Updated December 22, 2018 by Jeff Newburgh

The 10 Best Brushless Drills

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10. Worx WX174L

9. Porter-Cable PCC608LB

8. DeWalt DCD777C2

7. Skil Combo

6. Makita XPH07Z

5. Bosch 12-Volt Max

4. Memphis Cordless

3. Milwaukee 2703-22

2. Makita Sub-Compact

1. DeWalt Flexvolt

Editor's Notes

December 17, 2018:

Added the DeWalt Flexvolt due to its fan-cooled charging station and intelligent battery design. The Makita Sub-Compact supports real-time data communication between itself and battery so as to prevent overheating and overloads, which I thought was pretty useful for industrial applications. Also included the Bosch 12-Volt Max for its flexible composite housing and superior impact resistance. The Makita XPH07Z delivers high torque and is one of the few options that supports masonry projects. Also added the Skil Combo as a good option for residential use, thanks to its portability and because its charging base has a built-in USB port for charging mobile devices.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on December 22, 2018 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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