Given the vast amount of different power drills available on the market today, picking the perfect power drill of 2011 may prove to be quite challenging. However, by following a few simple steps and going with a highly rated manufacturer, you should be able to find a new power drill that is both durable and affordable. Read on for our suggestions of power drills.
Before we take a look at the top power drills of 2011, there are a few factors you will need to determine. First, you should determine which size chuck you will need for your new power drill. The most common chuck sizes are 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inches. The chuck is the part of your power drill which holds the bit in place. If you're looking to use your power drill for basic household work, you should be fine with a 3/8-inch chuck. Next, you'll need to make sure that your power drill comes with a reverse button so you can easily remove all screws and related hardware.
Now that we've covered the basics of selecting a power drill, let's take a look at the top power drills of 2011. The Makita LXFD01CW 18v Compact Cordless 1/2” Drill-Driver. This power drill is relatively easy to handle at seven and a half inches long with a weight of 3.3 pounds. This Makita drill also has a solid 18 volts of power, so you should have no trouble setting your screws and taking on big jobs. Because this device is also fairly compact, you should be able to angle the drill so you can reach tight spots and closed in areas. The lithium ion battery set up that this drill uses is also highly advanced, so you can expect your charges to last for significant amounts of time. According to one consumer report, the battery itself can be completely charged within 15 minutes.
The Makita BDF452HW 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill Kit is another solid choice. This drill is powered by a Makita built 4-pole motor that can deliver up to 450 pounds of torque. The drill itself comes in at 3.5 pounds and boasts a two-speed all metal transmission. Similar to the drill above, the Makita BDF452HW can fit into all kinds of tight areas and can also illuminate a dark workspace with its built-in LED light.
The DEWALT DC730KA Cordless 14.4-Volt Compact Drill/Driver is a great power drill for heavy duty projects and is also perfect for carpenters and other laborers. This drill weighs roughly 4.3 pounds and can also fit into tight spots. The DC730KA uses a 1/2-inch chuck with a single sleeve ratcheting system to reduce bit slippage. This power drill employs a frameless motor to generate a maximum power output of 300 unit watts. When using this cordless drill in dark work spaces, you can flip the drill’s LED light on to increase your visibility.