Best Cordless Drill Reviews in 2018 With Buying Guide
If you’re doing any home projects or maybe some woodworking, a best cordless drill is going to be your most important tool. There are a number of brands for you to consider: Bosch, Dewalt and Milwaukee all have a reputation for making quality electric tools.
To help you find a suitable cordless drill I have shortly reviewed 4 popular drills in this article. 2 (De Walt and Bosch) are high end drills while the other 2 are low cost Black & Decker drills.
When comparing cordless drills you need to look at the battery (how long it carries a charge and how much it weighs), features, price and the warranty on the drill.
Best Cordless Drill 2018 – Reviews In Details
DeWalt DCD760Kl 18-Volt Cordless Compact Lithium-Ion Drill
Lithium-Ion Batteries used in the DEWALT DCD760KL give longer lasting and reliable performance whilst reducing the weight associated of battery packs.
The 1/2-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Compact Drill/Driver makes for a powerful tool. Due to its compact and lightweight design its handling in any work environment is easy and comfortable. A full range of professional jobs can be done, including drilling overhead or in tight spaces. It can be stored and carried in the heavy duty kit box, along with the 30 minute charger.
The drill operates at dual speed range (0-500/0-1,700 rpm) with a ½ inch chuck with 17 clutch settings.
Although it measures 8.2 inches it weighs only 4 pounds.
It has a limited 3 year warranty and 90 day money back guarantee.
A one year free service contract is included with 2 years on the batteries.
The DeWalt DCD760Kl comes in a box containing Drill/Driver; 2 Lithium-Ion batteries; 30 minute yellow top Lithium/NiCad Charger; Heavy-duty kit box. Given its lightness, power and efficiency this model should be give serious consideration.
Bosch DDS180-02 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Compact-Tough Litheon Drill/Driver
The Bosch DDS180-02 18-Volt-Compact-Tough-Batteries is up to 1lb lighter than other drills of similar specification. This lightness means it’s ideal for a whole range of drilling jobs.
Depending on the job runtime the drill/driver can utilize either the Slim Pack (two included) or larger Fat Pack. Shorter light weight jobs use the Slim Pack. Longer jobs need the Fat Pack. Bosch is unique in offering the choice of battery pack options. There are twenty clutch setting to help you chose the optimum speed for your specific job – all adding to the precision of your results. Twenty clutch settings and a variable-speed trigger help you match the best speed to the job, so you can achieve precise results.
The unit comes with a 3 year protection plan. This actually gives you two years of battery protection and one year of tool protection. The only 3 years in this is a free tool repair package for the second and third years. This seems a little less than straight forward.
In the box you will get a Drill/Driver; bits; 2 Lithium Slim Packs; a 30 minute recharger; and a carrying case.
Black & Decker HPD18AK-2 18-Volt High Performance Drill
The Black-Decker-HPD18AK-2 is a few steps above the average all purpose drill due to its increased functionality and range of accessories. Whilst retaining the handiness of compact drills it delivers 330 in/lbs of torque for fast results. Two easy to fit spring loaded included batteries provide the power for this handy tool. A 100 per cent metal chuck with a spindle lock tightens screw drivers and drill bits in no time. High speed applications make use of the 0 – 1,400 rpm and there is a zero to 350 RPM in high torque applications. A 32 position clutch guarantees versatility clutch and precision in whatever project you take on.
The package includes HPD1800 Drill; 2 18V Batteries; Cup Charger; Kit Box; 10 Piece Drill Bit Set and a 2 Year Warranty. For those handymen wanting to take on work with good equipment that performs a bit better than the standard options, don’t fail to look this one over.
Black & Decker SS12C 12-Volt Smart Select Drill
Black-Decker-SS12C-12-Volt-Select is aimed very much at the entry level market for all round simple but important jobs. Having said that this cordless drill is great value for money.
Its lower 12 volt setting is more than adequate to get most homeowner DIY jobs done with ease. With its torque limiting clutch complete with icons to show which setting matches which job we are really down to very useful basics. With 11 settings you can tackle most jobs. The drill has a mid handle design to assist balance when using the comfort grip handle. It produces 150 inch pounds of torque with a range setting of 0-450 RPM. A keyless check is included for easy bit swaps. Charger and a case are also included. It weighs in at 6 pounds and has a 2 tear warranty. For simple value for money, to do those DIY jobs this is the cordless drill to look at.