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 A cordless drill has many uses and is one of the most useful tools a person can have. There are many different types of drills and many sizes and designs. Depending on what it will be used for could help you determine what kind of drill to get.

Cordless drills used to be very heavy but these days they are lighter and more powerful by the use of lithium batteries. Cordless drills will work on wood, cabinets, concrete, metal, and can be used to buff, sand and polish a variety of items.

Hand Drill

The hand drill is used manually by turning a handle and is used mainly for drilling holes in soft wood, soft metal and plastic. This is not a very common drill as it is a manual one.  Another hand drill that is used manually is called the brace drill which designed with a U-shape and has a spindle and a crank that must be used. It’s preferred use is for woodworking.

Handheld Cordless Drills

The most common drill on the market is the handheld cordless drill. They are fairly lightweight and run on batteries. There are different types of cordless drills. All the drills are assigned a voltage which controls the type of power the drill gives off. The most powerful drills will have the highest voltage. The voltage also determines the weight. If you want a cordless drill that is quite lightweight you will want a lower voltage.

Cordless drills offer a great drill of mobility. They can be taken virtually anywhere as they are fairly lightweight and small. I’ve found that they are particularly useul in confined spaces and it was a indispensible when I was installing a new garbage disposer under my sink last month – if you’re thinking of upgrading your unit, take a look at this guide to some of the best garbage disposals on the market.

They will fit in most tool kits and can be used by the battery in most remote areas where power may not be available.  It would be a wise idea if you are working on a big project where the drill will be in continuous use to bring extra batteries as these drills will need to keep charged and recharged in order to function at their best.  There are two types of batteries that these drills have, lighter lithium-ion and nickel caduim. You will want to check the paperwork with your drill to see what battery it takes before purchasing extra.

These smaller cordless drills are usually not suitable for heavy drilling like hard concrete or thick sheets of metal. However they are great for around the house fixer uppers like putting a bookshelf together or building a desk or a coffee table.


A cordless drill can be a bit pricy but a very wise investment, even for someone who doesn’t use it very often.  They can run anywhere from around $89 upwards to an easy few hundred. If you’re looking for  Something lightweight and low voltage you could pick up the Black and Decker 12 volt cordless drill for around $40 but if you wanted a really good one for tough ongoing projects you may want to invest in one like the Dewalt 20 volt Cordless and Brushless drill, which according to Lowe’s Home Center and Consumer reports has a five star rating, and runs around $219.

Choosing Wisely

No matter what cordless drill you choose, there’s one on the market to fit your needs. Just check out the research on the web or go to your favorite hardware store to learn more.