A cordless drill is a popular tool with a wide range of tasks, used both in the household and in production. Cordless drills are especially convenient for working in hard-to-reach places where it is inconvenient or even impossible to reach the wires.
If you have already decided that you need a cordless drill, you just have to choose the right model. Here you will discover how to choose a cordless drill that will cope with all the tasks, will be convenient and efficient and will last for many years without breakdowns and repairs.
Of course, in the first place it is important to decide on the tasks. Like other power tools, cordless drills are divided into professional and domestic. For irregular household tasks, such as collecting furniture, drilling holes in the wall, small home or country repairs, a household model is quite suitable. Such cordless drills have small or medium power, relatively low torque, but this is enough for domestic needs. For professional use or for laborious long-term repairs, it is worth choosing a professional cordless drill, which is both more powerful, reliable and better suited for long-term everyday use.
What characteristics are important?
- Firstly, the battery. It can be nickel-cadmium (they are the cheapest, but at the same time heavy and have a pronounced memory effect); nickel metal hydride (lighter than nickel-cadmium, with a less pronounced memory effect), lithium-ion (they are the most modern, lightest, and the memory effect is reduced to 5%).
- Secondly, the torque. 10-20 Nm is enough for working with self-tapping screws, but such models will not work for repair work, higher torque is required for drilling. High torque is important when working with hard materials and drilling large holes.
- Thirdly, the rotation speed. 400-500 rpm – the best option for working with fasteners. For drilling, a rotational speed of 1200-1300 rpm is desired. To work with a brick or stone, you need the function of drilling with a blow.
- And finally, pay attention to the ergonomics of the model. Light weight and comfortable handles significantly reduce fatigue from work, which means they allow you to work longer and more efficiently.
Professionals recommend purchasing power tools only in stores that guarantee the quality of the goods sold. So, in the Hardware Connection Store you will find a wide range of quality cordless drills, and highly qualified consultants will help with the choice and answer all questions.