Bosch SDS Cordless Hammer Drill

By Robert Robillard on Tool Reviews, Tools PLUS!

Bosch RHH180-01 120-Volt 18-Volt 3/4-Inch SDS-Plus Hammer

The Bosch SDS cordless hammer drill is a compact, light weight powerhouse!   I recently had the opportunity to bring this drill out to some job-sites and put it to work.

When I first saw it I thought… cordless, No way!  Boy was I wrong.

The Bosch SDS Cordless Hammer Drill RHH180-01 has 360 in./lbs. of torque in a 5-2/3-pound body, making a no brain-er tool for tight spot or overhead   drilling.    Installing overhead electrical metal conduit comes to mind…..  my shoulders just ache thinking about it.

The Bosch RHH180-01  hammer’s is a no nonsense tool that is designed to work and be productive.  Bosch designed this hammer to be compatible with both Bosch SlimPack and Fat Pack lithium-ion batteries, and  it comes with a 30 minute charger.

I let my brother, a plumber use this tool and he had four words to describe it, “This tool is awesome!”

Thoughts on the Bosch RHH180-01 SDS Hammer Drill:

I have used lots of rotary hammer drills but have never used a cordless SDS hammer drill.  I thought it was light weight for a cordless (it felt approximately the same weight as my other corded rotary hammer drills of the same size).

It was extremely powerful. I couldn’t tell any difference in power between this cordless drill and a corded type drill.  It was ergonomically correct and comfortable to hold and operate.

A tool free bit changer was easy to operate and a nice touch.  The handle is adjustable 360 degrees and it has a drill bit depth gauge if needed.

The trigger was my favorite.  It’s a variable speed trigger and is controlled and adjustable by the touch of your finger for better control a feature that helps considerably when starting new holes.

Sometimes setting finish in a new remodel or new house there is no power readily available yet…so it’s nice not to have to set up and drag a cord around just for a few holes!

This tool is built rugged and definitely powerful and durable enough for professional tradesmen to use on a regular basis. Of course the do-it -yourself-er will love it too!

My ONLY negative about this tool is that the LED light is lacking in usefulness.  This tool doesn’t even need a light!  In it’s current position, the LED light shines more up onto the tool than the work space and it is not bright enough.   This wouldn’t deter me from buying it at all!

You can purchase the Bosch SDS Cordless Hammer Drill online here:  Bosch-RHH180-01-120-Volt-18-Volt-SDS-Plus

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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