Technology has changed cordless drills for the better, especially in terms of power, size, and cost. This tool review looks at 14.4v drill drivers, an appropriate size for most woodworking jobs. Models were evaluated on battery stamina, torque, speed settings, chuck gripping power, and chuck runout. In addition, the test lab at Consumers Union put each drill-driver through a series of tests to measure overall power. Drills tested included the Black & Decker FireStorm, Delta ShopMaster, Hitachi, Ryobi, Skil, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Porter-Cable, Ridgid, and Sears Craftsman.

From Fine Woodworking #174