Ultimate Buying Guide for Power Drills

Most people will agree that the most important power tool anyone can boast of as part of their collection is the power drill. Apart from aiding window blinds and curtains, it could also be used to drill holes for clothes hangers and cabinet shelves, Television or artwork anchors or any DIY furniture undertaking. The list is endless! There is room to read the full article on the various kinds of power drill right here.

Important features to consider when getting a Power Drill


Drills that do not have cords have their measurements in volts and the most potent measures up to 20 volts. People that are lucky to have drills measuring between 12 and 16 volts will enjoy its use let alone the 20 volts range. A warning, however, is that drills with very high volts tend to be heavier.

Drills with cord are measured in amps and the more the amperage increases, the more the power increases. A corded drill of 8-amp is suitable for home use.


Some drills’ speed is multi-optional. The higher speed is used for drilling holes while the lower speed is used for running screws. If you want the drill for a single purpose, it is better to get the single speed drill. For example, if you need a drill for holes drilling alone, a single speed drill of 1000 rpm will be fine.


The clutch is resistance sensitive. It helps guard against destroying screws or running them too deep on the surface. Not all drills come with an adjustable clutch. It is, therefore, best to go for one with an adjustable clutch if your drill will be used mostly as a screwdriver.



The chuck is the part of the drill you insert the bit. They come in the different options ranging from 1/2-inch to 1/4-inch, with the 1/2-inch chuck being most suitable for heavy duty applications. A 3/8-inch chuck with its ability to operate both light and heavy bits will give the home user enough flexibility. Chucks are either key operated or keyless (operated by hand). Keyless chucks are easy to use and save one from the fear of losing the key accidentally (practically rendering the drill useless until a replacement is found).

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