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Cordless Drills for Women

James Brown once claimed that it was a “Man’s World”. Maybe it was in 1966, but that was a long time ago. We manly men often loathe to admit it, but our bruised egos have finally accepted that women really can do anything that we can do. This truth extends from the office to the home, and now to that last bastion of manliness- the garage. No longer does the wife yell at her husband when a picture needs to be hung, or a chair needs a screw tightened. Now, she handles such tasks herself, with her very own cordless drill.

Equality issues aside, there are some general physical differences between adult men and women that make the “ideal” cordless drill for one, less so to the other. Hence, the burgeoning market of cordless drills for women. This buying guide has assessed several models and has selected those models as “best” for women based on several key factors.

1. Ergonomics- Important regardless of sex
2. Grip- Whether or not it would be comfortable for a smaller hand
3. Weight and Balance- Lighter weight options were given preferential treatment
4. Drill Speed- Sufficient for household use
5. Easy Battery Removal Option- No one likes a cantankerous battery

Here is the List of Cordless Drills For Women

Hitachi DS14DSFL 14.4-Volts Lithium-Ion 1.5 Amp Cordless Drill Driver

1. Features a “Soft Grip” handle and superb balance
2. Barely tips the scales at 3.3 pounds
3. 300 in-lbs of torque
4. Possesses a slide type, lithium-ion battery that is easy to install and remove

Skil 2510-02 14.4-Volt Lithium Ion Drill/Driver

1. Like the Hitachi, the Skil 2510-02 features an ergonomically designed handle with “Soft Grip.”
2. Weighs 2.5 pounds
3. Adjustable 15+1 clutch can reach 800 rpm
4. Single button battery removal makes changing batteries as easy as pushing a button

Black & Decker SC1400 14.4-Volt Super Compact Drill with Lithium Ion Technology

1. Rubberized grip with shortened handle
2. 5.2 pounds
3. No posted power ratings though the Amazon reviews indicate that this drill is powerful enough to meet non-professional needs
4. Fixed, rechargeable battery with fuel indicator to prevent sudden death

The Original Pink Box PB18VLI 18-volt Lithium Ion Cordless Drill

1. Specially designed for women, which means that the handle and trigger are contoured to fit smaller hands
2. Weighs 4.1 pounds
3. As was the case with the Black & Decker, there are no posted power ratings, but also no customer complaints regarding lack of power.
4. Sliding lithium ion battery is easily removed

Dewalt DC730KA Cordless 14.4-Volt Compact Drill/Driver

1. Rubber grips on the side of the handle enable extended use
2. 4.3 pounds and measures only 8.2 inches long
3. Offers a max speed of 1,450 rpm
4. Side clips on battery


If you are looking for cordless drills for women, the models on this list could each qualify for the best cordless drill. Each one is lightweight, compact, sturdy enough to handle any household repair job, and offer the latest in lithium-ion technology.

Image Cradit: Photo” by Jakob Montrasio is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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