You’ve decided to get your cordless drill! Perhaps this article helped. So which one do you get?
Lets find out what you need to do first. Which following point characterizes you the best?
- I’ve never used a drill.
- I hang the occasional picture frame and assemble Ikea furniture.
- Handy with my hands and will do an occasional DIY project every other month.
- Weekend DIY warrior. Loves to build decks and redo kitchens.
Before we get into what drill is best for you, let consider some of the drill types and what they are used for.
- Power drill. This ranges from the entry to high end level drill. It simply turns a screw. Some have an optional torque adjustment which varies the amount of force the drill exerts.
- Impact driver. This drill excels at setting loose screws and driving lag bolts. Ultra compact, they often have a fixed chuck size.
- Hammer drill. They pound as they rotate, making them excellent for drilling through masonry or other tough materials.
Entry Power Drill
For those who have never used a drill.
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Generally comes with one battery
Great for the new or occasional user
Basic models still effective in cleaning
Robust Power Drill
For those who want a high end reliable drill
Great for the all purpose handyman
Drivers are more compact than entry level drills
Good overall drill for cleaning applications
Compact Impact Driver
For those working on big building projects with lots of driving
The smallest driver designed on the market
Uses quick release hex shank bit and drivers
Best tool for cleaning due to compact and lightweight size.
Heavy Duty Hammer Drill
For those that are drilling into concrete and other hard materials
Heaviest of all the drills out there.
Designed to pound while rotating. Can be turned on or off.
Good if not overkill for cleaning applications
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