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Best Stanley FatMax Drill For Home Use

Stanley FATMAX might not be the first name you think of when thinking of branded powertools, however, they have a large range of great tools. They have a serious heritage in the power tool game, Stanley is part of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. From the name, you will know already that these tools are coming from the people also responsible for Black & Decker. But did you know that Stanley Black & Decker also own DeWALT? So when it comes to making well priced but high-quality tools they have some pedigree. But the question you are no doubt asking is which Stanley drill is the best for home use? Well I have done the research for you, so read on to find out.

Best FATMAX Drill For Home Use

When it comes to a drill intended for home use then the price is a major factor to consider. You also want a full kit including batteries and a charger unless you already happen to have one. With this in mind and also some thorough research behind the drills themselves the below drill is my best Stanley Fatmax drill for home use.


Why this drill?

Well, to start with you get the drill, impact driver, 2 x batteries, charger and a carry bag for a very good price. This kit is the full package and is great for home use and those just getting started.

2 x Batteries

This is more important than a lot of DIY’ers realise. With two batteries you can always have one on charge whilst using the other, this makes a huge difference to your productivity. With just one battery you can be sitting around waiting for around an hour for it to fully charge.

Impact Driver Included

The fact that you get an impact driver as well as a drill in this package, at this price point, is massive. With an impact in your arsenal, you have the perfect tool for those tougher jobs that the drill just can’t manage.

An impact driver thrives in high torque applications, just look at the maximum torque of the two tools. The drill provides up to 47Nm of torque, which is impressive in this price band, but that is dwarfed by the 180Nm of impact torque provided by the impact driver.

Driving long screws and bolts is an area where an impact driver can really come in useful so it is great for a DIYer to have one in their tool kit.

LED Lights

Both tools come with LED lights. You might not think of this as an important feature but there is a reason all of the big boys put LEDs on their tools without question. They are really helpful! When clambering around in a tight, poorly lit space it can be really hard to see what you are doing but with a nice bright LED on your tool, it is a breeze.

Tool platform

As I have talked about before in both my DeWALT and Makita articles choosing a tool platform is almost as important as the tools themselves. Drills are often the initial purchase a DIYer makes and with the price of batteries once you choose a brand you are tied in.

So it is important to make sure you pick the right brand for you. Stanley FatMax makes good tools at great prices so if you are more budget-conscious then they are a really strong choice.

The FatMax 18v range of tools includes saws, multi-tools, sanders and even cordless nailers. It is the full line up so there’s no worry here.

Still Unsure?

If you still haven’t made your mind up on which is the best cordless drill for you then feel free to drop me an email at and I will do my best to answer any questions you may have!

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If you’re not fully decided on Makita then why not check out our best DeWALT drills for home use or our best Makita drills for home use