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Best 24V Cordless Drill

This category is for the best all around 24v cordless drill. There are several reasons why you may decide to go with a 24 volt drill rather than an 18 volt. One good reason would be for extra torque, perhaps for dilling into concrete or brick. Another reason would be to get a more heavy duty drill that can take more abuse and keep on going.

Our pick for the best all-around 24v cordless drill is the Milwaukee 0726-22 28-Volt V28 Lithium-Ion 1/2-Inch Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver Kit:

Research the Milwaukee V28 1/2-Inch Cordless Hammer Drill at Amazon

This is actually a 28 volt drill, but it certainly belongs in the 24 volt cordless drill category. With the advent of newer battery technologies sometimes it makes sense to have different voltages than the ones we are used to seeing. This drill uses newer Lithium-ion technology for the batteries. Here are some of the reasons we picked the Milwaukee V28 Cordless Hammer Drill.

  • It delivers 600 in. lbs of maximum torque versus 442 for our 18v pick.
  • At 6.7 lbs there's enough metal and carbide to have a rugged drill without being cumbersome.
  • The previous version got excellent reviews at Amazon and numerous other places around the Internet (this is an updated version).

Best 24v Cordless Drill (Heavy Duty)

Like we said above, there's heavy duty and then there's heavy duty. This category is for the 24 volt drill that is built like a rock, like granite.

The drill that fits the bill for the 24v heavy duty category is the DEWALT DC223KA Heavy-Duty 24 Volt 7/8-Inch Cordless SDS Hammer

If you need portable might, this drill is the way to go. It's not for the faint of heart. It's for guys/gals that need to do some serious drilling.