The effectiveness of the tools in one’s toolbox depends largely on the user. While quality obviously always matters, a good handyman can at least make do with budget-friendly wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, or hammers. The same does not apply to power drills. Even the most adept general contractors will be hamstrung by a weak drill. But a good drill is as valuable as it is hard to find. Like any electric tool, simply looking at it can’t tell you all that much about how well it will work in the field.
When it comes to DIY projects, finding the best drills on Amazon can be a chore. Even if your experience in construction is pretty much limited to assembling furniture, a power drill is worth having in your garage. For one thing, a power drill can make that furniture build easier. While drills are often used to make round holes, many drills also excel at driving screws. And of course, if you’re putting up any kind of shelving or hanging photos, a good cordless drill will ensure the job gets done right. After all, how many of us have bent a nail trying to use a hammer? The best drills will save you physical (and emotional) strain, allowing you to get the job done more quickly.
There are basically two major types of drills — corded and cordless. The major appeal of a cordless drill is the portability. You don’t have to worry about finding an outlet, no matter where you’re drilling. Cordless drills are powered by lithium-ion batteries, so they can be recharged and ready to go in a fairly short period of time. What corded drills lose in portability, they make up for in power. Corded drills are less expensive and more powerful than a cordless drill, and you don’t have to sit around waiting for it to charge.
These are some of our favorite drills on Amazon, including corded and cordless options. We’ve also included some powerful hammer drills as well as brushless drills, which are favored for reducing friction and overheating.