What is an impact driver?
Impact drivers provide increased peak torque while adding noise, weight, and expense to the drill. More ...
20V vs. 18V? 10.8V vs. 12V?
You've probably seen newer 20V or 10.8V drills, but how do these compare 18V and 12V drills. More ...
The essential accessories
A cordless drill isn't much use without some type of bit in it. Find out which accessories we use and why. More ...

Cordless Drill Reviews

This page has links to all of our longer reviews for specific tools, updated for 2011. There are shorter reviews at all of the recommendation pages. If you're looking for an 18 volt drill, impact driver, or cordless screwdriver you can head to those pages. You can also see all of our categories here. Below are the longer reviews by category.

Cordless Drills

12v drills

Milwaukee 2410-22 M12 Cordless Drill - This is a great 12 volt that packs a punch in a compact size.
Hitachi DS10DFL 12v Cordless Drill Review - This is 12 volt drill from Hitachi is a great value, the best value in its class. Find out why.
Makita FD02W 12v Cordless Drill Review - This is Makita's entry into the competitive 12 volt drill category. It's a quality offering and we'll tell you why you might consider it over the others.
DeWalt DCD710S2 12v Cordless Drill Review - The DCD710S2 is DeWalt's venture into the crowded 12 volt cordless field. It's a quality drill that's also a little more expensive than the others.
Bosch PS31-2A 12v Cordless Drill Review - The Bosch PS31-2A is the strongest and lightest drill in this class (something Bosch is known for). But some people have had issues; find out what the deal is.

18v drills

DeWalt DCD760KL Review - find out how this popular drill measures up and how to find the best price.
Bosch 36618-02 Review - this drill has a great mix of power, weight, and compactness; it's also one of the most reliable drills I've ever seen.
Makita LXFD01CW Review - Makita offers a powerful drill that is lighter than most in this category, but do they have problems with reliability?
Skil 2898LI-02 Review - Skil ponies up with a lithium-ion drill battery (but just one); find out how this drill stacks up to the competition.

Cordless Screwdrivers

Hitachi DB3DL Screwdriver Review - this is a light yet powerful screwdriver; find out what my one complaint was.
Milwaukee 0490-22 Screwdriver Review - this drill is very similar to the screwdriver from Hitachi, but there are a few key differences.
Makita DF010DSE Screwdriver Review - this drill is also similar to the Hitachi like the Milwaukee, but we'll tell you how it's different.
DeWalt DW920K-2 Screwdriver Review - this screwdriver is larger and more powerful than most of it's competitors; see how it stacks up.
Black and Decker VP810 Screwdriver Review - this is a small, versatile screwdriver from Black and Decker; it's cheaper than most but it's a quality product for the money.