Las Vegas, November 11, 2013 – Bosch drives past the competition with the introduction of its new Best Built™ DDS182 and HDS182 18V EC brushless drill/drivers. Featuring an innovative brushless motor and enhanced electronics, these tools last twice as long as previous generations. More durable and powerful than ever before, the DDS182 and HDS182 outperform competitors in heavy-duty applications, while still offering unmatched control as the most compact tools in their class.
The Best Built DDS182 and HDS182 are guaranteed to be as tough and dependable as the professionals that rely on them. For unparalleled performance and durability, the DDS182 and HDS182 are equipped with an advanced, open-frame EC brushless motor that provides the tool twice with the life of previous models. An individually customized Electronic Motor Protection system also protects the maintenance-free motor from overload and further ensures the longevity of the drill/drivers.
For optimum results, pair these tools with Bosch’s next generation BAT620 4.0 Ah and BAT612 2.0 Ah 18-volt lithium-ion batteries, which combine greater cell energy density for up to 65 percent longer runtime and advanced CoolPack™ technology for up to 100 percent more recharge-life.
Answering user demands for increased power, the DDS182 and HDS182 easily outperform competitors in most heavy-duty applications. In fact, these drill/drivers are the only compact drill/drivers in their class with the ability to convincingly drill 3/4-inch Bosch NailKiller auger bits in 4X Douglass Fir and 6-inch lag bolts through 4X pressure treated wood. The DDS182 and HDS182 deliver optimized torque for screw driving and increased speed (up to 1,700 RPMs) for drilling applications. These tools also feature a variable speed trigger for reliable speed regulation and 18+1 clutch settings for increased versatility.
More power often means increased tool size, but at a respective 7 and 7-2/5 inches long, the DDS182 and HDS182 boast the most compact head lengths in their class. Offering unmatched balance and control, these tools can easily be maneuvered in corners and tight spaces. Additionally, both tools feature a 1/2-inch auto lock chuck for convenient clamping of drills and bits.
To maximize jobsite efficiency, the DDS182 and HDS182 come standard with a magnetic four-tip bit holder and a belt clip that allows for convenient tool storage when not in use. Equipped with Durashield housing, these tools are constructed to withstand tough job site conditions, and the built-in LED light that illuminates any working area.
Bosch’s new line of Best Built EC brushless power tools is protected by the No Fine Print Protection Plan, a no-nonsense service plan that offers three years of tool coverage, two years of battery coverage and a direct service hotline.
The DDS182 and HDS182 will be available in February 2014 at authorized dealers nationwide. Both tools include a magnetic bit holder, 4-piece bit tip set, and a belt clip. The DDS182-02 kit with 2x2.0 Ah SlimPack batteries retails for a suggested price of $199, while the HDS182-02 with 2x2.0 Ah SlimPack batteries retails for a suggested price of $219. The DDS182 and HDS182 are also available as bare tool kits. To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.
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 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros ($67.2 billion) in 2012. 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. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros ($5.8 billion) for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 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 is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.
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, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation:
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in 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 18,000 employees worldwide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a 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. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com, www.dremel.com, www.skiltools.com, www.rotozip.com, www.cstberger.com, www.vermontamerican.com, www.gilmour.com, www.lrnelson.com.