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Ideal Tool & Equipment Service
Power Drills and Drilling
The DIYer's Key Tool for Home Improvements

Power drills are a must-have component for home improvements and repairs, as well as a necessity for commercial projects. Whether corded or cordless, they make sure that all of the materials are bound together securely enough for safe and sound construction. Ideal Tool & Equipment Service, located at 456 N. 8th St., Philadelphia, PA. is the premier authorized manufacturer retailer and service center for top drill brands, including:

  • Black & Decker
  • Bosch
  • Bostitch
  • DeWalt
  • Hitachi
  • Kawasaki
  • Makita
  • Metabo
  • Milwaukee
  • Panasonic
  • Ridgid

It's important to choose a power drill that's the perfect fit for your hands and for the project. Key factors to consider are:

  • Battery Power Cordless models are in volts, and corded drills are in amps, with the higher the numbers, the greater torque produced.

  • Clutch: The clutch allows variability in drilling power, and helps keep the screws secure without stripping them. Adjustable clutches are ideal, ranging from 1/4-inch (light work) to 1/2-inch (heavy work).

  • Handle: The T-handles provides a more central balance for holding a drill and is mainly found in cordless models. The pistol grip is more commonly found in corded models, and provides a stronger grip for heavier projects.

  • Speed: Single or variable speed settings may make a difference for what you're working on.

Safety is another issue. According to a U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission report, over 2.500 people per year require hospital visits due to injuries involving power drills. Watch for dangling hair, clothing, or jewelry that can get caught in the drill, do not use it in the rain or wet conditions or near heat, and regularly check for damaged parts and defects to the cable or outlet.

Contact Ideal Tool & Equipment for advice on what kind of power drill is best for your needs, if you're looking to replace one, or if you need one repaired. Our top notch factory trained technicians are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at our service center, which is off of Spring Garden Street, and easily accessible by the Broad Street Line. You can also ask questions about power drill use, brands, and safety, by calling us at (212)-925-0672, or emailing sales@idealtool.com.

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