The cordless drill is a hot item for a variety of reasons. Though corded drills contain more power in general, cordless drills overall have features and benefits. Many cordless models are also now very compact, which makes them lightweight and easier to handle. Consumers have tons of different models and brands to select from.
The most popular brands include Black & Decker, Makita, DeWalt, Milwaukee, and Bosch. Brands such as Black & Decker, Porter-Cable and Ryobi are geared mainly for homeowners, while brands like DeWalt and Makita target professional users and for diy enthusiasts. Though, many brands have a line of drills that are suited for a wide range of requirements.
Black & Decker
This is one of the top manufacturers in the industry. Their drills are suited for homeowners in particular, and provide drills that vary in terms of power and size. They are also generally inexpensive, which makes them more appealing to the average consumer. One of their top selling drills over the years has been the CDC180ASB model, which is now available in 12 and 18 volts.
Makita cordless drills are primarily suited for contractors. They have produced a large line of drills that serve many different purposes. Makita has a solid reputation, and some will tell you that their cordless drills are second to none. One of their most popular drills is the LXFD01CW 18-Volt Drill/Driver model, which produces 480 inch/lbs of max torque, while weighing only 3.3 pounds.
Bosch has built a great reputation for producing quality. In additional to drills, the produce other power tools including grinders, saws, sanders, planers, benchtops, and specialty tools. Many customers have noted that they buy all their tools from Bosch because of their high level of satisfaction. One of their best selling cordless drills is the 36618-02 model, which is available in 14.4 and 18-volts. The 18-volt model produces 500 inch/lbs.of torque, and has a battery charge time of only 30 minutes.
DeWalt arguably has the best reputation of them all when it comes to building cordless drills for professionals. Many of their drills are ranked near the top of best selling drills. DeWalt is associated with power, durability, and quality. They have several lines of drills, including compact and heavy-duty, which are now primarily powered by lithium-ion batteries. The DC725KA 18-Volt model is one of their best-sellers, as it delivers 410 unit watts of power, has a 1/2 ratcheting chuck, and variable speed.