How Many Watts of Electricity does a Power Drill use?

Real power-use measurements from a power drill.

How Much Power does a Power Drill use

Power Drill: 364 Watts


  • A power drill uses an electric motor to spin a long spiralling blade, a drill bit, into material.
  • Uses a variable speed motor and trigger, so it uses a variable amount of power, up to about 364 watts.

Power Use

  • Watts: 364
  • Kilowatts: 0.364 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 7 hundredths of one cent (0.07 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 4.4¢
  • cost per day: 35¢
  • cost per month: $6.64

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.