Bosch 18V Compact Hammer Drill – HDS182-02


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 Chemistry Lithium Ion
Battery Voltage 18
Battery/Charger Included
Chuck Capacity 1/2″ Keyless Chuck
Chuck Size 1/2″
Clutch Settings 18+1
Height 7.75″
Length 7.44″
No Load BPM 0-25,500
No Load RPM 0-500 / 0-1,700
Torque (in. lbs.) 442
Weight 3.75 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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  1. Nice drill, I think with modern materials and production techniques a plastic chuck isn’t that much of a disadvantage. The internals of the chuck are still metal and in this case it’s a Jacobs chuck so you know it’s going to be quality!

  2. Eric thanks for the specs on the new Bosch compact hammer. I’m actually the oppisite. I have DeWalt cordless tools and a Bosch circular saw, which I like by the way. I would love to get a few more Bosch cordless tools, but I can’t justify spending the dough on something that I already have in another brand. I don’t have the cash to own several drills or any other cordless tool for that matter. My brothers father in law is a carpentar & all he uses is Bosch tools. He has a big collection. I’ll continue to use my Bosch circular saw & may buy an extra battery only. I also have the DeWalt cordless & corded, but I like to use the Bosch, for some reason it feels better. Laters TIA

  3. Very Nice – Does it come in Yellow & Black ?, lol
    Think I’m having an attack of Deja Vu, wasn’t this review released already, or did I dream it ? 😉
    On a separate track – I bought a new “Johnnie 7” Speed Square the other day and I was reading a review on their website, and lo and behold, Here’s ol’ Dan Maxey with a review, you guys get around lol

  4. Awesome. Very nice hammer drill. Strange that Bosch finally pushing out their brushless line. A year after other big pro brand. I guess good stuffs come it last. We will see what else they come out with in their brushless line. At least seeing many great deal on the 18v non brushless tool is going on sale!

  5. nice looking drill ..being compact and light is great feature . no problem with the plastic chuck.
    snap-on air drill has one. been through hard use,chuck looks and works like new.Bosh drill looks
    like it has some power…brushless so cool to…my choices..milwaukee fuel drill #1 ..dewalt and
    bosch ..# tool saved me in auto work more times than could believe .not cordless,
    ingersoll Rand air hammer..air tool junkie too…any tool make life easier to make job done faster.
    be back home with wife …all for.right tool for jobs at hand makes all the difference.
    Rock on toolsinaction..carry on great products, cheers.


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