Best Cordless Drill Brands in the UK

Below we have listed the best drill/driver tool brands that are currently being sold in the UK. We have listed these in alphabetical order as that makes them easier to find. 

Black and Decker - The Company & Brand

Over the past century, Black & Decker has become a household name, famous for high quality and innovative products. Making the job easier has always been at the forefront of Black & Decker’s mission. They are a US based company that originated in Baltimore. They make a whole range of tools, gardening tools, and home equipment.

Generally speaking they are considered to be at the more affordable end of the power tool brands. Their motto is to try and simplify the world of DIY and create tools and products that make the task quicker and easier to perform. They have been around for many years, just over 100 in fact, and they have been responsible for many "firsts" to market.

Black & Decker make cordless drills in 10.8V, 12V and 18V sizes. These include drill/drivers, hammer drills, SDS drills. They have recently introduced brushless motors for some of their drills. In total they have around 50 different models of cordless drills available on the UK market.

Bosch - The Company and Brand

Bosch are a popular brand choice for many UK buyers and home owners. Bosch operates in the UK as Robert Bosch Limited. They employ around 5,200 people across 40 locations in the UK. In 2017, Bosch generated revenues in the UK of £3.5 billion, and the UK is the second largest European market for Bosch after Germany.

Bosch are a German based company and they own a number of brands including Rexroth, Buderus, Dremel, Dynacord and Worcester Bosch (Gas Boilers) They make very high quality tools for the home and garden as well as operating in many other sectors.

Bosch have cordless drills available in 12v and 18V battery sizes. Their most recent product line is known as the EasyDrill and they make 2 models which are the EasyDrill 12 and the EasyDrill 1200. They also have the PSR 1800 LI-2, their UniversalDrill 18V and their AdvancedDrill 18V all designed for homeowners.

They also have impact drills and rotary hammer drills.

Dewalt - The Company and Brand

The Dewalt brand are the leading high end brand for tools in the world and really do make high quality products. This is the go to tool brand for professional trades people and has been for a very long time.

The company was formed in 1922 by Raymond E. Dewalt. The actual Dewal company started out in Leola, Pennsylvania. Their first product was an electric universal woodworking machine known as the DEWALT "Wonder-Worker".

Like many tool companies they grew a lot during the second World War and just after that period. They continued to expand in the 60's and 70's making bench grinders and metal cutting machines.

It was as far back as 1992 when they first started making portable electric tools aimed at the contracting and building markets. In 2011 they introduced the ground breaking XR system.

Dewalt have around 43 different types of cordless drills available on the UK market. This includes 12V, 18V and 20V options. The models include drill/drivers, impact drills, hammer drills and SDS drills.

Draper - The Company and Brand

Draper were originally known as B. Draper & Son and these days of course as Draper. They are based in Hampshire in England. It was built as a family owned company and to this day it remains that way, which is unusual for a company of this size.

They make many ranges of tools, and that of course includes power tools. Their cordless drill/drivers sit within this range.

They also have gardening tools, mechanic's tools, hand tools, engineering tools and a wide range of accessories. Below you will find an introductory video if you would like to find out more about the Draper company and the tools that they make.

Einhell - The Company and Brand

The Einhell brand first started as a company in 1964 and were founded by a man called Hans Einhell. He handed his company over to his nephew who was an electrical engineer.

Since those early days they have gone on to become a well known tool brand, and one that creates tools for the home and the garden. They make all of the usual power tools such as drills, compressors, mitre saws and also many gardening tools such as trimmers and lawnmowers.

Hilka - The Company and Brand

The Hilka brand have been making tools in the UK for over 40 years and are available through a wide range of stockists. They are based in Chessington  where they have experienced sales and support staff to assist both stockist and consumer enquiries.

They also have a distribution centre in Witney where they deliver orders quickly and efficiently. They make a wide range of all types of tools.

Hitachi - The Company and Brand

Hitachi came to the UK in 1981 and made an instant hit with many of their products. They pride their company on making very well designed and reliable tools fully backed up by an excellent customer service.

Their main goal is to make sure that should you buy any of their tools you are completely satisfied with your purchase.

Makita - The Company and the Brand

Makita are without any doubt one of the very best when it comes to new and innovative technology. 

Their main research and development is based in Japan and they do invest a lot of money in features like Lithium-Ion batteries, improved dust extraction systems and battery charging systems.

Ryobi- The Company and Brand

Ryobi are part of an international group called Techtronic Industries (TTI). This company also owns Milwaukee, AEG, Hoover, Homelite, Empire, Stiletto, Hart, Oreck, Vax and the Dirt Devil. 

They are popular for some UK buyers as they introduced the concept of the one tool cordless approach, (ONE+) In other words you can buy a Ryobi battery, and then use it with their range of cordless tools.

Tacklife - The Company and Brand

Tacklife have the ambition to manufacture the best products that inspire their consumers to live a more convenient, secure lifestyle. They state on their website that they not only want to make quality products, but that they want them to have an attractive price. 

They make six ranges of products that include power tools, hand tools, automotive tools, Lawn & Garden tools, test, measure and inspection tools and also home appliances.

They sell on Amazon in 8 different countries including the UK.

Teeno -The Company and Brand

Teeno are owned by the Teeno by Shenzhen Dinuo International E-commerce Co., Ltd company. They make a range of vehicles such as wheelchairs, trolleys, drones etc.

They also make machinery that includes kitchen appliances and tools such as electric hand drills; drill chucks for power drills; impact wrenches; pneumatic nail guns and nail pullers.

Terratek - The Company and Brand

The Terratek brand is quite difficult to find any information about online. They don't appear to have their own website and we couldn't find them on any social networks. They do however make a range of budget cordless drills that sell a lot online. Typically they sell the cordless drill/drivers with batteries, a charger and several accessories which prove popular with home owners in the UK who want an affordable drill/driver to do basic DIY around the home.