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List of brands we tested in this review.
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The recommended or typical retail price at the time of testing.
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CHOICE Expert Rating
This made up of performance (70%) and ease of use (30%).
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Drilling score is based on the time taken to drill 10 holes with a 13mm spade bit through 45mm hardwood (spotted gum). The faster the time, the better the score.
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The torque test score is based on screwing TEK screws of two different sizes (14G 50mm and 14G 75mm, 25 of each) into treated pine. The more screws screwed in (fully flush with the wood), the higher the score.
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Brushless motors are frictionless which makes them more energy-efficient and quieter. They're also compact, provide higher torque, have better speed control and performance efficiency.
Whether the drill comes with a belt clip so you can hang the drill from your belt between drilling tasks.
Driver bit storage slots
A slot on the drill body to keep the screwdriver bit(s).
Chuck capacity (mm)
The maximum diameter drill bit the chuck can take. 10mm is enough for most basic drilling jobs but 13mm naturally allows for larger bits. All tested models have keyless chucks (the chuck can be loosened and tightened by hand).
Whether the drill comes with a hard or soft carry case. A hard case will protect the drill, battery and accessories, but is heavier and bulkier.
Battery capacity (Ah)
As claimed by the manufacturer. Generally, higher capacity batteries deliver longer running time – though not always (check the battery life scores). Smaller capacity batteries are usually fine for the occasional handyperson.
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Weight of the drill with battery installed.
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Included in this review
- Overall score
- Torque score
- Drilling score
- Ease of use score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Speeds (rpm, max in each range)
- Gear ranges
- Chuck capacity (mm)
- Driver bit storage slots
- Carry case
- Belt clip
- Other items included
- Other skins
- Battery voltage (V)
- Battery capacity (Ah)
- Claimed recharge time (min)
- Charge level display
- Number of batteries supplied
- Charging cradle
- Weight (kg)
- Drill skin dimensions
- Battery dimensions
- Battery safety claims
- Warranty (years)
- Country of origin