Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 46
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by illuminatus Met and exceeded expectations
I can understand anyone having a certain hesitation about using a flex-tool like the Matrix. One would think that, in trade for flexibility and affordability, power and quality would be sacrificed. I can say that, for my purposes at least, this was not the case. I needed an impact driver because my old screw gun couldn't drive through 2x4s as I was building my workbench. I'm pleased to say that the impact driver attachment for the Matrix helped me to make quick work of the project and move on to the next one.
I have subsequently picked up the jigsaw attachment, and have the router and trim saw on order. The attachments swap out and are ready to go to work in seconds. No bolts, no chuck, just a single button, slide and replace. Voila!
Added to which, I had converted last summer to cordless lawn tools (trimmer, hedge trimmer, and blower), and had bought into B&D's 20VMax line because of the shared battery system. I now have three batteries that hold a strong (2-3 hours of solid work) and lengthy (up to 18 months?) charge and will work with the tools I need for just about any household project.
Is this system what you'd want for a full day on an industrial work site? Probably not. You'd want to have a few batteries on hand at least, and should probably be looking at dedicated tools anyway. But, if you're a DIYer for whom space, price and ease of use are a premium, I couldn't recommend the Matrix more. So pleased with it, and I think you will be too.
BONUS: Here's my workbench that the Matrix made possible!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gruven Impact Driver is AMAZING, ALONG WITH THE........
Trim saw and sander.. I bought this unit and the attachments to see how long they would last, so I have beaten, kicked and dropped them any chance I got and I am very impressed.
The impact has the fastest RPM in the industry with 3100rpm on the label. I use this piece for polishing and whatnot. The trim saw is awesome and easy to use around baseboards.
Now the bad, Don't buy the Black and Decker batteries as the other brand that rhymes with Daftman have a higher power rating. Also, the B&D charger is an absolute mess,, 3 HOURS FOR A COMPLETE CHARGE, ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!
The Daftman charger is worth buying as it takes 30 minutes.
With this being said, I LOVE my unit..
December 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sway My new Best Friend ~
This drill and driver system is great for any home user or home project purpose. I work with professional contractors and tradesman in my day job and I know this not really the tool they would use on a construction site. It lacks the hardcore torque, speed and strength that a dedicated heavy duty drill or impact driver would have but it is a great solution for the average needs. My home is mostly all brick walls and this impact driver can tough it through. I use the drill to drive screws into wood with ease. But best of all is that I get the different tools and tackle all kinds of things pretty well. The changeable components for this system are of very good quality and a good value.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Budd Very veratile
The drill and impact driver is an excellent combo. The weight and balance is very good. The battery charger works well.
My first job was to dismantle a swing set. I used the impact impact driver to unfasten the rusted and frozen nuts and bolts. It seems to have more than adequate power.
At the end of the job the battery was depleted even though I started with a full charge. I plan on getting a second battery with extended capacity.
July 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VegasJim Good Value
Although I have only used this drill for one small project, it's lightweight and easy to use. Changing the heads to convert it from a drill to an impact driver is quite simple. I would recommend this product.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boony Great buy for combo
I'm very pleased with the Black & Decker Matrix combo. The drill & impact driver are extremely powerful and take the same batteries as my pole saw & hedge trimmers. The battery life is great compared to the Dewalt that I was using. I like them a lot so far. Hope I feel the same in three or four years.
March 3, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Grizzly49 Think twice before buying this tool
At first glance this seems like a great idea, but when the power unit FAILS, as mine did, it becomes just the opposite. Instead of a bunch of cool interchangeable tool heads you now have a pile of expensive paper weights. I didn't really use this much until the 90 day return policy was up. Therefor Home Depot was of no help at all in resolving this issue. In all fairness the removable tool heads appear well designed and robust (although I haven't got to use them all), it's the power unit and battery that seems cheap and toy like. I would not expect this tool to last long with regular use (I hardly used it at all).
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobertL The handiest cordless drill/impact driver/saw...
Pulled the drill out of the box and started using it on my house remodel project. Everything from hanging drywall using screws, to drilling holes through studs, boring holes for cabinet hinges, and sawing countertops. Worked excellent. The torch control really helped with the sheet rock screws to prevent from sinking too far. Lightweight were it didn't feel like a whipping of a workout with heavy dumbells. Hightly recommend.
February 11, 2015