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Rated 1 out of 5Â by pineoaks Worst drill I have ever owned.
Hand chuck would never tighten properly. Bits would not stay tight. Hard to get a hand-hold on chuck to hand tighten - too small. Often had to use two channel locks to tighten and untighten. Black and Decker should improve on the spare bit holder. It is currently located at base of handle. Bit tends to cut into your lower palm. Plus not happy with reversible switch. Rough movement, slips out of position easily. Do not buy. Have a nice day.
October 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by pkny Cord length is 6 ft, not 8 ft as in description
I was looking for a light drill for small projects around the house. This one is lightweight and might have been ok for my purpose. Cord length was one relevant feature, this is why the item will go back. The specifications in the Home Depot description indicate 8 ft, but actually it's only 6 ft length, it's printed on the box by the manufacturer.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by grandmadeedee works great for my project
I needed a 3/8" drill to be used with my old black and decker drill press. My cordless 3/8" drill didn't fit! I used it with a forstner drill bit to drill 35mm holes in the backs of cabinets for my new hinges. I did have to tighten the bit with pliers to keep it from loosening. I don't like the keyless drills, but that's what you get now. That was my only problem. I bought this drill only for my drill press, so don't have much comment on every day use. The built-in level would probably be nice for drilling holes by hand, but I didn't need it.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AussieLady A GREAT TOOL FOR CARVING HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS!
I have had my Black and Decker electric drill for quite some time, and there's no question it's handy when it comes to using it for its intended purpose. But this year I found a NEW use for it -- decorating Halloween pumpkins for my mantle.
First I cut off the top of the 8 inch pumpkin using my Dremel Multi-Tool with a small saw blade. Then I hollowed out my pumpkin, getting rid of the seeds and pulp. And then the fun began!
I used several sized drill bits in the electric drill, and made up my designs as I went along. I discovered that placing dots with a marker pen wasn't always the best way to go as it is a bit tricky always hitting the mark perfectly with the drill. But the beauty of this project is being able to 'wing it' and just make holes in a pattern that pleases you.
It's important to make sure that you drill all the way through the pumpkin shell, otherwise the light inside the pumpkin will not shine through the hole. Also, be careful not to place your drill holes too close together as it will weaken the wall of the pumpkin.
After I was finished my three pumpkins, I placed a flame-free (battery operated) candle inside -- one that has a 4 hour timer -- and my beautiful little pumpkins light up my fireplace from 7 pm until 11 pm each night.
I know this isn't exactly what Black & Decker had in mind for their tool, but what it does say is that not just tradesmen need a Black & Decker electric drill! Home decorator's do too!
October 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by sunny2071 ok for small projects
This is ok for very minor projects. I purchased this because I was tired of my cordless drill. I'm no tool expert, but I am now online researching for another drill. The tool bits come loose and get stuck, and the power lacks. I guess I need amps. Use this for only minor projects and your be ok, but beware those drill bits come loose.
March 15, 2012