BOSTITCH 18 Volt Drill And Impact Driver

By Robert Robillard on Tool Reviews


New BOSTITCH Cordless Products 18 Volt Drill and Driver Kit BTC440LB

BOSTITCH tools and fasteners have been a staple in my construction career and many others guys as well.  Recently BOSTITCH added to this already seller reputation a new line of professional tools.  These tools corded and cordless are touted to be rugged, durable, and affordable.  Most of the new line is corded tools so we decided to focus on the two cordless tools;  the 18 volt lithium-ion 1/2 – inch drill and driver kit.

First Impression:

The BOSTITCH cordless tools are a no-frills, solid cordless drill and driver set.   My first impression was that they appeared rugged, durable and the price tad is certainly affordable.   My guess is that BOSTITCH  designed and marketed these tools to fill a void in the mid-range, entry level tool platform for a professional contractor.  In my neck of the woord, this mid-range pro tool platform is an area mostly owned and certainly enjoyed by RIDGID tools.

Video Review:

18 Volt Lithium-ion 1/2-Inch Drill and Impact Driver Kit (BTC400LB)

The drill features a 2-speed high torque/high speed gear box (0-350/0-1500 RPM) and a 1/2 inch key-less metal locking chuck  A variable speed trigger and 24 position clutch helps the user to dial in fastening to reduce stripping of fasteners. At 3.7 pounds the BOSTITCH drill is not the lightest in it’s class but it is certainly light enough, super rugged, compact and comfortable to use.   The drill body  measures approximately eight inches long. An L.E.D. work-light illuminates dark work areas and I really appreciated  how comfortable the grip handles were on these tools.

BOSTITCH 18 Volt  1/4 – Inch Impact Driver (BTC440LB)

At 3.4 pounds the BOSTITCH impact driver is lightweight and compact.  It measures only 6-3/4 inches long and is super comfortable to operate. A  variable speed trigger provides 0-2800 revolutions-per-minute (RPM) and this impact tool enjoys 0-3100 beats-per-minute (BPM). The high torque motor delivers 1400 inch-pounds. We really appreciated that BOSTITCH included a quick-release 1/4 inch metal hex chuck that allows the bit to be inserted on handed and provides quick and easy bit changes.  The  L.E.D. work-light illuminates well.

BOSTITCH 18 Vold Drill And Impact Driver

Using the BOSTITCH Cordless Tools and Overall Impression

Like I mentioned earlier these tools are rugged, durable and are affordable.   They are a mid-range option for a contractor looking to get into the trades and “tool-up” or for a specialty contractor that occasionally needs a drill and driver but not a “Cadillac version.” Both tools have plenty of power to qualify as pro grade tools.


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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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