BLACK & DECKER 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Drill Kit
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A few OK reviews (3.7 out of 5.0) over at Walmart.com
This drill has a 3/8 chuck.
What can I say, I’m a sucker for a good drill
My fiance got this for me a couple of Christmases ago. So far its survived my parents retiring (they owned a manufacturing business, which involved breaking down a lot of various tables, equipment, etc) and hundreds of odd jobs around the house.
I’m actually seriously debating buying a second one just because for an extra $20 on the cost of a battery I’ll have a backup and some extras.
Its is worth it.
Good Luck! I certainly wouldn’t!
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Black&Decker is a very old company. I don’t know if the actual company even exists any longer as a genuine manufacturing entity, or if they are just a brand name that is applied to Chinese made power tools. At any rate, they went through a period, by memory I would say about 20 years or so, when their power tools were junk. Really cheaply made, unreliable, and easily broken. It seems like they might have improved in the past few years.
I have a similar B&D 20v drill, the LDX220, and a string trimmer, a leaf blower, and a hedge trimmer. These are all light duty tools, for occasional homeowner use. From that perspective, the quality of their current products seems to be pretty equal to comparable products from other brands.
You can’t tell anything from brand names any longer. Almost all of this stuff, or the parts used to make them, come from anonymous Chinese factories. You can sometimes go by what the quality standards of the brand are. Hitachi seems to have pretty high quality standards. So does Bosch. Again I am speaking about homeowner grade tools, not professional tools for daily use by tradesmen. They know which brands are good and which ones to stay away from.
This is the lower end model of the B&D 20v cordless drills. I do not have this exact drill, I have the better one. So I suggest going by the reviews of this model on Amazon, which are generally favorable. Looking at the B&D web site, it appears that they are trying to promote a new design, which has one universal motor/grip/battery and different front attachments, such as a drill, sander, jigsaw, etc.
So I am giving a cautious endorsement of this product, “caveat emptor”, and with the caution that they have a history of selling junk tools.
For what it’s worth; for $6 more you can get the 20v Matrix kit on Amazon with a drill and driver combo, and it gives you the ability to add more tools to the base. I don’t think this is worth the cost.
Got a link for the rest of the class?
Has the same model number. The cases are definitely different.
Amazon is listing theirs for $299. No reviews yet.
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Got one of these (or a very similar one) a couple years ago for Christmas, and it rocks! Best cordless drill I’ve owned. It’s very compact, so it’s easy to get to hard-to-reach spots. The battery lasts forever on a charge and it doesn’t seem to lose any power between uses. On my last drill (a Ryobi), it would be dead every time I got it out to use it.
This drill has surprising power and a nice range of clutch settings. The spotlight is useful if you’re working under the sink or in a dark corner or something. The weight is perfectly balanced over the grip, so it’s not awkward to maneuver. Seriously awesome, well-designed drill. Can’t believe it’s a Black and Decker.
Spend $99 at HD and get a real drill,
Makita 18v with case & lithium ion
battery. Don’t waste your money on this plastic toy
I have one of these and its the bomb, battery holds charge for months, solid, fells great in the hand, bookoo power. good drill
Important info, thank you! A drill with a 1/2 chuck is the only thing I would buy.
beaucoup mon ami
Guys, cleaned up a couple “unnecessary” posts. Let’s try to keep the chatter (in this thread) about the drill.
I agree, this one is a decent alternative, especially if you’re looking to expand into the Black and Decker Matrix line: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B5OOF1A/ref=pd_aw_sim_sbs_86_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=512P93HahAL&dpSrc=sims&preST=AC_UL100_SR100%2C100&refRID=07KTBE4662XFAY2VFMJ4#productDescription_secondary_view_div_1451562036805
Got my drill today. I Am impressed with it so far, I got it for a light duty work drill. I have a nice Dewalt cordless and a B&D plug in power drill for the home. So this will do just fine for at work, I have air drills there for heavy work.
I am pretty disappointed that it did not come with the accessory case as pictured, it came with a bag (which isn’t bad) but all the accessories were just in plastic bags in little holders. There are no pockets on the bag so all the accessories just pile in there, no organization at all.