Cordless Drills

The Cordless Tool Workhorse

Makita Cordless Drill

Why Cordless Drills?

If there is any power tool that I use more than any other it is my cordless drill.

Anytime I have a project I'm working on this is the first tool out and the last tool to leave.

To put it simply...I can't live without this power tool...period!

How Many of the Name Brands Carry These Drills?

All of them!

If any of these manufacturers want to compete for my power tool loyalty they had better carry a well built, reliable and powerful set of battery operated drills.

Which ones you ask?

Some are listed below:

  • Dewalt
  • Craftsman
  • Bosch
  • Milwaukee
  • Makita
  • Hitachi
  • Ridgid
  • Ryobi
  • Skil
  • Black and Decker
  • Porter Cable
  • And there are several more...

All the big dogs carry several different types, sizes and voltages when it comes to this type of power tool.

You should have no trouble being able to shop around for a brand that you like.

What to Look for when Buying

Battery Sizes

Like all the other cord free power tools the battery remains the most important component and really determines the power performance level of this tool.

Cordless Drill BatteriesYou will see several different battery sizes on these drills. I've come across 12v, 14.4v, 18v, 19.2v, 24v, 28v and 36v.

Of course your battery size will determine the amount of power and torque you have and the duration of use.

The smaller 12v to 18v drills will do just fine for the Do-it-Yourselfer around the house for the weekend.

If you looking for a brute that will get the job done and last all day doing it...I would suggest at least a 19.2v or better.

Of course you will have a difference in the weight of the of the cons of big power.

Drill Types

There are several different types of these drills to choose from.

  • Drill/Drivers - This is the standard when it comes to drills.
  • Assorted Cordless Drills
  • Impact Drill Drivers - These type of drills are fast becoming a common tool in the job box.
  • Screw Guns - Mostly used for screwing off decks and sheet rock on walls and ceilings.
  • Hammer Drills - Want a hole in concrete?...this is the one you need.
  • Mini Drills - Just as the name implies...for all those tiny projects.
  • Right Angle Drills - When you need drilling power in tight spots.

Of course there are many different variations on these basic types but these will pretty much cover all your drilling needs.

Drill Bits

Assorted Drill BitsDrill bits per say are not really a part of your cordless drill purchase...yet.

One way or another you are going to need some sort of drill bit to use in this choose wisely.

My only advice here is don't skimp on price for these items.

A sharp drilling bit or a strong durable screw tip is just as important to the function of this tool as the battery is...make it'll be happy you did!

Our Conclusion?

Once again I can't stress enough how important this power tool is to the smooth function of my workshop or the flawless construction of one of my projects.

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