Black and Decker is among the oldest and the most popular American power tool brands. Black and Decker cordless drills are affordable, reliable and ideal for home use. They are also, a drill tool of choice for workshops, garages, services providers.
If you are thinking about buying a cordless drill driver, you will surely be attracted by unusual combination of famous Black and Decker brand and low prices. Some models are, however, better choice than the other ones. We have selected the most popular three, worth to be considered.
Before we start the reviews, here are some introductory notes. Drills drivers are only offered, with 8, 12, 18 and 20 voltage power.
Some of Black and Decker drills still come with Ni-Cad batteries. Meanwhile, company has made an innovative improvements to its battery design. Recent models are equipped with superior Lithium-ion MAX battery system – batteries are not only interchangeable; they are long lasting, with advanced features, and we recommend MAX tools as a choice.
The MATRIX™ Quick Connect System™ is one of the characteristics you will find in Black and Decker tools' specifications. MATRIX™ means that you can separate tool base and add attachments for different home and garden tasks.
SMARTECH™ is a new feature of Black and Decker cordless tools, which enables remote Bluetooth battery control through iOS and Android applications.
Well, let’s go to the shops and recommend something for everyone.
If you need an extremely lightweight and affordable driver drill for light duty tasks, pay only $28.83 for Black and Decker 8-volt tool. Its 1.32 lbs weight, compactness, and useful mid-handle design come with universal micro USB charger. Small and handy 3/8” drill, with 400-RPM speed, has some great features – keyless chuck, LED light, and – 2 year limited warranty. Lithium-ion 1.5Ah battery is integrated. A drill, charger, and one double-ended bit are in the box.
User experiences confirmed that Black and Decker BDCD8C works well with wood and the other light materials. A few complaints refer to lacking of variable speed control.
Black and Decker's BDCDD12C drill has replaced probably the most popular 12-volt LDX112C model. The improvements are minimal, so you can also buy the LDX112C drill, still in stores.
Compared to 8-volt tool, BDCDD12C model is more powerful, but don’t expect to use a drill for hard duty tasks. The price for the kit, with drill, 12V MAX battery, charger and one double ended bit included, is $41 only. The 3/8” chuck is keyless, eleven clutch settings provide adjustments, 550-RPM speed is sufficient for tool class, and variable speed control is enabled. Drill is compact, 2.18 lbs weight, handle is ergonomic, LED light adds convenience... We must underline here, again, 2 year limited warranty. When you consider buying a tool in this price range, warranty is a proof that manufacturer stands behind the quality of its product.
The only Black and Decker’s 1/2" cordless drill driver is one of the most powerful battery B&D tools. The 20V MAX battery, associated with up to 412 inch-pounds of torque, makes this compact drill ideal for both DIY and professional works. Features include a single-sleeve keyless chuck, two-speed gear box (0-350 RPM and 0-1500 RPM) and 24 clutch settings. Extraordinary feature of 1.5 Amp MAX Lithium-ion batteries is capability to hold a charge up to 18 months. The performance of this Black and Decker model is similar to best cordless drills on the market. Black and Decker BDCDHP220SB-2 kit includes tool, two batteries, charger, and one screw-driving bit, all for $90.
Customers’ reviews at Amazon.com online shop and Home Depot website confirm an excellent quality and price for the Black and Decker cordless drills we have selected. Consumers are satisfied with the ease of use, battery life, good design and, in general, tools’ usability for smaller home repairs.
Selected Black and Decker cordless drills are mainly for home use while those more expensive and found in the professional series are for heavy duty work. Improvements, new models of driver drills, and affordable prices confirm that B&D power tool brand will keep the position of popular hobby and household products, above all.