Depending on what type of work you do will depend on what type of cordless drill you will use. You may have a preference to a certain make or model or simply buy the one that looks the best. Most people in the building industry take their equipment very seriously they need the best tools to allow them to do a quality job.
In this article we will look at the top drills that are available here in Australia.
The Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 is a great cordless drill, thanks to its strong make and powerful battery. It is easy to use and as with most Bosch products, it always gives you a great finish when you use it time after time. It is a little on the expensive side when it comes to cordless drills, coming in at $250, however it is a purchase worth making if you are serious about the quality of the drill you buy.
The next two cordless drills are both brushless. The Stanley FATMAX and the WORX WX175. The Stanley FATMAX is just about as expensive at the Bosch mentioned above but with the type of technology that this drill is made with makes it a perfect drill to use on any projects that will take you a lot of time to complete. The WORX WX175 is a drill ranked closely behind the FATMAX. With its brushless technology it can keep you working for longer than most other drills and it is also more powerful than others. It also has a better shelf life regarding its motor than other drills.
Another Bosch make and model makes an appearance here which is a testament to the brands quality. The Bosch 12-volt Max is the perfect drill for anyone who will be drilling for long periods throughout the day and because the drill itself is reasonably light, you can drill at heights all day and not become fatigued. The drill is small in comparison to others, but it provides the user with a great deal of power, this despite the 12-volt battery.
Now depending on what you need your drill for or your financial position, the Black and Decker 18-volt drill is a cheap purchase, costing tradies less than $100. The drill itself is noticeably light and small however when a drill is small like this one the power usually is not the best. Not with this drill, it still has all the power you need for drilling for anything around your house.
The big thing that could sway you into buying a certain drill is if it is corded or a cordless drill. Depending on your needs selecting the right one is crucial. If you need to be mobile around the work site and work at heights, then a cordless drill is probably more your style. However, if you are going to be working in the same place for the day and are close enough to find a power point then a corded drill could be more useful.
The best two corded drills on the market now are the Bosch Hammer Impact Drill and the WORX WX317 corded drill. The Hammer impact drill has a reasonably strong engine which can put out over 700 watts of power and the WORX WX317 has 600 watts of power. The Bosch Hammer drill will not break your bank balance either, costing you just over $100. Because of the reputation Bosch has built many will most likely go with the Hammer Drill as it works on concrete and metal surfaces.
Depending on what DIY work you have planned or what work you have at your current job there is more than enough variety to pick the best drill for what you need. No matter what price range you have or if you prefer a specific brand, getting the right drill for the right job is crucial. Hopefully, the information provided will help you in deciding your next purchase.