For powerful performance, our range of drill drivers make short work of drilling and screwdriving tasks, to bolster productivity in both industrial and domestic settings.
At Cromwell, we stock a wide choice of drill drivers from well-known, reliable brands, such as Bosch®, DeWalt® and Makita®. Spoilt for choice? Why not ask our experts for help and advice on the best power tools for you.
A versatile tool, a drill driver features two modes, one for drilling and one for screwdriving. The chuck can hold a range of bit types to drill and screw into steel and wood. These drill types often feature a keyless chuck and multiple torque settings to adapt to the task at hand.
Drill drivers are an extremely convenient tool that allows for a quick setup for smaller tasks. Their compact size makes them ideal in confined spaces, and drill driver sets are often supplied with a carry case, which gives excellent portability to suit a range of trades and DIYers.
An ideal choice for smaller projects, drill drivers quickly switch between modes to drill and drive screws into a range of materials.
While most drill drivers are a cordless design for improved convenience, some corded types are still available to suit user preference. Cordless types are often supplied with up to two Li-ion batteries and feature a keyless chuck for quicker loading speed.
• Capacity - check the hole capacity the drill driver provides for different materials.
• Torque settings - Take note of the maximum torque settings, as this will dictate the material range you'll be able to drill and screw into.
• Battery - higher voltage batteries will allow for longer running time during projects.
There's a lot of technical language used for power tools, so we decided to define the most used phrases for drill drivers to help you navigate our range.
• Brushless motor - uses a permanent magnet to generate rotation instead of current that's driven through wire coils (as is the case with a brushed motor)
• Torque settings - control the rotational power of a drill driver. Higher torque means higher rotation and deeper screwdriving
• Max. free speed - the maximum revolutions per minute of a drill without factoring in drill bits
• Max. chuck capacity - the largest drill bit shank measurement that a chuck can safely hold
• Max. hard/soft torque - Maximum hard torque is the rotational power that the driver will produce when drilling or screwdriving into hard materials, like metal. Maximum soft torque is the most rotational power a driver will produce when working on softer materials, like pine wood.
• Max. drilling - is the maximum size hole a drill driver can make. Sometimes two measurements are given for this based on wood and metal.
What's the difference between a drill and a drill driver?
Not much really. Most cordless drills have variable speeds which allow them to drive screws, while a clutch feature senses the tension of a fully driven screw and stops turning.
Can a drill driver go through brick and concrete?
No. Drill drivers are designed for drilling holes and screwdriving into wood and metal. For masonry, a combi drill has the same function as a drill driver, but with the bonus of a hammer drill mode. Similarly, a hammer or impact drill is designed for heavy-duty applications. Make sure to use a masonry bit when drilling brick and concrete.