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The Best Cordless Drills For Home Renovations

Published 7th July 2021
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No worthwhile collection of DIY tools is complete without its own cordless drill. Like screwdrivers and hammers, it’s one of the must-have items that everyone adds to their online baskets - whether you’re just a beginner and fancy trying your hand at putting up a shelf, or you’re going the whole hog with those home renovations and building an extension with your own two hands.

However, a quality project comes as a result of quality tools. You’re going to want one that will serve you well, so it’s well worth investing in a decent piece of kit. Like many tools, there are certain cordless drill sets optimised for different tasks. Not too sure which one will suit your project best? Worry not: we’ve put together a handy guide on the best cordless drills to buy depending on your DIY challenge, as well as some great cordless drill deals to suit every pocket. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at what the OnBuy shelves have to offer!

Let’s drill down into your options...

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Got your head in a spin trying to work out what’s right for you? If you haven’t got a whole lot of knowledge about them and you just want something to drill the odd hole here or there, chances are a cordless combi drill is the one for you. Got a brick wall to get through? A cordless hammer drill won’t hold you up! 

Follow our helpful guide to the best cordless drills below and you'll soon be putting up shelves, assembling furniture, and remodelling rooms in no time - just leave the electrics and plumbing to the professionals!

Our best all-rounder | Terratek 13pc Cordless Combi Drill Set

Terratek 13 Piece Cordless Combi Drill Set

Pros: Top-rated product, great value for money, 16 torque settings and variable pressure trigger, 13pc drill set, ergonomic design

Cons: Not suitable for heavy-duty drilling, no battery level indicator

If you’re just looking to dip your toes into the world of DIY, the Terratek 13pc Cordless Combi Drill Set is a solid staple to include in your toolbox. There won’t be any reason to delay your DIY thanks to the fully-loaded set that includes a drill bit adaptor, six drill bits, and six screwdriver bits to cover all your basic tasks like hanging up photo frames and putting together cabinets. Of course, there’s nothing to stop you from expanding your set with additional drill bits if you desire.

The Terratek Cordless Combi Drill Set is durable and hugely versatile, with 16 torque settings and a variable pressure trigger to put you in control. It might not be ideal for the bigger jobs, but it’s the fact that this cordless drill is such a handy tool to have in your arsenal that has made it one of the top-rated cordless drills with our customers.

The big hitter | Bosch PSR 1800 Li-2 18V Cordless Two-Speed Drill/Driver

Bosch PSR 1800 Li-2 18V Cordless Two-Speed Drill/Driver

Pros: Brand name you can trust, intelligent gearing to maximise power, 20 pre-selectable torque settings, transferable battery, ideal for medium to larger-sized DIY projects

Cons: Cheaper alternatives available, no additional drill bits included

When it comes to power tools, you want equipment you know you can trust - and with Bosch tools, you get exactly that! Their PSR 1800 Li-2 18V Cordless Two-Speed Drill/Driver is a durable and dependable cordless combi drill that’s ideal for taking on everyday DIY tasks, as well as slightly bigger outdoor renovations like building a brand new shed for the back garden. 

While it comes in towards the upper end of the cordless combi drill price range, you know it’s going to be up to the challenge and will last you for years to come. Chances are you’ve seen the iconic green of a Bosch drill in a relative’s garage or tool shed - that’s because everyone knows Bosch is a name you can trust and they have years of satisfying customers to back that up! An added bonus if you buy Bosch; their batteries are transferable and can be shared between the other compatible cordless tools in their range.

A great cordless drill deal | Day Plus 21V Cordless Combi Drill with Hammer & Electric Screwdriver Set

Day Plus 21V Cordless Combi Drill with Hammer & Electric Screwdriver Set

Pros: 35pc accessory kit, also functions as an electric screwdriver and hammer, lightweight, includes two batteries to allow use while charging

Cons: Relatively unknown brand, not suitable for heavy-duty drilling like brickwork

While you won’t necessarily be buying a cordless drill with confidence in an experienced brand name, you are guaranteed a great cordless drill deal on a product that has proved hugely popular with OnBuy customers. This set is packed with accessories, so you’ve got everything you need for your home renovations in one handy box - after all, we’ve all experienced the immense irritation of getting started on a DIY task, only to then realise you’re missing the right screwdriver head or correctly sized drill bit!

Likewise, the 21V Cordless Combi Drill with Hammer & Electric Screwdriver Set comes with two batteries included, meaning there’s always one available if you run out of charge. Other features on the seemingly infinite list of additions include a built-in iron sheet that allows use as a hammer - practically the Swiss army knife of cordless combi drills!

A handy cordless hammer drill | DeWalt Cordless SDS Plus Hammer Drill & Chisel DCH273P2-GB

DeWalt Cordless SDS Plus Hammer Drill & Chisel DCH273P2-GB

Pros: Current and thermal overload protection, compatible with portable extraction systems, includes two lithium-ion batteries, multi-voltage charger, and heavy-duty kit box

Cons: Relatively expensive, heavy

For the heavy-duty jobs in your home renovations, you’re going to need a cordless hammer drill. These create a hammering motion to power through tough brickwork and concrete - ideal for when you’re going big on the home improvements! You can depend on DeWalt - a subsidiary of the more widely known brand, Black & Decker - to deliver a durable and reliable drill. They’re a big name in the construction, manufacturing, and woodworking industries, but thanks to OnBuy, you can use their sturdy tools to power through your home renovations.

Because of the extra power you get with cordless hammer drills, it’s harder to find great cordless drill deals here. But with the DeWalt Cordless SDS Plus Hammer Drill & Chisel DCH273P2-GB, you get great value power tools with an 18V lithium-ion battery, multi-voltage charger, and a heavy-duty kit box to keep it protected and in great condition for years to come.

Time to get revved up for home renovations

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So you’ve done your due diligence, decided on the right tool for the job, and deliberated over which brand is best for you. Now it’s time to head on over to the online shelves at OnBuy and grab everything you need to deliver on those home renovations, whether you’re looking for the reliability of a big brand, or a convenient set at a great price.

And while you’ve got that DIY bug, why not consider improving your outdoors? We’ve put together a range of blogs brimming with great ideas and inspiration for creating your own slice of paradise, including how to bring your balcony to life, kit out your own backyard beer garden, and keep your home secure with advanced home security solutions. Thanks to this handy buyer’s guide, there’s no reason to delay that DIY any longer - pick up your new cordless drill from OnBuy today!

The information in this buyer’s guide is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

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