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Best Electric Screwdrivers for Decking (Ratings & Reviews)

Best Electric Screwdrivers & Cordless Drills for Decking – Our Top Picks!

One of the most versatile tools to keep handy around your home is an electric screwdriver or cordless drill. Electric screwdrivers are effective for drilling holes in plastic, wood, and even metal. You can also use them to quickly turn screws by using a screwdriver attachment. Decking can put a lot of wear and tear on your electric screwdriver. It’s important to have a tool that can hold up to the strain off installing a deck.

Because this tool is so popular, there are tons of cordless drills or electric screwdrivers to choose from. This is good if you know what to look for, but it can be frustrating if you don’t. Our team has compiled a list of our top choices.

To save you some work, here the top affordable electric screwdrivers on the market that we know will serve you well.

1.  DEWALT 20V MAX Drill/Driver, 3-Speed, Premium 4.0Ah Kit 

This drill is my personal favorite. This drill is easy to use, rugged enough to handle large renovation projects and comes with a great set of features. I would recommend this drill for anyone that knows they’ll be tackling any sizable projects in the near future. It’s built for heavy-duty use and has a built-in LED light for working in the dark. The 3-speed all-metal transmission helps to drive in screws or drill through walls.

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2. Black+Decker 12V MAX Cordless Drill/Driver

If you’re in the market for a lightweight, basic electric screwdriver with great battery life and a low price, then this drill from Black+Decker is a great option.

Weighing in at only 2.8 pounds, you’ll be able to use this drill all day without breaking a sweat. The average battery life is 10 hours, meaning you can potentially go a couple of days between without recharging. If you’re concerned about it breaking, there’s a two-year limited warranty on the product, however, I doubt you’ll need it!

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3. Black+Decker LD120VA 20-Volt Max Lithium Drill/Driver

Black+Decker LD120VA 20-Volt Max Lithium Drill/Driver

This one is a lower cost option. This cordless drill has a soft-grip handle for comfort and a lithium-ion battery and battery charger. The 24 position clutch of this power drill prevents stripping and overdriving screws by providing extra level of control. 

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Whichever one you chose I’m sure that you will get good use and have a tool that is able to help with a variety of projects.

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Matt McWilliams
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Hi there! My name is Matt and I write for Expert Home Report. I enjoy writing about everything related to home improvement, home tips and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either spending time with my family, doing a DIY project or learning a new skill.