By far the most popular choice on the market, cordless electric drills are powered by rechargeable batteries, instead of needing to rely on a trailing plug for your power. These Lithium-ion batteries are not only safer and more eco-friendly than previous rechargeable version, but they’ve gotten even more efficient over recent years, meaning you can charge them from flat in around an hour –perfect for all sorts of jobs around the house.
From hanging a mirror to putting furniture together, they can speed up your everyday projects quickly and conveniently, especially as they’re simple to store away too. And if it starts to lose power, carrying a spare battery with you can instantly double your drill time. What’s more, they’re not just limited to simple DIY tasks either. With the right attachments, you can drill through wood, metal, masonry and even brick.
TOP TIP: Cordless drill power is measured in volts. Depending on what projects you want to tackle – you may need to check your drill’s voltage. The higher the voltage, the more powerful your drill. Typically
ranging from 12 to 20 volts, high-intensive jobs will usually need around an 18V drill.