Bosch HDS181-02L 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Hammer Drill/Driver Kit

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4.4/5 on May 22, 2015

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  • Powerful compact 4-pole motor for ultimate power
  • Ergonomic, comfortable to use grip
  • Patented clutch and gear train
  • Compact, lightweight construction
  • Efficient DD and HDD power system compatible with any Bosch 18-volt Li-Ion battery


Standard chuck may need to be manually tinkered to improve productivity


The Bosch HDS181-02L 18-volt hammer drill/driver is built to deliver superior performance and ease of use for the professional contractor.

The drive/hammer drill combo is built with a lightweight design and features a patented clutch and gear system that adds to its high level of efficiency.

The kit comes with a powerful four-pole motor that may seem small and compact but delivers an impressive amount of power. The innovative power system works well with HDD and DD and can be used in any type of Bosch 18-volt lithium-ion battery.

Using a drill has never been this comfortable; thanks to the ergonomically designed grip, that puts you firmly in control.

Easy organization, storage and transportation of tools

Do you have a hard time organizing or sorting out through your supply of tools? You are not alone—most people admit to wasting a lot of time and energy just trying to find that single tool in their pile of supplies.

The Bosch HDS181-02L 18-volt hammer drill/driver comes with a super-efficient Click and Go system that makes it easy to store, organize and transport your supply of tools to and from your work station.

How does that work?

The kit features a smart L-Boxx transport and storage system. With just one click, the L-Boxx storage and transport system locks together, allowing you to handle your tools easily.

The transport system also comes with a top, front and side handle so you can carry your tool kit in whichever way that feels comfortable.

The L-Boxx is adjustable to four different heights allowing you to select the best height depending on the size of your tools. The storage box is water resistant, so your tools will stay dry and safe.

Now that you can store your tools in one organized storage space, you will waste less time trying to find the appropriate tool for a particular job and thus accomplish more during the day.

Superior warranty

Bosch HDS181-02L 18-volt hammer drill/driver kit guarantees a three year warranty—one year warranty for tools and two years protection for the battery. Benefits include two years of free battery replacement and one year of free tool replacement.

Overall, Bosch is a well-known brand and does not disappoint at all on this one. This drill and driver combination will provide you with reliable service for many years to come.