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Our Top Choice

Hitachi DS18DSAL

Pros: An ergonomic handle that feels great in your hands. Has top torque performance for tough jobs. Accessories including a belt clip, carrying case and extra battery add to this model's quality and value.

Cons: Comes at a higher price tag than other drills we tested, but with all the Hitachi has to offer, users don't mind the extra cost.

Summary: A combination of design, features and durability make this drill the best model that money can buy.
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Pros: Ample features and rugged construction that easily competes with higher priced drills. A well-made model that comes at a value price.

Cons: Larger and heavier than other drills we reviewed, but the Dewalt is also extremely durable.

Summary: A trusted name brand in the industry that adds to this affordable drill's list of attractive features that make it a top value.
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Bosch DDB181-02

Pros: Rugged and easy to hold, making it ideal for hours of drilling work. Compact design feels comfortable in the hand.

Cons: Impact design lacks keyless chuck, making it less efficient than other drills on the market.

Summary: Offers ample power for most household projects that require a drill, but offers less quality than the Hitachi model.
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Black & Decker LDX120C

Pros: Has a lithium-ion battery that charges quickly and keeps a charge for a long time when not in use. Has a compact size that makes it convenient to use in tight spaces.

Cons: This drill is not ideal for big jobs, and lacks the power of other models we reviewed. It also has fewer accessories than other models.

Summary: A basic drill at a competitive price. A good option for consumers that don't need the bells and whistles.