Bosch DDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough™ 1/2″ Drill/Driver and HDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough™ 1/2″ Hammer Drill/Driver Deliver Great Performance with Added Safety

HDS183Bosch’s proprietary Kickback Control helps protect users in bit bind-up situations


Mt. Prospect, Ill., August 9, 2016 – When drilling gets tough, it’s nice to know you have one of the best drill/drivers for the task – a tool that’s rugged, compact and brings the added advantage of technology designed to help reduce wrist/arm injuries. The Bosch DDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough™ 1/2 ” Drill/Driver and HDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough™ ½” Hammer Drill/Driver deliver all of the performance professional users expect in a go-anywhere design combined with best-in-class safety technology.

Both the Bosch DDS183 drill/driver and HDS183 hammer drill/driver feature Bosch KickBack Control, an integrated acceleration sensor that virtually stops the drill’s rotation during bit bind-up situations. This capability helps reduce the risk of user injury. The Bosch drill/driver also boasts an efficient EC brushless motor that provides longer tool life, great tool runtime and no maintenance. The Bosch Compact Tough design ensures a short head length and light weight. A built-in LED offers improved visibility in dark work areas.

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The drill/driver and hammer drill/driver are engineered with an upgraded, heavy-duty all-metal chuck that offers increased robustness and great gripping power for better torque transfer. The single-sleeve, keyless 1/2″auto-lock chuck delivers quick bit changes.

“Out on the jobsite, professionals need to have absolute trust in the tools they use,” said Tim Truesdale, product manager, cordless products, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “The Bosch DDS183 drill/driver and HDS183 hammer drill/driver represent those trusted tools: Great power, brushless motors and the added safety layer of KickBack Control. If you’re a pro, these tools have the best combination of performance and safety available.”

The Bosch DDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2″ Drill/Driver and HDS183 Hammer Drill/Driver deliver powerful performance with 531 In.-Lbs. of torque and two drilling speeds (0-1,900 rpm high speed; 0-600 rpm for torque). In addition, the drill/driver offers 20+1 clutch settings to reduce fastener damage and cam out. A motor brake on the tool provides an immediate stop for fast repetitive driving jobs. In addition, the hammer drill features 28,500 bpm.

Both tools feature an ergonomic grip zone and Bosch-exclusive Electronic Motor Protection and Electronic Cell Protection to protect the tool and batteries from overload and overheating.

The Bosch Flexible Power System is one of the most versatile Lithium-ion battery platforms available. The system offers complete compatibility by allowing 18V FatPack and SlimPack batteries to be used with any tool. And Bosch 18V 2.0 Ah and larger batteries feature CoolPack™ technology, which offers a heat conductive housing to keep batteries cooler for superior runtime and up to 2X longer life. All Bosch batteries provide cold weather performance to -4°F. Each battery includes a fuel gauge.

To learn more about the Bosch DDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2″ Drill/Driver or the HDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough™ ½” Hammer Drill/Driver, or to find a local dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out for additional tips and videos.

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The Bosch GBM9-16 Drill/Mixer does double duty on the jobsite, handling mixing material such as paint or grout, as well as supplying professional-grade drill. The drill features outstanding muscle, with a variable-speed 9.0-amp motor that delivers in wood and many metal applications. It is a powerful and efficient material mixer, with a reversing switch to provide operator control. It mixes demanding industrial materials, from paint to mortar to epoxy resin.

Application to Material
The drill/mixer features a variable-speed motor, so the user can match speed to mixing application. In mixing, higher speed is best for materials with low viscosity such as paint or sealing compounds. Lower speed, higher torque mixing works for mortar or epoxy resin.

Power and Torque
The GBM9-16 delivers professional power and great durability, thanks to a 9.0-amp motor that generates plenty of torque at all speeds. The all-ball bearing motor and precision-cut steel gears deliver a maximum no-load rpm of 0-700 and provide durability.

Rotatable D Handle
This drill/mixer features a 360° rotatable D handle, for maximum comfort during all-day applications. It diminishes vibration while allowing the user to adjust to the desired position. This drill has a removable torque-control auxiliary handle for multiposition operation.

Robust Keyed Chuck
With a heavy-duty 5/8 In. keyed chuck, the Bosch GBM9-16 drill/mixer supports a large variety of drilling and mixing accessories. The drill incorporates a tough, lightweight magnesium front housing for durability. It also features a two-finger trigger design with lock-on button for easier mixing.

What’s in the Box
The GBM9-16 Drill/Mixer comes with an auxiliary handle and a chuck key.

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Amazon’s Deal of the day: DEWALT DCK281D2 20V Max XR Lithium Ion Brushless Compact Drill/Driver & Impact Driver Combo Kit

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This combo usually goes for around $280. It’s on sale for $200, until midnight(PST) or out of stock.

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Bosch Impact Tough Bits

Bosch Impact Tough™ Titanium Drill Bits provide 2X life over standard impact drill bits. Designed for use in the higher torque impact drill/drivers, they have an upgraded tip design for no-skate starts and a titanium cooling shield thanks to the titanium nitrate coating. The bits have impact-rated shanks. Electricians, plumbers and HVAC pros will appreciate the tough construction of the bit, rated for heavy-gauge carbon steels, as well as light gauge metal and hardwood applications.

Bosch Impact Tough™ Black Oxide Drill Bits are engineered for use in the higher torque impact drill/drivers. They provide longer life than standard drill bits, thanks to their tip design and black oxide coating. With long flutes for excellent speed, these bits are built for general-purpose applications and work great in wood, plastic and light-gauge metal materials. They are great for general contractors and installers.

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Bosch Advances SDS-max® Lineup with Improved Demolition and Rotary Hammers

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Bosch Advances SDS-max® Lineup with Improved Demolition and Rotary Hammers

New hammers improve upon previous models with best-in-class performance

Mount Prospect, Ill., March 31, 2014 – Bosch continues to advance its innovative SDS-max® lineup with the introduction of the new DH712VC Demolition Hammer and 1-3/4-inch RH745 Rotary Hammer. Each new hammer has been upgraded to feature best in class performance in their respective classes due to increased impact energy measured according to European Power Tool Association (EPTA) measurement guidelines.

The hard hitting DH712VC and RH745 are the tools of choice for professionals who demand both efficiency and maximum power from their demolition and rotary hammers. In fact, The DH712VC delivers 9.6 ft. lbs. of impact energy (EPTA) at an unprecedented low weight of only 18.3 lbs.  The RH745 delivers 7.6 ft. lbs. of impact energy (EPTA) improving jobsite efficiency by drilling up to 10 percent faster than its predecessor model, the 11263EVS.

The DH712VC demolition hammer also comes equipped with vibration control through a longer air cushion in the hammer mechanism and an anti-vibration main and side handle. The combination of 3 levels of vibration control help take the stress off of users and offers unmatched ease of use during extended applications.

Both hammers feature the standard SDS-max® chuck and a variable speed dial for improved control during drilling and /or chiseling applications and the vario-lock function which allows the chisel to be rotated to 12 positions to optimize the working angle when hammer is used in chiseling mode. The DH712VC demolition hammer also features a unique trigger design with an auto lock-on switch to eliminate the need to continuously hold down the trigger.   

The DH712VC and RH745 will be available in May 2014 at authorized dealers nationwide retailing for $729 and $719 respectively. To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99.

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