What is a combi drill? A must-have for DIYers and renovators

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You know what a drill is but what is a combi drill? What features does it have that other drills don’t? What DIY tasks can you tackle with it? In a nutshell a combi drill is a power tool that is capable of more than just your standard drilling. 

The best cordless drills are multi-talented tools and will help you take on small home improvement jobs and renovation projects. Putting up shelves, installing worktops, and fixing plasterboard are just a few of the jobs a combi drill can bring to the table.

Here we take a closer look at what a combi drill can do, how they differ from impact drivers and how much you should spend on one. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.