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10 Bestselling Drills – January 2014

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!

1. Black & Decker BDCDMT120 20-volt Matrix Drill

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!  

Check out our full review here.

2. 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.  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!

Check out our full review here.

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

Third on our lineup this month 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.  It’s a very upgraded version of 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!

Check out our full review here.

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

Coming up 4th once again 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 features 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!  It does not feature the detachable heads

Check out our full review here.

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

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!

Check out our full review here.

6. 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 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!

Check out our full review here.

7. Bosch PS21-2A 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion 2-Speed Pocket Driver

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.

Check out our full review here.

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]

Check out our full review here.

9. Makita FD01W 12V max Lithium-Ion 2 Speed Driver-Drill

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!

Check out our full review here.

10. Hitachi DS18DVF3 18-Volt Ni-Cad 1/2-Inch Cordless Drill/Driver Kit

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!

Check out our full review here.

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