Model # DDB181-02

Internet #205466888

Store SO SKU #1000534003

Bosch 18 Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2 in. Variable Speed Compact Drill/Driver Kit
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Bosch Discontinued

18 Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2 in. Variable Speed Compact Drill/Driver Kit

  • Lightweight at just 3.0 lbs. for less user fatigue
  • 2-speed transmission for high-torque driving/high-speed drilling
  • Includes: (2) 18 Volt 2.0Ah batteries, charger, and case
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Product Overview

  • Lightweight at just 3.0 lbs. for less user fatigue
  • 2-speed transmission for high-torque driving/high-speed drilling
  • Includes: (2) 18 Volt 2.0Ah batteries, charger, and case
Bosch Best Built Cordless offers the industry's most compact and lightest weight 18-Volt basic-duty 1/2 in. drill/driver, the DDB181. With the DDB181 compact and lightweight design, professionals can drill or drive fasteners overhead or in tight spaces fatigue free. More compact than many competitive 12-Volt tools, the DDB181 is ideal for electricians, plumbers and HVAC tradesman looking for a solution that not only fits in their pouch, but can handle most everyday tasks with 18-Volt battery power. The DDB181 features 2 speeds, 350 in. lbs. torque and 1300 RPM (no load) for a broad array of fastening and drilling applications.
  • Most compact 18-Volt drill/driver for optimal handling in tight spaces (based on volume measurements)
  • Lightest weight 18-Volt drill driver for less fatigue during daily usage
  • High torque and speed: 350 in. lbs. of torque for powerful fastening and 1300 RPM for fast drilling
  • LED light: illuminates dark work spaces
  • 2 speed transmission: optimized torque and speed for screw driving and drilling
  • Motor brake for precise screw driving
  • Flexible battery system: compatible with all Bosch 18-Volt lithium-ion batteries
  • Electronic cell protection: increases battery lifetime
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Lightweight at just 3.0 lbs. for less user fatigue
  • 2-speed transmission for high-torque driving/high-speed drilling
  • Includes: (2) 18 Volt 2.0Ah batteries, charger, and case
Model #: DDB181-02
Internet #: 205466888

Bosch Best Built Cordless offers the industry's most compact and lightest weight 18-Volt basic-duty 1/2 in. drill/driver, the DDB181. With the DDB181 compact and lightweight design, professionals can drill or drive fasteners overhead or in tight spaces fatigue free. More compact than many competitive 12-Volt tools, the DDB181 is ideal for electricians, plumbers and HVAC tradesman looking for a solution that not only fits in their pouch, but can handle most everyday tasks with 18-Volt battery power. The DDB181 features 2 speeds, 350 in. lbs. torque and 1300 RPM (no load) for a broad array of fastening and drilling applications.

  • Most compact 18-Volt drill/driver for optimal handling in tight spaces (based on volume measurements)
  • Lightest weight 18-Volt drill driver for less fatigue during daily usage
  • High torque and speed: 350 in. lbs. of torque for powerful fastening and 1300 RPM for fast drilling
  • LED light: illuminates dark work spaces
  • 2 speed transmission: optimized torque and speed for screw driving and drilling
  • Motor brake for precise screw driving
  • Flexible battery system: compatible with all Bosch 18-Volt lithium-ion batteries
  • Electronic cell protection: increases battery lifetime
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
14
Product Height (in.)
11
Product Width (in.)
3.95

Details

Battery Amp Hours
1.5 Ah
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
(2) 1.5 Ah Batteries & Charger Included
Charger Included
Charger Included
Chuck Size
1/2 In.
Chuck Type
Keyless
Color Family
Blue
Condition
New
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Drill/ Driver Type
Drill/ Driver
Included
Case Included
Maximum Speed (RPM)
1300 RPM
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
2
Power Tool Features
Keyless Chuck,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
6.73lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (v)
18v

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Certified,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year Provantage, 1 year limited

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
14
Product Height (in.)
11
Product Width (in.)
3.95

Details

Battery Amp Hours
1.5 Ah
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
(2) 1.5 Ah Batteries & Charger Included
Charger Included
Charger Included
Chuck Size
1/2 In.
Chuck Type
Keyless
Color Family
Blue
Condition
New
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Drill/ Driver Type
Drill/ Driver
Included
Case Included
Maximum Speed (RPM)
1300 RPM
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
2
Power Tool Features
Keyless Chuck,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
6.73lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (v)
18v

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Certified,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year Provantage, 1 year limited

Questions & Answers

The description says this kit comes with 2.0 amp lithium batteries. But I 'm also seeing referen...

The description says this kit comes with 2.0 amp lithium batteries. But I 'm also seeing references to 1.5 amp batteries. Which one is it?
Asked by: Nimrod
It comes with a 1.5 amp battery.
Answered by: Bos
Date published: 2018-07-01

I read that a brushless motor gives more torque on a cordless drill. Does this have a brushless ...

I read that a brushless motor gives more torque on a cordless drill. Does this have a brushless motor
Asked by: Margie
Thank you for your question. The DDB181-02 drill driver has a brushed motor. It is the DDB182 that is brushless. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.
Answered by: BoschTools
Date published: 2018-08-23

I've gotten the new one. I have 2 batteries, but How do I keep one from dead for using later in the furture.

Asked by: diyman
There is no problem storing one of the batteries in the charger. Rotate the batteries if not being used for a long period, unknown of duration.
Answered by: Termanator
Date published: 2018-03-01

does this item come with (2) batteries?

Asked by: keioh
yes
Answered by: Dave
Date published: 2018-03-01
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Customer Reviews

18 Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2 in. Variable Speed Compact Drill/Driver Kit is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 234.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Motor Burnt Out Under Light Use Bought my DDB181-02 cordless drill around June 2017, and only used it for light DIY jobs around the house. No heavy/excessive construction usage. I was thoroughly impressed with how well this driver worked, until yesterday. I was drilling into a standard wood 2x4 stud behind 1/2" drywall with a new, sharp titanium 1/4" drill bit, when the motor started sparking like crazy. This was followed by a brief electrical "flame-out", then acrid electrical smoke, then it died completely. Tried to file a warranty claim, but of course, it's just past the 1-year warranty, and they require an original purchase receipt (yeah right, who still has that after a year?!). I'm incredibly disappointed. I bought a Bosch cordless driver specifically because of the longevity and quality I've seen in the one my dad has had for over 20 years, yet this one almost caught my garage on fire. I just bought a 1/2" drive cordless impact wrench from Bosch because I liked this one so much, and now I'm worried that one will just burn out after normal use too.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Burnt I purchased this DDB181-02 cordless drill in November 2017 and just being over a year old I was using the drill when the motor started sparking inside when this bad smell of electrical burning started, then it just quit working. Seriously, I had/have a cheaper made drill that has out lasted this thing
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feels good While only a week into a relationship with this drill, my 1st impressions are that I will be with this little dynamo for a while. The compact size, the impressive build, appropriate features are all good, but confidence in the tool comes from using it. It is smooth, powerful, easy to handle. Of course time will tell if it and its batteries are built to last, but one week in and it is already my go-to drill.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chuck Stuck I purchased my first drill two years ago and it's worked great .... until a month ago. The chuck is "shut" tight and I can't open it to remove my bit. Tried everything. Other reviews have complained about the same thing. However, now I have two Bosch drills .... I bought another one because I liked the first one so much. Would like to fix the chuck....then I would have two "working" drills. .
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Drill - However I love this drill. Well balanced, plenty of power and battery lasts very long. However after 2 years of use the drill is now sparking inside everytime I stop the drill. Not sure if it is the motor brushes or brake mechanism.
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little drill My Dad bought me this for a present ages ago. I'm not handy at all so I had no idea what he was thinking. Well, with home ownership comes maintenance, and I couldn't do most of my home projects without this thing. Drilling holes into studs for cabling, screws into wood for pictures frames, drilling holes for dry wall anchors, I even use this to sharpen my lawn mower blade. Great power, easy to use, and good battery life. Fabulous.
Date published: 2018-11-18
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