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(Pocket-lint) - If you know a thing or two about fixing stuff, or if you're thinking of getting into the DIY game for the first time, there are a few tools you're simply not going to be able to live without. Chief among these is a good power drill.

These battery-powered bad boys will help you drill things all over the shop without breaking a sweat, and can be a real lifesaver if something falls apart and you don't want to call someone with some actual qualifications to help you out. We've rounded up the very best models on the market to give you some quality choices in the list below.

However, we should preface our list with the fact that supply issues amid the current global situation have made some of these drills really scarce, so if you see stock anywhere be sure to jump on it!

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DeWalt XR Brushless


The yellow and black stylings of DeWalt tools are impossible to miss, and they're a great way to be confident that you're getting a quality product. This drill is no different, with a powerful motor that'll help you power through your odd-jobs and projects alike. 

The drill is light and easy to hold, which is key when working, and isn't even particularly loud in use, which is a godsend for your neighbours, at the very least. It's also nice and rugged, making sure that you don't have to worry about it getting the odd bash or bump. A quality product that takes our top spot. 

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Bosch PSB 18 Ergonomic


This ergonomic drill from Bosch doesn't look like much else on the market. We really like its finger guard, which also acts as a grip if you're going for hard-to-reach places, while the drill is easy to hold even without it. 

Bosch is an expert when it comes to keeping costs down, which makes this drill a great bit of value if you don't fancy spending too much. Plus with all of 20 torque settings to play with you'll be able to tune it to suit any job. Its battery life is impressive, and it all adds up to a really good-value bundle. 

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Black + Decker drill


Another drill that shouldn't threaten your bank account too much is offered up by the distinctive Black + Decker hammer drill, all orange and black. It's a sleek device despite that sizeable battery pack on the bottom and is great to use.

It's got a powerful motor and a guiding LED to help you see what you're doing, while its relatively small size makes it comfortable and easy to hold and work with. If you want a slightly cheaper version, Black + Decker does make less powerful models, too.

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Ryobi R18IDP-120S 18V One+


Part of the appeal of Ryobi's One+ system is that one type of battery works for all of the models and tools, which is great the more you pick up. Even leaving that aside, this impact driver is like a drill on steroids, with massive power and adaptability.

In fact, it's likely to be overkill for most DIY jobs, but if you're starting to get serious about your woodworking or home jobs, then there's no harm in kitting yourself out. This is a tool that won't let you down. 

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Makita DHP484RTJ


This Makita kit is a real powerhouse, packing in huge battery capacity, a spare battery pack and charger to make for a kit that any professional would be proud to use. 

That means it might be unnecessary for just a little DIY, but we think it could still be perfect for enthusiasts. Plus, it's got all the features you'd want, including an LED guide-light and brushless, efficient motor. Of course, you're paying for the quality, too, making it a rather expensive choice. 

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GOXAWEE Cordless Drill with 2 Batteries


You really can't have too many bits for your drill, and this is no more evident than when you look at the GOXAWEE Cordless Drill with its 100 pieces kit.

Included are two batteries, so you can always have one charging and ready while working with the other. And what's great is the flexible bit that allows you to get into hard to reach places to drill out those pesky screws.

This all comes in a nice, neat toolbox too, so you can stay organised while your project is underway.

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TECCPO Cordless Drill Set


The TECCPO Cordless Drill Set offers a powerful motor and two batteries, so you can do significant work without worrying about battery time.

You get a full 530lbs of torque, which will take on any of your drilling requirements, while the brushless motor delivers 57% more runtime over other brushed motors.

Luckily, to keep this drill going for the long run, the chuck is all metal, as well as keyless for easy usage.

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AVID POWER 20V MAX Lithium lon Cordless Drill


Drills can often cost an arm and a leg. Sometimes you just need one for that odd job around the house, and you can't justify the extraordinary cost. But the AVID POWER 20V MAX Lithium lon Cordless Drill pushes back against this thought, coming in at a bargain price.

With a total of 26olbs of torque and a 20V battery, this drill will take on most of your DIY needs.

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Cordless Drill/Driver Kit


Drills don't often come complete with all the kit you need, like the Cordless Drill/Driver Kit from KIMO.

Its lightweight and compact size means that it's super easy to use, and comes with a 12V battery. It's got a 3/8 keyless chuck too, and all the drill and screwdriver bits you could hope for, totally at 48 pieces.

A nice rubber handle also gives you comfort when you're drilling throughout the day.

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CRAFTSMAN V20 Cordless Drill/Driver Kit


The CRAFTSMAN V20 Cordless Drill/Driver Kit is all the drills you need with its dual speed motor. 

It uses a 1/2" driver bit, making it versatile and useful for most household applications. The keyless chuck is great because there's no need for any tools to change over the drill bits.

You get a 20V lithium battery with the drill, and with only a 60 minute charge time, will have you drilling for ages.

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills. Editing by Claudio Rebuzzi.