BLACK+DECKER LDX120PK Lithium-Ion Drill and Project Kit Review
Whether you’re a serious commission-based craftsman or a DIY amateur, having a toolkit can be invaluable for your line of work or home projects. When we think of toolkits, we think of having multiple hand and/or power tools that help us with a wide range of tasks and applications. Even veteran mechanics need several tools at their disposal for working on a single car; you can’t fix a car with only a single 7/8-inch monkey wrench.
BLACK+DECKER produces some neat cordless power driver/drills. The BLACK+DECKER LDX120PK toolkit includes a cordless 20V driver-drill with 11 clutch positions, as well as a series of durable hand tools. This is an excellent first-buyers toolkit for people who are considering doing their own home repair projects, and it is a great backup toolkit for professional workers who need a reliable set of tools. Without further ado, let’s see what the LDX120PK toolkit has to offer.
20V Cordless Driver-Drill
The first thing to take notice of is the power driver-drill that comes with the set. This is the only power tool that’s featured in the BLACK+DECKER LDX120PK, but it has a number of applications for both DIY projects and household repair tasks.
Power Drill Performance
The LDX120 power drill is arguably one of the top-performing cordless drills by BLACK+DECKER. In the kit, customers are given several screwdriver bits and hole saw mandrel bits. One of the most remarkable things about this cordless drill is its design and weight. The device only weighs around 5 pounds with the battery attached so your arm and hand won’t cramp while doing overhead drilling.
In terms of power, this cordless drill can reach maximum torques of up to 115 pound-inches. The drill’s speed and torque are controlled by spinning the clutch dial so there’s practically no risk of stripping or overdriving screws into soft or dense surfaces.
Power Drill Battery Power
The driver-drill uses a single rechargeable Li-Ion battery (charger and battery included) which can last upwards of 30 minutes on a single charge. It takes an hour for the battery to reach 100% from nothing so if you don’t purchase additional batteries, you’ll have to wait out long downtimes.
Power Drill Design
The length of the unit might be a little too long to be labeled “compact.” Front nose to end, it measures in at around 12 inches long, making it somewhat easy to navigate in tight spaces. However, this toolkit does not include an extended bar or hex shaft so if you can’t reach it with the chuck-end of the tool, then you’re out of luck.
This is a brushed motor, meaning that although it provides the torque and speed needed to tackle several tasks at home, it can easily overheat after limited use. Another drawback of brushed-motor power driver-drills is that they consume more power when operating.
Rest of the Tools
There’s not much that we can say about the other tools in this box except that they are made by BLACK+DECKER, guaranteeing long-lasting and comfortable-to-use tools for doing work around the house.
The 66 hand tools and accessories, along with the cordless driver-drill, all fit comfortably in the carry case with separate spaces for each accessory and part, meaning that it’s almost impossible to not notice a missing tool or bit.
BLACK+DECKER LDX120PK: Bottom Line
All in all, it’s an extremely handy toolkit for beginners or professional in need of a backup for their more comprehensive equipment box. The BLACK+DECKER LDX120PK drill and project kit features a versatile 20V cordless driver-drill for tackling all sorts of tasks at home. Accessory-wise, there are enough screwdriver bits and hole saws for numerous applications, but the unit might be too long to use comfortably in tight spaces.
The other hand tools included in this toolset are your standard hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, and several other neat pieces of equipment. They’re all extremely durable and customers can expect several years of use out of the toolset (minus the rechargeable Li-Ion battery for the power drill which needs to be replaced roughly every 18 months).