Best Drill Drivers As Of January 2017 Followed By Specs & Comparison


Latest drill drivers from major brands and best of lists.

According to our multi-review-based ranking system, the best drill driver 2017 should be the Worx Switchdriver, and the second best drill driver 2017 is the Black and Decker BDCDMT120C. Here is the full top 10 list, then sub-categories and a complete list of drill driver brands and models.

Best Model 2017
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Average
Score:
96%
Confidence
Level:
High
How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Worx Switchdriver

Worx Switchdriver

Avg. rating: (96%) (311 reviews)
265
in-lbs
Peak torque
20
V
Battery
1500
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Average
Score:
91%
Confidence
Level:
High
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Average
Score:
92%
Confidence
Level:
High
Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

Black & Decker BDCDE120

Black & Decker BDCDE120

Avg. rating: (96%) (170 reviews over 2 sources)
20
V
Battery
800
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Average
Score:
93%
Confidence
Level:
High
Hitachi DS18DGL

Hitachi DS18DGL

Avg. rating: (93%) (104 reviews)
400
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
1250
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Average
Score:
97%
Confidence
Level:
OK
Hitachi DS10DFL2

Hitachi DS10DFL2

Avg. rating: (97%) (36 reviews over 2 sources)
300
in-lbs
Peak torque
12
V
Battery
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Average
Score:
94%
Confidence
Level:
OK
Dewalt DC759KA

Dewalt DC759KA

Avg. rating: (94%) (46 reviews)
18
V
Battery
1500
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Average
Score:
98%
Confidence
Level:
Good
Dewalt DCD980M2

Dewalt DCD980M2

Avg. rating: (89%) (65 reviews over 2 sources)
20
V
Battery
2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Average
Score:
96%
Confidence
Level:
OK
Bosch DDB181-02

Bosch DDB181-02

Avg. rating: (96%) (36 reviews)
350
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
1300
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Average
Score:
93%
Confidence
Level:
High
Ridgid R86008B

Ridgid R86008B

Avg. rating: (93%) (125 reviews)
535
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Average
Score:
90%
Confidence
Level:
OK
Milwaukee 2606-20

Milwaukee 2606-20

Avg. rating: (85%) (50 reviews over 2 sources)
500
in-lbs
Peak torque
18
V
Battery
1800
RPM
HIGH (no-load)

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List of all the drill driver brands and their newest models 2017:

Black and Decker (15)
The Black and Decker BDCD8C

Our illustration: The Black and Decker BDCD8C. Housing a 3/8-inch keyless chuck, a slow 400-RPM motor, and a built-in 8V battery that uses a microUSB charger, the Black and Decker BDCD8C cordless drill driver seems to display a compact profile with its 1.32-pound weight.

Dewalt (14)
The Dewalt DCD991P2

Our illustration: The Dewalt DCD991P2. Featuring a half-inch ratcheting chuck, an LED work light with three modes, and a 360-degree side handle, the Dewalt DCD991P2 drill driver wields a brushless motor that yields a rather-high 2000 high no-load RPM, but its 11 clutch settings is one of the lowest we have encountered so far (as of 2016).

Makita (10)
The Makita DHP482SYE

Our illustration: The Makita DHP482SYE. Given its two LED lights, a keyless drill chuck, and an 82-dBA noise rating, the 21-clutch-setting Makita DHP482SYE cordless drill driver relies on eXtreme Protection Technology to protect itself from dust, debris, and liquids.

Craftsman (5)
The Craftsman 5275.1

Our illustration: The Craftsman 5275.1. Featuring an additional 19.2V battery with a 60-minute charge time, the Craftsman 5275.1 drill driver relies on a 1/2-inch keyless chuck, a built-in LED light, and 21 clutch settings for taking on drilling tasks.

Bosch (5)
The Bosch CLPK232A-181

Our illustration: The Bosch CLPK232A-181. The Bosch CLPK232A-181 cordless drill revs a canned motor that peaks at 600 inch-pounds of torque while carrying 19 clutch settings, a 2000mAh battery, and a half-inch keyless chuck -- it also comes with the 25618 1/4-inch hex impact driver in two of its bundled versions.

Hitachi (4)
The Hitachi DS10DFL2

Our illustration: The Hitachi DS10DFL2. Relying on a 3/8-inch keyless chuck, an LED worklight, and a 2-speed motor that dishes out 300 inch-pounds of torque, the Hitachi DS10DFL2 drill driver maintains a rather-lightweight profile with its 35.2-ounce weight, while featuring a 7-piece bit set, an additional 12V battery, and a 25-minute charger.

WEN (4)
The WEN 4225

Our illustration: The WEN 4225. Relying on a 2/3-horsepower motor that dishes out a rather-top-end 3000 RPM (high no-load), the WEN 4225 drill press suits up with a 12 x 12 worktable, a 15-inch vertical work area, and a somewhat-pronounced-looking integrated lamp

Milwaukee (4)
The Milwaukee 2703-22

Our illustration: The Milwaukee 2703-22. Protecting itself from overloads with its Redlink Plus technology, the Milwaukee 2703-22 drill driver brandishes a brushless motor that yields 2000 inch-pounds of max torque, a half-inch metal chuck, and a bundle version that includes a side handle and an extra 18V battery.

Ridgid (3)
The Ridgid R860052

Our illustration: The Ridgid R860052. Boasting of 24 clutch settings, the Ridgid R860052 cordless drill features an extra 18V battery (R860052K variant) and goes to work using a 2-speed motor and a half-inch chuck -- but take note that its 56-ounce weight is plotted almost at the far end of our table.

Ryobi (2)
The Ryobi P271

Our illustration: The Ryobi P271. Joining Ryobi's ONE+ Series line of power tools, the 24-clutch-setting P271 drill driver is outfitted with a top-mounted bubble level, a magnetic screw-and-bit holder (aside from its on-board bit storage), a 2-speed motor, and a 1/2-inch single-sleeve keyless chuck -- but we cannot determine what other accessories are included upon purchase.

Porter-Cable (2)
The Porter-Cable PCC601LB

Our illustration: The Porter-Cable PCC601LB. Measuring an above-average 9.25 inches long, the Porter-Cable PCC601LB cordless drill driver banks on a half-inch keyless chuck, an LED worklight and a 2-speed motor, while carrying an extra 20V battery and a soft bag (only for the PCC601LB package).

Genesis (2)
The Genesis GFDP160

Our illustration: The Genesis GFDP160. While it does not look like it has a built-in work light, the Genesis GFDP160 drill press begins drilling with a 5/8-inch keyed chuck, a round worktable, 16 speed settings, and a 6.6-ampere motor that yields a rather-top-tier 3840 high no-load RPM.

Skil (One unit: Skil 3320)
The Skil 3320

Taking on drilling tasks with a rather-small 10-inch swing, a 1/2-inch keyed chuck, a 2-speed motor, and a bump-off switch, the Skil 3320 drill press also targets precision alignment using its 2-beam laser centering system. -- Full specs

Kawasaki (One unit: Kawasaki 840110)
The Kawasaki 840110

Showcasing assorted drill/driver bits, a hard storage case, and an additional 19.2V battery, the Kawasaki 840110 drill driver also bets on a 3/8-inch chuck and an integrated bubble level, not to mention that its 25 clutch settings is one of the highest we have seen (at least as of 2016). -- Full specs

Delta (One unit: Delta 18-900L)
The Delta 18-900L

Boasting of an "oversized" worktable with a removable center insert, the guiding-laser-equipped Delta 18-900L drill press also flaunts a rather-high-end 16 speed settings. -- Full specs

Stalwart (One unit: Stalwart 75-CD91)
The Stalwart 75-CD91

Parading its 89-piece accessory kit, the Stalwart 75-CD91 drill driver takes a heavyweight stance, weighing a hefty 160 ounces, while relying on 17 clutch settings, a 3/8-inch keyless chuck, and a 1500mAh battery that generates up to 300 minutes of drilling time. -- Full specs

Ingersoll Rand (One unit: Ingersoll Rand D5140)
The Ingersoll Rand D5140

Weighing in at a rather-hefty 86.4 ounces, the Ingersoll Rand D5140 drill driver approaches drilling tasks using a half-inch metal ratcheting chuck, a 3000mAh battery, a detachable side handle, and a motor that reaches a peak torque of 700 inch-pounds. -- Full specs

King Canada (One unit: King Canada KC-116FC)
The King Canada KC-116FC

Trumpeting its 16 speed settings and a 7.4-ampere motor that yields a rather-top-tier 3670 high no-load RPM, the dual-laser-equipped King Canada KC-116FC drill press heads to work with a round worktable and a 5/8-inch keyed chuck. -- Full specs

Worx (One unit: Worx Switchdriver)
The Worx Switchdriver

Despite offering only 12 clutch settings, the Worx Switchdriver drill driver distinguishes itself by featuring a rotating dual-chuck head, while taking on drilling chores using an automatic LED light, a 20V lithium-ion battery, and a 2-speed motor that delivers 265 inch-pounds of torque. -- Full specs

Pink Power (One model: Pink Power PP181LI)
The Pink Power PP181LI

Hardly qualifying as a lightweight drill with its 70.4-ounce weight, the Pink Power PP181LI cordless drill driver strikes a more-feminine pose with its pink color, while featuring 16 clutch settings, a 13-piece bit set, a self-tightening keyless chuck, and an LED light. -- Full specs

Mr. Orange (One unit: Mr. Orange CD20BAG)
The Mr. Orange CD20BAG

The Mr.Orange CD20BAG drill driver joins our lineup of not-so-lightweight drill drivers with its high-end 63.49-ounce weight, and bets on 24 clutch settings, a 3/8-inch keyless chuck, and an LED work light -- it also comes with a free pair of gloves and a soft bag. -- Full specs

Deko (1 drill driver: Deko ADZ223)
The Deko ADZ223

Engaging drilling tasks with its 19 clutch settings and an LED light, the Deko ADZ223 drill driver takes a rather-hefty stance with its 60.8-ounce weight -- its 10.8-volt battery also takes quite a while to get fully charged (180 to 300 minutes). -- Full specs

Mosta (One unit: Mosta LT18SB2B)
The Mosta LT18SB2B

The Mosta LT18SB2B is mostly accompanied by other below-average drill drivers, carrying a number of already-seen specs, which include a 1/2-inch keyless chuck, 18 clutch settings, a 60-minute-charging battery, and a rather-unimpressive 256.67 inch-pounds of maximum torque. -- Full specs



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