Black & Decker Cordless Drills

 

Black & Decker HPD18AK-2 18v Cordless DrillThe Black & Decker HPD18AK-2 18v cordless drill is a decent drill for the money and gets a 6.5 overall rating. Users of this drill really seem to like it with a 4.7 out of 5 rating on Amazon. The price is very attractive at under $100.

As for the overall performance, well that is a bit lacking. It has 330 in-lbs of torque which is well below average for an 18v model, but it is about the most you will find for a cordless drill under $100. The NiCd batteries are rated at 1.1Ah which is also well below average and take 60 minutes to recharge. That means you risk the possibility of running out of juice before your second battery is charged up again. Buyers should also note the 3/8″ chuck size may limit some applications.

For basic homeowner tasks, this is a capable drill. However, we would not recommend it for serious DIY projects, unless price is major concern.

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Specs18v Class Average
Overall Rating6.5 
ManufacturerBlack & Decker 
ModelHPD18AK-2 
StyleStandard Cordless Drill 
Voltage18 
Weight5.0 lbs4.5 lbs
Max Torque330 in-lbs490 in-lbs
Max Speed1400 RPM1600 RPM
Variable Speed2-SPEED 
ReversableYes 
Chuck Size3/8″ 
Chuck TypeKeyless, Ratcheting 
Battery TypeNiCD 
Charge Rating1.1Ah1.8 Ah
Charge Time60 min45 min
Batteries Included2 
Work LightNo 
Extra HandleNo 
Fuel GuageNo 
Warranty2 years2 years
PriceCheck Price$212.99

Black & Decker HPD18AK-2

 

 

Black & Decker HPD12K-2 12v Cordless DrillThe Black & Decker HPD12K-2 12v cordless drill rates a 6.0 overall. While the power is severely lacking in this model with just 175 in-lbs of torque, it is a good value for the money. At under $70 this unit is cheaper than most cordless drills. It also get surprisingly good ratings on Amazon with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

One of the biggest negatives on the HPD12K-2 are the NiCd batteries which can take up to 3 hours to fully charge. They also have lower than average charge rating of 1.2Ah.

We only recommend this cordless drill for the most simple drilling needs around the house and when price is a concern.

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Specs12v Class Average
Overall Rating6.0
ManufacturerBlack & Decker
ModelHPD12K-2
StyleStandard Cordless Drill
Voltage12
Weight2.8 lbs3.4 lbs
Max Torque175 in-lbs245 in-lbs
Max Speed1200 RPM1285 RPM
Variable Speed2-SPEED
ReversableYes
Chuck Size3/8″
Chuck TypeKeyless, Ratcheting
Battery TypeNiCD
Charge Rating1.2Ah1.7 Ah
Charge Time180 min60 min
Batteries Included2
Work LightNo
Extra HandleNo
Fuel GuageNo
Warranty2 years2 years
PriceCheck Price$128.45

 

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