Cordless Drill Black Friday 2018 Deals

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The cordless power drill is perhaps the most versatile and essential tool anyone can have. It can be used to drill holes in furniture projects, hang curtains, mount shelves, and place anchors for frames and artwork. The biggest brands have all released Black Friday deals this year, including Bosch, Makita, Black and Decker, and Dewalt.

We have compiled a list of the best deals on cordless drills that are live right now. Some of these deals come in bundles that include thrown in an impact driver or circular saw with the standard cordless drill.

Bosch

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$169.00Bosch 12V Max Flexiclick 5-in-1 Drill/Driver SystemAmazon$199.00
$99.00Bosch 12V Max Hex Impact Driver KitAmazon$129.00
$99.00Bosch 12V 2-Tool Combo Kit (Drill/Driver and Impact Driver)Amazon$169.00
$199.00Bosch 18V Brushless Socket Ready Impact DriverAmazon$259.00
$149.00Bosch 18V Cordless Drill Driver/Impact Driver Combo KitAmazon$199.00

Makita

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$269.00Makita 18V Lithium Ion Sub-Compact Brushless 3-Piece Cordless Combo KitAmazon$314.17
$149.00Makita 18V Lithium Ion Cordless Driver Drill and Impact Driver Combo KitHome Depot$199.00

Dewalt

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$99.00DEWALT 20V Max Lithium-Ion Brushless Compact Drill DriverAmazon$169.00
$149.00DEWALT 20V Lithium Ion Drill Driver/Impact Combo KitAmazon$199.00
$99.00DEWALT Cordless Impact Driver KitAmazon$149.00
$249.00DEWALT 20V Lithium Ion 4-Tool Combo Kit with Drill/Driver, Impact Driver, Circular Saw, and WorklightAmazon$429.00

Black and Decker

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$28.99BLACK + DECKER 20V MAX Lithium Ion Drill/DriverAmazon$49.00
$79.99BLACK + DECKER 20V Cordless Drill and Home Project Kit (66 pcs)Sears$149.99

Other brands

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$35.97MasterWorks 20V Cordless Power Drill Amazon$39.97
$269.00Makita 18V Lithium Ion Sub-Compact Brushless 3-Piece Cordless Combo KitAmazon$314.17
$31.99AUTOJARE 18V Electric Cordless DrillAmazon$39.99
$79.00Hitachi 18V Cordless Lithium Ion Compact Drill Driver KitAmazon$129.97
$89.00RIDGID 18V Lithium Ion Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit with Batteries, Charger, and Tool BagHome Depot$99.00
$49.98CRAFTSMAN 20V Max Lithium Ion Cordless Drill/DriverLowe’s$79.00
$99Ryobi 18V ONE+ Lithium Ion Cordless Drill/Driver and Impact Driver Combo KitHome Depot$149
$149Milwaukee M18 18V Lithium Ion Cordless Drill Driver and Impact Driver Combo KitHome Depot$199
$79WORX SwitchDriver 20V Lithium Ion Cordless DrillLowe’s$119

Buying a cordless drill

If you’re big into DIY, a cordless power drill will probably be your most useful tool. With so many options, how do you pick out the one that is best for you? These are the following things you need to consider:

1. Cordless drill vs. impact driver

The most common companion of a cordless drill is an impact driver, as you can see in many of the deals we have listed above. These two look very similar but have one distinct difference: the cordless drill has a keyless clutch, while an impact driver has a hex clutch. This means that an impact driver was made specially to drive screws, which it does faster using a combination of rotation power and concussive blows. If you’re planning to do a project that involves driving a lot of screws, then it may be worth investing in a cordless drill and impact driver bundle.

2. Power

The power of a cordless drill is measured in volts, and most DIY users will be perfectly happy with a model that runs on 12V to 16V. Higher end models can be as powerful as 20V, but you can expect these to be heavier and more expensive.

3. Forward and reverse switch

Some cordless drill models have a reverse rotation function which may be particularly useful when removing screws from walls or while dismantling furniture.

4. Speed

Cordless drills with variable speed control are more versatile. The lower speed settings of these drills can be used when driving screws, while the higher settings are reserved for drilling holes using a drill bit. If you have a separate impact driver, then a single speed cordless drill with speeds of around 1000 rpm should perform well enough for hole drilling.

5. Chuck

The chuck is the part of the drill where the drill bit is inserted. Different models of drills offer different chuck sizes from 1/4” to 1/2”. A 1/2” chuck is perfect for heavy-duty applications, but a chuck with 3/8” provides more versatility for DIY and home users. Chucks can either have a key or be keyless, with keyless models being more preferred for their versatility. Keyless chucks are also more reliable, since accidental key loss of a keyed chuck will render it useless.

Final thoughts

Cordless drills are one o the most versatile tools that you could buy. It’s a great tool to keep handy should you ever decide to redecorate or to mount a new piece of furniture. The deals for cordless drills this Black Friday are hard to beat, especially with the participation of major brands.