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Best Drill Machines in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best drill machines in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Drill machines are the one-stop solutions for a number of DIY tasks at home, and importantly, they are fairly safe and easy to use. There are a number of accessories and add ons that you get with a drill machine and it can be bought both as individual equipment or as a kit. However, choosing the which one to go for and the best drill machine isn’t easy. Therefore, here is the buyers' guide and detailed info on the top 7 best drill machines for home in India for the year 2021.

UPDATED

12/7/2021

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Rating

Power Rating

Max No-load Speed

Chuck Size

Pro's & Con's

Power Source

Chuck Type

Cable Length

Drill Ranges

Reverse Action

Variable Speed

Soft Grip

Secondary Handle

Warranty

KR554RE 550-Watt 13mm Variable Speed Reversible Hammer Drill Machine

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KR554RE 550-Watt 13mm Variable Speed Reversible Hammer Drill Machine

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Our Rating

9.9 / 10

11/2020

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550 W

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2800 RPM

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13 mm

Affordable
Rotating and hammering action
Good RPM
Multipurpose
Short cable
Drill Bits needs improvement
Corded
Keyed
3 m
  • Wood: 20mm
  • Steel: 13mm
  • Masonry: 13mm
6 months

Bosch

GSB 501 500-Watt Professional Impact Drill Machine

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Our Rating

9.6 / 10

11/2020

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500 W

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2600 RPM

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10 mm

Good RPM
Multipurpose
Good power rating
Great design
A burning smell in initial uses
A bit noisy at work
Corded
Keyed
Not applicable
  • Metal: 10mm
  • Concrete: 10mm
  • Wood: 26mm
6 months

iBell

ED10-30 Electric Drill 10MM, 500W, 2800RPM

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Our Rating

9.4 / 10

11/2020

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500 W

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2600 RPM

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10 mm

Forward/Reverse switch
Pocket clip for portability
Good RPM
Power regulator
The chuck is not durable
Corded
Keyed
2.3 mm
  • Wood: 15mm
  • Steel: 10mm
  • Masonry: 10mm
6 months

Bosch

06019G80F1 GSR120-Li Cordless Drill Driver, 12V Single Battery

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Our Rating

9.3 / 10

11/2020

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Not applicable

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1500 RPM

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10 mm

Great design
Soft and ergonomic grip
LED light
Long battery life
No hammer mode
Cordless
Keyed
Not applicable
  • Wood: 20/10mm
  • Steel: 20/10mm
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Black & Decker

HD555KA50 550W 13mm Variable Speed Reversible Impact Drill Kit

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Our Rating

9.2 / 10

11/2020

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550 W

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2800 RPM

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13 mm

Trigger design
Multipurpose
Power drill
Foword/Reverse switch
Heats up quickly
Corded
Keyed
Not applicable
  • Wood: 20mm
  • Steel: 10mm
  • Masonry: 10mm
6 months

Makita

M0801BX2 16mm Heavy Duty Hammer Drill Machine

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Our Rating

9.1 / 10

11/2020

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500 W

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2800 RPM

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10 mm

Value for money
Forward/Reverse switch
Hammering mode present
Corded
Keyed
Not applicable
  • Concrete: 16mm
  • Steel: 13mm
  • Wood: 20mm
6 months

KHADIJA

HI-MAX Electric Drill and Screwdriver Machine

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Our Rating

8.9 / 10

11/2020

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280 W

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750 RPM

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10 mm

Value for money
Ergonomic rubber handle
Variable speed
Reverse rotation
Plastic body
Corded
Keyed
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  • Concrete
  • Steel
  • Wood
6 months

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KR554RE 550-Watt 13mm Variable Speed Reversible Hammer Drill Machine


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Our Rating

9.9 / 10

11/2020

Pro's & Con's

Affordable
Rotating and hammering action
Good RPM
Multipurpose
Short cable
Drill Bits needs improvement

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Power Rating

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550 W

Max No-load Speed

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2800 RPM

Chuck Size

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13 mm

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Corded

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3 m

Drill Ranges

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  • Steel: 13mm
  • Masonry: 13mm

Reverse Action

Variable Speed

Soft Grip

Secondary Handle

Warranty

6 months

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Chitransh Waghmare

Chitransh Waghmare

Buyer's Guide - Best Drill Machines in India 2021

Know all about drill machines and get the best.

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for best drill machines

Here’s a sneak peek into the most significant features to consider before buying a drill machine.

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for drill machines

Best practices for drill machines usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best drill machines in India 2021

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for best drill machines

1.1 Types

Different varieties of drills can be used depending upon their functions and options they offer and thus the type of drill is also a crucial factor to look at based on your specific requirements.

  • Drill Drivers

These are the most basic dual functionality drills having drill holes that play as screwdrivers and is used for tasks like bolting up and assembling furniture.

  • Combination Drills

These drills have triple functionality and are slightly advanced than the former. Combination drills have holes acting as screwdrivers and it can also be used as a hammer drill for hardened surfaces.

  • Rotary Hammer Drills/SDS Drills

For some heavy-duty drilling through concrete or masonry, an equally robust tool should be at under your helm. And the SDS (Self Direct System) drills do the exact same thing for you. These drills are multi-functional and can be used for chiselling. These drills happen to be slightly bulky than the other two.

  • Hammer Drills/Percussion Drills

Dedicatedly crafted for some hardcore complex and heavy-duty drilling, the hammers drills truly suits their name when at work. The rotation plus drill function together make the most advanced and powerful drills of all drill types.

Different varieties of drills can be used depending upon their functions and options they offer and thus the type of drill is also a crucial factor to look at based on your specific requirements.

  • Drill Drivers

These are the most basic dual functionality drills having drill holes that play as screwdrivers and is used for tasks like bolting up and assembling furniture.

  • Combination Drills

These drills have triple functionality and are slightly advanced than the former. Combination drills have holes acting as screwdrivers and it can also be used as a hammer drill for hardened surfaces.

  • Rotary Hammer Drills/SDS Drills

For some heavy-duty drilling through concrete or masonry, an equally robust tool should be at under your helm. And the SDS (Self Direct System) drills do the exact same thing for you. These drills are multi-functional and can be used for chiselling. These drills happen to be slightly bulky than the other two.

  • Hammer Drills/Percussion Drills

Dedicatedly crafted for some hardcore complex and heavy-duty drilling, the hammers drills truly suits their name when at work. The rotation plus drill function together make the most advanced and powerful drills of all drill types.

1.2 Corded or Cordless

Whether the drill machine is corded or cordless, it matters and your final call should be based on your convenience and ease of use.

Like every other product, both corded and cordless drills have some qualities and limitations which you should consider while buying them.

Cordless

The fact that they are easily mobile and lightweight which further enhances their usability is possibly the biggest selling point of cordless drills. If you have a fear of getting tangled and want to avoid tripping over cords, cordless drills are an easy solution. They are absolutely safe at work and more comfortable to handle than the corded ones.

Though the high power variations of cordless drills (that ranges between 18-24 v) can show you the flip side and can be much heavier than the corded drills. A 4 to 8-volt drill have a capacity to perform minor jobs while the 12-18v can be your all-round companion.

One more significant factor that distinguishes the cordless drills from the corded ones is the requirement of battery, the charging frequency and battery backup. Most cordless drills require charging at regular intervals and offer average battery backup. You may need to keep an extra pair of batteries to keep it going for long.

Another dimension to look at is the durability of cordless drills in general. Even the most pricey of a cordless drill piece would last no longer than 3-4 years.

Speaking of the batteries, the Lithium-Ion batteries always have an edge over the Nickel-Metal-Hydride batteries. Along with their virtue of being more powerful and long-lasting, they also have less harmful metallic elements.

Corded

Corded drills are much more powerful and often lighter than cordless drills with similar functionalities. The constant power supply is a big plus for these devices which let them have longer runs. The power of a corded drill is denoted by the amp-hour rating.

They are cheaper than the cordless machines with the only limitation of restricting your range of work. You may need an extension cord to enhance its range and work more freely.

Whether the drill machine is corded or cordless, it matters and your final call should be based on your convenience and ease of use.

Like every other product, both corded and cordless drills have some qualities and limitations which you should consider while buying them.

Cordless

The fact that they are easily mobile and lightweight which further enhances their usability is possibly the biggest selling point of cordless drills. If you have a fear of getting tangled and want to avoid tripping over cords, cordless drills are an easy solution. They are absolutely safe at work and more comfortable to handle than the corded ones.

Though the high power variations of cordless drills (that ranges between 18-24 v) can show you the flip side and can be much heavier than the corded drills. A 4 to 8-volt drill have a capacity to perform minor jobs while the 12-18v can be your all-round companion.

One more significant factor that distinguishes the cordless drills from the corded ones is the requirement of battery, the charging frequency and battery backup. Most cordless drills require charging at regular intervals and offer average battery backup. You may need to keep an extra pair of batteries to keep it going for long.

Another dimension to look at is the durability of cordless drills in general. Even the most pricey of a cordless drill piece would last no longer than 3-4 years.

Speaking of the batteries, the Lithium-Ion batteries always have an edge over the Nickel-Metal-Hydride batteries. Along with their virtue of being more powerful and long-lasting, they also have less harmful metallic elements.

Corded

Corded drills are much more powerful and often lighter than cordless drills with similar functionalities. The constant power supply is a big plus for these devices which let them have longer runs. The power of a corded drill is denoted by the amp-hour rating.

They are cheaper than the cordless machines with the only limitation of restricting your range of work. You may need an extension cord to enhance its range and work more freely.

1.3 Chuck

Chuk is the metal shaft of a drilling machine that holds the bits (the metal part that makes the hole) together. They come in different types and sizes.

Size

The chuck size comes in variations of 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inches, based on their suitability for various duties. The standard 1/4 chuck size is meant for light duties, while the most popular size (3/8) is a jack of all trades as you can perform various tasks using it. It also pairs very well with a range of multi-sized drill bits except for larger drill bits. It is better to go for a 1/2 inch chuck, as the 3/8 inch chuck may not pair well with them.

Type

We have two major classifications of chucks in a drilling machine as keyed chucks and un-keyed chucks. The keyed chuck has a mechanical key to loosen and fasten the drilling machine bits and in un-keyed chucks, the chuck is to be held in the hand while the bits get fastened as you turn the drill on.

Chuk is the metal shaft of a drilling machine that holds the bits (the metal part that makes the hole) together. They come in different types and sizes.

Size

The chuck size comes in variations of 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inches, based on their suitability for various duties. The standard 1/4 chuck size is meant for light duties, while the most popular size (3/8) is a jack of all trades as you can perform various tasks using it. It also pairs very well with a range of multi-sized drill bits except for larger drill bits. It is better to go for a 1/2 inch chuck, as the 3/8 inch chuck may not pair well with them.

Type

We have two major classifications of chucks in a drilling machine as keyed chucks and un-keyed chucks. The keyed chuck has a mechanical key to loosen and fasten the drilling machine bits and in un-keyed chucks, the chuck is to be held in the hand while the bits get fastened as you turn the drill on.

1.4 Power

The power of the machine is all over the place and is the most important factor to consider for a purchase like a drill machine. The power of the drill should be enough to run through harder substances and penetrate them properly. The average machine has a 500-watt power to handle all average repairs and you can go one step higher if you need more power for your task to be performed. The more powerful version ranges from 600-700 watt. However, the more power the drill exerts, the more power it consumes, so that would impact the energy efficiency of the drill.

The power of the machine is all over the place and is the most important factor to consider for a purchase like a drill machine. The power of the drill should be enough to run through harder substances and penetrate them properly. The average machine has a 500-watt power to handle all average repairs and you can go one step higher if you need more power for your task to be performed. The more powerful version ranges from 600-700 watt. However, the more power the drill exerts, the more power it consumes, so that would impact the energy efficiency of the drill.

1.5 Size and Weight

Since the drilling machine happens to be a hand-operated tool, it becomes imperative to ensure that it is easy and fairly convenient to operate it for long without much pain. Therefore, lightweight, ergonomic drilling machines are the most preferred ones for regular tasks in a household. The more powerful ones are usually put to use on extremely hard materials for heavy-duty drilling.

Since the drilling machine happens to be a hand-operated tool, it becomes imperative to ensure that it is easy and fairly convenient to operate it for long without much pain. Therefore, lightweight, ergonomic drilling machines are the most preferred ones for regular tasks in a household. The more powerful ones are usually put to use on extremely hard materials for heavy-duty drilling.

1.6 Reverse

The reverse mode in the drill helps the drill bit to roll out when stuck inside any wood or a substance and can't be pulled out simply with human strength. It is an essential feature if you are doing more than driving and bolting screws. A keyless chuck has a default reverse, all the other types should be checked before locking the deal.

The reverse mode in the drill helps the drill bit to roll out when stuck inside any wood or a substance and can't be pulled out simply with human strength. It is an essential feature if you are doing more than driving and bolting screws. A keyless chuck has a default reverse, all the other types should be checked before locking the deal.

1.7 RPM and Impact Rate

More RPM (revolution per minute) implies smoother drilling. Also, better impact rate in drilling machines means better penetration. Most drills perform decently with regard to the RPM and impact rate but you can choose diligently among high-end options for even better results.

More RPM (revolution per minute) implies smoother drilling. Also, better impact rate in drilling machines means better penetration. Most drills perform decently with regard to the RPM and impact rate but you can choose diligently among high-end options for even better results.

1.8 Torque Clutch

The torque clutch is an absolutely essential feature to have if you are using the drill for driving screws.  A torque clutch helps you choose the maximum torque level beyond which the drilling stops. This is to avoid the screws from being driven too deep into a substance or a wall. High speed and low torque are for drilling soft materials while low speed and high torque are ideal for drilling into hard materials.

The torque clutch is an absolutely essential feature to have if you are using the drill for driving screws.  A torque clutch helps you choose the maximum torque level beyond which the drilling stops. This is to avoid the screws from being driven too deep into a substance or a wall. High speed and low torque are for drilling soft materials while low speed and high torque are ideal for drilling into hard materials.

1.9 Gear

The users are advised to go for more than one gear for multipurpose use. First gear is well suited for driving screws and the second one is a great fit for actual drilling at variable and higher speed.

The users are advised to go for more than one gear for multipurpose use. First gear is well suited for driving screws and the second one is a great fit for actual drilling at variable and higher speed.

1.10 Additional Features

Additional features such as hammering mode or screw-driver mode also play a key role in raising the convenience bar in a drilling machine and so it's also important not to undermine the importance of such add-ons. While the hammering mode is your solution to crack some surfaces down and a screw-driver mode makes it handier for you to tighten the screws.

Additional features such as hammering mode or screw-driver mode also play a key role in raising the convenience bar in a drilling machine and so it's also important not to undermine the importance of such add-ons. While the hammering mode is your solution to crack some surfaces down and a screw-driver mode makes it handier for you to tighten the screws.

1.11 Drill or Kit

To pick a drill or an entire kit is a decision that you should make while purchasing a drill. If there are no complex tasks to be performed, then buy just the drill with a few chucks. On the contrary, if you have some other plans apart from drilling and related functions then a tool kit may suit you more dynamically.

To pick a drill or an entire kit is a decision that you should make while purchasing a drill. If there are no complex tasks to be performed, then buy just the drill with a few chucks. On the contrary, if you have some other plans apart from drilling and related functions then a tool kit may suit you more dynamically.

1.12 Voltage

The voltage is an essential feature to look at. For lighter work like making a hole in wood, you don’t need a drill with the highest possible voltage. For making a hole in metals, stones or bricks, it is better to look for a more voltage device. Always check the voltage in combination with the drill’s diameter. A light drill will facilitate holes of a maximum of 22 mm, and for the large jobs, you need a drill that is able to drill at least 30 mm wide. 

The rule of thumb to choose optimal drill is - maximum drill diameter minus 6 mm.

The voltage is an essential feature to look at. For lighter work like making a hole in wood, you don’t need a drill with the highest possible voltage. For making a hole in metals, stones or bricks, it is better to look for a more voltage device. Always check the voltage in combination with the drill’s diameter. A light drill will facilitate holes of a maximum of 22 mm, and for the large jobs, you need a drill that is able to drill at least 30 mm wide. 

The rule of thumb to choose optimal drill is - maximum drill diameter minus 6 mm.

1.13 Automatic Brake

This is an essential function from the safety point of view. It ensures that the drill automatically stops rotating when the trigger is released. Without an automatic brake, the drill continues to run until you stop. This feature is less common in corded drills, but most cordless drills include this feature.

This is an essential function from the safety point of view. It ensures that the drill automatically stops rotating when the trigger is released. Without an automatic brake, the drill continues to run until you stop. This feature is less common in corded drills, but most cordless drills include this feature.

1.14 Handle and Accessories

The most common drills have two types of designs - T or pistol shape. There are also angle and milling machines. The corner machines are made for working in difficult places and have particular use. Some machines come with an additional handle. This extra handle comes in handy if the machine weighs more than 2 kg and you have to use the drill a lot. Another helpful accessory is a drill depth stop, which helps in determining the correct depth.

The most common drills have two types of designs - T or pistol shape. There are also angle and milling machines. The corner machines are made for working in difficult places and have particular use. Some machines come with an additional handle. This extra handle comes in handy if the machine weighs more than 2 kg and you have to use the drill a lot. Another helpful accessory is a drill depth stop, which helps in determining the correct depth.

1.15 Speed

The best plug-in drills have different speeds and power. Different speed is required to create a hole in different substance. For example, choose the lowest speed for concrete because it gives more power even though the drill rotates less quickly. In addition to this, a machine can have 10 and 30 positions and also a function selector button. It lets you choose if you want to use the device for screw-driving, drilling or impact drilling.

The best plug-in drills have different speeds and power. Different speed is required to create a hole in different substance. For example, choose the lowest speed for concrete because it gives more power even though the drill rotates less quickly. In addition to this, a machine can have 10 and 30 positions and also a function selector button. It lets you choose if you want to use the device for screw-driving, drilling or impact drilling.

1.16 Brand and Warranty

To ensure great build, quality, reliability performance, a brand of excellent reputation should be your go-to option. One more benefit of this is a chance of getting better warranty options. In any case whatsoever, a pick which bears more than six months of warranty would be the most appropriate.

To ensure great build, quality, reliability performance, a brand of excellent reputation should be your go-to option. One more benefit of this is a chance of getting better warranty options. In any case whatsoever, a pick which bears more than six months of warranty would be the most appropriate.

2. FAQ: Learn more about the details

2.1 What is the drill bits?

Drill bits are cutting tools meant for removing material for creating holes. Drill bits have many variations in shapes and sizes and it can create different kinds of holes in a wide range of materials. The drill grasps the upper end of a bit, known as the shank in the chuck.

Drill bits are cutting tools meant for removing material for creating holes. Drill bits have many variations in shapes and sizes and it can create different kinds of holes in a wide range of materials. The drill grasps the upper end of a bit, known as the shank in the chuck.

2.2 What are the steps to maintain a drill?

See the instructions to maintain a drill here.

See the instructions to maintain a drill here.

2.3 The drill smells like it is burning, what is the cause, and what is the cure?

This is a very common issue among drilling machines. The burning smell while using the drilling machines suggests that the motor is being overly stressed or is overheating. This happens if the motor’s fans are not able to cool the motor windings quickly, which ultimately cause the heat up. It may even result in the melting of the varnish coating. Though this is nothing dangerous but it is still recommended to stop working with it for a while and keep it running so it can get back to normalcy.

Once the motor cools down the windings, you can start working again with the drill.

This is a very common issue among drilling machines. The burning smell while using the drilling machines suggests that the motor is being overly stressed or is overheating. This happens if the motor’s fans are not able to cool the motor windings quickly, which ultimately cause the heat up. It may even result in the melting of the varnish coating. Though this is nothing dangerous but it is still recommended to stop working with it for a while and keep it running so it can get back to normalcy.

Once the motor cools down the windings, you can start working again with the drill.

2.4 My drill isn’t working properly. What should I do?

If your drill isn’t working the way it should, then you must check if it's still under warranty. And if it is, then get it repaired from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, if the warranty period is over it's better to reach out and get it repaired locally, or buy a new drill altogether. 

If your drill isn’t working the way it should, then you must check if it's still under warranty. And if it is, then get it repaired from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, if the warranty period is over it's better to reach out and get it repaired locally, or buy a new drill altogether. 

2.5 For a drill machine that does all basic household repairs and needs. What is the ideal power rating?

A 450-500 watt lightweight drilling machine could be an ideal choice for household repair and related needs. Just ensure that the device is compact and fairly ergonomic.

A 450-500 watt lightweight drilling machine could be an ideal choice for household repair and related needs. Just ensure that the device is compact and fairly ergonomic.

2.6 What safety measures should I take while using a drill machine?

Electric drills are powerful tools that you must use carefully to avoid accidents and injuries. Without paying attention to them, you could welcome injury, thanks to the sharp bits. Below we show you which safety measures you should take while using an electric drill.

  • Safety goggles: Metal or stone splinters may jump while drilling. There are electric drills that have internal brushes generating sparks. The safety goggles are therefore essential to protect your eyes.

  • No gloves: It is not suggested to wear gloves when working with an electric drill as it can get caught in the drill leading to injuries.

  • Do not push too hard:  The machine has its own strength, which helps it penetrate through the material at its own pace. Therefore, you need not force or push the tool. If the drill lack power, the bits won't penetrate. If you push the drill, it might break something, hitting someone and causing a lot of pain. Moreover, forcing the drill can overheat it and burn the motor. This can cause worse things like damaging the electrical system and causing a fire.

  • Materials:  Never use the drill on materials for which it is not intended. If your drill doesn't have an impact function, don't use it on stone.

  • Fastening: Always fasten the bits for secure drilling. If the drill is loose and free, it could escape and cause injury.

Electric drills are powerful tools that you must use carefully to avoid accidents and injuries. Without paying attention to them, you could welcome injury, thanks to the sharp bits. Below we show you which safety measures you should take while using an electric drill.

  • Safety goggles: Metal or stone splinters may jump while drilling. There are electric drills that have internal brushes generating sparks. The safety goggles are therefore essential to protect your eyes.

  • No gloves: It is not suggested to wear gloves when working with an electric drill as it can get caught in the drill leading to injuries.

  • Do not push too hard:  The machine has its own strength, which helps it penetrate through the material at its own pace. Therefore, you need not force or push the tool. If the drill lack power, the bits won't penetrate. If you push the drill, it might break something, hitting someone and causing a lot of pain. Moreover, forcing the drill can overheat it and burn the motor. This can cause worse things like damaging the electrical system and causing a fire.

  • Materials:  Never use the drill on materials for which it is not intended. If your drill doesn't have an impact function, don't use it on stone.

  • Fastening: Always fasten the bits for secure drilling. If the drill is loose and free, it could escape and cause injury.

3. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for drill machines

3.1 How to maintain a drill machine?

Maintaining a drill machine is hassle-free. Just a few basic cleaning tips will make it a ready to work device in minutes.

  • First, get rid of any dust and dirt present on the drill. You can use a blowgun to do it. 

  • Checking the carbon brushes located inside the drill regularly is a good maintenance practice.

  • Carbon brushes have limited life and their quality deteriorates with time.

  •  A slotted screwdriver can be used to check carbon brushes.

Maintaining a drill machine is hassle-free. Just a few basic cleaning tips will make it a ready to work device in minutes.

  • First, get rid of any dust and dirt present on the drill. You can use a blowgun to do it. 

  • Checking the carbon brushes located inside the drill regularly is a good maintenance practice.

  • Carbon brushes have limited life and their quality deteriorates with time.

  •  A slotted screwdriver can be used to check carbon brushes.

3.2 How to get the drill out when it’s stuck during operation?

If this utterly common thing has happened with you too, there is a lesser need of worrying than you think.

  • First up, the reverse option of the drill could be your saviour, if the drill is stuck on a wooden or a concrete base.

  • The reverse swirling drill swiftly puts back the machine to its initial position. So, we don’t need to pull out anything, but the drill will pull itself out smoothly, all by itself!

  • The reverse drilling feature is now very common in drills, but still, it is advised to check the user manual if your drill has such an option or not.

If this utterly common thing has happened with you too, there is a lesser need of worrying than you think.

  • First up, the reverse option of the drill could be your saviour, if the drill is stuck on a wooden or a concrete base.

  • The reverse swirling drill swiftly puts back the machine to its initial position. So, we don’t need to pull out anything, but the drill will pull itself out smoothly, all by itself!

  • The reverse drilling feature is now very common in drills, but still, it is advised to check the user manual if your drill has such an option or not.

3.3 How to prevent a drill machine from overloading?

To prevent overloading on your drill, reduce the cutting load. It can be done in the ways explained below.

  • Use one or more pilot drills.

  • You can use lubricants for cutting and cooling.

  • Maintain quality standards and use sharp drills and accessories.

  • Slow down speed or change gears.

  • Don’t force the drill; let the drill do its work on its own.

  • Regular cleaning and maintenance.

To prevent overloading on your drill, reduce the cutting load. It can be done in the ways explained below.

  • Use one or more pilot drills.

  • You can use lubricants for cutting and cooling.

  • Maintain quality standards and use sharp drills and accessories.

  • Slow down speed or change gears.

  • Don’t force the drill; let the drill do its work on its own.

  • Regular cleaning and maintenance.

3.4 What are the basic usage tips for drill machine?

  • Never try to make alterations in the chuck while the drill is functional.

  • Always refer to the user manual while working with advance options of the drill to attain better efficiency.

  • Before using the machine ensure that the cords have no discrepancy. Also, no damage should be caused to it amid work. In case of low power and lower efficiency, get the cords checked and changed.

  • Never try to make alterations in the chuck while the drill is functional.

  • Always refer to the user manual while working with advance options of the drill to attain better efficiency.

  • Before using the machine ensure that the cords have no discrepancy. Also, no damage should be caused to it amid work. In case of low power and lower efficiency, get the cords checked and changed.

4. Fun Facts: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about drill machines

4.1 Strap-drills are the first machine drills, that convert a back and forth motion to rotary motion which is said to be used around 10,000 ago.

4.2 The core drill was made in ancient Egypt in 3000 BC while the pump drill was invented during Roman times.

4.3 During the tenure of the Chinese Qin Dynasty, the churn drills were invented in 221 BC, which were capable enough to reach a depth of 1500 m.

4.4 The invention of the electric drill is credited to Arthur James Arnot and William Blanch Brain who hailed from Australia and patented the invention in 1889.

4.5 The first portable handheld drill was invented by Wilhem & Carl Fein of Stuttgart, Germany. While the first trigger-switch, the pistol-grip portable drill was patented by Black & Decker in 1917.

4.1 Strap-drills are the first machine drills, that convert a back and forth motion to rotary motion which is said to be used around 10,000 ago.

4.2 The core drill was made in ancient Egypt in 3000 BC while the pump drill was invented during Roman times.

4.3 During the tenure of the Chinese Qin Dynasty, the churn drills were invented in 221 BC, which were capable enough to reach a depth of 1500 m.

4.4 The invention of the electric drill is credited to Arthur James Arnot and William Blanch Brain who hailed from Australia and patented the invention in 1889.

4.5 The first portable handheld drill was invented by Wilhem & Carl Fein of Stuttgart, Germany. While the first trigger-switch, the pistol-grip portable drill was patented by Black & Decker in 1917.

5. Our Picks: How we picked the best drill machines in India 2021

5.1 Black & Decker KR554RE 550-Watt 13mm Variable Speed Reversible Hammer Drill Machine

The Black & Decker brand has built great repute in manufacturing drill machines and secured its place among the favourites quite quickly and this hammer drill machine is a very epitome of its excellence. The brand delivered a compact and robust drill with a 550-watt power and 13 mm chuck capacity. Its 800 RPM speed, when coupled with a hammering mode, boosts the ability, power and speed to drill into wood, steel and masonry.

With variable speed, it is a superb device even with the design perspective. Ergonomic shape with a rubber handle makes it easy to use even for a long duration. Besides having a shockproof and insulated body, this has a lock-on button, easily changeable bits, dual drilling mode and reverse function. It has a side handle to enable easy ad dynamic handling.

The only drawback is the quality of the bits that is not superior and unable to work on metal and concrete surfaces. A metal bit needs to be procured separately and is not a part of the pack. Yet overall, this product is an ideal choice for some regular as well as heavy-duty tasks. The product has 6 months of product warranty.

The Black & Decker brand has built great repute in manufacturing drill machines and secured its place among the favourites quite quickly and this hammer drill machine is a very epitome of its excellence. The brand delivered a compact and robust drill with a 550-watt power and 13 mm chuck capacity. Its 800 RPM speed, when coupled with a hammering mode, boosts the ability, power and speed to drill into wood, steel and masonry.

With variable speed, it is a superb device even with the design perspective. Ergonomic shape with a rubber handle makes it easy to use even for a long duration. Besides having a shockproof and insulated body, this has a lock-on button, easily changeable bits, dual drilling mode and reverse function. It has a side handle to enable easy ad dynamic handling.

The only drawback is the quality of the bits that is not superior and unable to work on metal and concrete surfaces. A metal bit needs to be procured separately and is not a part of the pack. Yet overall, this product is an ideal choice for some regular as well as heavy-duty tasks. The product has 6 months of product warranty.

5.2 Bosch GSB 501 500-Watt Professional Impact Drill Machine

The Bosch drills have been a known and old accomplice for all your home-based drilling needs. And it's one among the champs on the list for its quality and consistency. This Bosch GSB 501 is a valuable addition to its lineage and will not disappoint you anyway.

With an exceptional speed of 2600 RPM, this corded drill can penetrate concrete, wood, masonry and steel materials like a pro. Due to its 500W motor, this drill has proven its mettle and efficiency among peers. This lightweight drill has a slider to shift speed, functionality and impact as per need.

The drill has a solid clamp shell gear and motor housing with power ribs to battle tough weather and site conditions. The design of the drill is ergonomic to keep the user at ease while the drill does all the hard work.

This beautifully designed drill has 6 months of manufacturers' warranty.

The Bosch drills have been a known and old accomplice for all your home-based drilling needs. And it's one among the champs on the list for its quality and consistency. This Bosch GSB 501 is a valuable addition to its lineage and will not disappoint you anyway.

With an exceptional speed of 2600 RPM, this corded drill can penetrate concrete, wood, masonry and steel materials like a pro. Due to its 500W motor, this drill has proven its mettle and efficiency among peers. This lightweight drill has a slider to shift speed, functionality and impact as per need.

The drill has a solid clamp shell gear and motor housing with power ribs to battle tough weather and site conditions. The design of the drill is ergonomic to keep the user at ease while the drill does all the hard work.

This beautifully designed drill has 6 months of manufacturers' warranty.

5.3 iBELL ED10-30 Electric Drill 10MM, 500W, 2800RPM

The iBell drills give serious competition to the fellow contenders on the list with a power of 500W, a chuck capacity ranging to 10mm, and astonishing speed of 2800 RPM. With a total cable length reaching 2.3m, this iBell driller could be your ideal ally for home & professional drilling.

It has a drilling mode that gives the process and pace to drill into masonry, steel and wood, and the hammering mode doubles the ability of the drill to suit diverse needs. Ergonomic design with optimal grip positions, this lightweight and insulated drill machines have a shockproof plastic body, and easy to change drill bits.

Variable speed and fingertip control make it all super easy to browse and shift to access all drilling options. A reverse brush system enables full torque and power in forward and reverse. The lock-on button is also available for easy and continuous use. The iBell drill bears a 6-month warranty.

The iBell drills give serious competition to the fellow contenders on the list with a power of 500W, a chuck capacity ranging to 10mm, and astonishing speed of 2800 RPM. With a total cable length reaching 2.3m, this iBell driller could be your ideal ally for home & professional drilling.

It has a drilling mode that gives the process and pace to drill into masonry, steel and wood, and the hammering mode doubles the ability of the drill to suit diverse needs. Ergonomic design with optimal grip positions, this lightweight and insulated drill machines have a shockproof plastic body, and easy to change drill bits.

Variable speed and fingertip control make it all super easy to browse and shift to access all drilling options. A reverse brush system enables full torque and power in forward and reverse. The lock-on button is also available for easy and continuous use. The iBell drill bears a 6-month warranty.

5.4 Bosch 06019G80F1 GSR120-Li Cordless Drill Driver, 12V Single Battery

Another Bosch device made it to the list which seems pretty obvious. Though it does come with a limitation of not having add-on modes like hammering for greater usability, but it does score a home run when it comes to compact build, safe function and comfortable use.

It does screw driving with a torque range of 30 mm for hard screw driving applications and 14 mm for soft screw driving applications. It has a 400 RPM speed in first gear and 1400 RPM in second gear.

It also comes with a 12 volts battery which results in soft torque improvements by 20%. Moreover, it has a keyless chuck of 10 mm which has a reverse mode by default.

Bearing a battery capacity of 2.0 Ah, this cordless drill comes with a 6 months manufactures warranty.

Another Bosch device made it to the list which seems pretty obvious. Though it does come with a limitation of not having add-on modes like hammering for greater usability, but it does score a home run when it comes to compact build, safe function and comfortable use.

It does screw driving with a torque range of 30 mm for hard screw driving applications and 14 mm for soft screw driving applications. It has a 400 RPM speed in first gear and 1400 RPM in second gear.

It also comes with a 12 volts battery which results in soft torque improvements by 20%. Moreover, it has a keyless chuck of 10 mm which has a reverse mode by default.

Bearing a battery capacity of 2.0 Ah, this cordless drill comes with a 6 months manufactures warranty.

5.5 BLACK+DECKER HD555KA50 550W 13mm Variable Speed Reversible Impact Drill Kit with 50 Accessories Kitbox for Home and Professional use

The Black and Decker drill is one versatile device that has all the solutions about your DIY tasks at home. The Black + Decker corded hammer drill has a forward and reverse button placed above the trigger which makes it easier to switch between these applications.

It has variable speed which helps in a smooth start and gives full control over materials convenience. Consuming 550 W of power, the drill has an operating voltage of 220-240 volts and a chuck size of 13 mm.

The package includes a 550W 13mm hammer drill, chuck key, 5 HSS drill bits, 5 masonry drill bits, 50mm screwdriving bits (5), 1 plastic kit box, 25mm screwdriving bits (10) and finally 25 plastic anchors and screws.

A lock-on button and a 2 mode-hammer drill or drill/driver selector are also present. This power-packed drill kit has 6 months of a comprehensive warranty.

The Black and Decker drill is one versatile device that has all the solutions about your DIY tasks at home. The Black + Decker corded hammer drill has a forward and reverse button placed above the trigger which makes it easier to switch between these applications.

It has variable speed which helps in a smooth start and gives full control over materials convenience. Consuming 550 W of power, the drill has an operating voltage of 220-240 volts and a chuck size of 13 mm.

The package includes a 550W 13mm hammer drill, chuck key, 5 HSS drill bits, 5 masonry drill bits, 50mm screwdriving bits (5), 1 plastic kit box, 25mm screwdriving bits (10) and finally 25 plastic anchors and screws.

A lock-on button and a 2 mode-hammer drill or drill/driver selector are also present. This power-packed drill kit has 6 months of a comprehensive warranty.

5.6 Makita M0801BX2 16mm Heavy Duty Hammer Drill Machine Free Thakita 13 pcs metal drill bit set

The Makita drill is an ideal fit for drilling into a variety of materials such as concrete, steel and wood, with an incredible speed of 2900 RPM and it has a wattage of 500 W.

It has drilling range for concrete as 16 mm, 12 mm for steel and 20 mm for wooden surfaces. Variable speed and reverse-forward modes with fingertip control to shift between application is a remarkable highlight.

This drill has a 6 months manufacturers warranty against defects.

The Makita drill is an ideal fit for drilling into a variety of materials such as concrete, steel and wood, with an incredible speed of 2900 RPM and it has a wattage of 500 W.

It has drilling range for concrete as 16 mm, 12 mm for steel and 20 mm for wooden surfaces. Variable speed and reverse-forward modes with fingertip control to shift between application is a remarkable highlight.

This drill has a 6 months manufacturers warranty against defects.

5.7 KHADIJA HI-MAX Electric Drill and Screwdriver Machine 10mm 280W 0-750r/min Free Flexible Shaft Rod and Screwdriver bits

This Khadija drill is a simple yet efficient machine with a solid plastic body and a comfortable grip handle. This is an electric drill and screwdriver machine, dedicatedly crafted for your basic DIY tasks and make drilling at home safe and easy.

It is accompanied with a flexible shaft rod and screwdriver bits have a 750 RPM speed. It has a 10 mm drill range and it consumes 280 W power.

It has a 6 months comprehensive warranty against damages. Checkout reviews and comparison of best hand tool kit in India.

This Khadija drill is a simple yet efficient machine with a solid plastic body and a comfortable grip handle. This is an electric drill and screwdriver machine, dedicatedly crafted for your basic DIY tasks and make drilling at home safe and easy.

It is accompanied with a flexible shaft rod and screwdriver bits have a 750 RPM speed. It has a 10 mm drill range and it consumes 280 W power.

It has a 6 months comprehensive warranty against damages. Checkout reviews and comparison of best hand tool kit in India.