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Cordless Combi Drills

A cordless combi drill allows you to remain mobile and ready for a range of tasks, whether you’re doing DIY at home or working on a major construction project. With the correct accessory, you’ll be able to complete a variety of tasks without having to switch between tools such as drilling, driving screws, boring holes into wood, metal or masonry and many more essential tasks. What’s more, the combi drill’s rechargeable battery allows you complete freedom to move around your home or the jobsite without being limited to the length of a power cord.

You’ll find single combi drills and complete combi drill sets right here, in a range of voltages and battery capacities. A higher voltage will give you more power and torque and a higher Ah number will give you a longer runtime. Lookout for special cordless drill deals on the brands you know and trust like Bosch, Makita and DeWalt and order before 4pm for next day delivery.

Want to learn more about looking after your cordless drill? Read our helpful guide on cordless drill maintenance today!

Looking for more combi drills? View the range from Makita, BoschTrend and  DeWalt at ToolStore UK today. You can also read our step-by-step guide on how to use a combi drill here.


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MAKITA DHP458Z 18v LXT Combi Drill BODY ONLY
The Makita DHP458 is an extremely compact tool with...
MAKITA DHP458Z 18v LXT Combi Drill BODY ONLYMAKITA DHP458Z 18v LXT Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£83.06 inc
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(£69.22 ex VAT)
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DEWALT DCD796P1 18V XR Brushless Combi Drill with...
The DeWalt DCD796 measures only 173 mm in length but...
DEWALT DCD796P1 18V XR Brushless Combi Drill with 1x5ah Li-ion BatteryDEWALT DCD796P1 18V XR Brushless Combi Drill with 1x5ah Li-ion Battery
£147.80 inc
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(£123.17 ex VAT)

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DEWALT DCD996N 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY...
The DeWalt DCD996 is a powerful, high-speed hammer...
DEWALT DCD996N 18v Brushless  Combi Drill BODY ONLYDEWALT DCD996N 18v Brushless  Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£106.09 inc
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(£88.41 ex VAT)
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MAKITA DHP486Z 18v LXT Brushless Combi Drill BODY...
The Makita DHP486 is equipped with a Depth Stop and...
MAKITA DHP486Z 18v LXT Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLYMAKITA DHP486Z 18v LXT Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£148.03 inc
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(£123.36 ex VAT)

DEWALT DCD996P2 18v XR Brushless Hammer Drill...
The DeWalt DCD996P1 is a powerful, high-speed hammer...
DEWALT DCD996P2 18v XR Brushless Hammer Drill Driver with 2x5ah BatteriesDEWALT DCD996P2 18v XR Brushless Hammer Drill Driver with 2x5ah Batteries
£234.29 inc
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(£195.24 ex VAT)
MAKITA DHP482Z 18v LXT Combi Drill BODY ONLY
The Makita DHP482 has been developed as the successor...
MAKITA DHP482Z 18v LXT Combi Drill BODY ONLYMAKITA DHP482Z 18v LXT Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£53.54 inc
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(£44.62 ex VAT)

DEWALT DCD796P2 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The DeWalt DCD796P1 offers up to 70 Nm of torque and...
DEWALT DCD796P2 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x5ah Li-ion BatteriesDEWALT DCD796P2 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x5ah Li-ion Batteries
£199.44 inc
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(£166.20 ex VAT)
MAKITA DHP482SFO 18v Green/Black Combi Drill with...
The Makita DHP482 is an efficient drill for professional...
MAKITA DHP482SFO 18v Green/Black Combi Drill with 1x3ah BatteryMAKITA DHP482SFO 18v Green/Black Combi Drill with 1x3ah Battery
£111.37 inc
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DEWALT DCD999NT 18v Brushless Flexvolt Combi BODY...
The DeWalt DCD999 offers up to 95 Nm of torque, meaning...
DEWALT DCD999NT 18v Brushless Flexvolt Combi BODY + Tstak CaseDEWALT DCD999NT 18v Brushless Flexvolt Combi BODY + Tstak Case
£180.41 inc
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(£150.34 ex VAT)
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DEWALT DCD100P2T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
Conquer any project with the DEWALT 100 Year Limited...
DEWALT DCD100P2T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x5ah BatteriesDEWALT DCD100P2T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x5ah Batteries
£179.99 inc
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(£149.99 ex VAT)

MAKITA DHP482OZ 18v Green/Black Combi Drill BODY...
The Makita DHP482 is an efficient drill for professional...
MAKITA DHP482OZ 18v Green/Black Combi Drill BODY ONLYMAKITA DHP482OZ 18v Green/Black Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£49.98 inc
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MAKITA DHP484Z 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY...
The Makita DHP484 is a compact Combi Drill with 20...
MAKITA DHP484Z 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLYMAKITA DHP484Z 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£87.18 inc
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(£72.65 ex VAT)

MAKITA DHP453Z 18v LXT Combi Drill BODY ONLY
The DHP453Z is a powerful 18v Cordless Combi Drill,...
MAKITA DHP453Z 18v LXT Combi Drill BODY ONLYMAKITA DHP453Z 18v LXT Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£46.74 inc
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(£38.95 ex VAT)
BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY...
The tough and powerful cordless GSB 18V-55 Professional...
BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY + CaseBOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY + Case
£63.46 inc
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(£52.88 ex VAT)

MAKITA HP488DAEX1 18v G-Series Combi Drill with...
The Makita HP488D is a cordless hammer driver drill...
MAKITA HP488DAEX1 18v G-Series Combi Drill with 2x2ah+AccessoriesMAKITA HP488DAEX1 18v G-Series Combi Drill with 2x2ah+Accessories
£149.71 inc
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(£124.76 ex VAT)
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DEWALT DCD996X1 18v Flexvolt Brushless Combi Drill...
The DeWalt DCD996X1 is a powerful, high-speed hammer...
DEWALT DCD996X1 18v Flexvolt Brushless Combi Drill with 1x9ah BatteryDEWALT DCD996X1 18v Flexvolt Brushless Combi Drill with 1x9ah Battery
£273.79 inc
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MAKITA DHP458RTJ 18v Combi Drill with 2x5ah Batteries
The Makita DHP458RTJ is an extremely compact tool with...
MAKITA DHP458RTJ 18v Combi Drill with 2x5ah BatteriesMAKITA DHP458RTJ 18v Combi Drill with 2x5ah Batteries
£254.11 inc
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MAKITA DHP482JX14 18v Combi Drill with 2x5ah Batteries
The Makita DHP482 is an 18v cordless hammer driver...
MAKITA DHP482JX14 18v Combi Drill with 2x5ah BatteriesMAKITA DHP482JX14 18v Combi Drill with 2x5ah Batteries
£230.45 inc
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MAKITA HP002GD201 40v XGT Brushless Combi Drill...
The HP002G is the versatile Makita XGT combi drill...
MAKITA HP002GD201 40v XGT Brushless Combi Drill with 2x 2.5ah BatteriesMAKITA HP002GD201 40v XGT Brushless Combi Drill with 2x 2.5ah Batteries
£364.34 inc
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(£303.62 ex VAT)
BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
Tough and powerful the cordless GSB 18V-55 Professional...
BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x5ah BatteriesBOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x5ah Batteries
£171.95 inc
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(£143.29 ex VAT)

MAKITA DHP489Z 18v LXT Brushless Combi Drill BODY...
The Makita DHP489Z packs a punch in a compact and lightweight...
MAKITA DHP489Z 18v LXT Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLYMAKITA DHP489Z 18v LXT Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£129.19 inc
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(£107.66 ex VAT)
DEWALT DCD796M2 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The DeWalt DCD796 measures only 173 mm in length but...
DEWALT DCD796M2 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x4ah BatteriesDEWALT DCD796M2 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x4ah Batteries
£173.35 inc
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DEWALT DCD996P1 18v XR Brushless Hammer Drill...
The DeWalt DCD996P1 is a powerful, high-speed hammer...
DEWALT DCD996P1 18v XR Brushless Hammer Drill Driver with 1x5ah BatteryDEWALT DCD996P1 18v XR Brushless Hammer Drill Driver with 1x5ah Battery
£180.43 inc
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(£150.36 ex VAT)
BOSCH GSB18V-45 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The GSB 18V-45 has a brushless motor for a long lifetime...
BOSCH GSB18V-45 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 1x6ah BatteryBOSCH GSB18V-45 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 1x6ah Battery
£122.51 inc
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EINHELL TE-CD18/50Li-i Brushless 18v Combi Drill...
The Einhell TP-CD 18/50 Li-i BL drill tackles screwing,...
EINHELL TE-CD18/50Li-i Brushless 18v Combi Drill with 2x2ah BatteriesEINHELL TE-CD18/50Li-i Brushless 18v Combi Drill with 2x2ah Batteries
£89.36 inc
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DEWALT DCD796E1T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The DeWalt DCD796E1T measures only 173 mm in length...
DEWALT DCD796E1T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 1x Powerstack BatteryDEWALT DCD796E1T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 1x Powerstack Battery
£138.00 inc
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DEWALT DCD796N 18v XR Brushless Combi Drill BODY...
The DeWalt DCD796 measures only 173 mm in length but...
DEWALT DCD796N 18v XR Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLYDEWALT DCD796N 18v XR Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£67.56 inc
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MAKITA DHP487FX3O 18v BL Green/Black Combi Drill...
The Makita DHP487 is an efficient, brushless drill...
MAKITA DHP487FX3O 18v BL Green/Black Combi Drill with 1x3ah BatteryMAKITA DHP487FX3O 18v BL Green/Black Combi Drill with 1x3ah Battery
£339.32 inc
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DEWALT DCD805N 18v Powerstack Combi Drill BODY...
The DCD805 is DeWalt's latest and most powerful brushless...
DEWALT DCD805N 18v Powerstack Combi Drill BODY ONLYDEWALT DCD805N 18v Powerstack Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£95.29 inc
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DEWALT DCD805E2T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The DCD805 is DeWalt's latest and most powerful brushless...
DEWALT DCD805E2T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2 x Powerstack BatteriesDEWALT DCD805E2T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2 x Powerstack Batteries
£274.68 inc
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METABO SB18LTBL 18v BL Combi Drill BODY+MetaBox
The Metabo SB18LTBL is a brushless cordless hammer...
METABO SB18LTBL 18v BL Combi Drill BODY+MetaBox
£162.05 inc
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(£135.04 ex VAT)
MAKITA DHP482ZW 18v Black/White Combi Drill BODY...
The DHP482ZW is an 18V cordless hammer driver drill,...
MAKITA DHP482ZW 18v Black/White Combi Drill BODY ONLYMAKITA DHP482ZW 18v Black/White Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£53.08 inc
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MAKITA DHP485Z 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY...
The Makita DHP485 is a genuine all-rounder, providing...
MAKITA DHP485Z 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLYMAKITA DHP485Z 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£160.25 inc
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MAKITA DHP482T1JW 18v Black & White Combi...
The Makita DHP482 has been developed as the successor...
MAKITA DHP482T1JW 18v Black & White Combi Drill with 1x5ah Battery and Makpac CaseMAKITA DHP482T1JW 18v Black & White Combi Drill with 1x5ah Battery and Makpac Case
£359.33 inc
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(£299.44 ex VAT)

BOSCH GSB18V-45 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The Bosch GSB 18V-45 has a brushless motor for a long...
BOSCH GSB18V-45 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x2ah Batteries and LBoxxBOSCH GSB18V-45 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x2ah Batteries and LBoxx
£137.46 inc
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BOSCH GSB18V-21 18v Combi Drill BODY ONLY
The GSB 18V-21 Professional is the reliable entry-level...
BOSCH GSB18V-21 18v Combi Drill BODY ONLYBOSCH GSB18V-21 18v Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£116.11 inc
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DEWALT DCD805H2T 18v Brushless G3 Combi Drill...
The DeWalt DCD805 is an incredibly powerful brushless...
DEWALT DCD805H2T 18v Brushless G3 Combi Drill with 2x5ah Powerstack BatteriesDEWALT DCD805H2T 18v Brushless G3 Combi Drill with 2x5ah Powerstack Batteries
£353.03 inc
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DEWALT DCD999H2T 18v Brushless Combi Drill 2x5ah...
The DCD999 is engineered for speed and durability,...
DEWALT DCD999H2T 18v Brushless Combi Drill 2x5ah Powerstack BatteriesDEWALT DCD999H2T 18v Brushless Combi Drill 2x5ah Powerstack Batteries
£412.08 inc
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BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
Tough and powerful, the cordless GSB 18V-55 Professional...
BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x4ah Batteries + LBoxxBOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x4ah Batteries + LBoxx
£187.60 inc
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BLACK AND DECKER BCD700S1K-GB 18v Hammer Drill...
A high performing cordless hammer drill is an essential...
BLACK AND DECKER BCD700S1K-GB 18v Hammer Drill with 1x1.5ah
BatteryBLACK AND DECKER BCD700S1K-GB 18v Hammer Drill with 1x1.5ah
Battery
£52.52 inc
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MAKITA HP001GD201 40v XGT Combi Drill with 2x2.5ah...
A powerful, brushless drill for professional screwdriving...
MAKITA HP001GD201 40v XGT Combi Drill with 2x2.5ah BatteriesMAKITA HP001GD201 40v XGT Combi Drill with 2x2.5ah Batteries
£757.51 inc
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MAKITA HP488DWA 18v G-Series Combi Drill with...
The Makita HP488DWA 18v G-Series Combi Drill is a cordless...
MAKITA HP488DWA 18v G-Series Combi Drill with 1x2ah BatteryMAKITA HP488DWA 18v G-Series Combi Drill with 1x2ah Battery
£137.81 inc
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BOSCH GSB120LI 12v Combi Drill with 2x2ah Batteries
The Bosch GSB 120-LI is a versatile cordless combi...
BOSCH GSB120LI 12v Combi Drill with 2x2ah BatteriesBOSCH GSB120LI 12v Combi Drill with 2x2ah Batteries
£126.90 inc
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BOSCH GSB18V-110C 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY...
The BOSCH GSB18V-110C is both powerful and compact,...
BOSCH GSB18V-110C 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£211.61 inc
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BOSCH GSB18V-28 18v Combi Drill BODY + LBoxx
This SDS max Flat Chisel delivers standard chiselling...
BOSCH GSB18V-28 18v Combi Drill BODY + LBoxx
£160.25 inc
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DEWALT DCD996N 18v Brushless Combi Drill Body...
The DeWalt DCD996 is a powerful, high-speed hammer...
DEWALT DCD996N 18v Brushless Combi Drill Body and CaseDEWALT DCD996N 18v Brushless Combi Drill Body and Case
£114.54 inc
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HIKOKI DV18DBFL2 18v Combi Drill BODY ONLY
The Hikoki DV18DBFL2 is a 18v Cordless Combi Drill,...
HIKOKI DV18DBFL2 18v Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£78.00 inc
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METABO SB18LTXBLI 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY+MetaBox
The Metabo SB18LTXBLI is a brushless Hammer Drill with...
METABO SB18LTXBLI 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY+MetaBoxMETABO SB18LTXBLI 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY+MetaBox
£188.24 inc
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MILWAUKEE M18BLPD2-0 18v Brushless Combi Drill...
The Milwaukee M18BLPD2 18v Brushless Combi Drill boasts...
MILWAUKEE M18BLPD2-0 18v Brushless Combi Drill BODY ONLY
£84.00 inc
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MAKITA DHP485STX5 18v Combi Drill 1x5ah + 101...
The Makita DHP485STX5 is a great value option, providing...
MAKITA DHP485STX5 18v Combi Drill 1x5ah + 101 AccessoriesMAKITA DHP485STX5 18v Combi Drill 1x5ah + 101 Accessories
£434.44 inc
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BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
Tough and powerful, the cordless GSB 18V-55 Professional...
BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x2ah Batteries  + LBoxx
£183.80 inc
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MAKITA DHP484RTJ 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The Makita DHP484 is a cordless hammer driver drill...
MAKITA DHP484RTJ 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x5ah Batteries
£441.55 inc
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BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
Tough and powerful, the cordless GSB 18V-55 Professional...
BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x4ah BatteriesBOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x4ah Batteries
£255.50 inc
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MAKITA DHP486RTJ 18v LXT Brushless Combi Drill...
The Makita DHP486 is a cordless hammer driver drill...
MAKITA DHP486RTJ 18v LXT Brushless Combi Drill with 2x5ah Batteries
£508.88 inc
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MAKITA DHP484TJX9 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The Makita DHP484 is a cordless Hammer Driver Drill...
MAKITA DHP484TJX9 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x5ah BatteriesMAKITA DHP484TJX9 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x5ah Batteries
£487.52 inc
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BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The tough and powerful cordless GSB 18V-55 Professional...
BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 3x3ah BatteriesBOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 3x3ah Batteries
£155.26 inc
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BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The tough and powerful cordless GSB 18V-55 Professional...
BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 1x3ah BatteryBOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 1x3ah Battery
£84.60 inc
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BOSCH GSB18V-21 18v Combi Drill with 2x1.5ah Batteries
The Bosch 0615990M00 GSB 18 V-21 2 x 1.5Ah 18v Combi...
BOSCH GSB18V-21 18v Combi Drill with 2x1.5ah Batteries
£162.78 inc
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MAKITA DHP453T1CB 18v Combi Drill with 1x5ah Battery...
The Makita DHP453Z is a solid Combi Drill with two...
MAKITA DHP453T1CB 18v Combi Drill with 1x5ah Battery +Cube BagMAKITA DHP453T1CB 18v Combi Drill with 1x5ah Battery +Cube Bag
£128.88 inc
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MAKITA HP488DWAX4 18v G-Series Combi Drill with...
The Makita HP488DWA 18v G-Series Combi Drill is a cordless...
MAKITA HP488DWAX4 18v G-Series Combi Drill with 1x2ah Battery and Accessory SetMAKITA HP488DWAX4 18v G-Series Combi Drill with 1x2ah Battery and Accessory Set
£237.30 inc
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MAKITA DHP482GX14 18v Combi Drill with 1x6ah Battery
The Makita DHP482 is an 18v cordless hammer driver...
MAKITA DHP482GX14 18v Combi Drill with 1x6ah BatteryMAKITA DHP482GX14 18v Combi Drill with 1x6ah Battery
£187.42 inc
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MAKITA DHP453F002 18v Combi Drill with 1x3ah Battery...
The DHP453F002 is a powerful 18v Cordless Combi Drill,...
MAKITA DHP453F002 18v Combi Drill with 1x3ah Battery and 101 AccessoriesMAKITA DHP453F002 18v Combi Drill with 1x3ah Battery and 101 Accessories
£161.60 inc
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BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The tough and powerful cordless GSB 18V-55 Professional...
BOSCH GSB18V-55 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 2x3ah Batteries
£124.08 inc
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(£103.40 ex VAT)
MAKITA DHP482T1J 18v Combi Drill with 1x5ah Battery
The Makita DHP482T1J is a powerful general-use combi...
MAKITA DHP482T1J 18v Combi Drill with 1x5ah Battery
£152.10 inc
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(£126.75 ex VAT)

DEWALT DCD805H1T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with...
The DCD805 is DeWalt's latest and most powerful brushless...
DEWALT DCD805H1T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 1 x 5Ah Powerstack BatteryDEWALT DCD805H1T 18v Brushless Combi Drill with 1 x 5Ah Powerstack Battery
£292.24 inc
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DEWALT DCD1007H2T 18v Combi Drill with 2x5ah...
For professionals seeking unmatched power and efficiency...
DEWALT DCD1007H2T 18v Combi Drill with  2x5ah Powerstack Batteries
£454.44 inc
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Cordless Combi Drills

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a combi drill?

Run entirely by battery power, combi drills are advantageous for many reasons:

Portability

As long as there is charge in your battery, your cordless drill can be used anywhere. You aren’t limited to drilling only where a power source is available or dealing with the hassle of extension leads. This makes them ideal for use all around the home or the jobsite, as well as hard-to-reach drilling jobs where a power lead would just get in the way.

Rechargeable batteries

Simply plug your battery into the charger after use or at the end of the day and allow it to recharge for a few hours. Find out more about how to take care of your cordless power drill batteries with this helpful guide.

Power

Compared to cordless screwdrivers, cordless combi drills offer greater power and torque at much higher speeds. Combi drills also have a hammer drill setting (usually indicated with a small hammer icon) that can be selected when you need a little extra umph for drilling into masonry. In this setting the drill bit is hammered many times a second as it rotates, enabling the drill to bore efficiently into brick and blockwork.

Torque control

Being able to control the torque (turning force) while drilling allows you to drive screws to the correct depth, helping to prevent damage to the screw head or the material that you are drilling into.

What different types of drill are there?

Using the correct drill can save you a lot of time, work and frustration! There are many different types of drills, but they can all be categorised into three primary types — traditional drills, impact drivers and hammer drills.

Compared to cordless screwdrivers, cordless combi drills offer greater power and torque at much higher speeds. Combi drills also have a hammer drill setting (usually indicated with a small hammer icon) that can be selected when you need a little extra umph for drilling into masonry. In this setting the drill bit is hammered many times a second as it rotates, enabling the drill to bore efficiently into brick and blockwork.

Traditional drills

Ideal for basic projects, a traditional drill may be all that you need. They drill holes and screws into wood and drywall, although they do have their limitations in power. If you’re planning on doing some heavy-duty drilling, you may need something with a little more oomph.

Impact drivers

Impact drivers are designed for heavier work. Just like a regular drill, the driver rotates. But, when it meets resistance, an impact driver will increase the force being delivered perpendicular to the bit. A heavy-duty spring inside the impact driver body is compressed every half turn, then releases to deliver tremendous force. The energy goes in the same direction as the chuck rotation, not in a straight line along the drill bit like you would see in a hammer drill. They are therefore ideal for tasks like driving screws and other fasteners, where powerful rotational energy is required.

Hammer drills

A hammer drill is the same as a combi drill. It offers you three modes: drilling, driving, and drilling with hammer action. The hammer function provides a hammering action to the chuck, punching the bit backwards and forwards into the material being drilled. This makes it highly effective for drilling into brick, concrete and masonry.

What should I look for when buying a combi drill?

Combi drills are very versatile tools, suitable for drilling and driving into wood, brick, concrete and steel. These great all-rounders feature a combination of driver, hammer and impact settings that allow them to tackle most jobs. They are a staple of most tradespeople’s toolboxes and a perfect tool to have at home for DIY projects.

Combi drills have three main functions:

  • Drive screws
  • Drill holes into wood and metal
  • Drill holes into masonry with the hammer function

There are several functions and features to look out for when choosing a combi drill.

Speed

A combi drill will usually offer at least two, but sometimes three speeds. Higher speeds are best for drilling into harder materials such as stone or metal, while lower speeds are better and more precise for screwing screws into softer materials, such as wood. The speed of a drill is usually shown as RPMs (revolutions per minute) and is referred to in our product specifications as ‘no-load speed’. This is the maximum speed of the drill when it is not drilling or screwing into anything.

Torque

Torque is the rotational force or energy that turns an object and is measured in Newton metres (Nm). Most cordless combi drills offer torque control, sometimes referred to as variable clutch setting, that allows you to adjust the torque depending on the material you are drilling into. This helps prevent damage, that can be caused from too much power, and improves accuracy. Torque control is also useful when carrying out more delicate work or when working with softer materials like wood.

Type of chuck

The chuck holds the drill bit in place and is usually made up three jaws that tighten around the bit, automatically centering the drill bit into position. Some chucks are ‘keyless’, which means you can change the chuck without a tool or key. Cordless combi drills may have different chuck capacities; that is, the size of the drill bit the shaft of the drill can hold. You’ll need bigger drill bits for heavier duty tasks so check out the chuck capacity to ensure it will fit the drill bits you intend to use. The most common chuck sizes are 10mm (which will probably be sufficient for most home DIY projects) and 13mm (for more heavy-duty tasks).

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