Buyers Guide For 240-Volt Drill

If you are someone who loves to undertake hands-on home improvement projects or you frequently do periodic DIY touch-ups, you are much likely to require a drill to get the job done perfectly—planning on getting a drill?

After you go through these points, make sure to check out all the various 240-volt drills we have to offer. In this buyer's guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about 240-volt drills.

This information should help you make an informed decision about what type of drill fits your requirement the best. 

With or without a cord?

The first of the various essential decisions you need to select the perfect drilling machine for yourself is deciding if you want a device with or without a cord. There are several different pros and cons to both these types of 240-volt drills. 

Cordless drills are ideally much more convenient to use. As long as you keep its battery charged, you can use these drills just about anywhere without the hassle of dealing with power cords.

Nevertheless, the only drawback of such drilling machines is that they might not last for an extended period every time you charge them. In this sense, corded drilling machines take the advantage since you will never have to wait for their batteries to charge, which means that you will not have any limitation on their usage time. 

Strangely enough, cordless 240-volt drilling machines are often lighter than their wired counterparts. Nevertheless, if you go for a high-power cordless drilling machine, they are as heavy (sometimes even heavier) as corded drilling machines. 

Since you can avoid tripping over wires with a cordless 240 Volt drilling machine, they tend to be safer. Although there are numerous high-power cordless drilling machines available on our website, in general, corded drilling machines will give you a better torque and total running time.

With a corded drilling machine, you should always be sure of getting stronger and more robust results for virtually endless periods.

What type of 240-vol drilling machine will last longer?     

The total lifespan of a cordless drilling machine is limited. Even for the cost of cordless drilling machines, the batteries are only going to last you for two or maybe three years at Max.

Moreover, their batteries tend to be so costly that it would be a much wiser decision for you to buy a new cordless drilling machine rather than getting its old batteries replaced.

 If you plan to purchase a 240 Volt drilling machine, you need to be sure that you will have to buy another one in a few years. On the other hand, a corded dealing machine should last you for at least ten years without severe issues.

What type of battery is the best for a cordless drill?

You need to check the type of batteries used in the drill before buying. Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are always a much better option when compared to nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) batteries.

Li-Ion batteries are more powerful, do not have memory issues, have a longer lifetime, and are less harmful to the environment since they contain fewer harmful elements. 

NiCad is another type of battery that can be found in cordless drilling machines. NiCad batteries lose power if they are not used for a while, which makes them a good present for careful planners.

However, if you are not good at planning things or making repairs on the run, you may find your projects being buzzed by forced charging breaks. These batteries can also have memory issues, so it is better if you let them drain completely before charging them again. 

Li-ion batteries, however, can be left charging at all times, and most chargers are built to top off the tool at least once every week as required.

The biggest issue with a Li-ion battery is not knowing when they are going to run out. Manufacturers call it a "fade-free charge," but what this means is that you will not get any telltale sign or slow-down as your battery starts to wear out. Your drill will just stop.  

Pick a chuck 

A chuck is something that holds all the different bits of a drilling machine together. You can select from numerous different types and sizes depending on your usage.

1/4, 3/8, 1/2 are standard sizes of Chuck, out of which 3/8 is the most popular choice amongst professionals. If you need a drill with a more significant diameter bit, then you need to go for 1/2 chuck since several significant bits will not fit into the 3/8 drill.

If you do not need to hold more significant bits, you can use a 3/8 chuck since it will give you a higher bit speed and smaller chuck sizes.

All drilling machines have two different types of chuck, which are – keyed and keyless. A keyed chuck comes with a mechanical key that can be used to tighten or loosen your drilling machine's bits.

On the other hand, a keyless chuck requires you to hold the chuck in your hand, and the bits get tightened as you power your drill. All keyed 240-volt drilling machines will give you a mechanical advantage and can hold the bits tighter so that they do not slip away into the chuck when drilling.

However, it will be easier for you to change drilling machine bits with a keyless chuck, and you will not have to worry about losing your key. 

What are the various essential features that you need to look out for?

Given below are a few critical features that your 240 Volt drilling machine should have to provide you with maximum benefit:


The reverse is a feature that helps you to remove bits that get stuck and is a critical one to have even if you do not use your drilling machine for driving screws.

A keyless chuck will give you a reverse by default since there cannot be any other way to get your drilling machine's bit out. This is why you need to be careful about this feature when you buy a keyed drill.

Variable drilling speeds

This is a vital feature if you will use your 240 Volt drilling machine for driving screws. Even if you do not plan to use your drilling machine for driving screws, this feature can help your drilling machine clean holes as different types of materials require different bit speeds. 

Speed range setting

This feature plays a crucial role if you are planning to drive screws using a drill. Lower bit speeds can help you drive screws more easily without much effort. 

Toque clutch

A toque clutch is also a must-have feature if you plan on driving screws with your 240-volt drilling machine. With the help of a clutch, you can custom set a maximum torque point, after which your drilling machine will come to a stop.

It is beneficial if you wish to prevent over-driving screws into your material. A toque clutch can prove to be a real-life saver if you plan on driving a large number of screws. 

LED is another extra feature that you need to look out for!

If you are sure about using many tools in a home improvement endeavor, then there are a few extra features that may come in handy. 

When drilling, dark and shaded, corners can be challenging to work with; however, an LED light can shine light onto your surface, allowing you to work with more precision.  

If you anticipate doing a lot of drilling at the loft or in your basement, you need to ensure that your drill comes with an LED lighting. 

Now that you know what you should be looking for, it's time for you to go and check out all the various 240-volt drills we have on our website. Read the product description carefully to find out which drill fits your use the best.