Sometimes tools don’t quite live up to the hype. Not too long ago, we did a worst power tools video […]
60V Black and Decker Battery Lawn Mower Shows Significant Improvement Over 40V Predecessor When we tested 24 different mower models […]
Black and Decker 20V Drill Does the Job for Less than Two Jacksons The Black and Decker 20V Drill has […]
Black and Decker Impact Driver Offers Homeowners an Affordable Driving Solution Say you’ve got some projects around the house that […]
I love cutting down large trees with chainsaws. There’s something about the experience of setting your notch, driving through the […]
Black and Decker 4V Max Lithium Pivot Screwdriver Finds Niche with Homeowners We all need one. You know, that cordless […]
It’s rare that I see a tool that catches me off guard and presents something truly “new” or innovative. With the Black & Decker Gyro, innovation is at its core. The question is whether or not the new gyroscopic features are helpful or a hindrance. One thing is for certain, however, you’ll get more “play” time with this tool in terms of its effects as a party favor of attention-grabber than you will from any other powered screwdriver. And you can really use it thanks to some solid and simple thinking on the part of Black & Decker’s engineers.
In general, we’re not one for multi-use power tools for professional use. For one, with few exceptions, dedicated tools just […]
In an effort to make their tools more adaptable to the different needs of consumers, Black & Decker launched its new MATRIX Quick Connect System tool. While this isn’t something we think we’ll be seeing on the jobsite anytime soon, it’s good to pay attention since Black & Decker, Porter-Cable and DeWalt are so closely interconnected through Stanley Black & Decker. So what is the MATRIX? (sorry, I couldn’t resist) It’s a new type of modular tool system that goes even farther than similar systems like Festool’s TI system with its FastFix Interchangeable Chucks.
We got a chance recently to put our hands on a classic, a Black & Decker 7301 1HP circular saw. This rugged circular saw was purchased back in 1971 and has been running ever since. It has a cast aluminum body and a stamped steel shoe. It was purchased alongside a Black & Decker drill for $19.99 for the pair (in 2011 dollars that’s about $120!) On top of that, when you purchased two Black & Decker tools you got a third tool for a penny more (my dad picked up a Rockwell 4420 (96) Type 2 1/3rd sheet Finishing Sander.) Three heavy duty tools for that price, at that time wasn’t bad. And it was a REALLY good deal considering two of the three are still in operation!