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Compare Cordless Drills

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Note: The rating is based on an average of Amazon reviewers, if available. If there aren't enough reviewers to constitute a reliable average this is noted in the comments.

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Drill Category Torque (in-lbs) Weight (lbs) Rating Comments
Milwaukee 0726-22
Milwaukee 0726-22
24V 600 6.70 ? Not enough reviews for rating. Previous version from Milwaukee was well-reviewed.
Milwaukee 2601-22
Milwaukee 2601-22
18V 400 4.00 3.63 Seems a few of these shipped with defective batteries.
Makita FD02W
Makita FD02W
12V 200 2.20 3.75 Very few reviews out there.
Bosch PS31-2A
Bosch PS31-2A
12V 265 2.00 3.83 Some people think their chuck is wobbly.
Milwaukee 0779-22 V28
Milwaukee 0779-22 V28
Impact 3900 8.90 4.00 A few people said it lacked the torque they were expecting. More said it had plenty.
Makita LXFD01CW
Makita LXFD01CW
18V 480 3.30 4.12 Few people said the chuck wobbled.
Milwaukee 0490-22
Milwaukee 0490-22
Screwdriver ? 1.20 4.28 Has torque control. No big downsides that I can see.
Hitachi DB3DL
Hitachi DB3DL
Screwdriver 44 0.90 4.29 Great drill. No variable speed.
Milwaukee 2410-22
Milwaukee 2410-22
12V 250 2.50 4.29 Video review here
DeWalt DC742KA
DeWalt DC742KA
12V ? 3.80 4.30 A few people received defective units, but otherwise people liked it.
DeWalt DCD760KL
DeWalt DCD760KL
18V ? 4.00 4.33 Seems a few people got defective batteries, but otherwise well-liked.
Hitachi DS10DFL
Hitachi DS10DFL
12V 195 2.20 4.35 Overall a good drill.
DeWalt DC730KA
DeWalt DC730KA
14.4V ? 4.30 4.36 A few people said the battery didn't last.
DeWalt DC970K-2
DeWalt DC970K-2
18V 450 5.40 4.54 This is a NiCad drill thus older technology, but it's still a good drill and may be a good value.
Bosch 38636-01
Bosch 38636-01
36V 600 3.70 4.55 A higher capacity (battery-wise) version of Bosch's great 18V drill.
Skil 2898LI-02
Skil 2898LI-02
18V 400 3.00 4.56 Rating based on few reviews.
DeWalt DCD710S2
DeWalt DCD710S2
12V ? 2.40 4.65 The newer lithium-ion 12 volt from Dewalt; very well-liked; a few people said it was underpowered.
Makita DF010DSE
Makita DF010DSE
Screwdriver 44 1.20 4.67 Has torque control and great reviews. A little pricey for a screwdriver, but you get what you pay for.
Bosch 34614
Bosch 34614
14.4V 370 4.40 4.67 Good reviews, but technically inferior to the 18 volt version.
B&D VP810
B&D VP810
Screwdriver 40 ? 4.69 No variable speed. No light. Otherwise people like it.
Makita BTD142HW
Makita BTD142HW
Impact 1280 2.80 4.69 Compact and lightweight. Excellent driver.
DeWalt DW920K-2
DeWalt DW920K-2
Screwdriver 80 3.50 4.71 Well-liked, but heavy for a screwdriver.
Hitachi DS14DL
Hitachi DS14DL
14.4V 460 4.40 4.80 The rating is based on few reviews, but this still seems to be a great drill.
Bosch 33618-02
Bosch 33618-02
18V 500 3.70 4.81 One of the best drills out there.
Bosch 11536VSR
Bosch 11536VSR
36V ? 9.60 4.89 Rating based on 9 reviews. This beast of a drill also has a pure hammer mode.