For heavy drilling work corded drills are used. They typically have the most power, and are the more economical option. Can be used for wood, metal and masonry work. Some drills have a hammer function, which allows very hard surfaces to be drilled.
For lighter work, and also ease of use, cordless drills can be used in and out of the workshop. The voltage (v) and amp hours (ah) are important to note as these determine how powerful and how long the batteries will last.
Cordless screwdrivers are essentially drills which allow the quick and easy insertion of screws into a workpiece. Much faster and more accurate than traditional screwdrivers.
A workshop machine, drill presses are used when the holes need to be drilled exactly perpendicular to the work surface ie cabinet door hinges.
When no power is available hand drills can be used. Very useful for work outside or in far flung places. Craftsman also frequently use these drills as it gives them a great amount of control.
Drill Jigs & Guides
There are a range of jigs and guides avaialable to fit onto drills to allow for a number of different drilling applications to be achieved.
Replacement drill chucks, keys and special chucks are available.