Here’s a sneak peek at Bosch’s newest 18V Compact Tough drill driver and hammer drill driver. From the looks of it, the tools have been blasted with a shrink-ray, and the overall geometries were shifted slightly for a more upright and hopefully better balanced feel. It’s hard to tell from photos, but the drill drivers look downright compact – more so than ever before.
Bosch DDS180 & DDS181 18V Compact Tough Drill Driver
The new 1/2″ drill driver features a 7″ head length, high performance 4-pole motor, slim grip for less hand fatigue, 18+1 clutch settings, 2-speed gearbox, and electronic cell protection (ECP) that helps lead to longer battery durability.
The standard kit includes a charger and two 1.3Ah SlimPack batteries that can be fully charged in 30 minutes. Other configurations include higher capacity FatPack batteries or FatPack-SlimPack battery combos.
Max torque is a whopping 600 in-lbs and no-load speeds are 0-500 and 0-1700 RPM.
(A list of the various kit configurations can be found below.)
Bosch HDS180 & HDS181 18V Compact Tough Hammer Drill Driver
In addition to the design features introduced with the DDS181 drill driver, the HDS181 offers a hammer drill setting for drilling holes in concrete and other masonry materials. The hammer mode adds just 1/2″ to the length of the tool!
As with the drill driver, the hammer drill exerts a whopping 600 in-lbs of max torque, and has a 0-500 and 0-1700 RPM gearbox. The hammer setting strikes at 0-25 or 500 BPM depending on the speed setting.
As with the DDS181, the HDS181 and HDS180 are available in a number of different battery configurations depending on your power needs.
|Bosch Gen 2 18V Brute Tough and Compact Tough Drills|
|(DDS,HDS) 180-01||(2) FatPack Regular Batteries|
|(DDS,HDS) 180-02||(2) SlimPack Regular Batteries|
|(DDS,HDS) 180-03||(1) FatPack (1) SlimPack Regular Batteries|
|(DDS,HDS,DDH,HDH) 181-01||(2) FatPack High Capacity Batteries|
|(DDS,HDS) 181-02||(2) SlimPack High Capacity Batteries|
|(DDS,HDS) 181-03||(1) FatPack and (1) SlimPack High Capacity Batteries|
Both tools have just hit the market and should be available at Bosch distributors shortly. They will also be available as bare-tool add-ons.