driver I have owned and I now own a few of them. My favorite feature aside from the tiny size and light weight is the electronic clutch. My next favorite feature is the anti-kickback feature. It keeps the drill from injuring your hand or wrist if it binds while using it. The electronic clutch provides repeatable fastener setting results regardless of rpm and is very crisp. It works in tandem with a normal mechanical clutch and the power immediately cuts upon the first or second click of the mechanical clutch. In-use, I can barely hear the clutch slip that one or two clicks and the way the power suddenly stops is very sure and deliberate. This electronic clutch is far superior to the similar feature on other ec clutch drills I own. The anti kickback operates equally as sure and works really well and consistently. I have had a bone in my hand broken by a high torque drill which did not have this safety feature so I really appreciate this Bosch drill for having it. Both the antikickback and electronic clutch features are really well designed and executed but they only work in clockwise rotation or driving rotation direction. The excellence of the handle ergonomics are why this drill is my preference to even more compact 12v tools for all day use. The chuck spins true with no visible runout and doesn’t loosen up on me during use. It is a Röhm chuck made with all metal components and the tapered cone is free spinning to prevent damage to a work piece if it comes into contact during use. The chuck on the most recent dds183 I’ve bought is a matte black rather than gloss black as earlier releases of this model have been. It is the same chuck, just a different sheen of black. The drill has a dual led light emitted from the top of the battery slide and it works great for spot lighting a workpiece. I do wish there were an option available with a quick change hex chuck but the chuck it comes with is brilliant for a 3 jaw keyless chuck.
October 17, 2018
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Awesome drill, highly recommend! But issue with order :(
Drill is wonderful. This is my third Bosch drill, other two still running strong, but overall this one stands out. The brushless motor has plenty of power and torque. Like the other Bosch drills I have it is well balanced and feels good in the hand. The chuck is heavier duty than my other drills but easy to tighten and loosen. All in all, I’m thrilled with the purchase and the extended warranty which brings the total to 3 years. Would be nice if it was standard without having to sign up for it but small inconvenience for the extra warranty.
That said, I think CPO kind of dropped the ball with a small issue with the order. The drill arrived after a week or so of shipping, box in good shape. Inner box had Bosch seals on it but was missing the belt clip (which says right on the box is included). Minor thing but my other drill has it and I use it a lot. Contacted CPO and was told they couldn’t get part from Bosch but I could return and get another for n/c. Seemed petty for such a small thing but like I said, I really like the clip and use it often. Fairly simple to return but waited another week for the replacement. When that one arrived, the exact same thing. Sealed box but no clip.
Not wanting to wait another week for another drill that may again not be equipped with the clip, I tried calling Bosch direct. Bosch customer service was great and after a short call, the clip is on its way to me. Now I realize that Bosch is the one that didn’t pack the part, but I wish either CPO would have done this for me or been honest with me and advised to just give Bosch a call and they would easily take care of the request. Would have saved me a trip to town to drop the return for shipping as well as waiting another week for the replacement. Again, small thing but I’d advise anyone that may be missing parts to first contact Bosch before contacting CPO.
April 19, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
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Questions & Answers

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Will the batteries and charger from the previous 18v Bosch drill work here?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the 18v Bosch batteries are interchangeable. I have several 18v Bosch tools, including a previous drill, and chargers. Any of the batteries fit any of the tools.
made in what country?
Helmetlock on Apr 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I looke at my drill and it was malaysia, not germany as i assumed. But quality and the newer metal chuck are both great
Will the 183 model fit in the insert tray for the 182 model?
Jim B on Dec 18, 2016

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