The 9 best cordless drills for any DIY project

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The list in brief ↴
Best all-round drill: Bosch Cordless Combi Drill EasyImpact
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: DEWALT 18V cordless lithium LXT 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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If there is one bit of kit every DIYer needs, it has to be the best cordless drill they can get their hands on (literally).

You can trust Homebuilding & Renovating. Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and materials in order to help you choose the best for your home and garden. Find out more about how we test.

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."

Sarah Handley

Sarah is a journalist, editor and the former Web Editor of She began her career more than a decade ago, working on the editorial team of Public Sector Building magazine, before joining the wider Homebuilding & Renovating team as Social Media Editor in 2012. Since purchasing her first house in 2015, Sarah has been adding to the ever-increasing list of home improvements she needs to make; including extending over the garage, resurfacing the driveway, replacing existing flooring and revamping the kitchen. Fortunately, her time with Homebuilding means she is not short on design inspiration or top tips to tackle or project manage these tasks herself.