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DeWalt Pistol-Grip Drill
DeWalt is one of the best-known brands of power tools on the market. The brand was founded 93 years ago and became a subsidiary of Black and Decker some 57 years ago.
Powerful 10-amp motor. Grip on the front allows for greater accuracy when drilling. Comfortable. Great for drilling wood and steel.
The drill starts with a bit of a jerk, beginning at 20% speed.
Keyless chuck, secondary handle
13.13 x 10.25 x 3.25 in, 4.9 lbs
Bosch Keyless Chuck Drill
One of the largest power tool manufacturers is Bosch. Founded 130 years ago, Bosch rose to prominence quickly and now holds 440 subsidiary companies.
Solid 6.3-amp motor drills through wood and steel. Service-minder brushes, most useful for changing brushes. Affordable. Switch locks on.
Experiences speed spike when first turning on.
10.1 x 9 x 2.3 in, 3.4 lbs
Makita Spade Handle Drill
One of the oldest brands is Makita. Makita’s been with us since 1915, and was the first one to design a rechargeable power drill.
The motor is very malleable and starts without jerking when you squeeze the trigger. Low-speed powerful drill. Two additional handles.
Can achieve only 600 rpm, so it will have a problem with thicker sheets.
14 x 13 x 4 in, 7.4 lbs
Milwaukee Magnum Drill
Milwaukee is a domestic power tool company. The company is a subsidiary of Tectronic Industries, and produces a wide array of hand tools, power or otherwise.
Quite compact but extremely powerful. Offers great speed control. 8-amp motor. Goes up to 850 rpm. Trigger is comfortable.
Its chuck is not that tight, so it may not be able to drill thicker materials despite its power.
12.9 x 9.6 x 3 in, 5.4 lbs
Black & Decker Drill/Driver
Black & Decker is a world-renown tool maker. Founded in 1910, it has a longstanding tradition of excellence in the tool-making industry, and has merged with Stanley Works.
Powerful but controllable. Reaches 1500 rpm in a flash. Features a 5.2-amp motor. Intuitive trigger. Adaptable. Variable speed.
The chuck seems to be a little loose, so take care. The drill also blows a lot of air out, lifting the dust right into your face.
3.6 x 10.75 x 10.25 in, 3.5 lbs