Bosch just made my day.  I am a huge fan of compact drills.  Yes I like lots of power, but the fact is I don’t need large amounts of power most of the time, so why deal with the extra weight?  I have been using the Dewalt compact for a while and love it. However that is the only Dewalt cordless tool I really have.  So in reality it has been more of a pain to have extra batteries around.  On the other hand I do own multiple Bosch tools.  Before I forget, yes this is brushless.

I have been using Bosch ever since I first got into construction in 1992 right when Chicago had their major flood.   I have always owned a Bulldog.  All I can say is I really think I heard concrete cry once when I brought out a Bulldog.

What We Like

  • Compact
  • Lots of Power
  • Feels great and has the perfect balance
  • Separate sleeve for Hammer Mode

What We Don’t Like

  • Soft Case
  • We are split on the plastic chuck.  Eric doesn’t have a problem with the chuck, Dan would rather see metal
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion
Battery Voltage18
Chuck Capacity1/2″ Keyless Chuck
Chuck Size1/2″
Clutch Settings18+1
No Load BPM0-25,500
No Load RPM0-500 / 0-1,700
Torque (in. lbs.)442
Weight3.75 lb


Bosch Hammer Drill HDS182 Includes

  • (2) – 18V 2.0 Ah Lithium-ion SlimPack Batteries
  • (1) – Lithium-ion Battery Fast Charger
  • (1) – Carrying Bag
  • (1) – 4X Bit Tip Holder
  • (1) – 4 Piece Bit Tip Set
  • (1) – Magnetic Bit Tip Holder
  • (1) – Belt Clip

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