PP203 20-volt Drill vs. PP182 18-volt Drill: A Brief Comparison

With the arrival of the new 20v drill, we know you might be thinking of getting a drill upgrade. Or maybe you're trying to decide which one to get. Which voltage is best for you? A 20-volt Drill or an 18-volt Drill?

Here is a brief comparison of the two:



Both drills come in the signature Pink Power pink, which means both drills will be easy to spot and won’t be “accidentally” picked up by someone else. They’ll also fit in perfectly with all your other pink tools!

Winner: It’s a tie



One of the first things we consider when buying a drill is the speed (RPMs) of a drill. Drills with powerful speed settings are good. Both 18 and 20-volt drills are designed for tougher materials, longer fasteners, and larger bits so it's important to check the maximum RPM the drill offers. The PP182 has a 550 rpm speed while the PP203 has 2-speed settings: 0-350rpm and 0-1150rpm.

Winner: If you’re looking for a drill that can power through bigger jobs than putting up shelves, you may want to spring for the PP203 20-volt drill!


Torque Settings

When it comes to drills, one of the most important factors to consider is torque. The torque is the force that causes an object to rotate and shows you how powerful your drill is. The higher the number on your torque settings, the more twisting force it will deliver. The 18-volt drill has ‎16+1 Torque Settings, while the 20-volt drill has 19 + 1 Torque Settings, with a Max Torque of 25 Nm. 

Winner: The PP203 also takes this round!

LED Light 

The LED lights on the drill can be helpful in a number of ways. For example, they can help you see where you are drilling in low-light conditions. They can also help you keep track of how much battery power is left on the drill. This way, you can avoid running out of power in the middle of a project. Finally, the LED lights can also help you stay safe by indicating when the drill is turned on. This helps to prevent accidents caused by accidental contact with the drill bit. By using these features, you can work more efficiently and safely with your drill.

Both drills have LED lights that are triggered when the drill is used. 

Winner: We have another tie!


Magnetic Base

One of the best selling features of the PP182 is the magnetic base which allows for easy storage for screws and bits when not in use. Meanwhile, the PP203 drill does not have a magnetic base, which makes it lighter but does not provide an easy access storage for all your easily misplaced bits, screws, nuts, and nails.

Winner: We think this is one point for the 18-volt drill!



The 18-volt drill has a Nickel Cadmium battery. While it's not a bad battery, the Lithium-ion batteries that the 20-volt drill has are becoming increasingly popular in a variety of applications. They are smaller in size, require less maintenance, and are environmentally safer than Nickel-cadmium (NiCad) batteries.

One of the main advantages of lithium-ion batteries is that they have a much longer life cycle than NiCad batteries. This means that they can be used for a longer period of time without needing to be replaced. In addition, lithium-ion batteries do not suffer from the "memory effect" that NiCad batteries often experience. This means that they can be recharged even after being partially discharged without any adverse effects. 

Winner: As an added bonus, the PP203’s battery can also be used for the rest of Pink Power’s 20-volt tools. So that’s definitely a point for the 20-volt drill!



The PP182 18-volt drill is 3.5 pounds with 1 NiCad battery while the PP203 20-volt drill is 2.8 pounds with battery. When it comes to choosing the right drill, weight is a big factor as a weightier drill could result in arm and wrist fatigue due to prolonged use. The lighter drill is also perfect for those who suffer from arthritis or carpal tunnel. 

Winner: When it comes to weight, we’d have to go with the lighter drill, the PP203!



The 18-volt drill kit costs $69.99 while the PP203 20-volt drill sets you back by $79.99. The PP182 includes the 18-volt drill, 2 Nickel Cadmium batteries, a 12-piece bit set, the charger, and a pink drill case. For $79.99, you get the 20-volt drill, a 20-volt 1.5Ah Lithium-Ion battery, 1 hour fast charger, 16-piece bit set, belt clip, and the PP201 13-inch tool bag.

Winner: If you’re looking for a more affordable choice, then the PP182 wins this one! However, if you’re looking for more bang for your buck, we’d go with the PP203.

Maybe it’s time for an upgrade?

The 18-volt Drill is a tried and tested favorite, and for good reason. But the 20-volt drill is lightweight and compact, making it easy to handle. It also has plenty of torque, allowing it to drill through tougher materials with ease. And finally, it features a long, efficient battery. Overall, the 20-volt Drill is a clear winner when compared to the 18-volt Drill.

So if you’re in the market for a new drill, be sure to consider upgrading to the PP203 20-volt drill. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!