Happy New Year! It’s 2014!
Every month we bring you the chart-topping drills so you, the drill buyer, can know what the best drills are, and which drills are a great deal!
If you’re looking for a real versatile tool system, you’ll want to look no further than this drill by Black & Decker.
At around $60, it’s overpriced for a 20v drill. But, the Matrix 20v drill is not just a drill! Attachments for saws, sanders, lights, routers, and even a trim saw are available for attachment on to the tools head. If you buy 3-4 tools with the Matrix system, you’ll spend less than buying all of the tools individually, and that is a win if you are a occasional tool user.
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 a great starter into the Matrix drill system!
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. Reviews say it’s really well built, and they love all of the built in extra features. All in all, many appraise this drill as providing at least $60 of value, for just a $40 price tag!Black & Decker’s DR260B.
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!
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! It does not feature the detachable heads
The Black & Decker DR260B is a great basic drill like the Genesis above. It’s inexpensive and does the basics well.
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 when you’re browsing drills.
There are advantages and disadvantages to everything!
Want to sink 4″ deck screws with ease? Drill through steel 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!
Reviewers really love this drill! The Bosch PS21-2A is a bit of a crossover, featuring both the benefits of a great drill and the light weight of a cordless screwdriver.
At the time of writing, just the Amazon reviews contained over 100 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 stars! Though this Bosch tool is technically only a screwdriver, many reviewers report it being able to drill, and the weight/size are benefits to fall in love with.
Makita’s FD01W is a very high powered drill/driver that is designed for mostly driving screws and bolts. However, like the Bosch PS21-2A, this Makita is not just simply a screwdriver! With the amount of torque this tools give out, they’re a good, heavy duty, light powered drill!
Users report that the Makita FD01W is a perfect tool for assembling furniture, repetitive drilling and other assembly based projects. It’s major plus is that it’s lightweight at only 2.0 lbs and has a very comfortable grip. Perhaps this is the drill you need in your toolbox today!
Last, but certainly not least on our list is the Hitachi DS18DVF3 drill/driver kit. Looking at the photo, you may wonder what the difference is between this 18v drill and the Hitachi DS18DSAL featured above.
While the DS18DSAL features Lithium Ion batteries, this drill has Ni-CAD batteries. These are the older-style batteries, making this model less expensive but more than suitable for the home or occasional user. It’s a great way to save a few bucks if you just need an excellent tool for basic usage! Check it out now on Amazon!