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How to find your perfect drill for the job fast

by Jeff S. Keep moving

Just like most power products, the best cordless drill is not necessarily the most expensive, the most loaded with features and the biggest badass in the shelves.  In fact, you will find that the best drill is the one that perfectly answers the purposes for which you are buying it in the first place.  Thus, you must consider the functions, features, and size of the cordless drill in relation to your planned use.  Here are the things that you must consider when looking for your own cordless drill.

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Function

There are many types of cordless drills depending on the functions that each one provides for the user.  You have to consider whether you are using it for occasional uses in your own home or for heavy-duty purposes in home construction.  You will then be able to choose the best cordless drill according to this all-important criterion.

First, the cordless drill/drivers provide for both the drill and screwdriver functions with a few simple changes of the bit.  Most homeowners prefer this type for its ease of use.

Second, the cordless hammer drill/drivers are heavier, more complicated and more powerful.  You can use it to drill and hammer into brick or concrete.

Third, a cordless impact driver is preferred by home builders for its ability to drive home a large number of screws into various materials.  You can also use it for drilling holes but the process is slower than in the case of cordless drills.

Fourth, the cordless drivers are simple, small and lightweight tools used in equally simple tasks like the hanging of pictures and shelves on the wall.  You may want to have this kind for minor home improvements.

The best cordless drill is only the best when it is used for the right tasks and used in the right manner.  After all, it is but a tool.

Size

When we say the size of the cordless drill, we are referring to two things.  On one hand, cordless drills come in 2 sizes – the 1/2 inch and the 3/8 inch – that pertains to the maximum size of the drill shank that the chuck can accept.  The latter is good for small home improvement activities but you will like the former for larger construction projects.

On the other hand, size also refers to the actual size of the cordless drill in relation to your hand.  The best advice you will receive in this aspect is to actually try out the drill, see if it feels balanced in your hand and if you feel comfortable using it.  Don’t buy a cordless drill just because it looks good even when it seems off-kilter and top-heavy in your hands.

Features

Other features to look at for the best cordless drill are the following:

* Battery voltage must be according to a planned timeframe of usage.  If you are a homeowner, the 10.8 volt is sufficient for the purpose along with the right amount of amp-hours.  Better yet, look for a smart charger.
* Opt for built-in LED lights in case working in dim places like cabinets and closets are called for.
* Built-in storage is also a good add-on.
* A pressure-sensitive trigger is worth the additional money paid for it.

With these criteria in mind, you can now proceed to choose the best cordless drill for you and your household.


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