HDS181A-02 18V Compact Tough™ 1/2 In. Hammer Drill/Driver Kit

18V Compact Tough™ 1/2 In. Hammer Drill/Driver Kit

HDS181A-02 HDS181A-02

Product Description


The Bosch HDS181A-02 Compact Tough™ 1/2 In. Hammer Drill/Driver kit delivers a drill with Bosch's innovative, canned 18V motor, making it a lighter tool with a more compact design but the same driving power as the previous generation of 18V hammer drill/driver. The HDS181A features a heavy-duty chuck that prevents drill bits from slipping during high-torque applications, thanks to high clamping force. The drill is a powerful tool, providing 600 In.-Lbs. of torque and two drilling speeds (0-1,700 rpm for high speed and 0-500 rpm for torque). It also delivers up to 27,000 bpm in hammer mode for masonry. It is one of the tools in the Bosch Compact Tough™ design, with the shortest head-length in class (7.6 In. long) and a weight of only 3.5 Lbs., but with plenty of power. It has an Electronic Motor Protection system to protect it from overload. This kit comes with two 18V 2.0 Ah SlimPack batteries and an 18V fast charger. The drill provides an LED light for visibility in hard-to-see areas.


  • (1) 18V Compact Tough™ 1/2 In. Hammer Drill/Driver
  • (2) 18V 2.0 Ah SlimPack Batteries
  • (1) 18V Charger
  • (1) Double-Sided Philips® Screwdriver Bit
  • (1) Carrying Bag
HDS181A-02 18V Compact Tough™ 1/2 In. Hammer Drill/Driver Kit

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Technical Data


Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion
Battery Voltage 18
Battery/Charger Not Included
Chuck Capacity 1/2" Keyless Chuck
Chuck Design Keyless
Chuck Size 1/2 in
Length 7.6"
No Load BPM 28,500
No Load RPM 0-500 / 0-1,900
Torque (in. lbs.) 600
Weight 3.6lb
Width 11.0"
Includes (1) 18V Compact Tough™ 1/2 In. Hammer Drill/Driver, (2) 18V 2.0 Ah SlimPack Batteries, (1) 18V Charger, (1) Double-Sided Philips® Screwdriver Bit, (1) Carrying Bag


  • Durable, heavy-duty chuck – better bit retention and great torque transfer
  • Innovative, lighter 18V canned motor – more compact but the same power
  • Compact Tough™ design – shortest head-length in class for maneuverability
  • Tough motor – all-day productivity with 600 In.-Lbs. of torque
  • Full hammer mode for masonry – up to 27,000 bpm
  • Comfortable to use – weighs only 3.5 Lbs. and is only 7.6 In. long
  • Ergonomic grip zone – small diameter enables better gripping and greater comfort
  • Outstanding control – variable drilling speeds for high-speed (0-1,700 rpm) and high torque (0-500 rpm)
  • Versatility for more productivity – keyless ratcheting 1/2 In. chuck enables one-handed bit changes
  • Electronic Motor Protection system – longer life in tool, protects it from overload
  • Durashield™ housing – can stand up to tough jobsite conditions
  • Built-in LED – for visibility in dark work areas