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Bosch DDH181X-01 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Brute Tough Drill Driver with Active Response Technology

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The Bosch DDH181X 18V Brute Tough Drill Driver now features Active Response Technology, an industry first that reduces the risk of dangerous kickback during high torque applications without compromising performance. Active Response Technology uses electronic motor control to reduce the risk of harmful torque reactions in bind-up situations. An integrated acceleration sensor limits the tool's rotation by detecting sudden movements and cutting off the motor to stop the tool. Feel more in control with the redesigned auxiliary handle. This handle is longer than previous versions and adjustable to 23 positions without having to remove it from the tool. A tongue-and-groove locking structure helps prevent slipping and increases control during use, while the 1/2 in. metal chuck delivers a high clamping force. Tackle even the toughest drilling and driving applications with 700 in-lbs of torque from the 4-pole open frame motor. Select between 2 speeds and 25 clutch settings to optimize available torque for precise screw driving and improved drilling speed. Built to be Brute Tough, the DDH181X features exclusive Durashield housing and an all metal gearbox and is capable of surviving 25 drops from 12 ft. high onto solid concrete. Bosch electronic motor and cell protection help prevent overheating and overloading , which extends tool life, runtime, and increases battery lifetime by more than 400%. For optimum results, pair this tool with Bosch's next generation BAT620 or BAT612 18V lithium-ion batteries (Sold Separately), which combine greater cell energy density for up to 65 percent longer runtime and advanced CoolPack technology for up to 100 percent more recharge-life.
Features:
  • Active response technology - superior control in bind-up situations
  • Heavy-duty construction and built tough with Bosch's exclusive Durashield housing and all metal gearbox to withstand rugged jobsite conditions
  • Maximum power - 708 in-lbs. of torque powered by a 4-pole motor
  • Advanced electronics with individually customized electronics protect the motor and battery increasing tool and battery life
  • Flexible power system is compatible with all Bosch Lithium-Ion batteries
Includes:
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Brute Tough Drill Driver with Active Response Technology - DDH181X-01
  • (2) 18V FatPack Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Charger
  • Carrying Bag
  • Auxiliary Handle
  • Double-Sided Philips Drive Bit

Specifications

Cordless: Yes
Length: 8.25 in.
Height: 8 in.
Weight: 4.75 lbs.
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: 25 + 1
Handle Style: Mid-Handle Grip
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 0 - 400 / 0 - 1,700
Power Type: Electric
Torque: 700 in-lbs.
Voltage: 18V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (9)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Pros
Easy To Use (2)
Powerful (2)
Best Uses
Home Repair (2)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Drill I ever had!
Bought this drill a couple months ago! Battery lasts longer than any other drill i have owned while keeping power!
July 26, 2014
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Retailer
As a store manager we have sold many of these and have not had any returns only positive feedback from our contractors
May 20, 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 we both love it. It is powerfull and easy to use.
May 20, 2014
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
great drill
i have owned 2 bosch drills and they out work any of the competitors hands down
April 13, 2014
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Awesome drill
I love this drill it fits my hand perfectly, it is well balanced and powerful. The battery seems to last really long on a charge also. It is a really durable drill also, I have dropped it a couple of times and once it was from about six feet without hardly a scratch!!
April 11, 2014
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Evolution of the portable drill
After over 30 years using drill motors as an electrician, I began drilling with a star drill (a chisel with a Phillips like tip, then countless corded drill motors, and many brands of cordless drill motors. The first cordless drill motors had little torque and very limited battery life. The best drill motor I have ever used is the Bosch DDH181X. It has enough torque to almost break your wrist and the battery last forever. It's very compact and light weight and feels like the perfect drilling machine in your hand. If you want the best, don't waste your time and money on the other brands.
April 11, 2014
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
performance
Absolutely a spectacular drill. My favorite and I have several. Battery life is great
April 11, 2014
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Good Quality Product
We are an electrical contractor and we have been using nothing but Bosch for he past 7 years. Nice tools but better batteries.
January 7, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Tamed Brute Force
Got the DDH181X with (2) 4AH bats & (1) BAT622 included - that was the deal maker. The competing brand "fuel" line has brushless higher torque units (> 1000 in-lb), but I'll probably never outgrow this drill (I'm over 65.) The active response has kicked in a couple times when I used an aggressive bit without the side handle - this is a good feature to have. This DDH181X has a larger all metal chuck than the DDS181 and more torque. Some reviews complain about the weight, but it weighs less (with a 4 AH battery) than my old Porter Cable 14.4V Nicad drill. Don't have lots of usage to report on so far - had it about a month. In the interim, I flew cross country to my parents home where I picked up the smaller DDS181 with slim pack bats (for maintenance around their home). The DDS181 is a bit lighter, a little less torque and maybe not as rugged in the gear dept., but it solves most needs for home maintenance. Back home, I'm rebuilding fences so the DDH181X was obtained as I thought I would need a more robust drill for larger projects (#10, #12 screws and up). The side handle has a flexible choice of positions, unlike the "red" brand, which I though to be awkward. FAULTS: The service drawings indicate the motor must be replaced to change out the brushes - unlike my old "yellow" drill. Bosch does not appear to have an 18V brushless design for the high torque (> 1000 in-lb, as of 5-2016) - unlike the competition. The warranty is only 3 years, but if this makes it past the first year, it will probably outlive me. OTHER: For concrete & demo, I have a mains powered VSR hammer drill which is rarely used. For smaller projects I have the ultralight 12V brushless model.
May 9, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Surprised
At first I wasn't expecting a solid performer coz of it's size and weight. But man was I surprised! This little drill has eaten everything I threw at it and it just keeps drilling on !
Well worth the $$ and I'm thinking of gettn another for the Truck........
July 25, 2014
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Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Brute Tough Drill Driver with Active Response Technology - DDH181X-01,
(2) 18V FatPack Lithium-Ion Batteries,
Charger,
Carrying Bag,
Auxiliary Handle,
Double-Sided Philips Drive Bit
18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Brute Tough Drill Driver with Active Response Technology - DDH181X-01-RT,
(2) 18V FatPack Lithium-Ion Batteries,
Charger,
Carrying Bag,
Auxiliary Handle,
Double-Sided Philips Drive Bit
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 3 Year Limited null
Price: $279.00 $189.65
You Save: N/A $89.35 (32%)

Warranty

Bosch PROVANTAGE™ 3-Year Tool Protection Plan
Note: Applicable to cordless models and some corded models.

Bosch will support up-time and performance of all eligible tools in the PROVANTAGE™ program for three years from the original purchase date.

Cordless Tools

Tool Replacement Guarantee - First Year
Cordless Tool customers enrolled in the PROVANTAGE™ service program can exchange their Bosch tool during the first year of ownership for a replacement tool for any reason (except abuse, non-intended use or normal wear.)

Free Tool Repair Pledge - Next Two Years
All customers enrolled in the PROVANTAGE™ service program receive free tool repairs for defects in material or workmanship on their tool during the second and third year of ownership. (Excludes abuse, non-intended use or normal wear and tear.)

Tool Repair Guarantee
If the customer chooses to have his tool repaired, it will be done free of charge and guaranteed complete within five business days of receipt.

Corded Tools

Tool Replacement Guarantee - 90 Days
Corded Tool customers enrolled in the PROVANTAGE™ service program can exchange their Bosch tool during the first 90 days of ownership for a replacement tool for any reason (except abuse, non-intended use or normal wear.)

Free Tool Repair Pledge - Remainder of the 3-Year Period
All customers enrolled in the PROVANTAGE™ service program receive free tool repairs for defects in material or workmanship on their tool for the remainder of the 3-year period of ownership. (Excludes abuse, non-intended use or normal wear and tear.)

Tool Repair Guarantee
If the customer chooses to have his tool repaired, it will be done free of charge and guaranteed complete within five business days of receipt.

2-Year BLUECORE™ Battery Guarantee
The PROVANTAGE™ member is eligible to receive a BLUECORE™ battery replacement in exchange for each BLUECORE™ battery included that does not meet Bosch performance standards. The 2 year coverage begins on the date of purchase.

One-Call Resolution Hotline
A toll-free hotline is available exclusive for PROVANTAGE™ members, allowing them to call Bosch for any assistance in solving tool performance or service needs. Registered members will be offered options to solve their problems that will be implemented as a result of the call: tool replacement, parts or repairs.

The resolution hotline is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.

ELIGIBLE MODELS

Cordless - All cordless tools are eligible.

Corded - The following corded tools are eligible:

1590EVSK, 1591EVSK
RS5, RS10, RS20, RS20XC
CS10, CS20, CS20XC
1677MD, 1677MDT, 1677MDXC

To Register
Call 1-888-919-7272 or go to www.BoschPROVANTAGE.com

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