Are you considering buying a cordless drill? Here is a resource to help you make an informed decision and choose the right tool for the job.
Cordless drills offer convenience and mobility, allowing you to move around your workspace without being restricted by a cord.
Here are 5 features to consider before buying a cordless drill:
#1 Battery Type
Battery capacity / amp hours (Ah) and voltage are important factors to consider when deciding on a power tool. Higher Ah usually means longer run time and higher voltage means more power.
There are 3 main types of batteries used in cordless tools:
Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad) batteries are the oldest of the three types. They are generally the least expensive. The downside to NiCad batteries is they tend to be heavier and bulkier, and their capacity is the lowest of all 3 battery types. NiCad batteries also take the longest time to charge. Improperly storing and maintaining a NiCad battery can significantly reduce its memory and lifespan.
Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries weigh less and have longer runtimes than NiCad batteries. They also charge faster than NiCad. However, improper storage and maintenance will greatly reduce their memory and lifespan.
Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries are arguably the best option of the 3 types. These batteries offer the highest capacity and fastest recharge times. They do not suffer from the same memory effects as NiCad and NiMH batteries and require little maintenance while in storage. Li-ion batteries are also the lightest of the 3 types, which is beneficial when using hand tools. These batteries are sensitive to heat so it’s important to consider a brushless motor which reduces heat, extending the life of your Li-ion battery
The 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Professional Cordless Drill by The Original Pink Box has a brushless motor and offers 2 different Li-ion battery options. The 20-Volt 2Ah battery fully charges in 45 minutes while the 4Ah battery charges in 90 minutes. Both batteries are interchangeable throughout their entire line of 20V Li-ion Cordless Tools.
#2 Variable Speed
Another feature to consider in a cordless drill is its speed. Variable speed settings can give you full control of your drill’s Revolutions Per Minute (RPM). Different speed options provide versatility.
The 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Professional Cordless Drill by The Original Pink Box has 2 variable speed options. 0-500 RPM is ideal for driving screws while the 0-1800 RPM option is best for drilling into different materials.
Torque is the force that the drill produces to turn an object, and it is different from the speed. Torque is commonly measured in Newton Meters (Nm). Different torques are used for different projects that can range from driving screws into soft wood to drilling into harder materials.
The 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Professional Cordless Drill by The Original Pink Box offers 19 + 1 torque settings with a max of 45Nm.
The drill’s chuck holds its bits, so the size of the chuck determines the maximum size of bit that can be used. Chuck sizes usually range from ¼ – ½ inch. A keyless chuck allows you to conveniently and quicky change the drill bit without needing a chuck key or tool.
The 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Professional Cordless Drill by The Original Pink Box has an upgraded ½ inch metal keyless chuck.
#5 Comfortable Handling
A good cordless drill should be easy to maneuver into tight spots, with a grip that feels comfortable. Balance is also important to help avoid hand fatigue
The 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Professional Cordless Drill by The Original Pink Box was ergonomically designed with exceptional balance and control.
The Original Pink Box brand has a long history of making high-quality pink products and their line of 20-Volt Lithium-Ion power tools continue that tradition. This line not only includes a drill, but many other power tools are also available with their interchangeable batteries. All motors are brushless to reduce heat while in use and extend the battery run-time.