What Is The Best Cordless Drill To Buy In South Africa?

With so many brands and models on the market, how do you know which is the best cordless drill to buy in South Africa?






More and more brands of cordless drills keep popping up on the shelves and it isn't easy to know which brand and which model offers you the best value for money or is guaranteed to meet your needs. So how do you the best model cordless drill to purchase? Here are our top tips to keep in mind when you go shopping for a cordless drill:



Before you go out and purchase a cordless drill that ends up being a bad mistake, consider the below points when making your decision so that you buy a cordless drill that lasts as long as you need it and does what needs to be done:





Why do you need a cordless drill?

If you are buying a cordless drill, you have made the decision that you need one, but why do you need it? This question is often overlooked when you arrive at the power tool section in your local Builders store and are overawed by the number of cordless drills on offer. There may be cordless drills that are on special offer, ones that come with 'free' accessories as part of the deal, or even ones that the sales assistant touted as the most popular brand and model. It is easy to get led astray if you are not 100% certain of what you are looking for.







Do not be led off course by special offers and free goodies that have nothing to do with the cordless drill you have in mind. Go into the store with a brand and model that you want and make sure you leave with what you came for!





The following points will help with your decision to buy the best cordless drill:



1. Price - Value for Money

When looking at price, many people tend to think that value for money means cheap, but that is not the case. Value for money means buying an item at a certain price - be it affordable or more expensive - that will do the job you need it to do and for the longest length of time. There are plenty of brands on the market that are in an affordable price bracket and more than a few that are at the top end of the price range and not all of these fall in the category of value for money. To buy a value-for-money cordless drill, it should meet at least 3 of the criteria below, so read on.









2. Features and Benefits

Every brand offers its features and benefits - some more than others. These features are generally tied in with the price of the cordless drill and you tend to get what you pay for.

  • Discontinued Models
  • As an example, for general DIY you no longer need to use a corded drill and that is why you don't see these on the shelf very much, if you do, they are offered at a reasonable price because who wants to use a corded drill when you could be using a cordless one and that is a great benefit. This rule applies to other power tools as well and if you are on the lookout for a bargain, there is nothing wrong with an older model due to be phased out if it does the job you need it to do.
  • Battery Capacity
  • Another benefit is battery capacity and this will affect the price and thus the value for money. A 10.8 V or 12 V battery does not have the same capacity as a 20 V battery but you need to keep in mind that they both provide the same amount of power output and it is only the runtime that differs. If you only need a drill to operate for specific periods and not continuously, you do not need to waste money on a high-capacity battery that costs more but does the same.
  • Technological Innovation
  • As innovation continues at a fast pace so do technological enhancements. Now you can purchase cordless drills with brushless motors and this means less maintenance and a longer lifespan than a conventional motor. Yes, you will pay more for a brushless motor but, if you are going to be using the drill a lot, having a better motor that lasts longer will be to your benefit.
  • Ease of Use
  • Ergonomical design is another benefit if you plan on using the corded drill for an extended period or if you are a woman and prefer a lightweight and easy-to-use drill. A lower-priced cordless drill might be heavy and not easy to hold comfortably so make sure to take it out of the box and attach the battery before you decide to buy.




The Best Cordless Drill to Buy?

There is no best cordless drill to buy since it all depends on what you need and what you can afford. If you have a limited budget and only need a cordless drill for occasional use, buy what fits within your budget. If you need a cordless drill for regular or small business use, you don't need to buy the best-of-the-best but you do need one that meets all your requirements and can still afford the cost.





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