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


Latest drill drivers from major brands and best of lists.

The current best drill driver 2017 is the Worx Switchdriver and the 2nd-best model is the Black and Decker BDCDMT120C. Here is the full top 10 list, followed by special categories and, finally, 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

Average rating: (96/100 from 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

Average rating: (96/100 from 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

Average rating: (93/100 from 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

Average rating: (97/100 from 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

Average rating: (94/100 from 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

Average rating: (89/100 from 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

Average rating: (96/100 from 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

Average rating: (93/100 from 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

Average rating: (85/100 from 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 drill driver brands and their latest models 2017/2016:

Black and Decker (14)
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 (1 drill driver: 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 model: 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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