Although many men already own a drill, they don’t always have a cordless one. This is a fantastic upgrade and comes in handy for so many situations, so what better gift could you get for men this Christmas?
What to Look for When Buying A Cordless Drill
When searching for a cordless drill Christmas gift, there are a few things you should try to consider. If the recipient is going to need the drill for heavy duty tasks then it’s important you get a higher power drill. It’s also important to check whether the drill comes with the battery or not: you may have to purchase it separately. Whatever you do, always bear in mind how long the battery is going to last if he’ll be using it away from a power supply.
Top Cordless Drills for 2010
1) DEWALT DC720KA Cordless 18-Volt Compact Drill: This drill is designed to be durable, and comes complete with two 18-volt battery packs, a one hour charger and a kit box. It is relatively light for a cordless drill at 12.7 pounds and is a powerful option.
2) Black & Decker BD12PSK 12-Volt Smart Select Drill: This drill comes with a number of power settings to give you the right torque you need for individual jobs, and is designed for wood, plastic and metal. It includes a 12V battery, charger, double ended screwdriver bit tip and weighs just 5 pounds.
3) Makita BDF452HW 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill Kit: This includes a variable 2 speed transmission for a variety of different applications. This drill is designed to be small and easy to hold, and weighs a very light 3.5 pounds. A built in LED light will illuminate work areas, and it comes with a high quality battery. Although more expensive than some of the other bestsellers, this drill comes with many different useful features.
4) Bare-Tool Makita BHP452Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Driver-Drill: This drill comes with a variable 2 speed all metal transmission for many applications, a compact design like the drill above, weighing 4.2 pounds. It also features a built in LED light, and 3 year warranty.
5) DEWALT DCD950B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt XRPHammerdrill/Drill/Driver: This drill includes a heavy duty ½ inch self-tightening chuck to ensure superior bit gripping strength, a 3 speed all metal transmission, an LED work light to increase visibility, a high efficiency motor for 450 unit watts out of maximum power, and good control and balance capabilities.