Bosch Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver

Last updated date: April 15, 2019

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the Bosch Bosch Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver placed 5th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
26 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Variable light and power settings in an easy to use unit that packs plenty of power and exceptional battery life
- BestReviews
The ergonomics of this tool in our and the contractors opinion are best in class.
- Tools In Action
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.
- Pro Tool Reviews
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.
- Best of Machinery
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.
- Tool Craze
What experts didn't like
Durability is sometimes a questions
- BestReviews
Only two things stand out as missing at this stage of the game for Bosch: smart controls and assist modes.
- Pro Tool Reviews
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.
- Tool Craze

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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. DeWalt Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Ryobi Cordless Impact Driver
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Porter Cable Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
4. DeWalt Impact Driver Combo Kit
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
5. Bosch Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Hitachi Cordless Lithium Ion Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Makita Cordless Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Milwaukee Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Bosch Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 6

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