Cordless drills: Best Buys
The Best Buy cordless drills we recommend make the grade with excellent drilling, screwdriving and battery-life.
Cordless drills are convenient and easy to use, and if you buy a good one, you can be certain that they’ll be powerful enough to drill the holes you need quickly. But do you need a combination drill which offers hammer drilling or a drill-driver? Both offer drilling and screwdriving, but which is best for you? How much should you spend? Black & Decker, Bosch, Dewalt or Ryobi?
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At Which? we’ve tested more than 20 cordless combination drills and drill-drivers, and only some are Best Buys. You can access all of our cordless drills reviews, and thousands of others, when you join Which?.
What makes a Which? Best Buy cordless drill?
We test combination drills in hammer mode by drilling holes in concrete with four hammer-drill bits, ranging in diameter from 6mm to 12mmm. We record how deep they get and how quickly they get there. And for combination drills and drill-drivers, we test how well they can drill holes in metal, stone and wood and how well they work in screwdriving mode. We measure battery life, ease of use and motor endurance - our endurance tests work out to be the equivalent of ten years of DIY. When a cordless drill does exceptionally well in our tests, we make it a Best Buy.
If a cordless drill fails to drill properly and is useless as a screwdriver, we’ll make it a Which? Don't Buy. When you choose a Which? Best Buy cordless drill you can be sure of getting a superior product.
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