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Old 07-14-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Saw this at Lowes today, looks different than mine. Has a ring of LED lights around the nose. Just wondered if anyone has tried one out?

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Old 07-14-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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The nose looks similar to the one on their PS41.

We have a few of the 41's & the lights are an improvement over the previous generation.

Sorry, no experience with the driver you linked to, though.

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It does look different than the one I purchased a couple weeks ago. Model 25618-01.


Judging by Bosch's website the one you have linked (IDS181-02) is a compact unit. According to the specs it does not have as much torque as the 25618-01. But I can tell you from using the DeWalt unit also, the 3 LEDs are a very nice feature to have. No shadows. It looks as though it comes with the "slim" battery packs. I imagine that is to keep the compact design.

So I guess if you are needing a smaller more "compact" impact and already have a Bosch line up I would say get it. If compact is what your looking for and don't care about brand, then I would say Makita would be the better way to go because it has more torque and is very compact.
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Struble should be along shortly to claim it's an inferior version made just for Lowes.
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Struble should be along shortly to claim it's an inferior version made just for Lowes.
Actually funny you say that cause when I Googled the model number, the first five listings were for Lowes!

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throw enough sh*t something will stick
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Ah, yes... He's arrived.
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i'm going to get that impact,i have a 181 driver and that would be a nice addition
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Nicely played, Struble. You got this thread back OT.
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just don't..
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Struble should be along shortly to claim it's an inferior version made just for Lowes.
Well I couldn't find it on Amazon...

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