Everyone should own a drill – they are just plain handy to have around, whether it’s drilling holes and screwing in nails for hanging pictures, fixing knobs and other things around the house, assembling “some assembly required” furnishings, or doing your own heavy duty projects, you can never go wrong having one of these in the house for those jobs that a hammer or a screwdriver just won’t do it for.
But what kind is the best? Which brands have the best reputation? What kind of drill is best for your needs?
Well, for most household needs, a simple drill driver combo is perfect for everything – it does just that. Drills holes, but also has enough power to drive in a screw and anchor into the wall. The only question is, what style of drill driver. Do you need a right-angle to get into a lot of tight spaces? Do you need something corded with the most heavy duty power available? Do you need cordless battery operated for light to moderately heavy duty (depending on model)? That is something you can determine based on your needs.
But, most importantly, how do you know that you will get one that will last, do what it says it does, and work for all your households needs? That is where brand comes in, and there are several top-rated, best selling brands right on Amazon.com that have all been household names for power tools through multiple generations of power tool users. Here are the best brands, and their best selling drills on the market.
DEWALT is another very well known brand for tool aficionados, and offers up a wide range of their stunning products. They keep it simple, the company only produces power tools and tool safety equipment, but they also charge a little bit extra than, say, Black & Decker, in general.
DEWALT has an excellent reputation and is also on Amazon.com’s list of bestsellers, for a reason. They produce high quality products in a range of sizes, shapes, and uses, from drill drivers to hammer drills, to impact drills, to saws, and more, and with their various drills you can get one that is either electric or battery operated.
Customers who reviewed their products love their long battery life (in applicable models), excellent quality of design and sturdy build, how effortlessly even the lightweight smaller models perform in many situations, and more.
Makita provides great, high quality products, though they cannot always compare to the volume of products available from slightly larger brands. They still offer a variety of products in their line of power tools, and have been a leader in tools for generations, most trades swear by them for longevity and trouble-free daily use.
Makita drills, specifically, come by themselves, in kits, tool sets, hammer drills, driver drills, right angle drills, cordless and electric, and even drills with guides and optional additional handles for making use easier on you with the more powerful models.
Reviewers of Makita products love their drills for their creature comforts, like their variable torque settings (on applicable models), ergonomic design, lightweight models (when applicable), and amazing among of power even with some of the smaller options.
With battery operated models, they loved how much power the products still had, with super fast charging batteries that lasted a good, long while, so it was easy to get the job done without having to wait for another charge.
Bosch is another excellent brand with lots of options to choose from, from impact drivers to drill drivers, to hammer drills, to kits, to battery or electric, to power saws, to scanners, and more.
Reviewers from the Bosch models listed on Amazon’s Bestseller list of drills loved their tough, heavy-duty drills that were also lightweight, powerful, and how versatile their products are, great for just about any job.
They also praised their batteries for holding a charge for an excellent amount of time. Many reviewers highly recommended Bosch for their high quality, highly adaptable, easy to use, and powerful products.
Hitachi products include drills of all types, power saws, hand tools, tool accessories (drill bits, measurement and layout tools, etc), and more. They do great work with tools across the board, and are reasonably priced while still maintaining high quality products.
Hitachi reviewers adored their products for their lightweight, ergonomic designs, long battery life and charge holding (in applicable models), amazing power, high quality product, how easy they are to use, and how versatile they are.
Black & Decker
Black & Decker is on this list for a very simple, but excellent, reason, they are not the best engineered, but they are very popular. They create a large variety of wonderful, reasonable quality, low cost products that are readily available. Their budget products don’t stop at power tools, either, they branched off into a vast line of other home appliances, from coffee makers to vacuums and more, making them a household name.
Whether you need a right angle drill to get into those hard to reach places, a hammer drill for multitasking, just something basic like a drill driver, battery or electric, Black & Decker will have it for you at a reasonable price.
Reviewers absolutely rave about each of their inexpensive products, loving how sturdy their drills are, and how long their batteries hold a charge in their products (when applicable). On some of the lighter models, people love how easy they are to handle while still having the power to get the job done.
Overall, they are affordable, accessible, decently made products with a wide variety to choose from in order to make your home improvement go as smoothly as possible, helping you out along the way with expert craftsmanship.
They range in price based on power (size of motor and operating type – battery or corded electric), size, and creature comforts.
So there you have it – whether it is with one of these great brands or something else on Amazon.com’s Bestseller List for Drills, you’re sure to get a great product at an amazing price. So start making your projects and jobs at home easier on you and your home, and look for your ideal drill today.