Whether you are a home improvement enthusiast, or you just want to do a few projects around your house, you know that you can’t go wrong with a cordless drill. The best drills have a battery that lasts for hours and will last for the duration of your project. Before you rush right out and start spending money, keep in mind that all cordless drills are not the same. To make things easier for you, we compiled a list of the top 10 cordless drills. The list includes some of the top names in the power tools market.
1. Black & Decker LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver
This cordless drill from Black & Decker makes the list because it is one of the most lightweight drills on the market, which comes in handy when you work on larger projects. Featuring 11 different clutch positions, this drill can easily power through almost any surface you can think of, including plastic, wood and metal. Shoppers also love that the drill uses variable speeds to cut down on accidents and that it charges quickly.
2. DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Drill/Driver Kit
Stop worrying about how you can use power tools in tight situations with this cordless drill from Dewalt. Weighing in at just over five pounds, this drill features a smaller shape and design that is just perfect for working inside cabinets, under sinks and in other narrow or tight areas. The drill also features a battery pack that pops off for easy charging and a larger motor than you’ll find in other similar cordless drills.
3. DEWALT DCD771C2 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit
Dewalt is one of the few companies that understands bigger isn’t always better, which is why it makes the list of top cordless drills a second time with this new lightweight model. With two different speeds and a power output of up to 300 unit watts, this drill can get through nearly any surface faster than you might believe. The drill even has an ergonomic handle that cushions your grip and keeps your hand comfortable.
4. Black & Decker LDX120PK 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill and Project Kit
Take care of all those home improvement projects around your house during your free time with this fully loaded kit from Black & Decker. The 20V cordless drill comes with a lithium battery that you can charge with any outlet in your home, and that drill can make quick work of any project you have in mind. The kit comes with everything else you might need too, including more than 60 tools and accessories and a carrying kit.
5. Black & Decker LD120VA 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver with 30 Accessories
Black & Decker created this cordless drill for those who wanted something stronger and more durable. Suitable for use with plastic, wood and metal, the drill has a powerful motor that cuts down on the amount of time you spend drilling. The manufacturer included 30 accessories for drilling through different surfaces too. This drill comes with a lithium battery that can hold its charge for an impressive 18 months, even when you don’t use it.
6. Black & Decker LDX172C 7.2-Volt Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver
The lithium ion battery that comes with this cordless drill from Black & Decker lasts for up to 18 months on a single charge and can provide you with hours of drilling power. A simple chuck design lets you quickly and easily change your drill bits when working with different materials, and it features a fan that keeps the drill from overheating. The drill is also specially balanced to make using it more comfortable.
7. Makita XPH012 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill Kit with One Battery
Makita makes the list of the top 10 cordless drills for the lightweight design of this drill, which weighs just four pounds. Despite its small size, it delivers an impressive 480 pounds of torque to drive and drill through any surface, and it features two speeds for both drilling and hammering. This drill measures just over eight inches long, which lets it fit comfortably in your hand when working on larger projects.
8.Black & Decker BDCDMT120 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Matrix Cordless Drill
Feel like a professional while working around the house with this powerful cordless drill from Black & Decker. The lightweight drill has a solid and compact feel but weighs less than you might expect. The drill comes with a 20V lithium ion battery that can last for hours after charging, and you can purchase the drill with a second battery to keep a back up on hand in your home.
9. Ryobi P234g 18 Volt Impact Driver Lithium-ion
This Ryobi drill has a simple coupler on the front that lets you quickly and easily change the bit for working on different projects and with different materials. A molded grip in the center of the drill lets you keep a hand on the drill and still feel comfortable, and the drill features cast molded aluminum surfaces that add to the durability of its design.
10. Bosch DDB181-02 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/2-Inch Compact Tough Drill/Driver Kit with 2 Batteries, Charger and Contractor Bag
Handle all the jobs around the house with this cordless drill set from Bosch. Lightweight and compact, this drill can go in smaller spaces that other drills cannot without leaving you feeling fatigued or uncomfortable. A simple push button control gives you complete control over the drill, and you can quickly change bits too. Bosch turned this drill into a complete set with a lithium ion battery, a battery charger and a contractor bag for storage.