Buying Advice – Cordless Drills for Women

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Have you looked at any of the Barbara K! products? She has a cordless drill that has a removable pack that clipss to your belt. It would be great if your panel could evaluate that….preferably in the same catagories as you did before. Thanks!

  2. Brian Mark says:


    I’m afraid I’ve never heard of those. I’ll present that to our puruchasing officer’s attention and we’ll see what we can do. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Please check out the new Makita BDF452HW. It uses a smaller 1.5 ah battery, has two speeds, 450 in. lbs. of torque, and weighs ONLY 3.5 lbs. I suspect your ladies would like it even better than your top rated Makita BDF451. I’ve held one but not used one. It’s not clear in your article what useful tasks were done with the drills by your female testers.

  4. Brian Mark says:

    Yes, the BDF452HW is the new favorite around here, and not just for the female audience. This is the drill most of our customers seem to want right now. Plenty of power, very comfortable, and the price is right. We’re having trouble keeping them in stock, but more should be here shortly. We’re ordering these 100 at a pop now.

    The first test they did was just picking it up, then they drove self-tapping screws into wood, and finally drilled a few small holes. Nothing super heavy duty, just some normal around-the-house type activities.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Loved the info on the drills. Do you have any advice about saws? I need a basic one for some home improvement projects (cutting 2×4’s e.g.). Any help would be great. Thanks!

  6. Mark_Dublin says:

    Recently,I decided to buy a new cordless drill and before selecting the type of drill i did a lot of research and comparisons between makes and models via the Net. Finally, I made a decision and bought a Panasonic 14.4V EY7440. I have been amazed with the drills performance, balance and control. It is almost identical in colour and shape to some Makita models (grey and black). This tool is extremely light, very robust and strongly built, comfortable when in hand and runs on one of the new Lithium ion range batteries so it has no shortage of power. It is definitely worth having a look at before making a selection. I was most pleased with the fact that it was priced in store in Dublin at €448, and when purcahsed online from the UK i managed to have it delivered within 3 working days to Rep. of Ireland for just €336. Managed to save €112 which was great.

  7. kkfarmer says:

    This advice is very helpful. I need to spend some time digesting all the info, but here is one of my main concerns with a drill: I have difficulty tightening the chuck so that the drill bit doesn’t fall out; then I have difficulty loosening the chuck to remove the drill bit!! I might have some arthritis in my hands and I just don’t have the strength of a man!! Have you any advice for me??

  8. soren1352 says:

    How about an angle grinder with a pad kit for fiber disks? It looks like a good solution to detail sanding problems with wood finishes. What do you think?

  9. Desirae says:

    I was wondering if anyone has tried the Ryobi HJP001 Drill. It is a 12v lithium ion battery and the weight is only 1.8 pounds. You can purchase the drill,2 lithium ion batteries, charger, and a tool bag for $80.00. It features 0-550 (no load speed), 3/8″ heavy duty keyless chuck and a 15 minute charger.I have only held it haven’t used it but felt great in my hands was very small.

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