Bosch 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Standard Duty Impact Driver Kit-IDS181-01 - The Home Depot

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18-Volt 1/4 in. Hex Compact Tough Impact Driver with (2) FatPack Batteries (4.0Ah)
  • Bosch
  • Model # IDS181-01
  • Internet # 204743095

18-Volt 1/4 in. Hex Compact Tough Impact Driver with (2) FatPack Batteries (4.0Ah)


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Model # IDS181-01

Internet # 203866700

18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Standard Duty Impact Driver Kit

Bosch 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Standard Duty Impact Driver Kit

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  • 3-LED ring gives shadow free illumination for the best visibility
  • Superior ergonomics slim, soft grip provides maximum comfort
  • Secure control leverage during fastening applications


Model # IDS181-01

Internet # 203866700

The new Bosch IDS181-01 18-volt Compact Tough 1/4-Inch Hex Impact Driver with 2 Lithium-Ion 3.0-Ah High Capacity Batteries, features an ultra-compact design, while delivering best-in-class application control. Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, HVAC professionals and other tradesmen can take advantage of the tools optimized performance for fast and great results. Tools in the new IDS181 Impactor line feature a compact head length of just 5.4-Inch and a lightweight design of just 2.9-Pound to deliver the best balance and control for 18-volt small- to medium-duty applications. The tools compact size also facilitates work in hard-to-reach spaces. Optimized impact performance provides the best runtime and control, and optimized torque limits stripping and cam out of screws and shearing off of screw heads. In fact, the IDS181 line delivers 42 percent more runtime compared to similar in-class competitors, along with 15-Percent less torque and 10-Percent more speed for the best application control. A Bosch patented, three-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 during fastening applications. A compact grip design of just 2.3-Inch from the tools trigger to the back of the handle relieves hand fatigue over extended use. The Bosch-built hammer and anvil system provides maximum impact endurance and increasing tool life.

  • Most compact impactor design with a head length of 5.4-inch, allowing the tool 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
  • Includes: IDS181 Impact Driver, (2) Lithium-Ion High Capacity FatPack (3.0Ah) Batteries, Belt Clip, Fast Charger, and a carrying bag
  • Compatible with bosch BC630 (30min) charger and BC660 (60min) charger works with bosch 18-Volt batteries BAT609, BAT618, BAT610G, and BAT619G

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Assembled Depth (in.)  13.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  4 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  11.15 in  Drive Size (in.)  1/4 
Product Depth (in.)  13.5  Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.)  11.15 
Batteries Included  Yes  Battery Power Type  Lithium Ion 
Battery Size  Lithium Ion  Case Included  Yes 
Charger Included  Yes  Color Family  Blue 
Cordless Tool Type  Impact Driver  Cordless/Corded  Cordless 
Impacts Per Minute  3100  Maximum Speed (rpm)  2600 
Power Tool Product Type  Cordless  Product Weight (lb.)  8.13 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool  Torque (lb-in)  1150 
Variable Speed  Yes  Voltage (volts)  18 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year, 3 Year ProVantage 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Stuff I've had this tool for 2 years and have used it whenever i need to screw or drive sockets. I bought this specifically because it is light and compact to get into tight spaces. I knew it was a medium duty, and that's what i use it for around the house. I've used it to build a garage addition that i installed predominantly with screws, and also a solar array on the roof, driving 5" lag bolts into the joists for the standoffs. Driving large tough screws may slow it down a bit at the end when the torque gets tough, but it does finish out. I use it for everything and it just keep going. No issues with the batteries. June 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by weak and heat up very fast I upgraded from the previous model because the motor vent would pickup metal shaving and short out the motor. This model fixed that problem but the impact starts way to early and the motor heats up so much I can't even hold on to it. also the rubber ring that covers the led lights fell off just after a month of use. I have 14 cordless bosch tools, 3 chargers and 12 batteries. impact drill is what we use day in day out. It's so weak now I just ordered the new brushless impact. if this brushless impact fails me....I am selling everything and going with another brand. July 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by One of the best cordless tools I own I was skeptical on this purchase, but this impact driver has turned into my favorite drill/driver. July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bosh Impact Since owning Bosh power tools I have yet to purchase another brand. This impact driver is small enough to get into the tight spots, has amazing balance and is comfortable to grip. The biggest selling point for me was the 2 "fat pack" batteries that came with this package. If you have another compatible Bosh power tool, the batteries are interchangeable, so you can mix and match fat and slim batteries to suit your needs. The only reason that Quality took a small hit was the fact that this tool came in a soft fabric case vs. the hard plastic case that other tools are protected in. There is also no secure place to put the bits and sockets inside the case, so they end up all over inside the case. Overall still an outstanding tool that gets the job done fast and is a pleasure to use! June 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Must have tool I'm installing a metal building with 6 thousand fasteners. My cordless drills do not have enough torque when it's time to tighten the nuts. This driver works great. It gets hot but I'm using it hard. I have a spare 4ah battery and it lasts all day. April 12, 2014
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