A great selection of cheap cordless drills to help you find the cheapest cordless drill or a great deal on drills that are on sale. Here you'll find some of the best deals, cheapest offers and low prices from Argos, B&Q, Amazon, Wickes and Machine Mart.
For those of you who have never used a cordless drill, the advantages of having one is massive. They make small jobs so much easier than messing around with cables. And if you get a top quality cordless drill, they make the big jobs simple and easy too.
As with most things however, cordless drills vary in quality. If you get a cheap cordless drill you may find it does the jobs you want it to do perfectly well, but if you are planning bigger jobs that require an impact drill, or something with a bit of bit, then you'll be found wanting from the cheaper models.
Best Features of a Cordless Drill
When it comes to buying a cordless drill, to get the best value for money, you want to make sure you get all the features you want out of a cheap cordless drill, without any of the ones that don't really matter too much.
So with this in mind, let's check out the features that you're most likely to find in a cordless drill:
What Voltage of Cordless Drill Because cordless drills are powered by a battery, you can buy batteries in different strengths. Now, obviously, the higher the voltage, the more powerful the drill. This doesn't mean it's always the best option though. If you just need a cheap simple cordless drill to have around the home to hang pictures or put up curtain poles and such, then an 18V cordless drill would be unnecessary for this job. A cheap 12V cordless drill would be more than up for the task.
So before deciding what power of battery you want, you are best deciding what you will be using it for. If you're using it a lot and doing plenty of masonry drilling, then I would recommend going for an 18V cordless drill, also maybe thinking of buying a better known brand, but we'll cover brands of cordless drills in more detail later.
Hammer Drill, Impact Driver This is a great feature that all but the cheapest cordless drills come with. It's well worth getting even if it's not something you'll need for most of the time. It basically gives your drill that extra bit of umpff for getting though brick.
It is sometimes called a hammer drill, or an impact driver, but essentially the same thing. It does use more power when selected so make sure that you need it, before selecting it on your drill.
Speed Settings Many of these cordless drills give you the option of choosing the speed setting of the drill head. It's fairly handy to be able to select how fast you want it to go, especially if you're not wanting to go to deep for any reason.
SDS, Or Auto Lock Keyless Chuck You generally won't find to many SDS drill attachments on cordless drills. They are for the more heavy duty drills. But if you're doing big masonry jobs then you'll be wanting to go for an SDS drill. They do have them in cordless and they are very powerful, but they can also be fairly expensive too.
Spare Batteries This, again, massively depends on just how much use the cordless drill is going to be getting. If you plan on using it a lot, a spare battery will be invaluable. Not having to spot what you're doing and wait for the battery to charge up, will save time and let the job keep on going.
Built-in Light For the vast majority of people this is something that you can well do without. But if you're a plumber, or working in cramped dark spaces, having a light at the end of the drill will be a massive advantage so might be worth looking out for.
These are just a few of the features to look out for in a cordless drill. Some are of a massive use, others are really down to how you'll be using your cordless drill. The next big thing to decide is if you're going to go for a quality brand, or go for a budget brand of cordless drill.
Brands of Cordless Drills
There are loads of different brands to choose from of cordless drills. Some are really cheap and good for having lying around the house, some are for tradesman and those looking for reliability and quality. Let's have a look at some of them, from cheap budget cordless drill brands, to the more expensive brands.
Simple Value Cordless Drills This is Argos' own budget brand and only available from them. Perfect for having around the house and doing small simple jobs. It's cheap and only good for screwing and drilling into soft wood and plaster, but since this is what most home jobs are about, then every home should have a cheap cordless drill.
Wickes Cordless Drills For a good cheap brand, that is a little more professional than the Argos range, head over to Wickes and check the ones that they have. They are good cordless drills that are really cheap, but still good for most basic household jobs.
Einhell Cordless Drills This is not a very well known brand of cordless drill. It's available at Machine Mart and gets decent reviews on it. We feel that for around this price range this is one of the better cheap drills on the market.
Black and Decker Cordless Drills One of the better known low priced brands that are around. Black and Decker have been around for years now and have consistently made quality power tools at a good low price. These are a little more expensive that the cheap brands, but worth the extra for that little bit of reliability.
Bosch Cordless Drills These armoire of a mid range brand and have cordless drills of all different types. Bosch have also been around for ages and the quality is well known and well reviewed.
Ryobi Cordless Drills These are a fairly new brand, but have brought out some top quality power tools. They all run of the same battery so if you get the full set of Ryobi power tools, then you'll only need a few batteries to power them all. They perform great and are good value for money.
Makita More at home on a building site as opposed to your home. A Makita cordless drill is a serious piece of kit and if you plan on doing loads of work then you won't go far wrong on reliability and quality with this choice. It may be expensive, but it will last for ages so it's good value for money.
DeWalt Cordless Drills Just like Makita, DeWalt power tools are for the professionals, that doesn't mean they don't have a place in your home. If your got a good budget and a lot of work around the house to do, then by all means spend big and get the best.
These are just of few of the cordless drills that are for sale at Argos, B&Q, Wickes, Amazon and Machine Mart. They have a load more brands to look at and some amazing sales to get you great value for money.
Argos have some big savings on their drills from Bosch. 25% off the RRP price. This is a really good deal and we are not to sure how much longer it will be available for. Wickes also have good deals on both DeWalt and Makita cordless drills. This is a great drill for a discount, which makes it excellent value for money.
All the prices for all the cordless drills that you can buy from these stores is listed on this page. We have ordered them from cheapest to the most expensive. This makes it really easy for you to set your budget and get the best one for your needs.