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5 of the Best Cordless Combi Drills You Can Buy

Whatever your trade, a cordless combi drill is bound to be one of your toolbox essentials. Whether you just use it to do simple jobs like hanging shelves or more intense jobs like drilling into masonry, you’ll need the right drill for your needs.

Combi drills are a great all-rounder as they have a good amount of torque, a standard drilling option and a built-in hammer function.

So what are the best combi drills you can find? Read on to find out our top 5.

1. Makita Cordless 18V Li-Ion Combi Drill

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Makita is a well-respected professional brand that has been around for years. This drill has a 13mm keyless chuck with a smooth battery change, which according to ToolsReview, is one of the nicest drills to use.

The kit comes with a 60 minute charger, so you’ll never be without charge for long. It’s made of tough plastic that feels sturdy, so you should have no problem subjecting it to the usual site environment.

Key features:

  • 3 drill functions: drill, hammer & driver
  • 2-speed gearbox
  • Twin batteries
  • 13mm keyless chuck

Typical price: £169 inc. VAT

2. Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Combi Drill

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The Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 drill is suitable for standard and hammer drilling. It has 2 batteries in the kit, allowing for extended drilling. The kit also comes with the standard 1-hour charger.

The body of this drill is plastic, but it is sturdy and seems tough enough to handle any knocks and bumps. It weighs just under 1.3kg, which is a great weight. You feel confident that it can handle masonry drilling, but without it being too heavy. It also has an integrated work light which is useful in darker environments.

Key features:

  • Max torque of 29Nm
  • 2-speed gearbox
  • Twin batteries
  • 10mm keyless chuck

Typical price: £99.99 inc. VAT

3. Ryobi ONE+ Cordless Combi Drill

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The Ryobi ONE+ is one of the easiest drills to use, with an LED work light, magnetic bit holder and one handed bit change system. It has an advanced planetary gearbox that reduces the weight of the drill and makes it much more reliable when under load.

This drill has 24 different torque settings with a maximum output of 50Nm, which means that it will have enough power to do most of the jobs you’ll need it to do. You’ve also got a 45-minute charger included, and the batteries are compatible with 35 other Ryobi products.

Key features:

  • 45-minute charger
  • Single handed bit change
  • Twin batteries
  • Max torque of 50Nm

Typical price: £149.99 inc. VAT

4. Stanley Fatmax Combi Drill Driver Set

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The Stanley Fatmax 18v Combi Drill is a solid drill that you’ll feel confident to use every day. Like the other drills we’ve mentioned, it also has an LED work light, single handed bit change and an integrated bit holder.

The downside to this drill over the other ones is that it comes with an 80-minute charger. This drives it down the list, since the others come with 60- or 45-minute chargers.

Key features:

  • LED work light
  • Single handed bit change
  • Twin batteries

Typical price: £130 inc. VAT

5. Black + Decker BDCDC18KB-QW Cordless Drill

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The Black + Decker 18v Cordless Drill is a high performance drill with a spring-loaded battery clip. It also has an LED work light.

The big downside to this drill is that it has a slow 3-hour charge time. This isn’t ideal if you’re planning on using it on the job for hours, so it might not be the best choice for you.

Key features:

  • 5Ah batteries, larger than most
  • LED work light
  • Fast battery swapouts

Typical price: £91.50 inc. VAT

Our top choices would be the Makita or Bosch drill. You can buy these drills on Amazon via the image links (we do get a small amount of money if you buy through this link), or if you’re a Quotatis member use your Smart Savings discounts. We’ve teamed up with Anglia Tool Centre and TradePoint to bring you exclusive discounts on all trade supplies and tools.

 

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Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers is the Customer Experience Manager at Quotatis. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes and ensures they get the best out of our service. For more information about Emily visit her Google+ profile.

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