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How to Choose a Cordless Drill

In the market for a new cordless power drill? Here are some things you should consider. Variable speed allows the user to control the bit speed, which is indispensable when you plan on working different materials and accessories. Is the drill reversible? This is a must if you're using the drill with screw driver bits. Look for settings for drilling and screwing. These allow you to switch between the two settings to help avoid stripping screws and dulling your drill bits. Clutch gives you control so you don't strip a screw or overdrive it once it's snug. You'll definitely want a drill with a lithium-ion battery because they're lighter and last longer than traditional cordless power drill batteries. Don't wait until the tool quits working to recharge the battery. Consider a fast charger to finish up a weekend project. A quick-change, tool-less chuck is helpful for projects that require frequent changing from different bits, sizes and tool functions. Finally you should choose a drill with power! In cordless drills, power is measured in battery voltage. Higher voltage means more torque-spinning strength to overcome resistance. The bigger the project, the more voltage you'll need. There's everything from 1.5 volts for small projects up to 24 volts for the big jobs. For more helpful tips, visit Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: Or head to our channel:
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