Cordless drills are the only thing separating us from those dark ages when our unenlightened ancestors had to, ugh, turn screws by hand.
Seriously, though, a good cordless drill can save you a ton of time and energy. Whether you’re someone who needs a good cordless drill for professional reasons or just someone who likes to tinker around the house, a cordless drill is an indispensable tool, and we’ve got the right one for you. Just read through, click on the one that best suits your needs, and put one of these best cordless drills in your hands.
BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Lithium Ion Drill/Driver
Whether you need to drill through wood, metal, plastic or just about any element you’d ever need to bore a hole through, this drill will get the job done. An 11-position clutch gives you exactly the control you need for whatever the job calls for. This is perhaps the most popular cordless drill out there, the perfect combination of quality and price, and all backed by that BLACK+DECKER name.
Cartman 20V Lithium Ion Cordless Drill/Driver
Featuring two speeds, and a 21-position clutch, about the only thing this drill doesn’t have going for it is a big brand name like BLACK+DECKER. That also means that you can get it for less than the similar BLACK+DECKER model. That’s a hell of a price/quality combo.
Tacklife 12V Lithium Ion Cordless Drill Driver Set
If you just need something to do all those pesky jobs around the house, you probably don’t need something super-powerful (and generally more expensive.) This 12V cordless drill from Tacklife is the perfect alternative, still featuring a 19-position clutch and even a light which makes it easy to work in the dark, or in those cramped places the lights just never seem to reach.
CACOOP 20V MAX Lithium Ion Drill/Driver
Two speeds and a 19-position clutch allow you to adjust the torque for a variety of jobs, and the removable belt hook allows you to just strap it to your belt when you don’t need it in your hands. Anyone who’s ever had to fumble around with their drill in between uses can tell you what a valuable feature that is. It’s also lightweight. Add it all together and you have a great cordless drill designed for user ease and comfort.
WORKSITE 18V Cordless Electric Drill ScrewDriver
This relatively lightweight drill features a 16-position keyless clutch, but the real value lies in the accessories that come with this drill. A 29-piece set is supplemented by a 30-piece expansion screw-set along with a magnetic wrist strap that allows you to attach all these pieces to it without having to worry about lugging around a tool box. That’s a kickass bonus for an already pretty kickass drill.
Porter Cable 20V MAX 2-Tool Cordless Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
This is actually a killer two-drill set, featuring a high-performance drill for your more standard jobs and then a second impact driver, which gives you more torque for all those really tough jobs. It’s the perfect kit for professionals or for those big jobs around the house.
BLACK+DECKER 9.6 Volt NiCad Drill/Driver
Lightweight and compact, this is a great drill if you just want something for small jobs around the house. It’s one of the most affordable drills out there, but it still carries that BLACK+DECKER name, and a 24-position clutch still gives you a lot of options when it comes to torque. A fantastic value.
VonHaus MAX 20V Cordless Impact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
Another great two-tool set, you get both an impact drill and an impact driver. The difference between that and “regular” drills/drivers is simply that the impact drills/drivers give you more power and torque for tougher jobs. This probably isn’t what you’re looking for if you’re just trying to hang some pictures or whatever. It is what you’re looking for if you’re, say, drilling into concrete. Yeah, it will do that for you.
Hitachi 12-Volt Peak Cordless Lithium Ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit
Super lightweight, this drill is easy to use for hours on end. A 2-speed gear, 22-position clutch and LED light make it even easier to use, and perhaps best of all, it’s covered by a lifetime warranty by Hitachi. Yes, if you buy this, Hitachi is telling you that you’ll never have to buy another cordless drill again.
Makita 18V LXT Lithium Ion Compact Cordless Combo Kit
Another drill/impact driver two-tool set, both tools feature LED lights and are equipped with special internal computer controls that ensure that they won’t overload or overheat, which will help keep your drills in tiptop working condition for years to come. And they both have a compact size which is crucial in jobs featuring tight space. Add all that to their fastest in-class battery charging times, and you have a professional drill/driver set for a professional dude.
Bosch 12-Volt Max Brushless Drill/Driver Kit
Bosch markets this as the lightest, most compact 12V drill in its class, and the long-lasting brushless motor and durashield housing are designed to keep you in the game for a long, long time. You can even drop it from a ten-foot ladder onto concrete over and over and over again and it will get up like nothing ever happened. It even comes with an extra battery. Basically, this is a kickass drill that is designed to last you forever.
Bosch 18-Volt Cordless Drill Driver/Impact Combo Kit
Of course, if you want that same Bosch quality in an even more powerful package, this combo kit is right up your alley. Featuring both a standard drill/driver and an impact drill, this package is a hell of a bargain. There are actually multiple packages offered by Bosch, everything from this to a monster 6-tool combo kit, so just pick whichever package works best for you. You can’t go wrong.
DeWalt 20V MAX Cordless Lithium Ion Compact Drill Driver Kit
Like BLACK+DECKER, DeWalt is a name you can trust, and this is their best cordless drill. Its compact, lightweight design make it perfect for tight, space-challenged jobs and its high-performance motor and high-speed transmission make it perfect for, well, for any job. That combination is why DeWalt continues to be one of the most popular – and most trusted – power tool brands of them all.
Hi-Spec 3.6 Volt Cordless Lithium Ion Screwdriver
Look at this little guy! At only 3.6 volts and 1.65 pounds, this fits right in the palm of your hand, making all those screwdriving jobs an instant breeze. This isn’t a power-drill, but let’s face it, you just need a quick and easy screwdriver most of the time and bro, this has you covered.
BLACK+DECKER Matrix 6-Tool Combo Kit
You’re not gonna find a better deal than this. Certainly not for anything like that BLACK+DECKER quality. You get the drill, which is your standard kickass BLACK+DECKER drill, but you also get an attachable sander, jig-saw, router, oscillating tool and impact driver. And for only a few dollars more, you can make it a 7-tool set by adding a circular saw attachment. Designed for quick and easy tool-blade changing, this will save you a ton of time, energy, and oh yeah, money. Buy this now.
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