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Best Cordless drills & tool kits

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Cordless drills & tool kits

Best Cordless drills & tool kits

We tested 90 cordless drills & tool kits to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Cordless drill & tool kit based on the following criteria:

  • Charge time
  • Power
  • Weight (lbs.)
  • Run time
  • Volts
  • Speed
  • Handling
  • Noise at ear

Below lists the Cordless drills & tool kits that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Cordless drill & tool kit is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Cordless drills & tool kits

Best Cordless drill & tool kit for Charge time

Based on how long it took to fully recharge a discharged battery.


This Cordless drill & tool kit which tested best for Charge time has the following features: .

Best Cordless drill & tool kit for Power

Twisting force for driving and loosening bolts.


This Cordless drill & tool kit which tested best for Power has the following features: .

Best Cordless drill & tool kit for Weight (lbs.)

Includes the drill and battery pack, to the nearest tenth of a pound.


This Cordless drill & tool kit which tested best for Weight (lbs.) has the following features: .

Best Cordless drill & tool kit for Run time

Reflects how much work the drill can perform per battery charge, as measured on a dynamometer.


This Cordless drill & tool kit which tested best for Run time has the following features: Battery type, Battery recharge time (min.), Speed ranges, Chuck capacity, Maximum RPM, Clutch settings, Number of batteries included, Hammer mode, LED work light and Warranty.

Best Cordless drill & tool kit for Volts

As specified for the battery pack the cordless drill uses.


This Cordless drill & tool kit which tested best for Volts has the following features: Battery type and Warranty.

Best Cordless drill & tool kit for Speed

Based on drilling holes and driving screws.


This Cordless drill & tool kit which tested best for Speed has the following features: Battery type, Battery recharge time (min.), Speed ranges, Chuck capacity, Maximum RPM, Clutch settings, Number of batteries included, LED work light and Warranty.

Best Cordless drill & tool kit for Handling

Based on the drill's weight and balance, along with the effort needed to position the head.


This Cordless drill & tool kit which tested best for Handling has the following features: .

Best Cordless drill & tool kit for Noise at ear

Denotes sound pressure, measured in decibels.


This Cordless drill & tool kit which tested best for Noise at ear has the following features: .