I’m the first to admit that not everyone gets the same kick out of testing tools as I do. Particularly when it comes to the simpler machines at the lower end of the market, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s not a great deal to get excited about. Nevertheless, you occasionally come across the kind of bargain you can’t help but be impressed with.
This Black & Decker LD120-VA 20-Volt Max Lithium Drill/Driver Kit with 30 Accessories being a prime example. Another excellent outing for the world-famous brand, Black & Decker has put together an all-round package for plucky DIYers at an unbeatable price.
Supplied with a whole bunch of accessories, this high-quality drill features a full 24 clutch settings and the latest lithium-ion battery technology. If you’re on the lookout for an affordable all-round inclusive kit for the home, the garage or the workshop, you really won’t go wrong with this popular package.
As you’ve probably figure out by now, the Black & Decker LD120 Drill/Driver with 30 Accessories comes complete with the drill itself and a fair few accessories to boot. The full contents of the kit as follows:
- LD120 drill
- LB20 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Battery
- LCS20 Charger
- Brad Point Drill Bits (6)
- 1 in. Screwdriving Bits (10)
- 2 in. Screwdriving Bits (9)
- Nut Drivers (4)
- Magnetic Bit Tip Holder (1)
This makes the Black & Decker LD120 with 30 Accessories ideal for anyone setting up for a scratch. Available for a total price of less than $60, the kit represents exceptional value for money when compared to the normal retail prices of the individual items.
Key features and selling-points to consider include the following:
Versatile Everyday Performance
The drill included in the kit is the Black & Decker LD120, which has been designed to tackle the vast majority of everyday DIY applications around the home and garden. Easy to use, comfortable to hold and powerful enough to get the job done – all at an unbeatable price.
Lithium-Ion Technology & 20V MAX
The latest lithium-ion battery technology ensures maximum run-time and reduced charging times. In addition, the batteries capable of holding onto its charge for as long as 18 months, so it’s ready to use whenever you are.
Featuring a seriously impressive 24-position clutch, this driller can be meticulously adjusted to deal with any drilling or screwdriving task. This is the kind of precision you’d normally associate with a more premium drill.
Multiple Accessories Included
The kit comes complete with an extensive range of accessories and extras, all with huge savings over the usual individual retail prices. No additional purchases necessary – it’s all right there in the box.
Compact and Lightweight
Considering the price, this LD120 drill from black & decker is surprisingly lightweight and comfortable to work with. The drill weighs approximately 3lbs and has a rubberised handle for a strong and secure grip at all times.
The LD120 forms part of an extensive series of Black & Decker tools that are compatible with the same lithium-ion battery for maximum convenience.
I recently tested a handful of similar drills from Black & Decker, so I had a good idea what to expect this time around. Once again, the first thing that came to mind when putting the Black & Decker LD120 drill through its paces what a sense of exceptional value for money. Right out of the box, you can’t help but be impressed by how lightweight, easy-to-use, and well- manufactured this thing is.
In terms of power, it’s pretty much the same story as its siblings. Though perhaps not suitable for heavy-duty professional applications, it breezes through every day DIY jobs without a care in the world. I always test drills on a bunch of different materials, including drywall, metallic sheeting, hardwoods, plastic, and so on. Most of which were no problem for the Black & Decker LD120, though it does take a little time to deal with more challenging surfaces.
The 24-position clutch is particularly impressive – power and precision when needed most. As for the rest of the kit, I’ve come to know Black & Decker for striking the perfect balance between quality and value for money. These are, after all, budget tools and accessories, yet they look the part and get the job done as competently as anything out there.
Black & Decker claims that the LD120 can hold a charge for up to 18 months – I’ve not had mine for nearly long enough to verify this. Nevertheless, the Black & Decker LD120-VA Lithium Drill/Driver Kit with 30 Accessories as a whole more than lived up to my expectations and is an absolute no-brainer in terms of value for money.
- Kit includes 30 useful tools and accessories
- Superb power and performance
- Easy to use and comfortable to work with
- Compact design for maximum convenience
- Interchangeable battery with good runtime
- Perfect for any DIY project
- Outstanding value for money
- Doesn’t include a carry case or bag
- Not powerful enough for heavy-duty applications
If you really wanted to pick fault with this thing, you could argue that it lacks the power to deal with more intensive professional applications. Nevertheless, it’s worth remembering that it isn’t supposed to be a pro-grade kit. For home, garage, garden, and workshop applications, the Black & Decker LD120-VA 20-Volt Max Lithium Drill/Driver Kit scores a solid 5 out of five. Considering the whole kit is up for grabs for less than $60, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything that offers so much for so little.