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Bosch 18-volt drill/driver

BOSCH POWER TOOLS introduced an 18-volt drill/driver, model DDH181X, featuring active-response technology that reduces the risk of kickback, according to the company.

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The feature reduces the risk of harmful torque reactions in bind-up situations. An integrated acceleration sensor limits the tool’s rotation by detecting sudden movements and cuts off motor current, thus stopping the tool and making handling easier and more convenient, according to Bosch. The drill/driver also features a new auxiliary handle and is compatible with all Bosch 18-volt lithium-ion battery packs, including the SlimPack and FatPack. The drill/driver sells for $279. For information, visit

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue.

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