Top Ten Best Cordless Drill Brands

For anyone doing home repairs, redecorating, or general handy work around the house, a cordless drill is an essential piece of equipment to have. From drilling pilot holes for screws to screwing in the screws, a cordless drill is about the cheapest and most versatile of any home power tool.

Not all brands are created equal though. Some drills break after a few months while others have batteries that lose their power. In some cases you can send your drill in for repair or replacement within the first year while a few offer lifetime warranties against anything from breakage to battery drains.

When it comes time to invest in a cordless drill, you can either buy a new one every couple of years or you can buy once, buy right, and never worry about it again. Below is a list of the best brands for cordless drills. While I know not every brand makes a drill with the exact same specifications to other brands, this list is assuming a similar voltage size and general use.
The Top Ten
1 Dewalt

Dewalt produces some of the most powerful drills on the market. You won't have to worry about warranties because these yellow tools are extremely durable. However, the batteries can lose power over time, so you may need to buy replacements, which is a common issue.

2 Makita

Don't let the teal blue color fool you. These aren't "girly" tools. Best suited for general household purposes, Makitas are an inexpensive choice for a good-quality product.

Not too heavy to use, user-friendly, and long-lasting. However, the problem is that the battery easily gets overheated and needs a bit more time to recharge.

The best impact you can buy at a reasonable price. Their brushless set is an everyday product for steel stud work, and the batteries last forever. Makita for life!

3 Rigid

These orange drills seem to work forever. As long as you complete the initial paperwork to register all the components (batteries, drill, charger), they offer you a lifetime warranty. Batteries no longer holding their charge? No problem. Just send them in for a replacement.

4 Milwaukee

Versatility seems to be their major focus, as they make a full line of small and large-sized drills. Look for the red drills.

5 Ryobi

The fluorescent green/yellow colors make this brand hard to miss. The drills may be a bit small for heavy-duty jobs, but they are still a great choice.

6 Bosch

A standard drill with standard features. If Bosch is what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed.

Very good, powerful drill that's solidly built. However, it is rather heavy and not very practical to use.

7 Black & Decker

The brand has been around for decades, and they've built an impressive line of tools to match. The batteries won't last quite as long, but the good news is that you can find replacements just about anywhere.

8 Porter-Cable

While I like some of their other tools better, the drills aren't a bad choice to work with.

9 Skill

Very versatile and should do the trick for your basic jobs.

10 Rockwell

Not a bad choice, and better than some for sure. These guys haven't done me any harm, but they're not my first choice.

The Contenders
11 Metabo
12 Bostish
13 Craftsman

It's really the same as the DeWalt brand, very similar. It's a good drill brand.

14 Ozar
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