Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 52
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WOF Good Drill
The drill works well and holds a charge for quite a while. The screw driver bit falls out of the drill.
July 14, 2016
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 DIYerRider 1st time online buyer
Battery lasts forever. Pretty strong for its size and weight.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lauren Husband loves it
My husband has used it already for several home projects and loves it. A much needed upgrade for his tool collection.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete1954 drills, hammer drills ect
I can't speak for everyone but this is my experience. I started buying B&D power tools 20 years ago Buy the pro or commercial tools and you will NEVER have a problem. Theses are black and red for corded tools or black and orange for the cordless. Look at how the tool is built. if you use these ever day or week like I do the professional tools are way better. You can spend at lot of cash or a little grunt work and find the best tool for your need. If you use a power tool 2 or 3 times a year any tool works. I use my B&D weekly or daily. Remember TOOLS develop a reputation. B&D ARE GOOD WORK TOOLS
August 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by johnc It's an Amazing Machine, Love It!
I was very reluctant to buy anything made by Black & Decker but after seeing several presentations on U-Tube I went ahead and bought it on line. I have only used it a couple of times but after using it I am really impressed. The attachments are very solid and easy to swap out. The impact drive is awesome!. After reading the simple instructions I went outside to test it on my wood fence. I was able to drill a 4" screw into a 2" x 6" in a couple of seconds and had to be carefull not to bury it into the wood! I was going to buy a Porter & Cable drill & driver set for about $150, but for $75 I got the B&D drill and impact attachment and happy that I did.
October 21, 2014
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 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