Bosch 23618 Review

Cordless Drill

Driver Model Best Score Pwr Wgt Spd Bat Imp Price
- 86 B B C A B B Price


  • Speed - One of the top-5 impact drivers for speed. Runs up to 2,800 RPM, about 10% faster than average.
  • Batteries - NiCd batteries produce 10% longer than average time between charges. Batteries can be recharged in just 30 minutes.
  • Impact - Higher than average impact rate, delivers up to 3,200 IPM.
  • Features - Multi-position LED work-light, reversible tool-hook, and quick-release hex drive.
  • Durability - All-metal gears, aluminum housing, externally accessed motor brushes, and backed by Bosch's 3-year tool and 2-year battery warranty.
  • Satisfaction - Rated 4.6 of 5 stars by satisfied users.

  • Weight - Weighs 4.5 lbs, about 1.0 lb heavier than average.

Performance Comparison:

  23618 Average 18V Driver
Power 1350 in-lbs torque 1410 in-lbs torque
Speed 2,800 RPM 2,545 RPM
Weight 4.5 lbs 3.6 lbs
Battery 2.4 Ah 2.2 Ah
Impact 3,200 IPM 3,125 IPM

Bosch 23618 Ratings:

A-Excellent  B-Very Good  C-Good  D-Fair  F-Poor

Rating Above Average Top 5 Rank Below Average Low 5 Rank
Power B- - - 4% -
Weight C- - - 24% Yes
Speed A+ 10% Yes - -
Battery B+ 9% - - -
Impact B+ 2% - - -

Bosch 23618 User Reviews:

  • Overall User Rating - 4.6 of 5 Stars
  • Favorable Reviews - 8
  • Critical Reviews - 1
  • I have purchased this impact driver a little while ago and very happy with it and recommend it to anyone.
  • I own this and love it...I have driven 3.5 inch drywall screws thru treated wood, makes you say wow. Great product would highly recommend
  • I have owned several impactors and used others this is by far the best. Great torque and stamina.
  • This drill has some serious torque. It prevents stripping screw heads and for its size and weight it outdoes the heavier bulky non impactor cordless drills.
  • Here are 3 major problems with this drill. 1) batteries will not charge in cold weather. 2)Tool clip will not hang effectivly. 3) Will not survive a 10' drop.
  • Amazing driver...I was told to get one of this by a carpenter friend...All I can say is, it drives screws like nothing you ever used with no spinout.
  • I have been using the driver for building and remodeling. It drives through new wood, old wood, and sheet metal very fast with a lot of power...I strongly recommend this drill.
  • It will sink a three inch screw, through a couple of pressure treated 2x12's, as if you were cutting butter with a knife..... the Best.
  • This is the top of the line impact driver from Bosh and it has worked great! I was able to drive a 3" drywall screws through a 2/4, sheetrock and into the stud without a pilot hole and very little resistance or cam out.

Bosch 23618 Specifications & Features:

Manufacturer Bosch
Model 23618
Voltage 18V
Impact Drive 1/4" Hex Shank
Weight (lbs) 4.5
Length (in) 6.5
Torque (in-lbs) 1350
No-Load Speed (RPM): 0-2,800
Impact Rate (IPM) 0-3,200
Motor Brushes External Access
No. Batteries 2
Cell Type NiCd
Charge Rating 2.4 Ah
Charging Time (min) 30
Belt Hook Yes
Work Light LED
Fuel Gauge No
Driver Warranty 3-year
Battery Warranty 2-year

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