Comparing Cordless and Electrically Powered Drills


With so many different types of drills available on the market, making an informed choice when buying a new drill for your drilling projects at home is essential. Your new drill should be seen as an investment; therefore one needs do some investigating and compare the different types of drills available in order to find one that will suit your drilling needs.

Firstly you will have to decide if you want a cordless drill or a drill that is permanently connected to a power outlet. You will also need to establish what you will mostly be using the drill for. Will you simply be drilling a few holes in the walls every now and again, and use it for basic home DIY projects or do you need a more powerful drill for heavy duty drilling?

Cordless drills are ideal for those hard to reach drilling jobs and can easily be moved around the house without having to worry about extension cords and plugs. Cordless drills use a rechargeable battery that powers the motor in the drill, you will therefore have to charge your drill before you can actually begin drilling. You will also have to invest in a spare battery for your cordless drill - especially if you will be using it for a long period of time. Keep the spare battery fully charged so there are no unnecessary delays in your drilling project. A cordless drill will be the perfect choice for basic home DIY projects.

Electrically powered drills are often more powerful that cordless drills and are therefore better suited to heavy duty drilling jobs. Some electrically powered drills come with a hammer function that can be turned on and off - making the drill more versatile and powerful than a cordless drill. Not only does the drill bit rotate, it is also pulsed forwards and backwards like a hammer which gives more power during the drilling action. If you are planning on doing some serious remodelling and tough DIY projects, an electrically powered drill will be more suitable.

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With so many different types of drills available on the market, making an informed choice when buying a new drill for your drilling projects at home is essential.

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