Buying the right power drill for the job
Ready to get started on that DIY project you’ve been putting off? Whether you’re looking for a great value combi-drill for everyday DIY projects, or a lightweight SDS+ drill with hardy chisel settings, we’ve got you covered.
The type, size and weight of your power tool drill can affect the kind of work you use it for, so it’s important to choose the right one. SGS Engineering has an incredible selection of drill drivers available from industry-leading brands such as Milwaukee, Makita, DeWalt and Kielder that service a wide range of voltages and usages.
If you need further information about SDS drills, percussion hammer drills or angle drills, you can view our Drill Selection Guide to get a better idea of which power drill makes the most sense for you. Otherwise, here’s a brief overview of our different types of power drills for sale to help make your decision a bit clearer.
Designed with versatility in mind, a drill driver helps create holes and drive screws. Power drill drivers offer a keyless chuck that accepts a wide range of both round and hex-shank drill bits, screwdriving bits and additional accessories such as hole saws, rotary sanders and wire-wheel brushes.
SDS refers to a Slotted Drive System or Slotted Drive Shaft – a system designed with drilling through more abrasive materials in mind. SDS drills were born out of the masonry industry’s issues with drilling holes in brick and other similarly hard materials. SDS+ is the newest industry standard.
Percussion hammer drills
These heavy-duty drills are a variation of the rotary hammer drill and include professional features to deliver performance and precision control. The percussion hammer drill is used to drill hard material with a hammering, rotating motion, providing faster drilling with less effort. These drills can be used as normal power drills when the hammering action is turned off.
Designed to operate in awkward spaces that a more conventional drill wouldn’t fit into, as found in plumbing and carpentry jobs, the angle drill is a more specialist tool than most standard drills. Our angle drills focus on comfort and versatility, so you get a professional result with less effort.
Cordless drill drivers at SGS
The cordless drill is the new normal and staple of any toolbox. Offering cordless, battery-based power, a compact form and rapid and powerful hammering motion, quality is guaranteed at SGS Engineering through a variety of the industry’s leading brands. With a choice of Milwaukee, DeWalt and Kielder cordless drills, you’re ensured top performance with any cordless option.
Our Milwaukee M18 range, for example, uses the same rechargeable lithium-ion battery across all tools, making it a great place to start when building your tool collection.
Enjoy professional features across our entire range of power drills for sale
Trusted brands offer the best results, and every manufacturer in our range offers professional features in their power tools and drill collections that will give you an additional edge in any project.
Our DeWalt power drills are packed with features to maximise performance such as dual-speed gearboxes, while Milwaukee drills use their patented REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence System, which delivers the highest overload protection possible for both tool and battery.
Kielder products have the most advanced brushless motors available – offering a real upside to purchase.
Buy with confidence online through SGS Engineering
We proud to be one of the UK’s top suppliers of power tools, and our reputation as a trusted seller and expert within our field is of huge importance to us. When you buy with us, we want you to be able to buy with confidence, and we deliver that through a variety of guarantees.
Every order over £50 is available with free next-day delivery when placed before 4pm. If you aren’t happy with anything you’ve ordered for whatever reason, you can return it hassle-free with our 60-day, no-quibble returns policy. All our power drills for sale are also protected by their respective warranties, which you can find out more about via our warranty policy or the individual product page.
If you want to know more about us as a company, take a look at our Trustpilot reviews, where we’re rated ‘excellent’ by our customers. If you need help with anything, call us on 01332 576 850 or email [email protected].
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