The 9 best cordless drills for any DIY project

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1. The list in brief ↴
Best all-round drill: Clarke CON180LI 18V combi drill
Best hammer drill: Makita DHP458Z 18V cordless hammer drill
Best budget drill: Bosch PSB 1800
Best run time: DeWalt DCD796P1 cordless drill
Best comfort drill: Bosch Advanced Impact 18 cordless drill
Most robust drill: Makita DHP482M1JW cordless combi drill
Best impact driver: Ryobi RID1801M One+ impact driver
Budget friendly drill: Black+Decker BDCHD18K-GB 18V Cordless Hammer Drill
Best combi drill: Makita DK18015X2 cordless combi drill & impact driver
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Every DIYer needs a drill, but choosing the best cordless drill for those DIY jobs and home improvement projects isn't simple. You will want a drill that is reliable, long lasting and powerful enough to take on any DIY projects you have planned.

But alongside features and battery life you will need to consider your budget. If you are a serious DIYer you will need to look for a drill that has top build quality and durability, so expect to pay more.

But, if you are an occasional DIYer you can look for a budget-friendly cordless drill that still retains a lot of the same features, but at a lower price. 

David Hilton
David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer who is passionate about testing new tools. He has reviewed the the Makita DHP458Z 18V Cordless Hammer Drill and the DeWalt DCD796P1 Cordless Drill for Homebuilding & Renovating to assess their suitability for the toolboxes of self builders and renovators.

Garry Martin
Garry Martin

Garry is an independent product tester and tools addict. For Homebuilding & Renovating, Garry has reviewed the Bosch AdvancedImpact 18 Cordless Drill, which he describes as "well-balanced, comfortable to use", and the Makita DHP482M1JW Cordless Drill which he called a "robust combi drill ... that is equally at home helping out with DIY as it is surviving the rigours of wet, dusty job sites."

Garry Martin

Garry is an independent product tester, bringing decades of skill and experience in multiple trades to the art of authentic, real-world reviews. A technology geek, power tool addict, and soon-to-be Passivhaus self builder, he lives with his family in Worcestershire. He also has a passion for sustainability and plotfinding.