10. Milwaukee Cordless Hammer Drill ($99.55)
This is Milwaukee’s 2607-20 M18 o.5 inches hammer drill. This drill: Easy to use and handle because of its compact size. You can interchange batteries with the other tools from Milwaukee. The charging time is very less and lasts well through the job. Rock solid and will bear impacts with hard surfaces from great heights and still work well. High quality and ‘If you want a regular, all-purpose, lightweight cordless drill that you will occasionally use to drill holes for masonry anchors or something, this is a right choice.’ – Amazon customer review
“I’ve owned many drills in the past, but this one is the one. It is taken anything else thrown at it and laughed in the face. That includes drilling through metal, concrete, hardwoods. The m18 series is fantastic. Get their hackszall too; it is a beast.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
9. Worx Cordless Hammer Drill ($95.73)
This is Worx’s WX176L 2-in-1 drill and driver. The unit offers fast and convenient bit switching to change between drilling and driving modes. The precise electronic clutch prevents slipping screws and damage to the work surface. The unit is compact, light and easy to control. It offers two speed for changing according to the nature of work. The PowerShares 20V battery is interchangeable with other Worx tools. The collar holds the bit steady. Little Cons: The battery is especially difficult to take out and charging takes long.
“Thought this was pretty awesome, I’ve had it almost a year now and only had to charge the battery once. I don’t use it at work, and I’m not a craftsman, but for all my around the house needs and little projects, this was the perfect fit for me. My best friend owns a restaurant and a putt putt course, and has borrowed this one for repairs and job when his Milwaukee drills run out of charge, ( or he forgets to charge them) and he likes this 2-in-1 a lot too. I love how the batteries work with my other Worx products. They should come up with some power supply or mounted light or air compressor, something to mount on my aerocart, so I can say my aerocart uses the batteries too.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Bosch Cordless Hammer Drill ($176.00)
This is Bosch HDS181-02 18 Volt Lithium Ion, 0.5 inches compact and cordless hammer drill with two high capacity batteries and a charger, case. The four pole high-performance motor provides a maximum power in this small size. The very new and patented gear train clutch enables a light design. It has an extremely comfortable handling and the high capacity and slim batteries charge in around a half hour and 15 minutes respectively. They have a charge indicator, a plus. With phenomenal power, the size and weight of this drill are just right. It also has a LED light which shines on your working area. The tool is light in weight, balances well and fits right in your hand to do wonders.
“I have owned some older Makita and DeWalt cordless drills and use two different 18v DeWalt drills at work every day (metal fabrication/hot rod shop). This makes my employer’s drills look like junk. I enjoy using this tool after using DeWalts all week long. It’s so powerful, and light and even the chuck works more quickly and holds better than what I’m used to. Having the light on the bottom of the handle makes it shine on your job instead of casting shadows like motor-mounted lights. The batteries are easy to change out. The balance is excellent which helps for using the drill in awkward positions. The only thing I wish it had was a built-in hex bit holder. Otherwise, it’s perfect for general use and at under $200 it’s a great value.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. Dewalt Cordless Hammer Drill ($289.99)
This is Dewalt’s DCK290L2 20 Volt Lithium-ion hammer drill and impact driver. The unit is a combination of plastic and metal. The 20V battery offers a longer run-time, and it has patented three variables speeds which you can change according to the job you are doing. Three LED lights turn ON and illuminate the working area after 20 seconds the drill starts. This hammer drill is quite powerful and comes with three essential functions, i.e., hammer drilling, screwdriver, and drilling. The storage bag fits the entire set with ease A small con: The batteries have no charge indicator. The drill just dies when the charge runs out.
“I’m a heavy carpentry hobbyist and have probably used this drill/driver combo more than any other tools I’ve owned over the past two years. They’ve always worked wonderfully and flawlessly. Side note: I used to be skeptical of cordless tools’ power output, longevity, etc., but because of the great experience I’ve had with this combo, I’ve bought several additional Dewalt tools which share the great 20V Max batteries (jigsaw, circular saw, etc.), and they’ve all also worked wonderfully.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Dewalt Cordless Hammer Drill ($129.00)
This is Dewalt’s bare-tool DCD950B 0.5 inches 18 Volt cordless hammer/drill/driver. The unit has an improved runtime and has three variable speed settings which can account for all types of jobs. The heavy duty 1/2 inches self-tightening chuck tightens well for providing a superior grip on the job. It also has a LED light which lights up the working area and the high-power and high-efficiency motor delivers 450 unit watts of maximum power for superior performance. This unit offers best in class qualities for an improved balance and better control. The chuck is better, and the gear change is smooth. Built well for rugged use.
“This is my second 1/2 inch 18v DeWalt hammer drill. The first one is now ten years old, has a cracked case, the gears are whining, and the smoke is threatening to get out of the motor; altogether not too bad considering the work that drill motor has done in its life. I smoked two different corded drill motors on one project and completed the project efficiently with the battery drill. I have some critical projects going and saw the deal on the bare tool and jumped at it. The new one is superior in every respect. More power, better balance, only a couple ounces more weight. The chuck is infinitely better, the gear change is smoother, and the torque controls are easier to use. I can drive 3-1/2″ wood screws in high gear with no issues with this one; the last one struggled in mid-gear. I think this one will take more abuse as well because the design of the frame was changed to distribute better the forces of turning a bit and bouncing off the concrete from the top of a ladder as well. Because I was very pleased with the older drill motor, the new one is exceptional!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. Hitachi Cordless Hammer Drill ($129.00)
This is Hitachi’s DS18DSAL 18 Volt lithium-ion compact and cordless pro driver drill with a flashlight. It has a rating of 460 in/lbs of torque and does the toughest jobs with ease. The 1.5 Ah lithium-ion battery is an added improvement to the ergonomic design and as well as allows an increase in battery run time. It offers 22 drive settings and one drill mode for both high torque applications and precision driving. The 1/2 inches ratcheting keyless chuck accepts a wide variety of bits that can be changed out quickly and easily. The drill also offers variable speed trigger and two different speeds for maximum control and precision during use. The LED light illuminates the working area, and it has an integrated metal belt hook for easy job site accessibility. Highly recommended.
“Comments posted by other users are right on. This drill worked perfectly and was purchased to replace an older Hitachi that had seen five years of heavy use – the best drill I’ve ever had. There is no bit holder, which is inconvenient and makes the loss of a part likely, and the lamp is a useless waste of space, an antiquated technology that serves no purpose. I’d much rather have no lamp, a smaller case, and a bit holder on the side – Hitachi, are you listening? The drill itself performs flawlessly, and I expect similar longevity to my old drill.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. Porter Cable Cordless Hammer Drill ($69.99)
This is Porter Cable’s PCC606LA 20 Volt, 1/2 inches lithium ion drill/driver kit. The unit comes with a battery which can live up to 4 hours with full charge. It also comes with a double-ended bit tip. It has an integrated LED light which illuminates dark work area and a battery fuel gauge which indicates remaining battery charge. You can also buy the drilling system with 2-batteries. The compact lithium battery snaps easily onto the tool and comes back off without any trouble. It Lithium battery is smaller and not as bulky as the battery packs found on most drills using a high voltage power source. Excellent power and drilling capacity.
“Ahh, words can’t describe how helpful these porter cable 20v power tools are. Way better than any DeWalt or cobalt or any brand in my honest opinion. Charge last a long time. Been using a couple of months on and off and only had to charge it once. Very satisfied and would highly recommend to everyone out there looking for real quality.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. Makita Cordless Hammer Drill ($99.00)
This is Makita’s XPH012 18 Volt Lithium-ion Cordless 1/2 inches hammer driver/drill with one battery. It weighs only 4 pounds and delivers a mighty 480 in.Lbs torque. It has been designed to have two variable speeds (0-400 & 0-1,500 RPM) for providing versatility in the material being drilled. The unit has a compact and ergonomic build at only 8 1/8 inches and is designed well to reduce user fatigue. The chuck is enormous and easy to tighten and manage. The battery lasts a while. A perfect combination of quality and versatility. You can also order the package which comes with bit set. It also has a LED light which shines on the working area with delayed turn-off. The case is large enough to accommodate the charger and a couple of spare batteries. Con: Speedy battery charge offset, and you get no indicator of that.
“This will not be a very technical review: This is EVERYTHING you’d want in a cordless drill. It drills, screws, and hammer-drills. It has a bright work area light. It has a 2-speed gear box. Its Lithium-ion powered for lighter weight and faster charging (30 min.). It is 18v. for tonnes of power. It came with a case, battery and charger for less $$$ than many that are drill alone. And it is a Makita. My last Makita (7.2 v) died after over 20 years, may she rest in piece. This one may last longer than I do. I did buy the extra batteries to go with it. http://www.amazon.com/gp /product/ B000EDRT70/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_10. And the extra batteries fit perfectly in the case with everything else!!! What more is there?” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Black & Decker Cordless Hammer Drill ($41.99)
This is Black & Decker’s LDX120C 20 Volt lithium-ion cordless, drill driver. The unit features a lightweight and compact design. It is incredibly easy to use in tight and confined spaces and is ideal for drilling into wood, metal plastic and all screw driving tasks. The position clutch provides precise control. Perfect for home-handyman. It has a LED light that shines on the place where you are drilling. It charges quickly and maintains the charge for a long time.
A pro? Powerful and compact.
A con? Might have less torque for professionals.
“I love it! It’s smaller than the older one but has just as much power if not more! So far I am very pleased with everything about it! The battery keeps a charge forever seems like!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Black & Decker Cordless Hammer Drill ($79.00)
This is Dewalt’s DC970K-2 18 Volt compact and cordless drill/driver. This hammer drill has been specially constructed to reduce user fatigue. You can achieve a dual speed range of 0-450/0-1,500 rpm and get excellent performance. The package comes with two batteries, a charger double-ended screwdriver bit, kit box and a contractor bag. The compact size allows it to be carried around quite easily. It also comes with 1/2 inches single sleeve keyless ratcheting chuck for tighter bit grip. It is extremely light around 5.2 pounds and delivers high performance using the motor with a maximum power of 380 units Watt. The battery life is excellent, and unit charges pretty fast. Great old school drill but if you want to do heavier jobs, upgrade.
“Great drill that accomplishes anything I throw at it. I’ve been able to screw in 3” construction screws into dry fir quickly. Ideal for flooring applications and excellent slow speed to make sure you’re starting steady. The two batteries that come with this kit are perfect. I’ve been able to go a full day without swapping. The only time I need to swap more often is if I’m using a 1″ wood drill bit going through very dry fir beams/joists. I’ve been able to use an 18″ long 1″ wood drill bit without so much as a slowdown. Very impressive for a drill this size. It’s my general use drill that I use for pretty much anything.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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