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Many people give little thought to a cordless drill until they need one. Then, they realize how helpful having a cordless drill would be for both time and effort saved. When it comes to handheld power tools, the cordless drill is by far one of the most valued tools you can add to your toolbox. Cordless drills have actually been around since the early 1960s although they were not powerful enough to do much good. Today's models are high capacity and designed for power, speed, and durability. Additionally, the batteries are now made from nickel-metal hydride, lasting much longer that the old type batteries.

When you visit your local home improvement or hardware store, you will find not one, not two, but multiple options from many different manufacturers. The price of a cordless drill also varies from $80 to $400, all depending on the brand and features. When in the market for a new cordless drill, consider the type of projects that you will complete. For example, if you build homes or furniture, you will need something heavy duty whereas for simple home projects, you do not need to buy something on the high end.

One of the best options for home projects is the keyless chuck. This cordless drill has a feature where the bits can be tightened into place so no slippage occurs. One of the challenges is finding this type of drill. Additionally, you need to keep a few important things in mind when handling a keyless chuck. When holding the drill, two specific areas that will be held with both hands are the chuck ring and upper sleeve. For safety purposes, you never want to hold the chuck while starting the drill. You will also discover that this cordless drill comes in several different sizes, makes, and models. Regardless which type of cordless drill you prefer, there are safety concerns with all of them.

One of the most popular drills currently on the market is one with a pistol grip or mid-handle. The pistol grip drill provides more pressure directly behind the chuck, which helps when you are working on materials that are more dense or difficult. The mid-handle evenly distributes the tool's weight. Both are great options and designed to make your job easier. Additionally, both of these types of cordless drills are lightweight and comfortable fitting in the hand.

You will also find many different drills designed as both a drill and a driver. This means that you can drill all the holes you need while at the same time, use the same tool as a screwdriver. Some craftsmen recommend that this dual type of tool be used primarily for drilling and only occasionally for driving. In other words, it should not be used as an everyday tool. If you need both features, the better option would be a tool designed to withstand both uses better. Additionally, when you see advertisement for cordless drill/drivers that provide up to six torque settings, avoid them. The reason is that this is only a marketing approach to get more people to buy a "better" product. In fact, any driver/drill that has more than three torque settings is too much.
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