Today the DIY culture is more and more popular in India, with people trying to fix things themselves. It might be in the Woodworking field, Metalworking or Crafts, at some point it becomes a necessity to drill holes. There are options here. One can go for Wired or Battery operated. The choice depends on the user’s work profile. If you are buying drills for the first time, I suggest you go through the article on Drilling Machine Buying Guide once.
Here we have listed the most popular and our Value for Money choice of Cordless Drills in India. There are many brands that are on sale either Online or Offline. Our choice includes only those which are value for money. The below list will be updated regularly depending on market changes.
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Bosch GSR 120Li
The Cheapest Branded Drill you can buy is the Bosch GSR120Li. This machine is based on the 12V platform. Most of the entry-level Cordless Drill motors generate up to 28Nm of torque which is adequate for Driving Screws and minor drilling in Steel. Drilling wood has no issues at all. If you need to drill concrete and looking for a Cordless Drill, you need to look at the other version of this machine, the Bosch GSB 120Li. It has a hammer function to assist drill through concrete. You can buy the GSR in 2 variants. One with a Single Battery and the other with a Double Battery. You get a carry case along with this machine. Quality is top-notch as always. And this machine always stands first in our list due to its VFM factor.
iBell is a well-known brand in the Indian market in recent years. Most of their tools are offered to the customer at lower costs. Most of their products are serviceable. This is the only reason the Brand became popular.
Regarding the BM18-60, it is the only model in India to provide a Brushless Motor under 7000Rs. This machine runs on 20V platform. 35Nm of Torque is enough for most drilling DIY applications. Also, this machine is the cheapest among all the Hammer Drilling Machines in India. The machine arrives with two 1.5A Batteries. Here since the voltage is 20, technically it has more Watt-hour than a 12V, 2A Battery. Similar to the Bosch GSB120 Li, this also has Two Speed gearbox. High Speed for Drilling and Lower Speed with increased torque for Screw Driving. Overall, a Totally VFM Product to buy. This will always be our second choice. Or, maybe first, if you are OK with the Brand.
Bosch GSB 180Li
The only machine in India to offer 54 Nm Torqued Motor under 12000Rs. The Bosch GSB 180 Li is also the most popular model among professional DIYers. This machine runs on an 18 volt Line up which provides more Watt-hours. You can use any Bosch 18V Battery with any Bosch 18V tool. The chuck supports up to 13mm bit unlike all the other cheaper machines in India. Drilling Capacity is superior compared to the Bosch 12V Series. This machine is a GSB Model. In this sense, it has a hammer function to drill through concrete. Similar to its 12V model, it also has a 2 Speed Gearbox. Overall, if you are considering an upgrade for the GSR120Li, this would probably be your choice.
The cheapest Cordless Drill you can buy in India. Quality is very reasonable for the price ie, Value for Money. Capacity in metal is 10mm as in specs but you may use it until 8mm without any issues. Drill capacity in wood is 15mm which is enough for working with plywood. It has a 2-speed gear setup with 350 RPM and 1350 RPMs. The machine also comes with a Dual Battery and a carry box. If you arent comfortable investing more than 4000Rs for a Cordless Drill, I suggest you buy this Aimex DT-204 for under 1800Rs.
We also suggest Foster FCD 12V-Li with similar specifications. The drill is quite premium compared with Aimex.
One of the best Premium Quality Cordless Drill machines you can buy in India. The Dewalt DCD776S2 is an all-in-one Cordless Drill you ever need. Drilling in Metal, Wood, and Concrete is a breeze. The machine has a 13mm capacity and comes with an 18-volt range. You get two 1.5 amp batteries. It also has Dual Speeds rated at 450 and 1500 RPMs. The torque produced at the lower speed is 42 Nm and at the higher speed is 24 Nm which is enough for most kinds of jobs. In short, the Dewalt DCD776S2 and the Bosch GSB180 are equivalent compared with the specs and it’s the user’s choice to decide between them.
This is an entry-level model from Makita, a well-known Japanese brand. Similar to the Bosch GSB120Li, this machine runs on a 12V platform. The torque produced is 28Nm. There are two variants of this machine. One with Hammer function (HP331DWYE) and the other without (DF331DWYE). You get Two batteries of 1.5A capacity each. The only drawback of this product is that it is a little expensive over the Bosch. But considering the Design and Brand Value, this made up to this list. The choice is yours.
Expensive is not always the best. There are cheaper options too. There are brands like the Tuf Turtle, BAW, JPT, XtraPower, Foster which make good quality tools at a considerably lower price. All these machines have a similar design architecture. They run on 12V systems. Frankly speaking, almost similar to Bosch GSR120Li Series. The manufacturers sell them with Dual Batteries of 1.3A capacities each along with carrying cases like all other brands. Since these brands provide machines at comparatively lower costs, they may lack fit and finish.
1. Voltage is also an Important factor of Cordless Power Tools. More the Voltage, better is its working capacity.
2. Capacity of the Battery is measured in Watt-hours, a product of voltage and amperage.
3. All machines listed above have Lithium Ion Batteries and we have excluded models with Ni-Cd batteries.
4. All Drills listed here operate on key-less Chucks only.