Over at Amazon, this Bosch 18V cordless drill (DDS181) and impact driver (25618) combo kit (CLPK232-181) is on sale as today’s deal of the day, 8/14/2017.
I bought a set nearly 6 years ago, when it was heavily discounted at the start of the winter holiday season. The tools are a little dated, but the kit has been updated with higher capacity battery packs – 2.0Ah.
The drill is fairly capable, and falls between competing professional brands’ compact and heavy duty models. It’s not puny, nor heavy-hitting.
The impact is perhaps showing its age in terms of size, but is still one of my favorite brushed motor models. It’s quite powerful, and I’ve always found it to be comfortable to use.
These days, I’d take any brushless multi-mode impact over the one in this kit, but most are priced higher than this entire combo kit is on sale. For instance, the Dewalt DCF887 is $129 for the bare tool.
As an aside, why doesn’t Bosch offer an 18V-class multi-mode brushless impact driver?
This is a good quality and reliable combo kit that’s very attractively priced on sale at $129.
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Deal ends at 3am ET 8/15/2017 unless supplies sell out sooner.