Gone are the days where choosing a power tool is based solely on power. Many value drills offer the same power as some of the more expensive models. Where the differences between value drills and premium drills occurs is in terms of quality and performance over the life of the drill and the features of the individual tool.
Premium drills offers more features than value drills for the same amount of power, in many cases. For cordless drills, this can be especially important as cordless drills are being called upon to handle more and more tasks that were normally reserved for corded drills.
Going With the Premium
Usually, premium drills have better quality components or internals compared with other drills. This includes metal gear boxes for durability on the work site, close tolerant gears for better interlocking and thus better transfer of power to the chuck and better electrical components for the power system.
The last translates into less loss of power due to heat. These factors increase the quality and durability of the premium drill when compared to less expensive counterparts.
Although, it should be noted that it is possible to get a “bad one” in every line due to component failure thanks to bad quality control. Even the best companies have one slip through every now and then.
To the user, premium drills offer the most features and these features can be important to both the residential use of the tool or the commercial use of the tool depending on how important a feature is to the user. Consumers who are looking for quality, well built and dependable tools, who want the tool to last for a long time would do well in investing in premium tools for longevity and features.
Five Premium Power Drills
Best Rated Cordless Hammer Drill Kit
Dewalt is a leading manufacturer of premium power tools and this cordless drill – DEWALT Model #DCD995M2 Cordless Hammer Drill is one among many of their top units.
Producing over 34,000BPM and with a three speed gear box, top speed being 2,000 RPM, this hammer drill is a power house. This hammer drill can handle any material with ease including masonry.
It has an all metal chuck with ratcheting, key less bit change system and the 20 Volt XR batteries have a 33 percent run time over standard battery packs. This is a top quality hammer drill that would be excellent for the construction site or even in the workshop.
Best High End 3-Speed Drill/Driver Kit
This cordless drill – DEWALT Model #DCD980M2 Cordless Drill uses the 20 Volt MAX system for power and performance. It has a three speed transmission that is all metal for longer lasting durability. The ratcheting, all metal, chuck makes it easy to change out bits as well has maintaining a firmer bit grip.
It has a LED light, for seeing into tight spaces and it is on a 20 second trigger delay. It has a multiple position clutch to get the right torque for the job. Overall, this is an excellent, all purpose drill for any application.
Best Deal for Quality Driver-Drill Kit
Makita has been making quality power tools for generations and this cordless 18 Volt drill – Makita Model #XFD03 Cordless Drill, is a good example of the quality in each product.
This specific model has a multiple position clutch for the right torque application and it has a key less bit change system for easy bit changes.
The dual speed, metal transmission produces over 730 inches/foot pounds of torque, making it a high performing drill. It comes with a side handle for added stability and it has a top speed of 2,000 RPMs. This is an excellent premium drill to get the job done, fast and easy.
Best Hammer Drill on the Market
Milwaukee tools have an unparalleled reputation for quality and performance and this drill – Milwaukee Model #2604-22 Cordless Drill lives up to that standard.
This drill uses unique technology to have the tool and charger and battery communicate to optimize performance and safety. Producing over 700 inches/foot pounds of torque, this drill is a performer.
It comes with a side handle for stability and the battery is designed to last longer than other batteries, making it easier to get the job done. A powerful drill that can handle any material or job.
Top Notch Expensive Drill
This powerful, yet light weight drill, weighs in at 5.8 pounds with battery. All while providing over 1,000 inches/foot pounds of torque. This puts this drill – Makita Model #XFD07M LXT Cordless Drill in a class by itself in terms of power and operator comfort.
The ergonomic design reduces the vibratory stresses with such high torque and therefore, it reduces operator fatigue during use.
It has a three state LED, battery charge indicator as well as the normal features to be expected such as a multiple position clutch, a key less bit change system and best of all the motor is brushless meaning a longer lasting tool.
This drill is an excellent premium drill that will more than pay for the investment over time. Backed by the Makita name, a purchaser will be happy with this drill.
All tools are different and all tool requirements are different, thus for tool longevity and safety, it is important to read and follow the operator’s manual and guide.
Power tools are be dangerous during operation and it is highly recommended that the operator always wear the appropriate safety gear. Additionally, always be aware of your surroundings while operating a power tool, for your safety and that of others.