Bosch 26618-01 Review

Bosch 26618-01 Cordless Drill

Bosch 26618-01 Cordless DrillBosch
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Bosch 26618-01 Strengths & Weaknesses:

Design Acceptable Design - While this drill has one or more design features that received a C rating, it can still be a good choice if that area is not critical to your particular needs.
PowerPowerful - Generates 1500 in-lbs of maximum torque, about 6% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 15% of its class for power.
SpeedFast - Runs at speeds up to 2800 RPM, about 10% faster than the average driver in its class. The Bosch 26618-01 ranks in the top 20% of all impact drivers for speed.
Weight Heavier Than Average - Weighs 4.18 lbs, about 16% heavier than the class average. Heavier drivers are often more durable, but you should consider operator fatgue.
BatteryLong Run-Time - Li-ion batteries are rated at 2.6 Ah and provide 18% longer than average run-time. Ranks in the top 40% of its class for battery runtime.
ImpactHigh Impact Rate - Delivers up to 3200 IPM of blows, about 2% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 35% of its class for impact rate.
User ReviewsHighly Satisfied Users - Rated 5 of 5 stars by 3 users. Most owners are very satisfied with the performance and value of this impact driver and would recommend it to others.
Power Ratio Below Average Power Ratio - Power-to-Weight ratio is 6% below average and ranks in the bottom 30% of its class. P/W is a good indicator of driver efficiency.
Gearbox Nylon Gears - Transmission includes at least some nylon gears that may need replacing after years of extended use. A nylon gearbox helps reduce driver weight.
Motor BrushesExternal Brush Access - Motor brushes burn-out periodically and being able to access them externally makes it much more convenient to replace the brushes.
Warranty Standard Warranty - Comes with a limited 1-year warranty. While this length is common, many driver manufacturers are now offering, 3, 5, and even 10-year warranties.
Charger Standard Charge Time - The Bosch 26618-01 battery charger takes 45 minutes to recharge a battery. Longer charge times are not a big issue if you always have a battery back-up.
Belt HookBelt Hook - Handy feature that allows you to temporarily hang the driver from your belt or a ladder while you're performing other tasks.
Work LightWork Light - Contains an integrated LED work light that illuminates your work area and allows you to clearly see your driving position and progress.
Fuel Gauge No Fuel Gauge - Does not come equipped with a handy battery charge indicator that allows you to glance at your driver and check the battery life while you're working.

Bosch 26618-01 Cordless Drill

Bosch 26618-01 User Reviews Highlights

  • I've driven hundreds of screws and many holes and I'm still waiting for the battery to need it's first recharge. Yes, I'd recommend it.

  • After using model 26618, I am completely happy with my purchase and would buy again.

  • I have only had it for a few weeks but so far I am in love with it. So much that I walk around just looking for things I can fasten around the house.

Bosch 26618-01 Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:4.18 lbs
Length:7 in
Max Torque:1500 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-3200 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-750 / 0-2800 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:18V volts
Speed Capability:2-speed
Variable Speed:Yes
All-Metal Gearbox:No
Auto-Shift Transmission:No
Clutch Settings:N/A
External Motor Brush Access:Yes
Size:1/4 in
Spindle Lock:Yes
Battery & Charger 
Batteries Included:2 x FatPack
Cell Type:Li-ion
Charge Rating:2.6 Ah
Charging Time:45 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:Yes
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:No
Warranty:1 Year Limited

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