DIY’ers and handymen know how important a cordless drill is
But this GTech Combi Drill is suitable for all levels…
Gtech has built a strong reputation around cordless technology. Their new Cordless Combi Drill seems to follow a long list of high-quality cordless products.
It’s a 20V model that gives you the absolute freedom to take on any job at your home without the hassle of extension leads.
In this review, I’ll go over the main features and benefits to help you decide if this drill is suitable for your needs.
Let’s take a dive into the details…
What I’ll Cover…
- Best features
- Technical specification
- Customer reviews
- Is it the right choice for you?
- Alternative options
OK, let’s get started…
The new 20V Cordless Combi Drill from Gtech is actually a bundle that includes the main unit, a 20V battery, a power tool charger, and a drill bit set.
You have the option to buy only the main unit for half the price and use your existing battery and charger from Gtech.
This is a great option that many other Gtech cordless products have. It allows you to save money by purchasing only one or two batteries and changing them between multiple tools.
Let’s start by looking at the key features at a glance:
- Drill, hammer & screwdriver modes
- 30mm thick wood and 10mm steel drilling ability
- 21 torque settings for ultimate precision
- Lightweight (1.66kg) and quick charging (1.25 hours)
Wondering what’s with the ‘Combi’ part of the name? This drill is actually a 3-in-1 multi-tool.
It has three different working modes: drill, hammer, and screwdriver. Switching between the three modes is incredibly easy. All you need to do is turn the mode selector ring to your desired mode.
Why do you need different drilling modes?
- Drill mode is used for drilling and heavy-duty applications, providing up to 1700rpm.
- Hammer mode, on the other hand, has 2 gears and can supply up to 27,200bpm, meaning it can be used for hammer drilling into masonry.
- Screwdriving mode, as the name suggests, is for use with screws such as when putting together flat-pack furniture.
We all know how frustrating and time-consuming changing drill bits can be. But not with the G-Tech Combi Drill!
Switching between different drill bits has never been easier. This drill has a keyless chuck, so when you need to load a bit, just twist the chuck open with your hand.
You can select 9 different bits from the Bit Set that comes with the bundle. These include the 6 most popular diameters for wood and metal drilling and three diameters for masonry drilling.
If you only wish to get the main unit without the battery, you can purchase just the Bit Set for only £4.99.
First off, the unit has 2 gear settings for lower and higher speeds, allowing you to control the upper limit of rotations per minute. This can come in very handy for safety measures and sensitive screw driving tasks.
Furthermore, there’s a variable speed trigger that gently applies power to the motor as you pull it. This ensures a high level of control and accuracy.
You can use the first gear for speeds of 0 to 450rpm, and the second gear for speeds of 0 to 1700rpm.
Sturdy and lightweight design
G Tech has again showcased its impressive design skills in this drill, managing to design a robust product that still maintains a light weight.
Weighing only 1.6kg, the drill can be easily carried around for all your tasks without tiring you too much.
There’s also a belt clip that can be installed on either side of the drill, allowing you to carry it around while having your hands free.
Here are the highlights…
- Keyless chuck
- Variable speed trigger
- Lightweight design
- 2-year guarantee
- Reputable manufacturer
- 21 torque settings
- 1,700rpm & 27,200rpm
- Voltage: DC 20V Max
- Battery: Li-ion
- Charging Time: 1-1.5 hours
- Weight: 1.66kg
- Chuck Capacity: 13mm
- No-Load Speed: 0-450 / 1,700 RPM
- Max Torque: 530 in-lb
- Chuck: Keyless All-Metal
- Drill Capacity: 10mm steel, 30mm wood
What are People Saying…?
Since the GTech Cordless Combi Drill is a brand new product, there aren’t many reviews online as of now. We’re working on gathering feedback from real users to see how they like the product.
Once we have real user experiences to show, we’ll update this section again, so make sure to stay on the lookout.
- Lightweight design (1.6kg)
- 3 modes (screwdriver, hammer, drill)
- 21 torque settings
- 2 gears
- Adjustable speed trigger
- Keyless chuck
- Can run hot with prolonged use
Is it Suitable for You..?
If you’re looking for a single tool to match all your drilling needs, it’s hard to see past the new Gtech Cordless Combi Drill.
It’s an extremely versatile tool, providing you with the ability to tackle almost any job around your home. The sturdy design feels very comfortable and balanced in your hand, and switching between different bits is a breeze with the keyless check.
If you already own other Gtech cordless products from the power tools range, you can save almost half the price by purchasing the main unit only and use the battery you have from the other tools.
- Tacklife 18V Cordless Drill
- Bosch PSB 1800 Cordless Combi Drill
- DeWalt DCD 985 Hammer Drill
- Ryobi R18 Brushless Drill Set
The bottom line…
Gtech is at it again. They’ve manufactured a high-quality product that provides good value for the price and amazing performance.
With the ability to switch between different modes at a single click, the Combi Drill is an excellent all-round choice for those looking to use a drill in multiple applications around the house.
Whether you need to put together flatpack furniture from Ikea, or drill into masonry, the Gtech Cordless Combi Drill will get the job done with ease.