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9 of the Best Cordless Power Drills

Are you looking for a cordless power drill but don’t know which one to go for? There are so many models to choose from it’s enough to make your head spin.

To save you time and help you decide, we’ve looked at some of the machines available on Amazon.co.uk and put together this list of 9 of the best selling and popular cordless drills.

Before you buy, especially if you can’t decide between buying a corded or cordless drill, you might want to check out our drill buying guide. You might also want to check look at our other page, which is similar to this one, on the best corded power drills.

Best Cordless Power Drills

SaleBestseller No. 1
Terratek 13Pc Cordless Drill Driver 18V/20V-Max Lithium-Ion...
  • LI-ION POWER: The Terratek 18V/20V Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill Set is supplied with a powerful Li-ion battery which results in having no memory effect, no self-discharge and always ready for use....
  • FLEXIBLE: Get greater control over your li-ion cordless screwdriver with 16 different torque settings available to use with, you will always be able to find the perfect setting for whatever material,...
  • ERGONOMIC: The 18V/20V Cordless Drill offers both power and control with its soft grip, ergonomic design, 0.8 - 10mm keyless chuck and a light weight of only 1.0 Kg. This electric screwdriver is more...
SaleBestseller No. 2
MYLEK 18V Cordless Drill Driver, 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery...
  • POWERFUL & VERSATILE: Compact Li-ion 18V combi DIY drill with an improved 2 speed gearbox - easily drills through wood, metal and other materials, supplied with a 13 piece accessory kit and a handy...
  • INNOVATIVE DESIGN: Our innovative, compact electric cordless drill features an LED work light to help you work in hard to see spaces and a soft grip handle to maximise handling comfort and lessen...
  • ERGONOMIC: This 18V cordless drill set gives you variable speed control and unique electric safety brake system - this, combined with 19 torque settings, enables smooth drilling into a variety of...
Bestseller No. 3
MYLEK MY18VCB 18V Cordless Driver-Lithium Ion Drill Set-13...
  • This handy 18V li-ion cordless drill 1 speed (with a 13 piece accessory kit) is a superb multi-purpose tool for use around the home and garden with the built-in powerful LED work light
  • Drills smoothly into wood, metal and more (6 twist drills, 6 CrV screwdriver bits 1 bit holder included) and allows you to work quicker with the 18 + 1 torque selection settings and forward/ reverse...
  • Designed with comfort and durability in mind, This lightweight yet high quality drill helps to reduce fatigue when carrying out time consuming tasks
Bestseller No. 4
Ryobi R18PD3-215GZ 18 V ONE+ Cordless Combi Drill Starter...
  • 18V Cordless Combi Drill ideal for drilling in masonry, wood, plastic and metal, as well as driving screws
  • A ratcheting chuck improves bit grip strength, making this tool compatible with all standard drilling and screwdriving bits up to 13mm
  • A 2-speed gearbox delivers 500/1800rpm and up to 50Nm of torque to match different materials and applications
Bestseller No. 5
Distianert Cordless Drill Driver 21V, 80Pcs Power Drill Set...
  • 🔫【Powered Drill Driver Set】: 21V Cordless Drill with 18+3 torque setting providing precise control for drilling wood, metal, plastic and other materials. The maximum torque reaching 35Nm, ideal...
  • 🔫【2 Batteries & Quick Charge】: Distianert home drill set is powered by 2 x 1500mAh Lithium-ion batteries and 1 fast charger for 2-3 hours, providing you with enough power to get any job around...
  • 🔫【2 Variable Speed & 3-In-1 Working Mode】: Distianert cordless impact wrench was equipped with 2 variable speed for precise work. Low speed (0-500 RPM) for screwing, high speed (0-1500RPM) for...
Bestseller No. 6
MYLEK MYW09 18V Cordless Drill Electric Screwdriver Set,...
  • This handy 18V li-ion cordless drill with a 13 piece accessory kit is a superb multi-purpose DIY drill for use around the home and garden with built-in powerful LED work light
  • Drills smoothly into wood, metal and more with a powerful speed of 650RPM, torque setting of 15Nm which allows you to work quicker with the 18 + 1 torque selection settings and forward/ reverse...
  • Designed with comfort and durability in mind, This lightweight yet high quality drill with soft touch grip helps to reduce fatigue when carrying out time consuming tasks
SaleBestseller No. 7
Bosch 06039A3371 PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Combi Drill with Two...
  • Lithium-Ion battery technology; syneon chip: Intelligently controlled energy for every project. Maximum torque is 38 Nm and the impact rate is 20.250 bpm
  • Screwdriving, drilling, impact drilling in wood, metal and masonry, two speed gearbox
  • 20 pre-selectable torque, drill and impact drill settings; integrated LED light for optimum illumination of dark work areas. Forward/reverse indicator
Bestseller No. 8
Cordless Drill Driver, Ginour 18V Combi Drill, Hammer...
  • 【20 + 3 SETTINGS】 The cordless hammer drill has 20 different torque settings, 3 functions in one tool: drill, hammer drill and electric screwdriver. When used as a drill, it is sufficient with...
  • 【TORQUE MAX 45N.M & DOUBLE SPEED】 Maximum torque 45N.m for self-drilling screws, metal and wood. The cordless drill has 2 variable speeds (0-400rpm and 0-1400rpm) for the wide range of drilling,...
  • 【2 BATTERIES & 1 CHARGER FOR FAST CHARGING】 With 2 lithium-ion batteries of 2000 mAh (18 V) and 1 charger. A full charge can be done in 1 hour. Equipped with 3 light indicators, you can clearly...
Bestseller No. 9
Blackpine 20V Cordless Drill with Impact Function 2000mAh...
  • 21+3 Torque setting: 21+3 different torque settings with cloth for drilling into metal, plastic, wood, and aluminium alloy, wall, ceramic and all screwdriving tasks with 32N.m. Max drilling capacity...
  • Variable Speed gear : Our cordless drill’s trigger has 2 Speeds (0-400 and 0-1350 rpm), allowing countersinking without damaging materials. High-Speed(0-1350rpm) for drilling and...
  • Accessories : 50mm-Screwdriving-Bits[SL4/5/6, PZ0/1,PH1/2/3,T20/15],1xADA-Adapter for socket wrench,1x50mm Adapter for bits,10xMetal-Drilling-bits[1/1.5/2/2.5/3/4/5/6/7/8,...

What to consider when buying a cordless drill

  • The higher the voltage, the more powerful the drill. Most home DIYers will get adequate service from an 18v machine, but if you’re in the trade, you should choose a 24v or higher model. For light work, a 12v machine is fine.
  • Battery capacity is rated using an Ah measurement. Ah stands for ampere hour or amp-hour. The higher the Ah number, the more powerful the battery (and weightier too!).
  • How many batteries do you need? In an ideal world, you’ll want to have at least two batteries with one always fully charged and ready to take over if the one you’re using goes flat.
  • Lithium-ion batteries are used in most cordless drills these days. They’re lightweight, more powerful than their older counterparts and they’re safer for the environment. You can charge a lithium-ion battery whenever you want (you don’t have to wait for it to go flat) and there’s no self-discharge (loss of stored charge) when it hasn’t been used for a long time.
  • Brushless motors. Drills built with brushless motors tend to last longer, provide better torque control and faster speeds due to reduced friction and heat build-up.
  • Weight. Always take into consideration the weight of the drill before you buy.

How to choose the best type of drill for you

Are you confused by the various types of drill on the market? In this short drill buying guide, we’ll dig a little deeper into your choices. You’ll also find some helpful tips and advice on how to choose the best drill for you.

How will you use your drill?

Knowing how you’ll use your drill helps focus your options.

For light DIY jobs around the house, such as hanging pictures, putting up shelves and building flatpack furniture, a drill driver is best. They’re used for drilling into different kinds of material such as wood and metal and for driving screws. They’re so much easier to use compared to traditional, manual screwdrivers, and they get the job done quicker!

For drilling into concrete or brickwork, you’ll need a combi drill with hammer function or a hammer drill. A drill driver doesn’t have the power to handle this type of DIY work.

That’s just a quick overview. Keep reading. We’re about to go into more detail.

4 types of electric power drill currently on the market

An electric power drill typically falls into one of the following categories:

  • Combi drill
  • Drill driver
  • Impact driver
  • Hammer drill

Combi drills

A combi (combination) drill is a great all-rounder. You use it for drilling into wood or metal and for driving screws. And when you switch to the hammer action, you can use it for drilling into concrete and masonry.

Whatever material you’re drilling into, always make sure you’re using the correct drill bit.

Pros of combi drills

  • A versatile machine with the ability to drill into wood, metal, masonry and concrete
  • Can be used as a standard drill, hammer drill or impact driver
  • A wide range of choices with prices to fit every pocket

Cons of combi drills

  • Usually more expensive than drill drivers and impact drivers
  • Lower torque and speed compared to impact drivers when driving screws
  • Heavier and bulkier than other types of drill

Drill drivers

Drill drivers don’t have the power or versatility of the combi drill. They’re a good choice for drilling into wood and metal and for driving screws. But they don’t have the power to tackle concrete or brickwork.

For drilling into brick walls or concrete posts, the drill driver is the wrong choice. For light DIY jobs around the home, it’s at the top of the list.

Pros of drill drivers

  • Typically cheaper than combi drills
  • Use on metal and wood
  • Doubles up as a powerful and efficient screwdriver

Cons of drill drivers

  • Not suitable for heavy work such as drilling into masonry
  • Not as strong as a combi drill

Impact drivers

Impact drivers add a bit of clout when needed. They’re high torque machines designed to do one job only – drive screws. Which they do faster and easier than any machine currently on the market.

With that said, you can use them for drilling but you’ll need a set of hex shank drill bits to match the chuck of the typical impact driver.

Pros of impact drivers

  • Ideal for high torque applications
  • Awesome screwdriver
  • Compact design so they can get into tight spaces

Cons of impact drivers

  • Not suitable for drilling masonry
  • Not as versatile as combi drills or drill drivers

Hammer drills

Hammer drills are used for drilling into brickwork, stone and concrete. They use a hammering action to provide rapid and powerful blows to the material’s surface. With the proper machine and correct masonry bit, you’ll drill a hole in no time.

Pros of hammer drills

  • Perfect for drilling into brickwork, stone and concrete
  • Strong

Cons of hammer drills

  • Not designed to be used on wood or metal
  • Not as versatile as a combi drill or drill driver
  • Bulkier and heavier than other types of drill

Which is the right power drill for you?

When you’re buying a drill, always shop around for bargains. There are plenty to be had if you’re in the right place at the right time. Choose a machine that matches the kind of DIY work you do, and always spend as much as you can afford at the time.

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