Bosch Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver

Last updated: April 15, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the Bosch Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver placed 4th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Bosch IDH182-01 18V Two-in-One Bit/Socket Impact Driver has both a 1/4 In. quick-change hex and a 1/2 In. square drive chuck. Equipped with Bosch’s EC Brushless motor, this tool provides 2X the motor life and increased performance. It delivers a max of 1,650 In.-Lbs. of torque and up to 3,200 IPM for professional power. The Bosch-built hammer and anvil system delivers maximum impact endurance and increased tool performance in wood- and metal-fastening applications. The Bosch Performance Control System allows users to adjust tool speed and torque with a push of a button to match the tool’s performance to the application at hand. The driver has a three-LED light design, an ergonomic slim-grip handle and electronic motor and cell protection. It comes with a longer belt clip for convenient storage on the jobsite. This kit comes with two 18V Lithium-ion 4.0 Ah FatPack batteries and a charger, for all-day power.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Variable light and power settings in an easy to use unit that packs plenty of power and exceptional battery life
The ergonomics of this tool in our and the contractors opinion are best in class.
It has the power to drive thicker screws and the hybrid square drive means I’m not shearing off adapters when I want to use a socket.
The Bosch IDH182-01 18V Impact tool comes with one of the best ergonomic designs on the market and will make it easier to complete your tasks without becoming too tired early on in the process.
also has some pretty top rated specs including 3 selectable speeds making this a 3 speed impact driver with 3 LED lights on the front for shadow free illumination.

What reviewers didn't like

Durability is sometimes a questions
Only two things stand out as missing at this stage of the game for Bosch: smart controls and assist modes.
still think this tool is better suited for those that don’t need the true performance of a compact impact wrench and only want to keep one impact driver tool and have many 1/2″ sockets they want to use quickly without the use of an adapter.
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