Here Are The Top 10 Best 20v Cordless Drills As Of May, 2020

Alphachooser's list of the newest 20v cordless drills includes only drill drivers that obey to these criteria:

  • 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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Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.8
Confidence
Level:
Great
Considering its average ranking of 95%, we conclude that the DeWALT DCD777C2 is, as of now, Alphachooser's best 20v cordless drill 2020. Alphachooser also concludes that our sample of 4657 reviews across multiple sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies calling it a "no-brainer best choice."

DeWALT DCD777C2

  • 2 Included Batteries
  • 2 Speeds
  • Brushless Motor
  • Lithium Battery
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.7
Confidence
Level:
High
We were quite intrigued since, when comparing the specs to other items in its category with a similar score, this 20v cordlesss drill doesn't seem to excel or lag behind in any way. What it lacked in outstanding specs, it made up for with its special feature: a rotating dual-chuck that allows users to switch between two drill bits with just a quick twist.

Users seem to agree with our speculations about the Worx Switchdriver. Almost everyone praised the drill's dual-chuck feature, claiming that it was a great time-saver. Users also liked the built-in of the LED light, which is located just above the chuck. Based on reviews on other drills, we noticed that people disliked having the LED light located below the chuck because it casts a shadow over the work area. This is not a problem with the Worx Switchdriver.

Users who were less than thrilled with this 20v drill cited its underwhelming power as a major drawback, with one even going so far as to consider it as a toy. Other critics also didn't like the fact that the drill did not have a belt hook which would have allowed users to carry it around more easily. One major criticism was directed towards its charger, with the user claiming that the charger does not shut off automatically and it killed the batteries that came with the drill.

After checking 2856 reviews from multiple sources, our system gave the Worx Switchdriver an adjusted score of 4.5 stars. Underwhelming specs might have caused the Worx Switchdriver to rank lower in our system, but its innovative features was enough to secure its spot in the top 10 2ov cordless drills.

Worx Switchdriver

  • 2 Included Batteries
  • 2 Speeds
  • Quick-change Chuck
  • Lithium Battery
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.7
Confidence
Level:
High
Our ranking system checked 1253 reviews for the DCD791D2 and calculated an average of 4.5 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 (at the time we wrote this) 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 that it landed a spot in our top 10 list.

DeWALT DCD791D2

  • 2 Included Batteries
  • 2 Speeds
  • Brushless Motor
  • Lithium Battery
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.6
Confidence
Level:
Good

DeWalt 20V Max XR Hammer Drill Kit

  • 3 Speeds
  • Brushless Motor
  • Hammer-Drill Mode
  • Lithium Battery
  • Side Handle
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4.7
Confidence
Level:
OK

WORX WX178L 20v Battery Drill

  • Lithium Battery
  • Variable Speed
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4.6
Confidence
Level:
Good
After checking 434 reviews from multiple sources, our system gave the DCD991P2 an adjusted score of 4.5 stars.

Compared to other 20v cordless drill drivers that our system scored 4 or higher, the DCD991P2 differentiates itself by being the only one with three speed settings (other options only had two speed settings). It is also the only drill that came with a 5000mAh battery.

A closer look at user reviews gives us an insight on what the people particularly liked about the DCD991P2. The user with the most endorsed review gave the drill a perfect score, noting that it is the lightest heavy-duty drill they had ever used. The drill also received praise for the auxilliary handle, and battery charge indicator, which spares users the trouble of having to replace the batteries in the middle of work.

The DCD991P2 is not without its share of flaws. The most glaring issue seems to be the drill's clutch settings. A user that gave the drill a score of only 1 star claimed that the clutch adjustment is unreliable, working fine in one task then performing poorly in the next one. The clutch also seems to fail when the drill is held in certain positions. These problems punched a hole in the DCD991P2's nearly perfect ratings, (just like how it drove a screw completely through drywall even at the lowest setting).

Although the DCD991P2 was not good enough to secure the top spot, it still managed to find its place among the top 10 20v cordless drills in our database.

DeWALT DCD991P2 20v Drill

  • 2 Included Batteries
  • 3 Speeds
  • Brushless Motor
  • Lithium Battery
  • Side Handle
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4.6
Confidence
Level:
OK

DeWALT DCD797D2 20v Cordless Drill

  • 3 Speeds
  • Brushless Motor
  • Hammer-Drill Mode
  • Lithium Battery
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Good

DeWALT DCD780C2 20v Drill

  • 2 Included Batteries
  • 2 Speeds
  • Lithium Battery

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