Bosch HD18-2 Two-Speed Hammer Drill Demonstrates that Smaller and Lighter is Sometimes Better

Bosch HD18-2 Two-Speed Hammer Drill Demonstrates that Smaller and Lighter is Sometimes Better

Lean, mean 8.5 amp, 5.8-pound hammer drill still delivers power in tough applications

Vegas, Nev., Feb. 3, 2015 ‒ It's lean and it's mean, which makes it a powerful drilling machine. But the lighter Bosch HD18-2 Two-Speed Hammer Drill is just as fast as competitive options that weigh more than its 5.8 pounds thanks to its 8.5 amp motor.

The Bosch HD18-2 Hammer Drill offers high torque and high speed to meet the widest range of applications in concrete, masonry, wood and metal. And variable speed translates to greater precision. First gear is for high-torque applications, including maximum diameter drilling; second speed is for high-speed drilling. The dual-mode selector easily converts from hammer drill to rotation-only mode. And an integral slip clutch disengages torque transmission if the bit gets into a bind situation.

Not all contractors have enough concrete drilling requirements to justify the need for a rotary hammer, but all contractors need to do some drilling into masonry, concrete, wood and metal. And that’s where the HD18-2 hammer drill shines. Impact mode allows the tool to be used for drilling into brick and block, and depending on the hole diameter and drilling depth, this setting can be used in some concrete applications. The drilling-only mode allows the tool to be used for drilling into wood and metal.

First gear (or slow speed) makes this an ideal tool for use with hole saws/spade bits in wood, standard bits/metal hole saws in metal and masonry bits/carbide-tipped hole saws in brick/block. First-gear accessory capacities range from 3/4" for concrete/masonry applications and 1/2" for metal jobs to 1-9/16" for wood.

Like any drill, when the tool is in a bind the user is in a bind. A rotating brush plate provides equal power in reverse to easily back out bound-up bits, which means the user and the drill are on to the next job fast.

A metal gear housing provides rugged jobsite durability and an auxiliary handle offers better torque control and can be securely locked into place.

Targeted users for the Bosch HD18-2 Two-Speed Hammer Drill include general contractors, installers, electrical and plumbing trades, and MRO/facilities managers.

To learn more about the Bosch HD18-2 Hammer Drill or to find a local dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out for additional tips and videos.


Bosch HD18-2 Hammer Drill Fact Box




Chuck Capacity

Accessory Capacities




HD18-2 Hammer Drill


8.5 amps

RPM 0-1200 / 0-19200

BPM 0-3200 / 0-51200


3/4" concrete, 1/2" metal,1-9/16" for wood

5.8 lbs.

Masonry / Concrete, wood and metal

US: $129

Canada: $149


About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and con­sumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euro ($61.6 billion) in 2013*. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries.

Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide.  The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information on the global organization is available online at, and

*Due to a change in legal rules governing consolidation, 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with 2012 figures.  Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.32812 (or 16.96406 MXN or $1.36837 CAD).

Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit, and

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 3,350 in North America, the global Power Tools Division is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment. 

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