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Draper Storm Force 20V Drill Review 

By  cordy

Thanks for taking your time to read our UK review of the Draper 89523 Stormforce 20V Combi Drill. Combi drills are a very useful tool to own, but a big issue for most people is that they are very expensive and usually cost over £150.

The Draper company, a UK brand, have closed the price gap, and made this 20V Combi drill at an affordable and good value for money price. The good news is that this includes the drill, 2 batteries, a charger and a carrying case, so you are all set to get started with whatever jobs you have lined up.

This drill can be used for normal drilling, screwdriving and hammer drilling for getting through concrete.

Let's take a closer look at exactly what you get for your hard earned cash. 

How Online Buyers Rate the Draper 89523 Stormforce?

94%
Buyer Satisfaction
  • Overall on average online buyers have given this cordless combi drill an excellent 94% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 68% of those same buyers have given this a full 5 star review
  • No online buyers so far have given this a poor review

This is based on 50+ online buyers at the time of writing this review.

What Online Buyers Say About the Draper Storm Force Combi Drill?

We have summarised what those same online buyers had to say, after they had bought and used this combi drill. The easiest way to see this is in the form of a pros and cons table shown just below.

Pros

  • The majority of buyers liked it because it is tough and powerful without all the frills
  • Buyers thought there was  genuine value for money that this drill/driver offers
  • Buyers liked the fact that this was fast to charge up
  • Many buyers said they needed a drill but didn't want to pay a fortune and this one was very good value 

Cons

  • As yet there have been no negative comments but we will keep this regularly updated

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.

Draper 20V Cordless Hammer Drill Specification

Just below we have included the specification and how this can help with the various tasks that you have to get done.

It weighs 1.54 Kg without the battery and 1.82 Kg with the battery. It measures 30 x 30 x 30 cms.

Battery Power

This is classed as a 20 Volt cordless hammer drill and you get two 2.0 Ah batteries along with the charger. It is always great to have two batteries as you can be using one and charging the other one. Even better, it only takes 1 hour to fully charge the battery, as you also get the fast charger.

The charge pack offers does indicate the battery level.

Drilling Capacity

The maximum drilling capacity is:

Wood 35mm

Steel 13mm

Masonry & Brick 13mm

Clutch Positions & Torque

This Draper model has 21 pre-selectable torques with up to 22Nm torque control position . Many buyers get confused about exactly what these are used for. When you drill through different materials you should use different speeds for the best results. This is achieved by picking the right torque.

For example in soft woods you would use a lower torque as you don't want to over drive screws.

This drill also has a 2 speed gearbox which is very useful. Most drill/drivers have two speeds. On most drills including this one setting 1 is low speed/high torque and is best for driving screws. Setting 2 is a medium speed/torque and can be used for drilling or driving.

Variable Speed Control

Variable speed delivers the optimum power and speed to ensure you have control in a range of applications. Adjustable speed makes your work a lot easier as you can control this by how hard you squeeze the trigger.

This Draper model has speeds between low 0-440rpm to high 0-1650rpm speed settings. It also has variable speed control with an electronic brake.

Hammer Function

This drill has the important hammer function. The hammer function on a drill allows you to be able to drill through masonry such as brick, block, concrete and stone.

All drills have a rotary or spinning action which is measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). This is what is used to drill through materials such as wood, metals and plastic. To drill through masonry this rotary action is used, but when the hammer function is selected, an additional bumping action is added.

This is measured in bumps per minute (BPM) or impacts per minute (IPM). This is a small hammer type action that helps you get through hard masonry materials. 

When this drill has the hammer function selected, it is then used with a masonry bit which allows you to drill through harder materials like brick, block and concrete. 

LED Worklight

These small LED work lights pretty much come as standard on most types of drills. Only the very cheap models leave these out. The lights can be handy if you are working in a poorly lit area or any type of confined space.

There is one on this cordless hammer drill, so another tick in the box for this useful feature.

Keyless Chuck

Just like the LED, a keyless chuck is now the norm for these types of drills. A keyless chick is of course a drill where the chuck is tightened by hand and holds the bits securely. They are just much faster and you never have to worry about losing a chuck key again.

This cordless hammer drill has a 13mm (1/2") keyless chuck ideal for any drill bit and spindle lock allows for easy handling

Warranty

We would always recommend checking out the warranty that you get with any product that you buy.

With this model you get a 2 year warranty.

Our Verdict on the Draper 89523 Stormforce 20V Combi Drill

94% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer reviews

This is an affordable cordless drill/driver from the British Draper brand.

It is hard to find a cordless hammer drill kit for less than £100. This one is well under that and you get 2 batteries, a charger and the carrying case.

We think that really does represent very good value for money.

Despite the lower price point, those who have bought this, also give it excellent reviews with a very high 94% buyer satisfaction.

It would be hard not to recommend this product, and it is certainly capable of doing all driving and drilling jobs around the home and garden.

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cordy


I am a retired construction worker and I also happen to love power tools. I have used hundreds over the years and offer my opinions on them here.

Enda McLarnon

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