The Bosch DDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough ½-inch Drill/Driver and HDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough ½-inch Hammer Drill/Driver deliver all of the performance professional users expect in a go-anywhere design combined with best-in-class safety technology, according to the company.

Both the DDS183 drill/driver and HDS183 hammer drill/driver feature Bosch KickBack Control, an integrated acceleration sensor that virtually stops the drill’s rotation during bit bind-up situations. This capability helps reduce the risk of user injury. The Bosch drill/driver also boasts an efficient EC brushless motor that provides longer tool life, great tool runtime and no maintenance. According to the company, the its Compact Tough design ensures a short head length and light weight. A built-in LED offers improved visibility in dark work areas.

The drill/driver and hammer drill/driver are engineered with an upgraded, heavy-duty all-metal chuck that offers increased robustness and great gripping power for better torque transfer. The single-sleeve, keyless ½-inch auto-lock chuck delivers quick bit changes. 

“Out on the job site, professionals need to have absolute trust in the tools they use,” said Tim Truesdale, product manager, cordless products, Robert Bosch Tool Corp. “The Bosch DDS183 drill/driver and HDS183 hammer drill/driver represent those trusted tools: great power, brushless motors and the added safety layer of KickBack Control. If you’re a pro, these tools have the best combination of performance and safety available.”

The DDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough ½-inch Drill/Driver and HDS183 Hammer Drill/Driver deliver powerful performance with 531 In.-Lbs. of torque and two drilling speeds (0-1,900 rpm high speed; 0-600 rpm for torque). In addition, the drill/driver offers 20+1 clutch settings to reduce fastener damage and cam out. A motor brake on the tool provides an immediate stop for fast repetitive driving jobs. In addition, the hammer drill features 28,500 bpm.

Both tools feature an ergonomic grip zone and Bosch-exclusive electronic motor protection and electronic cell protection to protect the tool and batteries from overload and overheating.

The Flexible Power System is one of the most versatile Lithium-ion battery platforms available. The system offers complete compatibility by allowing 18V FatPack and SlimPack batteries to be used with any tool. And Bosch 18V 2.0 Ah and larger batteries feature CoolPack technology, which offers a heat conductive housing to keep batteries cooler for superior runtime and up to 2X longer life. All Bosch batteries provide cold weather performance to -4°F. Each battery includes a fuel gauge.

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