Top 10 Best Cordless Drills Reviewed In 2016

Lightweight, high powered, and with portable and multi-functional designs that handle drilling and driving jobs well, cordless drills have played a significant role in the construction industry for many years now. Unlike most corded brands that limit the types of jobs that people that can do, cordless drill work well in both open and tight spaces. If you travel often between jobs sites, you also get a dependable and clutter-free accessory that you can travel with hassle free and without compromising its performance over time. All you have to do is purchase one of the 10 cordless drills listed for the best experience.

10. Hitachi DS18DGL

Hitachi DS18DGL 18-Volt 1:2-Inch Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill:Driver (Lifetime Tool Warranty)

Powered by a lightweight (1/2-inch) 18-volt lithium ion battery pack that offers several minutes worth of consistent drilling and driving power, Hitachi DS18DGL, Hitachi DS18DGL has gained prominence in the home renovation and construction industries because of the value that it offers. For contractor that handle tough jobs, for instance, the 400-inch pounds (in/Ibs) of torque that it generates is impressive. Operation in tights spaces is easy courtesy of its compact size and the bright LED light that comes built in while its high-performance motor has a convenient two gear settings that you can customize to match your job type and get your anticipated result(s). Hitachi DS18DGL has a 22+1 stage clutch with a drill mode for precision and a two-year battery warranty.

9. Bosch DDB181-02

Bosch DDB181-02 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1:2-Inch Compact Tough Drill:Driver Kit with 2 Batteries, Charger and Contractor Bag

Designed to ease drilling and driving in tight spaces without sacrificing power and or safety, Bosch DDB181-02 is a reliable and feature-rich drill with a compact and cordless design that people of all skill levels appreciate. Out of the box, this drill comes setup and ready to use. The snap-on battery pack (18-volt) that it comes with charges fast while the brushless electrical motor that it comes with delivers up to 350 in/Ibs of torque, which enables you to drill and drive in into several types of materials hassle-free. If weight is a concern, this drill is one of the lightest around. The built-in LED light that buyers get illuminates dark areas well while the adjustable two-speed transmission system offered allow you to optimize torque on demand while drilling or driving.

8. Bosch PS31-2A

Bosch PS31-2A 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion 3:8-Inch 2-Speed Drill:Driver Kit with 2 Batteries, Charger and Case

A popular choice among both professional contractors and home renovators alike, Bosch PS31-2A offers a powerful and reliable drilling experience on a budget. The 12-volt battery used to power it keeps its running optimally for several minutes per charge. Its motor is a high-performance dual speed (0-350 RPM and 0-1,300 RPM) model (for drilling and driving) and its body light, ergonomic, and made of a heavy-duty plastic that withstands abuse well. With an original model, you also get a newly developed sleeve chuck (3/8 inches) that handles most metal and wood working applications, a compact design that is perfect for doing overhead work even in tight spaces, improved LED lighting, and a fuel gauge for monitoring battery capacity in real time.

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7. Hitachi DS18DSAL

Hitachi DS18DSAL 18-Volt 1:2-Inch Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill:Driver (Includes 2 Batteries + Flashlight)

Purchase an original Hitachi DS18DSAL to get a battery-powered (18 volts) and motor-driven cordless drill that delivers up to 460 in/Ibs of torque at full capacity. The lithium ion technology that its battery employs is durable, fast charging, and has a control release system that keeps your drill working optimally, no matter the surface that you are drilling or driving into. Its dedicated trigger system, on the other hand, improves precision and control while its universal keyless chuck fits a plethora of bit types, which allows you to do all types of jobs effortlessly. With each drill purchased, you get two replacement battery packs and an LED flashlight.

6. Porter-Cable PCC606LA

PORTER-CABLE PCC606LA 20-Volt 1:2-Inch Lithium-Ion Drill:Driver Kit (One Battery)

Recommended for heavy-duty drilling and driving into all types of materials, Porter-Cable PCC606LA is a high-powered cordless drill with a high capacity 20-volt battery pack (lithium ion) and an impact resistant plastic body with an ergonomic handle that ease use. For those that switch between double and single ended bits, the sleeveless chuck offered works with both bits and several other models. The brushless 330 UWO motor that generates drilling and driving torque has dual speed high-performance gears that handle abuse well while the legible fuel gauge that comes built in allows you to monitor battery capacity in real time and charge it when its level drops. As most drills, you get a bright integral LED lift for illuminating work areas.

5. Black & Decker GCO18SB-2

Black & Decker GCO18SB-2 18-Volt NiCad 3:8-Inch Cordless Drill:Driver with 2 Batteries and Storage Bag

Forget about the heavy and cordless drill that you use at home and in your commercial establishment. To enjoy maximum drilling power while keeping cost and weight low at the same time, Black & Decker GCO18SB-2 is a top rated cordless drill that will improve how you work indoors and outdoors. Powered by a high capacity 18-volt battery pack, for instance, you no longer have to grapple with wires when working and or clutter your garage. Its motor’s variable speed system handles light and heavy-duty driving and drilling jobs while its 24-position clutch, keyless chuck, and soft grip handle work in synergy to improve its precision, versatility, and comfort.

4. Makita XPH012

Makita XPH012 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1:2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill Kit with One Battery

Featuring an advanced 4-pole motor that generates up to 480-inch pounds of driving and drilling power, Makita XPH012 is not only powerful but also has a lightweight (4 pound) single battery (18-volts) design that you will enjoy using every day. Measuring only 8-1/8-inches long, this drill is ergonomic, compact, and therefore perfect for use in tight space. The variable speed system (0-400 & 0-1,500 RPM) buyers get supports a range of driving, hammering, and drilling jobs while the padded handle that it comes with lowers operator fatigue significantly when working for long. Makita XPH012 has a 1-year battery warranty and a 3-year tool warrant.

3. Black & Decker LDX112C

Black & Decker LDX112C 12-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill:Driver with 1 Battery

Black & Decker LDX112C with this Black & Decker LDX112C cordless drill, you get a single battery (12-volt) drill and driver with a convenient cordless design that is perfect for working in tight spaces. With is lightweight design, operator fatigue is no longer a challenge. Precision control is also impressive whether you are drilling into metal, wood, or plastic, while its long-lasting design has an innovative variable speed system that allows for faster and controlled countersinking. You also get a soft grip anti-slip handle for easier control.

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2. Black & Decker LDX120C

Black & Decker LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill:Driver

This 20-volt Black & Decker LDX120C drill and driver is a compact and lightweight wood and metal working accessory that ranks among the best for screwing in tight spaces. Offering the value that people like the Black and Decker brand for, it is a perfect day-to-day accessory. Torque is high and variable, while the 11-position clutch that it comes with improves the precision devoid of job type.


1. DEWALT DC970K-2

DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Compact Drill:Driver Kit

Constructed with the user’s optimal performance and comfort in mind, DEWALT DC970K-2 is a fun to use drill and driver that delivers professional grade results every time. Construction is sturdy and ergonomic. Its single battery design is light yet powerful. The keyless ratcheting chuck and adjustable dual speed system (0-450/0-1,500 rpm) offered enhance its versatility while its low maintenance build and ability to withstand abuse well makes it an ideal cordless drill for everyday use.

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