|Item Weight||17.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||20.8 x 5.1 x 13.2 inches|
|Item model number||18636-02|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Battery Cell Type||Lithium Ion|
|Warranty Description||3-year Provantage Protection|
Bosch 18636-02 36-Volt Litheon Hammer Drill
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- 36-volt hammer drill/driver with a ratcheting, carbide-tooth single sleeve 1/2-inch chuck
- Unibody Powertrain construction keeps the gearing-inch alignment for power and durability
- Metal reinforced collar; Durashield housing designed to withstand real-world work conditions
- Includes 1 double-ended bit, Litheon fast charger, 2 Litheon 36-volt batteries, 360-degree auxiliary handle, carrying case
- Weighs 7.2-pounds with FatPack batteries (without assist handle); 3-year manufacturer-foots warranty
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The Bosch 36-volt Brute Tough hammer drill/driver gives you minimum weight and maximum run time, for a tool that powers through the toughest jobs. It won't give out before the task is finished, and it won't wear you out, either. Rugged, reliable, and ready to tackle any task, this workhorse promises a lifetime of service and strength.
This hammer drill's Brute Tough construction comes complete with Unibody Powertrain, which keeps the hardy metal gears in alignment so they won't grind, catch, or fail. It also boasts a metal reinforced collar and Durashield housing so you know it'll withstand real world working conditions. This model can even survive a 1-story drop, in case of work site butter-fingers.
Although the 18636-02 is designed to be a sturdy job site companion, it's also loaded with precision features that provide real accuracy as well as muscle. The hammer on/off ring lets you easily engage or disengage the hammer mode, and externally accessible brushes can be switched out for maintenance in as little as two minutes. This hammer drill has a 15-position clutch, and the Flexible Power System to let you match the battery output to your task.
The 18636-02 has a 15-position clutch and a ratcheting, carbide tooth single sleeve 1/2-inch chuck for easy one-handed bit changes. Its Litheon 36-volt batteries allow more battery charges and longer run times, and they're so light that they weigh less than most 14.4-volt batteries. Best of all, the included Litheon fast charger will bring them up to 80-percent of their power capacity in just 30 minutes. This model offers a no-load speed of 0-450 and 0-1,500 rpm in drill mode, and 18,000 bpm in hammer mode, with 600 in./lbs. of torque. The kit includes one double-ended bit, a Litheon fast charger and two Litheon 36-volt FatPack batteries, a 360-degree auxiliary handle, and a carrying case.
Use this hammer drill for a wide variety of heavy-duty applications. It drills and drives holes and fasteners in concrete, masonry, stone, wood, metal, and plastic. It can also be used to drill holes in concrete footings to pin concrete wall forms, or to drill holes in concrete floors to pin wall framing.
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Bosch 1/2-inch hammer drill/driver, one double-ended bit, Litheon fast charger, two Litheon 36-volt batteries, 360-degree auxiliary handle, carrying case.
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I burnt out the motor on my Ridgid 18v mixing thinset about 2 weeks ago, and based on the amount of construction I do, I couldn't go without a drill. Of course my Ridgid drill was about 1 year out of the warrant period, so instead of purchasing the exact same drill for $220, I checked into buying an all-too-powerful drill that I could never possibly burn out mixing thinset.
This 1/2 inch drill is impressive... quiet... clean operation. And yes, you'll learn to use the choke more often because the torque is almost too much at times. It weighs approximately the same as my Ridgid 18v did, I can't really tell the difference. I'll bet it's pretty tough to use in small or tight areas though. I've only had the drill a little over a week, so far I've used it on shelving, drywall, and just some basic drilling tests in oak. It's extremely smooth, and I'm not hardly pushing it to it's limit.
Need a drill? Buy this one. I demand the best from my tools, and I beat the snot out of them. I've never owned a drill that operates as smoothly, quietly or that has delivered more than I expected until I used this one.
Upon disassembling the drill I discovered that the trigger assembly failed. Frayed wires on that little ribbon cable going back to module above battery pack and consequently melted plug with lots of green corrosion around the pins. Looks to me like something oozed out of that module and caused the mayhem. I would bet on cheap capacitors inside that spilled the electrolyte.
Replacement part is $120+ for the whole "trigger assembly" and no sub-components available for replacement. Seriously?
Whole new drill can be had for $140 but why invest in such poorly designed tool? To have it fail again in a year?
There is no excuse for such part to fail on such expensive tool, I would give it 0 stars if I could but here goes 1.
November 15, 2009
Used it to drill into concrete wall, was slow and I then switched it with my corded drill, much faster. The tags, two of them on the unit began coming off within days after I received the unit. They are put on the unit by the cheapest and non working glue. It should be embarrassing for Bosch to put out a cheap looking product like this. I have several other Bosch products that I could not like more (the hand grinder, drywall screw driver, flush cut saw, and planer).
December 8, 2009
My son used it for his science project, yes it was overkill, but every time he put it down, it fell to the ground because of the round corners on the battery. He commented that Bosch cannot design a stable battery.
This unit is overkill for most of my needs (high-abuse weekend warrior). But like many truly "premium" products, you can feel the difference the moment you pick up the drill. Pleasantly weighty, and well-balanced. Spins smooth and true - quietly. The chuck has heft, works very well, and locks with a subtle click. Nice.
The downside: this is a large, heavy hammer drill, maxing out at 1500 RPM. Bosch offers only a few other 36V tools (limiting re-use of the batteries). So there are plenty of other options that may make for a better "daily driver" (no pun intended).
But when there is a demanding job, or you just feel a need to channel Tim "The Tool-Man" Taylor...this thing rocks.
I coveted this product for a while, but couldn't quite justify the price for my sporadic needs. The tipping point was a recent special from CPO Bosch. Through Amazon (only) they offered a new unit, with premium batteries...at a price comparable to lesser-quality 18V units. I jumped, and the product arrived overnight, even with standard shipping. Kudos to Amazon and CPO Bosch.
While on the phone with the representative I stated that there was one screw missing on the cover plate to access the brushes. It looks as if this was left out at the factory since there are no tapped thread marks visible in the main body housing. The representative promptly had a parts list pulled up on her computer and said this screw would be mailed out to me immediately. Now that is customer service. I was fully expecting to drive across town to an authorized repair center to obtain a $0.60 screw.
This is my first cordless product and must say that I enjoy not dragging an extension cord all over the place. The feel of the drill is excellent and has great balance to it. It's a little bigger than I expected especially with the larger battery pack. I'll be curious to see what kind of life expectancy I can get out of these batteries. Look forward to putting it to good use.