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What is the speed of a cordless drill driver?

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Orange cordless drill driver drilling a hole in a piece of wood The speed of a cordless drill driver is measured in RPM (Rotations Per Minute) and refers to how fast the chuck can turn.
Front on view of a cordless drill driver with an arrow showing the chuck rotation One full turn of the chuck is one rotation.
Red sub compact cordless drill driver For cordless drill drivers, speed ranges from 500 to 2000 RPM. Most have a maximum no-load speed of around 1000 RPM.
Blue cordless screwdriver To put this in perspective, the average cordless screwdriver operates at around 200 RPM.
Pile of gold coins Please note: A tool with a higher RPM will usually be more expensive than one with a lower RPM.

Information such as the tool’s RPM can usually be found in the product spec or user manual.