What's this? Based on speed, power, run and charge times, handling, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:This 20-volt Black & Decker in the light use drill/drivers category has a 3/8-inch chuck and offers two speed ranges with 11 clutch settings. It is sold with 1 Li-ion battery and a smart charger. It has a 2 year warranty.
Power: Denotes the twisting force for tightening and loosening.
Run time: Reflects how much work the drill can perform per battery charge, as measured on a dynamometer.
Handling: Denotes the ease of handling and controling the drill during operation.
Noise: The dBa level at ear level, indicating whether or not ear protection should be used during prolonged operation.
About This Brand
Black & Decker is one of the leading manufacturer and marketer of cordless drills. Black & Decker cordless drills are geared to the consumer market and are available in multiple sizes, weight, and voltages. Black & Decker cordless drills are widely available online, in hardware stores, and at Lowe's and Walmart.
Features & Specs - Black & Decker LDX220SBFC
Battery type The type of batteries provided with the drill. All are rechargeable. The more common type is denoted NiCd, for its nickel-cadmium components. Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries boast added energy for their weight. Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries are the latest type and deliver even more power in a smaller size. Lithium-ion and NiMH batteries can be disposed of with regular refuse; NiCd must be recycled.
Battery recharge time (min.) How long it takes to completely recharge a battery after it has properly cooled down. Most of the fast chargers have a built-in temperature sensor that delays the charging cycle, when the battery is too hot from recent heavy use, to when the battery has cooled.
Battery recharge time (min.)
Speed ranges Many cordless drills have two separate speed ranges, or gear ratios; some newer models have three. The slower speed range peaks at about 400 revolutions per minute (rpm) and provides increased torque (twisting force) for driving large screws. A higher speed range that reaches about 1,500 rpm or more is well suited for rapid drilling. Lower-priced drills usually have a single speed range that tops out at approximately 600 to 800 rpm, compromising both driving and drilling performance.
I used this drill for a week-long project putting up a ceiling in a cabin. Lots of fitting of plywood between rafters and adding trim, so the work was in tight places and this drill is small enough to get in awkward locations. Used all day, every day for a week driving many hundreds of screws on three recharges. I really like this drill.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Plymouth, MI
(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Broke after first use...
Put this into storage until I needed to use it and after I fully charged the battery I tried to use it and the forward/reverse switch does not stay in place and is broken! I never even used the product and it is already broken! I bought this drill because it was highly recommended on Consumer Reports but apparently I got a faulty product. I will never buy another Black and Decker product ever again!