Here Are The Top 10 Best 20v Cordless Drills As Of April, 2018

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Our list of the latest 20v cordless drills includes only drill drivers that satisfy these specifications:

  • 20v drills tend to offer slightly more torque than popular 18v drills. This list contains only 20v cordless drills, including models that come as a combo or are part of a combo
  • The 20v drills presented here may or may not come with an included battery (Some are sold as a complement to an existing 20v set of tools), so check carefully before making a choice.


The List:


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Best Model 2018*
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
5
Confidence
Level:
Great
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
2000
mAh
Battery Power
6.9
in
Length
2
Speeds

Our ranking system checked 222 reviews for the DCD791D2 and calculated an average of 5 stars. A closer look at the reviews gave us some insight on why people loved the DCD791D2. Many users praised this 20v cordless drill's compact but powerful build, while others liked it for the extra battery -- It comes with two batteries. One of the most popular reviews for the DCD791D2 even went so far as claiming that the drill was a "beast". Most users agree that the DCD791D2 packs quite a punch for its size, which probably explains why the reviews are so high.

The chuck received polarizing feedback (even among users that gave the drill 5 stars). Some users claim that it is good, while others cite it as the main reason why they gave the drill a score of 3 or lower. The most common complaint about the chuck was that it was wobbly and the drive bits tend to loosen out -- Heck! That leaves us surprised it got such good reviews, making us wonder if those who experienced wobbles got a bad unit, or were too picky?

Another feature that received mixed feedback was the cordless drill's built-in LED light located just above the trigger. One user liked the LED function but wished there was a way to turn it off, while another claimed that it was too bright and annoying to use indoors.

Specs of the DCD791D2 include a high no-load RPM of 2000, 15 settings on its metal clutch, a brushless motor, a belt hook, a chuck size of half an inch, and a UWO (Unit Watts Out -- DeWalt's own proprietary metrics) rating of 460.

Despite the criticisms, only 5% of user reviews for the DCD791D2 gave a score of 3 or lower, which is a very good ratio, and which tells us that the vast majority of the users liked it. We weren't surprised when our system summed up a total of 4732 for this page and it landed as the the best 20v cordless drill 2018 (Learn how we rank items) with a 99 confidence level (More on confidence levels).

Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
1600
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
500
in-lbs
Torque
7.52
in
Length
2
Speeds

With its 4.5 stars over 587 reviews, here is the second best 20v cordless drill. * Our list is based on a full analysis of hundreds of 20v cordless drill reviews from across the web.

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
5
Confidence
Level:
High
Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
4000
mAh
Battery Power
9.375
in
Length
3
Speeds

Out of the 88 reviews that we checked out, the DCD980M2 received overwhelmingly positive feedback, scoring an adjusted score of 5 stars and with only very few reviews scoring below 4 stars (last time we checked).

No matter how much we drilled down into its reviews - and heck we did!, we could not find much to moan about. Most users gave this 20v cordless drill 5 stars and praised its durability and power while others applauded the longevity of its 4000mAh 20-volt batteries (Yes, we did mean plural, as the kit includes two batteries) for extended usage -- and we shall note that, out of all 20v drills we have on file (and don't worry, we make sure that we have most of them), 4000mAh of battery power is almost as good as it gets (but we also see more than that occasionally).

The only major complaint about the DCD980M2 is the awkward position of its LED light, just above the trigger, which had a reviewer say that it was useless, but that user still ranked it five stars anyway. Other users confirm that issue. One of them even nailed it by simply putting a black tape over the LED light... and gotcha!

Other Specs of the DCD980M2 includes a high no-load RPM of 2000, and a UWO (Unit Watts Out -- a proprietary metric of DeWalt) rating of 535, which does not inform us on the torque, though, so we have to rely on the mere high number of 5-star reviews in this case.

With only a single neutral review at worst, it's clear that the DCD980M2 is well-liked by the majority of people who purchased it, making it a solid choice for people looking for a great all-around cordless drill-driver. This 20V drill deserves its place in our top 10 list.

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
5000
mAh
Battery Power
3
Speeds
2
incl.
20v Batterie(s)

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
11.1
in
Length
1
incl.
20v Batterie(s)
10
-step
Clutch
0.375
in
Chuck size

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
2000
mAh
Battery Power
100.8
in-lbs
Torque
7.8
in
Length

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great

Worx WX169L

Avg. rating
(137 reviews)
Current price: Check Price
1350
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
265
in-lbs
Torque
7.9
in
Length
2
Speeds

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
1500
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
1500
mAh
Battery Power
265
in-lbs
Torque
2
Speeds

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
6.9
in
Length
2
Speeds
15
-step
Clutch

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
2000
mAh
Battery Power
128.8
in-lbs
Torque
7.5
in
Length

More 20v cordless drills, sorted by the latest model first:

2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
2000
mAh
Battery Power
128.8
in-lbs
Torque
6.9
in
Length

2000
mAh
Battery Power
128.8
in-lbs
Torque
7.4
in
Length
3
Speeds

1400
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
63.49
oz.
Weight
247.82
in-lbs
Torque
8.27
in
Length

8.86
in
Length
1
incl.
20v Batterie(s)
11
-step
Clutch

800
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
1
incl.
20v Batterie(s)
0.375
in
Chuck size

1600
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
1500
mAh
Battery Power
7.75
in
Length
2
Speeds

2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
7.2
in
Length
2
Speeds
2
incl.
20v Batterie(s)

2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
4000
mAh
Battery Power
521
in-lbs
Torque
3
Speeds

1900
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
3000
mAh
Battery Power
700
in-lbs
Torque
2
incl.
20v Batterie(s)

750
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
1
incl.
20v Batterie(s)
24
-step
Clutch
0.375
in
Chuck size

DeWALT DCD780C2

Avg. rating
(282 reviews)
2000
RPM
HIGH (no-load)
1500
mAh
Battery Power
7.5
in
Length
2
Speeds

Kawasaki 840110

Avg. rating
(198 reviews)
2
Speeds
2
incl.
20v Batterie(s)
25
-step
Clutch
0.375
in
Chuck size

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