10 Best-Selling Drills – December 2013

Every month we bring you the chart-topping drills so you, the drill buyer, can know what’s hot!  In addition, we are starting to post our thoughts on the best-selling drills to help you navigate your drill purchase!
1. Black & Decker BDCDMT120 20-volt Matrix Drill

If you’re looking for a real versatile tool system, look no further than this 20v Matrix drill by Black & Decker.  At around $60, it’s overpriced for a 20v drill.  But, if you’re pressed for storage space, the tool system functionality comes into play.  Attachments for saws, sanders, lights, routers, and even a trim saw are available and cheaper than owning all the tools.

The downside?  When your battery dies, all your tools are out for the count.  And when your battery hits the end of it’s useable life in a few years, you may or may not be able to get a replacement battery.  But, it’s not a bad tool if the tool system idea rocks your boat, and this drill is the least expensive Matrix system drill.

2. Black & Decker DR260B 3/8-Inch 5.2 Amp Drill/Driver

The Black & Decker DR260B is a great basic drill like the Genesis above.

I’ve got one and I like it as a light duty, around the house drill.  The nice thing about it being corded is the fact that it doesn’t need recharged.  The frustrating thing about it being corded is…well…you’re stuck to the wall!

To be honest, if I had to purchase again, I’d go with the Genesis as an around-the-home drill.  It sometimes stinks to have to find a plug and extension cord just to drill 1 simple hole, so keep that in mind.  🙂 [divider_flat]

3. Black & Decker LDX120PK Lithium Drill and Project Kit, 20-volt

This project kit from Black & Decker features their LDX120 , as well as a tool kit filled with hand tools and a quality tool bag.  It even includes a number of drill bits, spade bits and some small hole saws.

This starter kit is on sale for a killer price this season, so grab them while they last – a great Christmas gift!

4. Black & Decker LDX220SBFC 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver with Fast Charger

Coming up 4th this month is Black & Decker’s 20v MAX Drill.  Similar to the Matrix drill featured above, the 20v MAX drill has a high intensity battery and 11 position clutch.  It also fetures a 35 minute fast-charger, giving it an extra edge of drills which don’t offer that kind of charging speed.

A much-tougher big brother to the Matrix drill, the MAX by Black & Decker is a great addition to your toolbox if you need a drill that’s…just a drill!

5. Genesis GCD18BK 18v Cordless Drill/Driver Kit, Grey

The Genesis 18v Drill is a really interesting player on the market.  For starters, it’s really affordable with an under $40 price tag(sometimes the price falls just under $30).  Users who review it say it is worth far more, and on Amazon it gets an overall review of 4 stars, which is really good on the drill market.  It comes with a drill bit kit, and is a great buy as a 1st drill for around the house!  Check out our full review here.

This drill normally sits at #1 or #2 on Amazon, but due to Holiday and Black Friday sales on other drills, it’s fallen this month.  I’m sure it’ll be back soon!

6. DEWALT DWD112 8.0 Amp 3/8-Inch VSR Pistol-Grip Drill with Keyless All-Metal Chuck

Third on our lineup today is the DeWalt DWD112, a great semi-professional cordless drill from DeWalt.  It features an all metal 3/8″ chuck, long cord, level and can speed up to 2,500 RPM.

Reviews on Amazon state that it’s a really great, high quality corded drill.  At an affordable $50, it’s also a reasonable price!  And the best benefit?  No battery to die leaving you in a bind!

7. DEWALT DWD115K 8 Amp 3/8-Inch VSR Mid-Handle Grip Drill Kit with Keyless Chuck

It’s $60.  It’s a corded drill.  And reviewers claim it’s more powerful than their cordless drills.

Want to sink 4″ deck screws with ease?  Drill through steel more easily?  Than this is the drill for you.

An upgraded, more powerful version of the 112 corded drill above, the  DeWalt DWD115K is a real-deal, industrial grade drill that means business.  Buy it now on Amazon!

8.Hitachi DS18DSAL 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Drill/Driver

Coming in a number 8 is the Hitachi DS18DSAL.  This value-packed combo features an 18v drill, 18v flashlight and 2 lithium ion batteries.  Add to that Hitachi’s 10 year lithium ion tool warranty, and you can see why this drill sells so many units![divider_flat]

9. Black & Decker LDX172PK Lithium Drill and Project Kit, 7.2-volt

Are you looking for a good, all around toolkit that includes a good drill?  This $55 tool kit from Black & Decker contains all the basics you need in order to get things done around the house.  It includes a number of hand tools and drill bits and a nice bag to store it all in.  Note, this kit is smaller and has less tools than the LDX120 Kit above.

It’s definitely a basic home-grade kit, but it’s a good one at that!  A great buy for a new homeowner![divider_flat]

10. Black & Decker DR560 1/2-Inch 7.0 Amp Drill/Driver

Coming up at #10 on our list this month is Black & Decker’s DR560 drill, and boy is it a serious drill!  Reviewers noted that you must grip the drill properly if you’re going to open it up all the way because you may damage your wrist.

Yes, it is a Black & Decker, so it’s value priced and made of plastic.  It’s not the must durable unit ever, but it’s got a TON of power, and if you take care of it, this corded drill will last you a long time and make you a lot of great projects!


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