There are so many drill models on the market, its very hard to know which one to buy for your woodworking projects. You will need to look at a number of things that will influence your decision. When purchasing woodworking tools supplies, in particluar woodworking power tools, a number of factors will affect your decison. Also, your first drill purchased will not be your last.
There are light or heavy duty drills. If the drill is too heavy it will cause muscle strain and be unpleasant to maintain its use. If the drill it too light, its may not withstand the strain of being used on heavier materials and may not be very robust.
The battery capacity is another factor to consider. I noticed now that drills usually come with a set of battery attachments. Those drills with a higher voltage will need higher powered battery attachments. So check when buying a battery that it will withstand the type of use the drill will have. You want to have a look at the motor and the battery technology together.
The drill size matters. Big drills take up space. This is not a virtue when you’re working in a tight area. Smaller compact drills are easy to store. Your body type may not be able to use a large drill for extended periods of time. The drill may not be able to get into tight spaces. Recently I purchased a new drill kit for a single mum to use at home fixing small items. I was able to get a small but robust chordless drill which fits on the laundry shelf for under $50.
What is the drill function? The basic function is to rotate a drill or drive a bit drill into wood or metal. A drill with the basic function cost less because they are less expensive to make. Better drills have more settings for fast driving and unscrewing of the screws in various materials. Many trades use an impact drill driver. The impact function does not work well on some materials like metals and it can be noisy. Its best if the impact function can be switched on or off as desired. The accessories that come with the drill need to be assess. There is nothing worse than getting back to the shed and realised you missing a bit and have to go back to the shop.
Comfortable cordless drills versus mains powered is another factor to consider. For easy use a cordless drill is more suitable. Choose wisely. Small hardware stores have limited ranges the variety of drills on the market can be overwhelming but you can go on line to assess brands before you buy.
What type of work you want to use the drill dictates the type of drill you buy. If you like a particular brand then check the products websites for the full range and specifications. Some suppliers of trade quality brands have so many models to choose from that they want to satisfy the customers requirements as fully as they can.
Choose wisely and you’ll be assured that the drill purchased will be value for money
If you invest in a quality drill that best fit for your needs you will enjoy woodworking much more.