is a hand drill the same thing as a power drill or cordless drill?

if not, then what is the difference between all 3 drills?

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  • Red
    Lv 5
    7 years ago
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    A hand drill can be any drill that is not mounted in a press or other mechanism.

    An old egg beater type drill is a hand drill.

    A brace and bit type drill is a hand drill.

    A 3/8 cordred or cordless drill is a hand drill

    A 1/2" corded or cordless drill is a hand drill

    A Yankee drill is a hand drill

    A drill press is not a hand drill.

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  • 7 years ago

    A hand drill is just an in general term for all non mounted drills. A power drill can be either cordless or plug in and a cordless drill works off a battery pack.

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  • Mary C
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    I vote with "Ocularne" on this one. The term 'hand drill' is used for drills that are not mounted -- like a drill-press is a mounted drill. Hand drills can be of the 3 types that "RoofingP" describes: Manual, Electric, or Cordless.

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  • 7 years ago

    They all perform the same basic function.

    However, "hand drill" is generally used to refer to an old-fashioned manual tool where the turning of the drill bit is due to manual rotation of the tool. http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com/Hand-Drills/p...

    A power drill uses a motor to drive the bit. A cordless drill is a form of power drill that has some kind of battery in it so a cord is not needed to supply the power for the motor.

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  • tommo
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    a hand drill is powered manualy such as a swing brace, or a wheel brace, a battery drill is powered by a battery and a power drill is plugged in,, nowadays its mostly traditional woodworkers who use braces, battery drills can be used anywere without having cables every were, power drills are mostly used in heavy work shops along side air drills which run off compressors, hope this helps.

    Source(s): 40 years in building trade
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