Best drill brands

It can be very hard to pick a perfect drill brand to get your drill from among many others who claim to be the best ones in the business.

We have compiled a list of five objectively best drill brands in the market. Drills produced by these brands excel in quality, power levels and ease of use.

Although some of them might be more expensive than others, if you decide to invest in these brands, or get a drill produced by them, you won’t be sorry. We won’t focus primarily on drills produced by these brands here. Instead, this article will be about the companies themselves and hopefully, provide insight in ways that they are special when compared to other brands.

Best Drill Brands


DEWALT Electric Drill, Pistol-Grip, 1/2-Inch, 10-Amp (DWD210G) , Yellow

I believe that every one of you has heard of Dewalt. They produce a wide range of power and hand tools used in construction and woodworking.

Tools produced by Dewalt are of excellent quality, but due to their price, they are mostly used by professionals. However, I recommend that you get a Dewalt drill if you can because they are designed to be very easy to use, so anyone can use them, regardless of experience, and I guarantee you that you will be very pleased with work you do with them.

The drills produced by Dewalt Company are popular in the United States of America, Europe, and Asia. Dewalt Company is the preferred manufacturer of drills in the United States. The Dewalt company is actually a subsidiary of another company that we will get to in a minute.


BLACK+DECKER Corded Drill, 5.5-Amp, 3/8-Inch (DR260C)

Black and Decker’s company is the owner of Dewalt and many more subsidiaries. This makes the Black and Decker company one of the largest companies that specialize in the production of drills, among else, in the United States.

The Black and Decker company and its subsidiaries design and manufacture many products from different niches, as a matter of fact, too many to list. However, the Black and Decker company produces its own brand of drills that are of similar quality to the drills produced by the Dewalt company.

Black and Decker’s best products come from a line of cordless drills. If you are planning on buying a Black and Decker product, you should know that the quality of their products has started to decline over a previous couple of years.

This is because they have a lot more competitors in the market, so they needed to find a way to save money and keep all of their properties operational.

If you are from the United States of America, you should get a drill produced by Dewalt instead. In the case that you don’t need the product that is perfect to the letter, Black and Decker still have good products.


Milwaukee 2753-20 M18 Fuel 1/4 Hex Imp Driver tool Only

that is rapidly expanding in the United States and taking over its competitors. With such expansion comes more money and with more money comes a rise in the quality of their products.

Although they are not as good as Black and Decker’s drills are, the quality of Milwaukee’s drills is rising very fast and they could very easily reach that point in the next couple of years, and maybe even become the main player on the market when it comes to drills.

Milwaukee drills are very memorable due to their elegant design. The most prominent color on their drills and the color that is becoming a sort of trademark of the Milwaukee company is velvet red. It is pretty common on their products and if you see a drill colored that way, you can be pretty confident that it was manufactured by Milwaukee.

Drills produced by Milwaukee are exported in Europe, but just like Black and Decker, they tend to focus their efforts on the United States of America. Their drills are pricier than other drills of the same quality, and the reason because of that is the planned expansion of the company. With that being said, I think that we should all expect that the prices of their products will start to come down in the next couple of years once they establish a firm foothold on the market of DIY equipment.


Ryobi P1811 One+ Compact Drill / Driver Kit (5 Piece Bundle: 1x P208 Drill / Driver Power Tool, 2x P102 18 Volt Battery, 1x P118 18 Volt Battery Charger, 1x Lime Green Ryobi Tool Bag)

Another top-rated firm that manufactures drills from the United States, Tacklife is another rising start on the market of drills. Although not rising as quickly as Milwaukee, Tacklife is more focused on the steady acquisition of competition’s property. The direct result of that are prices that are more affordable for the average consumer. Since the situation on the market in the United States is pretty saturated, Tacklife’s products can be found in Europe. 

Tacklife primarily exports drills in Europe, but it is not uncommon to find other DIY related products of theirs in Europe, too. Price of their products in Europe is somewhat larger when compared to the same group of products in the United States due to the European Union’s laws regarding import. With the current situation when it comes to importing laws and taxes between Europe and the United States it can be expected that prices of Tacklife’s products will rise.

Another, more likely, the option exists and that is that Tacklife will focus on European market even more because of competition between Black and Decker and Milwaukee. If that happens prices of their drills will come down, and Tacklife will be on of favorite brands when it comes to drills in Europe, alongside Dewalt.

Drills made by Tacklife do not seem to be special in any way when compared to other high-quality drills. This is a good thing because this means that Tacklife isn’t wasting time and money on some trivial matters like the design, but instead, they chose to focus on the quality of build and power.


BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Drill and Driver, 3/8 Inch, With LED Work Light, Battery and Charger Included (LDX120C)

The Ryobi tools is a Japanese company that specializes in the production of drills, automotive equipment, and construction site safety gear. Their drills are not very common in the Western market, but if you happen to come by one of them, make sure that you get it because you will be very happy with the level of quality it will deliver. The company itself is renown in Japan and China because its products are very affordable to a wide mass of people.

Unfortunately, if you are into cordless drills, I have bad news for you. The Ryobi company produces wired drills primarily, so there is very little chance that you will get a cordless model from anywhere else besides Asia unless you get one off Amazon.

Their drills are cheaper when compared to the drills from the United States because they were produced in Japan and China. The level of quality of their drills is very good.

Because of the current situation on the market in the United States, if the Ryobi Company ever chose to expand outside of Japan and Eastern Asia, I find it very likely that they will expand to European Union because there is a lot more room for growth when compared to the United States and Asia.


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Makita Corporation is another manufacturer of drills and DIY products from Japan. Unlike the Ryobi Company, the Makita also does business outside of Japan and China. Its products can be found in the United Kingdom, United States of America, and continental Europe.

When it comes to quality the drills produced by Makita are at the level of drills produced by Black and Decker, which means that they are quite close to the top.

When it comes to Makita drills, the downside is that the company’s manufacturing plants are located primarily in Japan. This means that Makita’s products are slightly overpriced for what they have to offer.

When it comes to design, their drills are somewhat shorter in horizontal length when compared to drills produced by other manufacturers. This makes it possible for the user to work in tighter, more confined spaces where it is essential to have a tool that is compact as possible.

If you plan on getting a drill made by Makita, make sure to grab one from Amazon, because they offer them in bundles, and a bit cheaper than at some other places.

Best Drill Brands Buying Guide

Knowing what makes a brand special can really help when it comes to choosing the right product for you. Although each brand here is one of the best ones on the market, every brand has one specific thing that makes it truly special.

Some manufacturers invest more money, time and effort in design, some manufacturers value performance above all else, and some value quality materials more.

 It can really pay off to know how do you work, how does the type of work that you do reflect on the requirements for your tools and then utilize that knowledge to get the most out of everything. Since you now know that, I hope that this article will make it easier for you to pick the best drill for you among so many manufacturers and even more products.

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