It is important that you get the right drill for your job. Below, we discuss the main types of drills and what they are used for. By choosing the right type you are able to save a lot of time and effort and often even achieve a better quality.
Drill/ Driver These drills are used for lighter projects. They can be corded and cordless, although most of them are cordless nowadays. We will discuss the benefits of corded and cordless drills below. The main tasks you can do with the drill/driver are:
• Wood drilling • Screw drilling • Soft stone drilling • Metal drilling
Screw Gun Some may say that a screw gun isn’t a drill but it is perfect for screw tasks. It is very lightweight and compact thus you can quickly assembly something. For more complicated screw tasks, it’s better to get a drill/driver or a hammer drill.
Hammer Drill A hammer drill is a must-have tool of every hobbyist. It can handle a huge variety of tasks and it can even drill through bricks and stones. Just like drill/drivers, it can be corded and cordless, although most of them are corded. However, more and more cordless models appear on the market. Get the hammer drill if you’re going to perform:
• Wood drilling • Screw drilling • Metal drilling • Harder rocks drilling • Brick drilling
Rotary Drill These drills are used for heavy drilling jobs. It is perfect if you’re going to work with hard materials, such as concrete. Moreover, they also have a chiseling mode. You still can use the drill for smaller projects, even though it’s not the most convenient option. It is larger and heavier than other types of drills.
• Wood drilling • Screw drilling • Concrete drilling • Metal drilling • Stone drillingDrywall/ Deck Driver
This is a tool for driving screws in the drywall or for any projects that involves a lot of screws. It has higher speeds than other drills (2,000 RPM at least) to screw heads at the proper depth every time, so you can complete the job much easier and faster compared to other drills. It can be corded or cordless, but since the speed is high, most models are coded.Impact Driver
Just like the previous type of the drill, it is a tool that is good for screw driving. However, many could agree that it is better than others when you need to tighten or loosen nuts. There are only cordless models on the market. Some of them operate on air pressure, and you will need an air compressor to run the drill.