Choosing The Right Cordless Drill

There are many different cordless drills that you can buy, but which one would best suit you.
Prices for cordless drills range from £20-£400 depending on your purpose for the drill. So let us help you find the right one.
There are a number of things you consider when find the right cordless drill.

    1. Are you a DIY user or a professional?
    2. What are the main uses (Carpentry, Building works, Plumbing, etc)?
    3. Amount of Daily usage?
    4. Weight requirements (Heavy, Medium or Light)?


1. DeWalt XRP DC988L1 18V Li-Ion Cordless Combi Drill

DeWalt XRP DC988L1

If you are looking for a powerful drill at a reasonable price then the DeWalt XRP DC988L1 is the right one for you. The drill can be used for various kinds of jobs whether its diy or professional. The drill also provides the added benefit of hammer action alongside its powerful 18v motor that will drill through most materials.

The DeWalt XRP DC988L1 cordless drill also features a unique 3 speed metel gearbox for daily use and robustness for any type of use. Dewalt’s XRP drills are built with exclusive chuck technology that provides a superior grip for drill bits and the electronic brake helps to provide accurate drilling. Ever had to tighten a screw in a dark cupboard and couldn’t see what you are doing…. well not anymore, the DeWalt XRP DC988L1 cordless drill comes equipped with a built-in L.E.D. light to illuminate the work area.

  • 40min Charger
  • 3-Speed Variable
  • 13mm Keyless Chuck
  • 22 Torque Settings
  • Hammer Action
  • Electric Brake
  • Replaceable Brushes
  • Fan-Cooled Motor
  • Rubber-Coated Grip

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2. Makita BHP453RFX 18V Li-Ion Combi Drill

Makita BHP453RFX 18V
The Makita BHP453RFX is a great combi drill that provides both a drill-driver and hammer drill in one. The Makita is both versatile and powerful with its 18v powered motor. The Makita BHP453RFX cordless drill is built with a two speed metal gearbox for a durable and long lifespan.

The BHP453 is very comfortable to use an easy to carry and it only weighs 5kg. Due to their lower discharge rates the 3Ah Li-Ion Battery lasts longer than any other 18v Ni-Cad battery which means you can get the job done without losing power on the drill. When it is time to charge the Makita BHP453RFX charger will do its job in just 22 minutes, it means you can fully charge the cordless drill batteries whilst on a tea break.

  • 22min Charger
  • 2-Speed Variable
  • 13mm Keyless Chuck
  • 16 Torque Settings + Drill
  • Electric Brake
  • Rubber-Coated Grip
  • Spindle Lock Activated when Machine Stops


3. Bosch GSB 14.4-2-LI L-Boxx 14.4V Combi Drill

Bosch GSB 14.2-2-LI

The Bosch GSB 14.2-2-LI is a powerful and extremely lightweight drill due to its 14.4v compact size battery. The cordless drill also comes with a quick 45 minute charging facility and two 1.3 Ah Lithium Ion batteries so you will never have to wait again.





The Bosch cordless drill also comes with a new unique L-Boxx storage system (as shown in image) that lets you stack other Bosch power tools on top of each other whether it’s in the van or in the shed.


Bosch GSB 14.2-2-LI BoxxThe Bosch GSB 14.2-2-LI has a optimised gear ratio for faster drilling compared to its competitors. The gearbox is the world’s first air-cooled gearbox to ensure a longer lifetime. The cordless drill is also robust due to its unique dura-shield housing.






  • 2 x 1.3Ah Li-Ion Batteries
  • 45min Charger
  • 2-Speed Variable
  • 10mm Auto-Lock Chuck
  • 16 Torque Settings
  • Electric Brake
  • Automatic Spindle Lock
  • Replaceable Carbon Brushes
  • Fan-Cooled Motor
  • Soft-Grip Handle


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