Mylek is a power tool brand that I had never heard of before I got my hands on this drill to test. The ethos behind the brand is to produce really affordable drills aimed at the DIY market.

How The Drill Arrives

On test today I have an 18V (21V Max) cordless drill driver. The drill comes in a plastic carry case, complete with battery, charger and toolset.

Everything That Comes In The Box

Above you can see everything that comes included in the carry case. We have the drill, charger and battery off to the left.

Then on the right, we have a mini toolset. This toolset features socket bits, drill bits, driver bits with adapter and even a gimmicky tool for driving around corners.

None of these are high quality, I mean what did you expect when the entire tool costs around £40!!

But just because they are not high quality does not mean they won’t get the job done. They still work just fine and serve as a good starter set. Just don’t expect them to last forever.

Great Value
MYLEK Cordless Drill Driver
£39.95

The cheapest drill in our test but more than held its own. Great value and perfect for little jobs around the home.

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Should You Buy It?

In all honesty, I was really surprised by this drill. At this price, I thought it was going to be useless. I use drills that cost £200-300 for the drill only without even any batteries. So how could a £40 all in tool even remotely stack up?

But it’s actually decent. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t come near to my Makitas, but no one is expecting it to.

It works well and has ample power for any job around the home. If you are a DIY’er you wants a drill to put up a few shelves and do jobs around the house then I have no trouble recommending this drill.

We did tons of testing to come to this conclusion. I tested the Mylek against a range of other drills including Black & Decker, Ryobi, Bosch and Stanley Fatmax.

That was all part of my best cordless drill under £100 article.

Testing

So as I alluded to just a little while ago, we put this drill through its paces. putting it up to tests I never thought it would complete, along with some aiming to recreate jobs you would want this drill to do.

Let’s see how it got on in these tests.

Drilling Into Brick

So I got all of the drills together and did some drilling into brick. This is the kind of thing you will actually do with the Mylek. If you are hanging something on a wall then you may well have to drill through brick.

The mylek doesn’t come with a hammer mode so, in theory, it should be weak here.

Results of the brick test
Results of the brick test

As you can see though the Mylek did exceptionally well. For reference, the Mylek is by far the cheapest drill in this test, with the Black and Decker being the nearest on price. Roughly £50 at the time of testing.

The drill even beat out a Bosch drill costing around £100!

Drilling Into A Concrete Block

This test should be fairly similar to the brick drilling test. I got a large concrete block and a new 6mm masonry bit for each drill.

I then drilled a series of holes and took the average time. The average time is what you can see in the results below.

Results of the Concrete Block test
Results of the Concrete Block test

Again another amazing result for the Mylek. it was one of only three drills able to complete this task.

It beat a Ryobi, Bosch and Black and Decker Drill here!

Augering Into Oak

Next up I got a big auger bit and drilled it straight into the end grain of a solid block of oak.

This is a ridiculously tough test and one I thought the Mylek just wouldn’t complete.

Results of the auger into oak test
Results of the auger into oak test

So the Mylek came in last place. But in all honesty, I am astounded it even completed this test.

This was a really hard, punishing test and something you will never be doing with a cheap drill. Just finishing this test is a big win for the Mylek.

Battery Life

This test was designed to purely find out how long the battery lasts in real-world usage. This is often where the cheaper tools, with lower quality battery cells, often fall down.

Results of the Battery test
Results of the Battery test

The result is the number of large screws the drill managed to put in and take out of a large softwood beam.

You can see here just how well the Mylek kept up with all of the other drills. So the battery is not a weak point with this drill, at least when it comes to run time.

The Mylek After The Battery Test
The Mylek After The Battery Test

Conclusion

So now you can see my basis for my earlier statement. This is a very useful drill for the price. It will be able to do any job around the house. Yes, it is not as powerful as much more expensive drills, but it does everything you could need for basic DIY at a frankly ridiculous price.

Great Value
MYLEK Cordless Drill Driver
£39.95

The cheapest drill in our test but more than held its own. Great value and perfect for little jobs around the home.

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01/19/2022 08:43 am GMT

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Author

Wood by name, wood by nature. I am a fully qualified, time-served, award-winning joiner with an NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery as well as an HNC in Construction. Beyond my joinery qualifications, I have also earned a degree in building surveying. I believe these qualifications make me perfectly positioned to provide expert advice on many different areas of DIY as well as share all of the tips I have picked up in over a decade working on building sites!

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