10 best cordless drills

From hanging a picture to getting through tough masonry, we find the tool for the job

Since very few of us get to escape DIY altogether, a cordless drill has become a staple in many households. For those that embrace DIY, it’s hard to think how you’d live without one.

If you rarely get involved and only have to drill the odd hole every now and then, you should probably go for a drill-driver with rotary action and screwdriver mode. If, on the other hand, your DIY projects extend to outside your home and in your garden, you might want to think about a combination drill.

Click on the gallery to see the IndyBest buys

Verdict:

Our number one spot goes to the Hitachi DV18DSFL/JC 18V, where downsides are genuinely hard to find. In second place comes the Makita BDF343RH 14.4v, while the third place goes to AEG BS18G.

Buy now

1. AEG BS18G, £89.95

2. Bosch PSB 10.8, £65

3. Makita BDF343RH 14.4v, £187

4. Bosch PSR 18, £66

5. DEWALT DCD995M2, £338

6. Black & Decker EGBHP1881K-GB 18v, £108

7. Stanley Fatmax FMC620LB, £130

8. Hitachi DV18DSFL/JC 18V, £99.99

9. Makita DHP453RM, £166.80

10. Metabo BS18Li, £194

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