Review: Bosch CLPK23-180 18V 2-Tool Lithium Ion Combo Kit

When you use some tools, in order for them to be really powerful, they're also really heavy, giving your hand and arm quite a workout. That heaviness is missing in the Bosch CLPK23-180 18V 2-Tool Lithium Ion Combo Kit - but every bit of the power you need (and more) is present. In the kit, you get a two for one combo with the 18-volt drill driver and the 18-volt impact driver. These tools are exactly what you need for your fix it list at home for stuff you work on in the garage or at your job. They don't weigh as much as other tools, so they're lighter for you to have around your waist in a belt. You won't have to worry about the power running out too soon with the long lasting lithium-ion battery, which gives you a long lasting charge - and they come with a 24-month usage guarantee. The Electronic Cell Protection system means that no matter how hard you're working the tools, they'll get the job done. The impact driver has all metal gears and can fit into the tightest areas that other tools can't. With the º inch hex drive, switching out bits is a breeze, and if you're working somewhere that there isn't a lot of visibility, the LED light will shine the way. At 2,600 or 3,200, the rpms get any job done fast. Packing 1,500 torque, the impact driver can quickly adjust to any task. It's less than 6 inches in length and weighs less than 4 pounds. With this kind of power, you can drive a screw straight into a board or wall in just a few seconds. Even though the impact driver is a great tool to have alone, you get a bonus by buying the kit because you also get the drill driver. Working indoor or outdoor, the tool cuts down on your job time. The rpm can crank up to 1,600 and packs torque at 500 inch pounds. The construction of the drill driver is solid with its steel reinforced collar so that even if the task gets hot, wet, dirty or rough, it can take it. If you accidentally drop the tool, the ABS/nylon material it's made of won't break - even if you drop if from an astounding 10 feet. You might think a drop like that would make the gears unusable, but the tool is made with the gears snug - along with the motor and clutch - inside steel bands that won't let go in a fall. The drill driver also has the LED light for working in dark spots. The batteries come in a slim pack to help keep the weight of the tools low. Included in the kit are the tools, the batteries, a fast charger, the bits, a handy clip for your belt, a case for holding the tools and the owner's book.


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