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5 Best Cordless Power Drills Reviewed

Power drills have been around for a long time. The first patented one was in Australia in 1889 by men named Arthur James Arnot and William Blanch Blain. 
Since then these tools have evolved and most now are dual usage as a drill and driver.
These days the 2 most popular variations are the corded and cordless power drills. Corded drills were more popular in the past, despite the obvious drawback of not having complete freedom of movement, as they offered the user better performance and could be used for a much longer duration.


However with advances in technology this trend is changing. Since the invention of lithium ion batteries, cordless drills now have far more power than before and last much longer, as well as being completely mobile and less hassle to store away. All of these factors have led to an increase of good quality cordless power drills on the market. Some people still prefer a corded power drill for the extra power it lends, and if mobility isn’t an issue, or you have some pretty heavy duty material to drill through, a corded model may be the best option.

Read on below to see the power drills we have picked as the best available in the UK right now.

5 Best Cordless Power Drills Reviewed Reviews

ImagesMake & ModelManufacturer Features/SpecificationsRatingPrice

Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Combi Drill with two 18 V Lithium-Ion Battery with a 70 Piece Accessory Set

  • Lithium-Ion battery technology; Syneon Chip: Intelligently controlled energy for every project
  • Screwdriving, drilling, impact drilling in wood
  • Drill bits for metal
  • Assortment of screwdriving bits

4.8/5 from 77 reviews

DEWALT 18V CORDLESS LITHIUM LXT COMBI DRILL,DRILL DRIVER WITH HAMMER ACTION FACILITY COMPLETE WITH LITHIUM BATTERY,FAST CHARGER,HEAVY DUTY CARRYING CASE

  • dcd776c1 professional COMBI drill
  • Dewalt cordless hammer drill complete kit
  • dcd776c1 comes with x1 dcb185 xr battery
  • dcb107 rapid 1 hour battery charger
  • heavy duty Dewalt carrying case

4.7/5 from 143 reviews

Ryobi R18PD31-213S 18V ONE+ Cordless Compact Combi Drill Starter Kit (2 x 1.3Ah)

  • Cordless percussion drill ideal for drilling in wood or metal
  • 13mm all-metal ratcheting chuck for improved bit gripping strength and durability
  • 2 gears to control the max speed to match different materials and applications...
  • 24 torque settings help to drive screws flush every time
  • Led lights up your work area for better visibility

4.5/5 from 312 reviews

Terratek 13Pc Cordless Drill Driver 18V/20V-Max Lithium-Ion Combi Drill, Electric Screwdriver, Accessory Kit, LED Work Light, Quick Change Battery & Charger Included (18V Cordless Drill & 13pc Kit)

  • LI-ION POWER: The Terratek 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill Set is supplied with a powerful Li-ion battery which results in...
  • FLEXIBLE: Get greater control over your li-ion cordless screwdriver with 16 different torque settings available to use with...
  • ERGONOMIC: The 18V Cordless Drill offers both power and control with its soft grip...
  • VERSATILE: Included in the Cordless Drill Set is a 13 piece kit that contains 1x magnet holder...
  • 2 YEAR GUARANTEE: For your peace of mind we offer a 24 month guarantee on our Terratek 18V Lithium-Ion...

4.3/5 from 1034 reviews

NoCry 20V Cordless Drill Kit - 30 N.m Max Torque Driver, 2 Gear Speeds (Max 1400 RPM), 10 mm Chuck, 21+1 Clutch Positions, LED Work Light; 1.5 Ah Battery & Fast Charger Included

  • This compact cordless drill will tackle any home DIY project or household repairs with 30 N.m of torque -...
  • Work longer and with fewer stops with the rechargeable 20volt 1.5 Ah lithium ion battery...
  • The adjustable 10mm keyless chuck fits all your existing twist
  • Two speed settings up to 1400 rpm
  • The NoCry cordless drill comes with a 4-year limited warranty

3.9/5 from 13 reviews

We have reviewed them and highlighted their best features for you.

Currently available to buy on Amazon at £28.99, this 13 piece cordless drill/driver set offers excellent value for money and is a best-selling product. 
It is powered by an 18V 800 mAh lithium ion battery that fully charges quickly and lasts for about 3-5 hours of working time with no self-discharge. The power delivered by the battery is substantial, and with the right drill/driver bits fitted in, this tool can be used for almost any DIY jobs, whether it be on wood, metal or masonry. 
The pressure trigger controls the speed up to a maximum no load speed of 650rpm, and there 16 torque settings to choose from to help you get the right one for the material you are working on. You can also switch between forward and reverse modes for removing screws.
This Terratek tool is very light, weighing only 2.3 kilograms, and the soft grip feels nice in the hand.
There are 13 attachments that come as part of this set including various screwdriver bits and 6 drill bits. This tool comes with a 2 year guarantee.

  • Fast charging 18V Li-ion battery
  • Variable speed through the pressure trigger
  • Maximum no load speed of 650rpm
  • Lightweight at only 2.3 kilograms
  • Comes with 13 attachments
  • LED work light
  • Forward and reverse functions
  • Good price and a 2 year warranty

Despite its low price, compact dimensions of 30.2 x 22.9 x 9.1 cm, and only weighing less than 2 kilograms, this NoCry power drill/driver is a serious bit of kit.
 The battery is a fast charging 20V li-ion block that can produce up to 30N.m of torque, more than enough for most DIY projects. It can fully charge in the supplied charger in around 45 minutes and there are LED lights to show you your remaining charge level. 
The NoCry 20v drill has two speed settings, 0-400 rpm and 0-1400rpm and also a 21+1 position torque ring, and this gives you a lot of options and control over the power, helping to prevent you damaging what you are working with. There is also a forward and reverse switch on the side.
When working with wood, the maximum drilling capacity is 20mm, and you can make 6mm pilot holes in metal and concrete.
Working in dark areas has been made easier thanks to this drill’s built in LED light, and thanks to its lightweight and insulated grip handle, using this tool for prolonged periods isn’t going to give you any muscle problems.
The makers NoCry offer a 30 day money back guarantee and a limited 4 year warranty.

  • Fast charging 20V battery and charger included
  • Powerful and can produce 30N.m of torque
  • 21+1 position torque ring with clutch
  • LED worklight
  • 2 speed settings 0-400rpm and 0-1400rpm
  • Forward and reverse switch in a handy position on the side
  • Small and lightweight and perfect for DIY projects
  • LED charge display

3. 
Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Combi Drill

The Bosch PSB 1800 is a bestselling power drill that has received praise from the vast majority of its customers. It comes with two 18V li-ion batteries that will charge within an hour and produce a top speed of 1350rpm. 
The most innovative thing about this drill though is Bosch’s own ‘Syneon’ chip. This built in chip controls how the battery, gears and motor work together to give you the perfect mix of power and battery life. It also ensures that you are getting optimum power for the task at hand, such as when you’re using the tools hammer drill feature or working on different materials.
You can select from two different gears and 20 pre-selectable torque settings, so it’s incredibly easy to get the drill performing exactly how you want it. 
Changing drill bits is also a synch thanks to the keyless chuck and Bosch auto lock system, and working in dark corners isn’t a problem with the integrated LED light.
Getting the drill into those said corners isn’t a problem either. The Bosch PSB 1800 is compact and weighs in at only 1.3 kilograms. The lack of weight plus the nicely angled handle and decent grip make this drill comfortable to hold and use.

  • 18V li-ion battery charges quickly
  • Top speed of 1350rpm
  • 2 speed gear selection and 20 torque settings
  • ‘Syneon’ chip manages the battery, motor and gears in coordination
  • Integrated LED light
  • Hammer drill setting
  • Compact and lightweight, weighs only 1.3 kg
  • Keyless chuck and auto-lock makes changing drill bits a piece of cake

4. Ryobi R18PD31-213S

Ryobi R18PD31-213S 18V ONE+ Cordless Compact Combi Drill Starter Kit (2 x 1.3Ah)
4.5 out of 5 stars ( 312 customer reviews )
Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Coming in a nice storage/carry bag with two batteries and a charger, the Ryobi R18PD31-213S is a good deal for 112 pounds. It sports good, all round build quality and feels strong and sturdy when you hold it.
 Powered by an 18V li-Ion battery that can produce 50N.m of torque you can be sure you have enough power for any home DIY jobs you need to tackle. 
With 24 clutch settings and a 2 speed gearbox (0-500rpm and 0-1800rpm) you have a great deal of control with this power drill.
All your drill and driver bits are held steady in the 13mm all metal chuck’s grip, and being solid metal means that it will last longer than plastic types.
 Like our other products, this drill has a built in LED light so you can work in dark or poorly lit areas. It weighs 2.6 kilogrmas and measures 40 x 10.2 x 20.5 cm.

  • 18V battery produces 50N.m of torque
  • Very well built and will last a long time if treated right
  • 2 speed gearbox 0-500rpm and 0-1500rpm
  • 24 torque settings with clutch
  • All metal 13mm chuck for better grip of drill and driver bits
  • Comes with 2 batteries and a charger
  • Comes with soft carry bag
  • LED worklight for working in dark areas
  • Compact size and weight

5. DEWALT 18V CORDLESS LITHIUM LXT COMBI DRILL

The Dewalt 18V cordless combi drill is a little larger than some of our other reviews, but it also feels more substantial and heavy duty too.
 The 18V lithium ion battery provides plenty of power and torque, so much in fact that you need to be careful to hold on to it tightly, or use both hands! The battery will fully charge in an hour and will last a surprisingly long time before you have to charge it again. 
The hammer drill has a very powerful action and this tool will make quick work of most tasks, whether it be drilling holes or pulling out screws.
An LED light illuminates when you pull the trigger, allowing you to work in places with poor lighting conditions.
Like the Ryobi power drill above, the 13mm keyless chuck is made of all metal and provides a lot of grip to go along with the excellent power of this tool. There is also a switch for forward and reverse and a rubberized comfortable grip.
This is an excellent tool that has been getting positive reviews from nearly all its customers.

  • 18V battery charges quickly and lasts a long time
  • Excellent build quality. Feels very heavy duty and durable.
  • This a very powerful cordless power drill with a lot of torque
  • Powerful hammer action
  • Very versatile tool, good for a wide range of jobs
  • Keyless all metal chuck mfor better grip of your drill and driver bits and easy changes
  • LED worklight
  • Forward and reverse functions
  • Comfortable to hold and lightweight

So, that brings us to the end of our best cordless power drill reviews. We hope we have been helpful to you in some way, and invite you to look at our other pages on this site.