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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Recommended or typical retail.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 66 and 529
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).
Number of batteries supplied
A second battery is handy to make sure you don't run out of juice mid-job.
Weight of the drill with battery installed.
enter value/s in increments of i between 1.2 and 2.3
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- CHOICE buy
- Performance score
- Battery life score
- Torque test score
- Drilling score
- Ease of use score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Driver bit storage slots
- Carry case
- Number of batteries supplied
- Gear ranges
- Speeds (rpm, max in each range)
- Torque settings
- Belt clip
- Battery voltage (V)
- Battery capacity (Ah)
- Claimed recharge time (min)
- Chuck capacity (mm)
- Weight (kg)
- Warranty (years)