Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by HenriHaas about time
I will be trying this device out this weekend to put a table and shelf together. I am not worried about it locking up and dying at all. black and decker? I recognize the maker, and haven't had any trouble with their hedge trimmers,etc...
October 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zen A drill that does what it is supposed to
Purchased the drill because the price is good for the kind of product that is being sold. Does what it is supposed to.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeprojects1 B&D Drill/Driver
This drill is exactly what I was looking for - compact and light weight for indoor projects!
September 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SamN Electric Drill
Good electric drill at a great price. The only negative comment is that the box it came in was in a bad shape so I had to open the box at customer service o make sure that nothing was broken inside. Seems to be fine.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIY Good Purchase Overall!
It was a good product for the money. The variable-speed feature makes it very usable for driving screws, though the screw bit that comes with the drill is a real joke. It crushed after a few uses!
Overall, it's a good product. You get what you pay for and it gets the job done. The reversing button could have been designed so that it wouldn't interfere with the power switch operation.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joseph Excellent Product
Drill was easy to assemble and my handyman loves it . Thank you so much. I feel so good that I own Home Depot stock. Be the number one in customer service and customers would come back.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TB Great Buy.
Good drill for use around the house.Can't beat it for the price.
June 16, 2015