PROS: Versatile drill/driver sets are good to keep on-hand for small repairs
CONS: You’ll need professional tools for larger jobs
TAKEAWAY: These affordable sets are great for everything from hanging pictures to quick fixes
Nothing slows down home repair projects like not having reliable tools at the ready. But, with these power tools you’ll be able to pounce right on those projects and get ‘em done. Even better, these DIY essentials are all under $50 and the best-selling sets include everything from drills to bits to fasteners to get things done.
Whether you’re hanging picture frames, assembling furniture, or bolting down something in the patio or garage, these sets will come in handy and are an essential addition to your at-home tool kit. The best part: they’re all easy to assemble and use, so you can all feel like a handyman every once in a while.
1. Dewalt 20V MAX Cordless Compact Drill Driver Kit
The DeWalt DCD771C2 Cordless Compact Drill Driver Kit gives you 20 powerful volts of screw drilling action. It’s compact enough to fit easily in tight spaces. And, it’s lightweight to prevent wrist fatigue. It also serves up two speeds – one for drilling and one for fastening. That way you don’t over screw.
DEWALT 20V Max Cordless Drill / Driver Kit, Compact, 1/2-Inch (DCD771C2), Yellow
2. BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Lithium Ion Drill/Driver
You can use this Black+Decker Drill/Driver for wood, metal, drywall, and plastic projects. Its standout features are the 11 position clutch that gives you precise drilling control and the Lithium Ion Technology that keeps the battery running long and strong so you don’t have to stop for recharging.
3. Hi-Spec 18 V Pro Combo Cordless Drill Driver
Hi-Spec isn’t one of the big brand names. But this drill gives you 16+1 torque positions and serious power you need to bust out the work. You’ll also love the twin sleeve keyless chuck, which allows you to easily change out the bits with just one hand. That way you don’t have to slow down while you’re in the DIY Zone.
4. DEWALT Compact Drill/Driver Kit with 45-Piece Screwdriving Set
This set from DeWalt puts you in position to knock out projects large and small. It gives you adjustable speed to cover drilling and fastening. You get a long lasting battery. And, it includes a 45-piece screwdriving set, so you’ll always have the bit you need.
5. BLACK+DECKER Drill/Driver With 30 Accessories
Black+Decker has earned their name as a power tools leader through smart innovations like this Drill/Driver. It gives you the power to tackle all sorts of jobs around the house, making repairs faster and easier than if using a regular, wrist-straining screwdriver. The soft-grip handle keeps it comfortable to use. And, the 30 accessory set includes drill and screwdriving bits, nut drivers, and even a magnetic bit tip holder to keep your drilling straight and steady.