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

This is our review of the popular Bosch CLPK23-180. This is an 18 Volt Lithium-Ion Combo Kit, that includes a drill/driver and an Impact driver.

So in simple terms, you are getting two very high quality products, both powered by a very good quality Lithium-Ion class of battery. Both tools are built to last as they have high performance motors and all metal gears.

We have included an image just below.

Bosch CLPK23-180 Combo Kit

You can see from the image above, that these even look to be quality kit. These are designed to be tough and also to be compact enough, that they are light to handle, when using them on a regular basis.

On average these cost around $175, and buyers give this combo kit an average rating of 80% buyer satisfaction. In our opinion these are nice solid tools, that will allow you to do almost any job around the home and garden.

The Bosch Brand

The Bosch company was founded in 1886 by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart Germany. They initially sold phone systems and car parts and took those global. Bosch first came to the USA in 1912 and built a factory in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Their products then were mainly generators, headlights and batteries. They began making power tools in 1936. Both world wars had major impacts on the company and they lost many factories through these periods.

They then started making kitchen appliances and more power tools in the 1950's and have gone on from strength to strength since then. It took until 1983 for Bosch to get the full usage rights reinstated for its own brand in the USA.

They are known for making high quality tools and appliances in a whole range of industries.

How Buyers Rate the Bosch CLPK23 Combo Kit

It is always good to understand how other buyers came up with their individual satisfaction rating when they bought and used this combo kit. When we do our reviews we look at the many online websites who sell this product. 

We then also look at the average buyer ratings, and then calculate the average rating. We then express that as a percentage as shown just below.

80%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • 82% of all buyers gave this combo kit a full 5 star review
  • Only 1% gave this a bad review

What Buyers Say About the Bosch CLPK23-180

It is pretty clear from the above ratings, that buyers believe this combo kit to be very good quality. It is also important before buying any product, to understand why buyers say it is so good. We checked out all of the reviews that we could find.

We have then summarised these below in a Pros and Cons table, that identifies the important comments, of what buyers actually said.

  • Well made tools that are tough and durable
  • Buyers said these were heavy duty tools that lasted
  • Buyers said these were both very powerful tools
  • They also said they were light enough so no problems with arm and user fatigue
  • Some buyers believed this was an expensive purchase

Bosch CLPK23-180 Specification

Below we have included the most important specifications for both the drill and the impact driver of this combo kit:

Bosch Drill/Driver Model No 33618

  • 1/2" chuck
  • Speeds of up to 1,600 RPM
  • All metal construction
  • LED work light
  • Compact, powerful and durable
  • 500 inch-pounds of torque
  • Tough housing
  • Reinforced collar

Bosch Impact Driver Model No 25618

  • High performance motor with 2,800 RPM and on hammer at 3,200 bumps per minute
  • All metal gears
  • 1/4" hex drive
  • LED work light
  • Variable speed
  • Weighs 3.8 pounds

Each of the tools above comes with a Lithium-Ion 18 volt battery, so you can use both tools at the same time if you need that. Two BAT609 1.3 Ah batteries are included with this set.

This also comes with a fast charger. (Model Number BC660) These batteries can be charged in 30 minutes. You also get a belt clip, some drive bits and a soft carrying case.

Our Verdict on the Bosch CLPK23-180 18-Volt 2-Tool Lithium-Ion Combo Kit

  • According to buyers this is a very well made combination kit where you get 2 very good cordless tools, with an excellent battery system
  • The ratings in terms of buyer satisfaction are very good
  • They are from a well respected German brand who have been making high quality tools for a very long time.


As far as we are concerned a dill and an impact driver are two of the best tools that you can have in your tool kit. Those along with a good electric saw allow you to do a whole range of tasks around the home, the yard and the garden

This Bosch combination kit is pretty much as good as anything else on the market, and they are fully supported with a 3-year warranty. Bosch have managed to achieve a really nice balance between having this type of lightweight tool, and not losing anything in terms of power and durability.

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun