Cordless drills are one of the more popular tools among homeowners and anyone who loves to work with their hands. Which isn’t all that surprising because it’s a tool that’s convenient, easy-to-use and gets jobs done quickly. In fact, if they had to choose just one tool, most do-it-yourself handymen would take the best cordless drills over just about any other tools. If you want to find the best cordless drills that are currently available, it’s very important to do your research. In order to help you out on that point, I’ve already gathered together ten of the models I feel are currently the ones which would be a welcome addition to just about any toolbox.
9. Pink Power 18-Volt Drill For Women
While this pink drill is designed for use by women, it’s a tool that can be used by anyone and does the job quickly and easily. Whether you by it for yourself or that special lady in your life, this tool is sure to provide the power and ease-of-use that any other drill on the market provides. It has 16 torque setting and has a speed of up to 550 RPM. This unit also has a number of other features which make it useful including a built-in LED light, a bubble level, and a key-less chuck. This kit also comes with a tool case, a charger, and two matching batteries.
8. Deko 3.6-Volt Rechargeable Drill
This unique drill not only has a flashlight built into its base but also has an LED light located beneath the chuck that will provide light while you’re using it. It also has a handle that can rotate a full 90-degrees, which makes it useful for getting into tight spots. With a 6+1 torque setting and a 230 RPM motor, this drill also has the power to get just about any job done. This tool also comes with a number of accessories which include 34 bit drivers, 8 sockets, a charge and a Li-ion rechargeable battery. It’s a good tool for using around the house or garage.
7. Tacklife 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Drill
This high-quality and easy-to-use drill can be used for projects around the home, at the shop or at work. It has 19 torque setting that can drill into all kinds of different materials such as plastic, wood, and metal. It has two different speeds, up to 400 RPM and 1,400 RPM, and a front LED light that keeps the work area lit. Using its fast charger, this unit can be charged in an hour and deliver up to a max torque of 220-pounds. This unit also has a rubberized handle, 8-piece drill bits, and a carry case.
6. Makita 18-Volt LXT Hammer Driver/Drill Kit
Equipped with a variable 2-speed design that can deliver between 0-600 RPM and 0-1,900 RPM and 480-inch pounds of torque, this drill has more than enough power to handle most of the jobs it was designed to handle. It also has a Lithium-ion battery. It weighs under 10,6-pounds. It can be used as a driver drill or a hammer drill, which makes it useful for attaching fasteners to wood, metal and even concrete. And since the unit is sealed to resist dust and water, it can be used even in the harshest of job environments.
5. Dewalt 20-Volt Max Lithium ( DCD777C2)
Designed using a brushless motor that delivers more run time than drills that are equipped with brushed motors, the Dewalt DCD777C2 is ready to tackle a variety of different jobs. It has a no-load speed of up to 1,750 RPM and yet it has a compact design that only weighs 2.6-pounds and can fit into tight spaces. This drill also has a built-in LED light which illuminates the work area and shuts off after a twenty-second delay. This set comes with a kit bag, 2 Li-ion rechargeable batteries, and a charger. Other specifications of this drill include a 1/2-inch chuck size and 15 clutch settings.
4. Black & Decker 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion (LDX120C)
Designed with 11 different clutch positions to prevent screws from being stripped out and a powerful motor, this drill can handle a variety of drilling and screwing tasks. It can be used for drilling into plastic, wood or metal and is equipped with variable speed to allow countersinking. Since it uses 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion technology, this unit is portable and can be used just about anywhere. It’s also lightweight and fairly compact, so it can be used in confined spaces and won’t overly fatigue the user as its beings used to screw in screws or for drilling purposes.
3. Dewalt 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion (DCD771C2)
This drill is not only designed to be compact but is also designed to be lightweight, which makes it easier to use for longer periods of time and allows it to reach into tighter areas. It has a motor that can deliver 300-unit watts out and has a transmission that can deliver two distinct speeds: 0-450 RPM or 1,500 RPM. This tool also has a 1/2-inch single sleeve ratcheting chuck designed to hold on to the bit tightly and has an ergonomic handle that makes it easier to hold. All of these features make this tool an ideal drill to keep around the house or at the shop.
2. Bosch 18-Volt Drill/Driver & Impact Combo Kit With Accessories
This kit not only comes with a Bosch 25618 drill that comes with 2 batteries but also comes with a Bosch 25618 impact driver. Each of these tools has powerful motors and can handle a number of different jobs both in and around the house. The 1/2-inch is compact and the 1/4-inch impact driver deliver power and is durable. Other accessories that are included in this kit include a charger to charge the batteries and a bag to hold all of the tools, the charger, and the batteries. This allows it to be easily packed up and taken to the job site.
1. Bosch 12-Volt Max With Lithium-Ion Batteries, Charger & Carrying Case
This lightweight drill has two different speeds, 0 to 350 RPM and 0 to 1,300 RPM, and is equipped with 20+1 clutch settings that allow precise torque adjustments to be dialed in for the most accurate tool use possible. It also has a built-in LED lights that keep the work area illuminated and its high torque motor can be used to drill into wood, drywall, plastic and even metal. This kit also comes with two Lithium-Ion batteries, a carrying case, and a 12-volt charger to keep those batteries charged. All of which makes this not only a useful household tool but also useful for taking to a job site.
A Guide To Cordless Drills
Cordless drills are extremely easy-to-use tools that almost everyone will need at some point in time. They’re perfect for performing simple home maintenance, for hanging up pictures or for about a thousand other household uses. And because they rely on a battery and not a cord, they can be used in places that corded drill simply can’t reach. The biggest problem that people have with these drills is buying them in the first place. And that’s because there are so many quality models available nowadays.
We feel that using a cordless drill is easy, so why shouldn’t buying one be just as easy. That’s why we’ve written this handy guide that will help our readers find the best cordless drills for their needs. Regardless of whether you choose one of the cordless drills from our top ten list, or are looking for something else, the following tips will help you find the best cordless drill for you.
Consider The Tool’s Power
The first thing that anyone who’s shopping for a cordless drill is going to want to consider is the power of the drill. Corded drills are usually rated by how powerful their motor is in watts, but the power of cordless drills are usually measured in battery voltage. If a drill has a higher voltage, then it means that it produces more torque, and that results in better performance. In the past, the power of cordless drills was somewhere in the range of 8-10 volts, but thanks to the invention of better batteries, voltages are above the 10-volt range and are typically in the 18-volt range.
However, just because these drills are available with that much power doesn’t mean that you have to buy one that powerful. 18-volt cordless drills are typically designed for framing or flooring, but most homeowners can probably get away with getting a drill with a voltage between 10-volts and 12-volts.
Consider The Drill’s Clutch
The next thing to think about is whether you need your cordless drill to have an adjustable chuck. An adjustable chuck allows the user to set the torque level of the drill so that when it hits a preset resistance level it releases the drill’s driveshaft. Why is that useful? It’s useful because it prevents the drill from over stripping screws and also helps to protect the drill’s motor from being burned out due to excessive resistance forces. Although not everyone will need a drill with a clutch, it is a useful feature to have. This is especially true if a lot of heavy-duty work is going to be done with the drill.
Think About The Drill’s Speed
The speed of the drill is an especially important consideration for anyone to make when buying a new cordless drill. Cheaper drills have lower speeds, with some of the most inexpensive models clocking in at about 300 to 800 revolutions-per-minute. As the price of the drill increases, so does the speed at which the drill can perform. Some of the best cordless drills easily operate at over 1,000 RPMs, and some of them are even faster than that, so choose one that’s appropriate for your needs. While you’re thinking about the speed of the drill, it’s usually a good idea to think about getting a drill with variable speed control. Variable speed control allows you to vary the speed of the drill according to the job being performed. It’s a useful feature for both corded and cordless drills to have.
Let’s Talk About Batteries
The final thing that needs to be considered before buying a new cordless drill is the batteries that it uses. In the past, almost all drills used nickel-cadmium batteries. These batteries did a decent job of providing power, but they didn’t hold a charge very long. They also posed a hazard to the environment when they were disposed of in a landfill. Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH) batteries replaced Nicad batteries, for the most part, and these batteries are not only more powerful but last longer. And they’re safer to dispose of than Nicad batteries are. It’s also important to consider whether the cordless drill you are considering buying comes with its charger. Not all cordless drills do, so it’s important to make sure it’s the case. Also make sure that the drill isn’t a bare-bones drill, which means it just comes with a drill and doesn’t come with the battery or charger.
Before we go, there is one last thing that we would like to say about cordless drill batteries. Some of the more popular manufacturers of cordless drills use tool systems that allow one battery to be shared by all of the tools in a particular grouping of tools. This can be extremely helpful for DIY enthusiasts who don’t want to have to charge the batteries for several different tools. They can just keep one or two of the same type of batteries charged, and then they can swap them out among all their tools. Although these tool systems are usually more expensive than regular tools, in the long run, they end up being worth it.