The new Bosch DDB181-02 18V drill kit is on sale at Amazon for just $100. If my notes are correct, it was released at $120-140, and so this is a pretty good deal.
You get the drill/driver, (2) 1.5Ah batteries, a charger, and a kit bag. The description says you get 2.0Ah batteries, but I have a test kit from Bosch and it came with 1.5Ah batteries.
The DDB181 drill delivers 350 in-lbs of peak torque, which isn’t too bad considering it was designed to be really compact. It’s smaller all around compared to my much-loved DDS181 drill. The DDB181’s grip is smaller, the housing smaller, and the 1/2″ chuck is thinner.
While a basic drill, you get incredibly good bang for your buck with this kit. I haven’t used it very much yet, but I like that you essentially almost a 12V form factor with 18V runtime. It’s not too shabby in the power department, but it’s also not going to be up to drilling very large or deep holes or driving very large fasteners.
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It’s unclear as to when the promo price will end, but I don’t expect it to last beyond the holiday season. What I’ve seen in the past indicates that this is probably a limited time deal.
This kit is NOT eligible for the ongoing $25 off $100+ holiday promo.
In next year’s Best Cordless Drills roundup, this Bosch will likely unseat the Hitachi as my 18V value/budget pick.