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Tackle Tough Home Improvement Projects: See the Best 18 Volt Cordless Drill Driver Reviews Here

Updated on September 24, 2015

What is the best drill driver for the money?

Have you been searching for a way to get projects done quicker? Then a cordless drill/driver for your DIY projects is the way to go. Power tools can be an absolute necessity when tackling big projects, so it's a good thing that there's a power tool for almost any function. What's great about a drill driver is that you can cut down your working time drastically by using something that is automated instead of diving into your projects 100% manually.

Having a cordless drill/driver in your home is a convenient way to speed things up. A lot of do-it-yourself home projects require drilling or driving screws in. Anything from hanging up a photo to assembling a desk would eventually wind up with you drilling or driving into something. Save yourself from getting sore arms from doing it manually and get yourself a cordless drill/driver. Here is a selection of the top 18 volt drill/drivers.

DEWALT Cordless 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver (Model DC720KA) - ** Top Choice **

The Dewalt 18 volt compact drill driver is a lightweight tool and is a favourite among many reviewers because its compact size makes it easy to hold and store. This item has an adjustable dual range variable speed option, 0 - 500 revolutions per minute or 0 - 1,700 revolutions per minute so that your speed would match the project that you are working on.

Its ergonomic design allows you to hold onto the tool for much longer without feeling strained or tired. The grip also allows for better control over the tool. It also has a 1/2 in., single sleeve chuck that ratchets, which greatly reduces slippage while working. The Dewalt DC720KA has a high performance frameless motor which gives a lot of power from this tiny 4.8 pound tool.

DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver Kit
DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver Kit

Its ergonomic design allows you to hold onto the tool for much longer without feeling strained or tired. The grip also allows for better control over the tool. It also has a 1/2 in., single sleeve chuck that ratchets, which greatly reduces slippage while working. The Dewalt DC720KA has a high performance frameless motor which gives a lot of power from this tiny 4.8 pound tool.

This drill/driver has an average 4.5 star rating on Amazon and its customers are very satisfied with it mainly because of the power of this tool.

 

Hitachi 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Drill/Driver (Model DS18DSAL) - ** A Close 2nd Place **

Hitachi has come up with a small and very lightweight drill/driver for your construction or home improvement projects. At just 7.7 inches, this is a pretty small drill/driver which makes it easy to store. And with its weight clocking in at just 3.5 pounds, having to hold this drill/driver for an extended period of time shouldn't tire you out or cause any discomfort to your arm. Whether you decide to look at a cordless impact driver vs impact wrench for automotive use or anything else is completely up to you.

You can choose from two speed ranges, 0 to 350 revolutions per minute or 0 to 1,500 revolutions per minute so you can match it with your project.

Hitachi DS18DSAL 18-Volt Lithium Ion Compact Pro Driver Drill with Flashlight
Hitachi DS18DSAL 18-Volt Lithium Ion Compact Pro Driver Drill with Flashlight

You can choose from two speed ranges, 0 to 350 revolutions per minute or 0 to 1,500 revolutions per minute so you can match it with your project. This tiny tool can go up against professional level tools with its torque of 460 inches per pound. And the Hitachi 18v drill drivers 1/2 inch ratcheting metal chuck, you can accommodate a wide variety of bits so you can just change it up to match your project.

 

Genesis 18v Cordless Drill/Driver Kit, Grey (Model GCD18BK) - ** Last But Not Least **

The Genesis 18v cordless drill driver kit great drill/driver kit is a good choice when considering which cordless drill to buy. The keyless chuck is 3/8 of an inch and has a variable speed of 0 to 550 revolutions per minute.

The Genesis 18v has a rubberized pistol grip so that you can hold onto the tool comfortably without having to worry about it slipping off in the middle of working. It has 16 position torque/clutch settings for your convenience. And with its electric brake, the drill will stop quicker and faster so that you can safely put your drill down when you're done using it.

Genesis GCD18BK 18 Volt Cordless Variable Speed Drill/Driver Kit, Grey, 3/8-inch chuck with Hard Shell Carrying Case, 13 Bit Assortment, and Ni-Cad Battery Charger
Genesis GCD18BK 18 Volt Cordless Variable Speed Drill/Driver Kit, Grey, 3/8-inch chuck with Hard Shell Carrying Case, 13 Bit Assortment, and Ni-Cad Battery Charger

The Genesis 18v has a rubberized pistol grip so that you can hold onto the tool comfortably without having to worry about it slipping off in the middle of working. It has 16 position torque/clutch settings for your convenience. And with its electric brake, the drill will stop quicker and faster so that you can safely put your drill down when you're done using it. The kit comes with a 13 piece drill/driver bit set as well as a carrying case so that you can keep everything neatly together.

 

DIY projects will be done in a flash so you’ll start fixing and assembling things more. It’s a great tool to have at home and is a worthwhile investment. And for cleaning up you can see one of my other hubs which discussed two of the most popular vacuums - Shark Navigator vs Dyson Animal Reviews. My wife always makes sure that I left the area I work around as clean as it was before I started.

A cordless drill/driver will bring you into a whole new world of convenience. What's been your experience working with one?

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      ClaytonDaily 3 years ago

      Thanks for the comment, great hearing from a professional electrician on your use of these products in that industry.

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      Dan Harmon 3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      As a professional electrician using a cordless drill every day, I've always preferred either Dewalt or Milwaukee. As a homeowner, though, using a drill just a couple of times a year a corded drill may be a much better fit even though an extension cord will always have to be drug out.