10 Best Corded Drill Machines That You Can Get Today


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We covered 10 best hand drills earlier but this article is a little different and specifically looks at corded drills. Corded drills have seen a steady decline in their market share recently as compared to cordless battery powered drills, specially for doing handy tasks around the household. But corded drills are still the tool of choice in heavy duty industrial work. So check out this list of 10 best corded drills and let us know your favourite.

10. Craftsman 28126 6.5 amp Corded 3/8”(100$)

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Pro

  • Features a lock-on button for continuous use.
  • Motor housing made of impact resistant material protects from damage and reduces weight.

Con

  • At 7.5 pounds, the drill is comparatively heavy
  • No Hammer Action.

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9. Craftsman Evolv 17217 5.2 Amp Corded 3/8” Drill(40$)

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Pro

  • 3/8 in. keyless chuck grips round and hex drivers and drill bits easily.
  • Comparatively Affordable
  • Very Light at 3 Pounds.

Con

  • Lacks Hammer Action

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8. Milwaukee 0300-20 8 Amp 1/2-Inch Drill(146.45$)

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Pro

  • Locking side handle rotates 360 degrees
  • Quiet heat treated steel gears(provide durability)

Con

  • Keyed Chuck,makes changing drill bits,tools a nuisance.
  • Non Variable speed.

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7. Makita DS4011 1/2-Inch Drill(150$)

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Pro

  • Powerful 8.5 AMP motor engineered for improved drilling and mixing performance.
  • 600 RPM provides increased speed and torque for drilling large holes.

Con

  • Lacks Variable speed and Hammer Action.
  • Users have complained about the quality of the reverse trigger on this machine.

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6. Bosch 1006VSR 3/8-Inch Keyless Chuck Drill(58$)

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Pro

  • High powered as compared to its weight.
  • Key Less chuck results in quicker change-up of bits and tools.
  • Variable Speed
  • Affordable, 60$.

Con

  • Jumps from Zero to 600 RPM directly, then there is speed control from 600 to 2600 RPM. To conclude speed trigger is not good.
  • There is a Design Flaw that the drill is made from plastic right up to the collet. Using the drill in tight spaces can lead to plastic rubbing against the material thus causing plastic deposits to form.
  • No hammer action

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5. Black & Decker DR560 7.0-Amp 1/2-Inch Drill/Driver(36$)

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Pro

  • 0-1500RPM (variable)
  • Key Less Chuck for easy tool changes
  • Light in weight(4 lb), reducing operator fatigue.

Con

  • Chuck gets loose after some time of use.
  • No clutch settings(troublesome when tightening screws)

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4. DEWALT DWD115K 8 Amp 3/8-Inch (60$)

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Pro

  • 8-amp motor delivers high performance in heavy-duty applications
  • 3/8-inch all-metal ratcheting keyless chuck for greater bit retention
  • 0-2,500 RPM VSR trigger for versatility in drilling and fastening applications
  • Mid-handle grip design with soft grip provides increased balance and comfort
  • All ball-bearing construction provides greater durability and longer tool life.
  • Great for heavy duty use

Con

  • VSR trigger is not as sensitive as it should be
  • Bit Bulky and heavy at almost 7 Pounds

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3. Hitachi FDV16VB2 5 Amp 5/8-Inch Hammer Drill(60$)

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Pro

  • Variable speed control dial, located on trigger for ease during high-speed or high-torque jobs
  • Impact to drilling switch,located conveniently on body of tool for quick transition
  • Push button reversible drilling.

Con

  • Not made for heavy duty work.
  • High Maintenance.
  • Speed Control either full speed or too low.

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2. BOSTITCH BTE140K 7-Amp 1/2-Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill Kit(68$)

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Pro

  • Drill and Hammerdrill modes provide optimal performance in a wide variety of materials
  • 7 Amp motor and a dual speed transmission (0-1100/0-3100)
  • Side handle with depth rod

Con

  • Very heavy at over 9 pounds.
  • Heats up very quickly.

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1. Black & Decker DR670 6.0-Amp 1/2-Inch Hammer Drill(54$).

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Pro

  • Best value for money
  • Weighs only 3 lb
  • Very robust and low maintenance.
  • Hammer Action is available

Con

  • The side handle clamps on, but since it is made from plastic it occasionally slips(makes it tricky to drill into metals)

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