DEWALT DWD520 Pistol Grip Hammer Drill

The first number on our list of corded drills is the DeWalt Pistol Grip Hammer Drill model DWD520. This comes with a powerful 10 Amp motor which is a huge motor as compared to other corded drills in the market. It has two modes for different functionalities, the drill mode, and the hammer drill mode. One is for woodwork and the other mode is for concrete and masonry. The two-speed range of this drill includes high-speed drilling or torquing. It has a soft-grip handle and a two-finger trigger for the ease and comfort of the user. Considering its quality, the DeWalt brand name says it all.

It is a good value for money considering the overall package it offers.

Pros
  • 10 Amp motor that delivers high performance
  • Dual modes of functionality; hammer drill mode and a drill mode
  • Soft grip handle and two-finger trigger
  • 360 degrees locking side handle for comfort and ease
Cons
  • Heavy
  • Some heating issues
  • Chuck gets stuck sometimes

SKIL 7.5 Amp 1/2 IN. Hammer Drill

A bit less powerful than the DeWalt Hammer drill, this SKIL ½ inch hammer drill comes with a 7 Amp motor that is not optimum but powerful enough to make your drilling work easier for you. The corded Skill hammer drill comes also comes with two functionality modes; the drill mode and the hammer drill mode. This one also has a side handle to hold that provides comfort and more ease to the user. Let’s have a look at what other features this tool provides:

Pros
  • High torque 7.5 Amp motor
  • Multi functionality mode; drilling mode and hammer drilling mode
  • ½ inch heavy duty keyed chuck
  • Side handle for ease and comfort
  • Lock-on button
Cons
  • The side handle is not properly attached, as complained by some users
  • It is heavy and large

Black+Decker DR260C Corded Drill

A little less in power, but this compact, cordless drill offered by Black+Decker is way too cheaper than all other brands in the market. For the price of a pair of shoes, you get a 5.2 Amp drill that works best for your home DIY and other stuff. 

This particular tool is designed especially for tight spaces because of its light-weight, and compact size. It runs at a speed of 0-1500 rpm with variable speed control for controlled drilling and for driving. This is a perfect tool for drilling and driving holes in wood, plastic, and metal with light-duty running.

Pros
  • 5.2 Amp motor
  • Lightweight and compact
  • On-board bit storage
Cons
  • Not optimal for heavy-duty drilling such as drilling in concrete
  • Small powered motor as compared to other brands drills

PORTER-CABLE (PC700D) Corded Drill

One of the lightest and most powerful corded drill machines in the market includes this Porter Cable PC700D. It amazingly weighs just 1 pound which is impossible to believe. This lightweight tool comes with a 7 Amp motor that can run at the maximum speed of 800 rpm. Although the 800 rpm is not a good figure for a power drill, its lightweight does benefit in adding power to it in terms of power to weight ratio. It has a motor brush system that ensures that the drill delivers full power when operated in reverse. It has a metal gear casting for better quality and the side assistance handle is also metal cast which ensures the delivery of quality when the machine heats.

Pros
  • Heavy-duty 7 Amp motor for drilling and torque
  • Cast metal gear housing for extended life of the tool
  • Cast metal side handle for comfort and ease
Cons
  • The speed (RPM) is less as compared to the drills of other brands in the market
  • Problems in trigger switch

CRAFTSMAN Drill / Driver, 7-Amp

This Craftsman 3/8 inch keyless chuck drill is considered one of the best drills available in the market considering the power to weight ratio. It comes with a 7 Amp motor that can run at a maximum of 2500rpm. This is a commendable rpm output considering the low price and lightweight of the tool. The quality of the tool is good comparing with other tools. Let’s have a look at some pros and cons of this tool.

Pros
  • Variable speed drill that can go up to 2500rpm
  • 7 Amp high-performance motor
  • 3/8 inch ratcheting Jacobs keyless chuck
Cons
  • The chuck sometimes stuck the bit
  • It is oversized

Metabo HPT D10VH2 Corded Drill

We all are aware of the fact that Hitachi has been in the tools market for a long time and they produce one of the best tools in terms of quality, reliability, and affordability. Hitachi is owned by Koki Holdings America and they are still producing and manufacturing tools by the brand name Metabo HPT. The letters HPT stands for Hitachi Power tools. This particular corded drill is one of the high-performance, reliable and affordable drills in the market. Having a 7 Amp motor, this machine delivers a power of 840 Watts.

It comes with some other great features as well, that is worth considering while having such an affordable price.

Pros
  • 7 Amp powerful motor
  • 133 inches-pound of torque
  • A lightweight 3.3 lbs. body
  • Metal key-less chuck
  • Built-in hook belt for comfort and accessibility
  • Variable speed dial
Cons
  • Chuck become lose or is not tightly attached
  • Heating and smelling issues as reported by users

Meterk Hammer 1/5inch Corded Drill

You might not have heard this brand name, but the Meterk Hammer Drill is trending on Amazon. Having the highest sales in the corded drills segment, the response from the customers is highly justified. One factor for it is the price of the tool. At an affordable price, you’re getting a corded drill with a 7 Amp motor that can deliver up to 840Watts of power. Isn’t that awesome? This tool by Meterk has some other features too.

Pros
  • 7 Amp motor that runs at a maximum speed of 3000 rpm
  • 2 in 1 selection mode; the drill mode and the hammer drill mode
  • Variable speed control that helps you control the rpm of the drill
  • Forward and reverse button for easy backing out and loosing screws
Cons
  • Heating issues, reported by a few users
  • The lifetime is less as complained by users

GALAX PRO Corded Hammer Drill

Same as the previous one, the GALAX PRO is not an old brand but their existence in the online market places such as Amazon does prove their quality and reliability. Another reason for being so inn in the market is their low price which no of the other brands in the market offer. At the cheapest price, this GALAXPRO Corded Hammer Drill comes with a 4.5 Amp motor that runs at a maximum speed of 3000 rpm. It uses a button to switch between the two modes that it offers; hammer drilling and compact drilling.

It also has a ½inch chuck that is firm and provides tight bit holding strength with a gauge to measure.

Pros
  • 4.5 Amp motor
  • Up to 500-watt power
  • Two in one mode in terms of functionality; the hammer function for drilling on concrete and the drilling function for drilling holes in steel and wood
  • Keyed chuck for bits and depth gauge for measurement
  • Lock-on button for continuous work
Cons
  • Chuck breaking issues
  • Heating and burning issues reported by some users

TACKLIFE Corded Hammer Drill

Another addition to the lightweight corded tools is the TACKLIFE ½ inch corded drill that comes with a powerful 6 Amp motor. This delivers good power to weight ratio. It also has a variable speed control system and runs at a speed of 2800 rpm. Considering the price, the machine isn’t bad. Let’s have a look at some other features of the tool.

Pros
  • 6 Amp motor that gives the maximum output of 710 W at the speed of 2800 revolutions per minute RPM
  • 2 in 1 modes functionality with the hammer drilling mode and the drilling mode
  • Variable speed control from 0-2800 rpm
  • Forward and reverse functionality button
  • A metal keyed chuck for a tight bit holding
Cons
  • Heating issues reported by users on Amazon
  • Underpowered, as claimed by some users

Makita DP4000 Corded Drill

The last on our list is the corded drill of Makita that comes with a 1/2inch drill that has a 7 Amp powerful motor. This particular drill machine by Makita is a bit costly but the quality is guaranteed. It is designed for drilling and driving heavy-duty material. 

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The 7 Amp motor at a lightweight of 4.6 pounds delivers great power and runs at a maximum speed of 900 rpm.

Although the 900rpm is not good enough for heavy-duty work, considering the heavy price but still considering the quality of Makita products, we have included it in our list of top 10 corded drills.

Pros
  • 7 Amp motor that delivers a maximum of 900 rpm
  • Variable speed control from 0-900 rpm
  • A lightweight aluminum gear housing
  • Retractable belt clip for one-hand use
Cons
  • Overpriced for such minimalistic options
  • Underpowered with max 900rpm