Cordless Drill Reviews
A cordless drill is a power tool no self respecting do it yourselfer should be without. They make the job of drilling holes, removing stubborn screws, and installing screws, especially through hard woods, a lot easier and faster. But, the really cheap ones don''t seem to last long enough, don''t generate enough power for the job, or are easily broken. After breaking my last one I decided to find out what manufacturer made the best cordless drill.
Researching on the internet produced this information from consumersearch.com.
Best cordless drill overall:
The 15.6-volt Panasonic cordless drill/driver has more positive reviews than any other for its performance, ease of use and overall value. It''s a little hefty but, the 4.8-pound Panasonic EY6432GQKW produces more work than even the 18-volt cordless drills, especially in run duration - doing the greatest amount of work per battery charge.
Estimated price: $190
Best cordless drill for the do it yourself crowd:
For all around do it yourself projects like drilling pilot holes, hanging pictures and putting together your furniture, reviewers say this light 2.3-pound Ryobi lithium-ion cordless drill provides excellent value. The 3/8-in. chuck is plenty sturdy enough… for most home repair/improvement use. The 12-volt lithium-ion batteries hold their charge between uses much longer than other types, and can operate run the drill at full speed even as the charge begins to decrease. The Ryobi HJP001K kit includes a work light.
Estimated price: $80
Best cordless drill for the professional:
Makita LXT BDF451
The lithium-powered Makita LXT BDF451 cordless drill is manufactured and used for large construction projects. This is an 18 volt cordless drill so, fittingly, it''s both hefty (4.6 pounds) and packs plenty of punch (18 volts). Chuck size, runtime, weight and drilling power are comparable to that of the Panasonic drill above, but the Makita cordless drills come with three speeds for more control, and have more torque for driving those stubborn screws. The 3-amp-hour lithium-ion batteries produce a longer lasting work time than the budget Ryobi drill, and the lithium-ion batteries stay hot through more charging cycles than the Panasonic''s NiMH batteries.
Estimated price: $280
I don''t have an argument with any of these reviews. They''re completed by people who have put the tools to the test and "in their opinion" they are the best cordless drills available today. Since I''m one of the do it yourself crowd I''m gonna go purchase the Ryobi cordless drill for my own upcoming projects.