Makita 18V LXT Lithium-ion Sub-compact Brushless Cordless Driver Kit

Everyone with DIY projects on their plate should have at least one quality drill in their tool set, and this kit from Makita fits the bill and then some. It includes a two-speed brushless drill and a two-speed brushless impact driver, the latter of which has an “assist” mode that drives at low speed until tightening begins, which helps eliminate issues like screw cam-out and cross-threading.

Despite their compact size and lightweight handling, these drivers pack a surprising amount of power, with nary a chuck wobble like you’d get from cheaper tools. With these things you’ll be drilling holes and sinking screws like a dream, and the pair of 18-volt lithium-ion batteries included with the set hold a charge for a long time and recharge quickly when needed.

Just an all-around quality pair of tools, and it even comes with a carry bag. Get the kit for $221 on Amazon. Well worth the investment.