fbpx
October 24, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Black and Decker

Our Black and Decker tool reviews test to one purpose. We want to know which tools can help Pros and serious DIYers save money. When you don’t need a premium tool, often a basic product will do the trick. Unfortunately, Black and Decker often falls short when the going gets tough. Still, our aim is to understand which of their tools can hold up when called upon to perform common tasks. Black and Decker also has a great habit of bringing technologies to market before they migrate to the company’s other brands. A great example is the Black and Decker Gyro screwdriver. These Black and Decker tools preceded the DeWalt 8V Max gyroscopic screwdriver. Black and Decker Tool Reviews for Serious DIYers So while you may not think Black and Decker is pro-quality…well, it’s not. At least, it’s not typically pro-quality. But some Black and Decker tools exceed expectations. Those are the tools we get excited about.

Black and Decker Intros New Steam-Mop

Black and Decker Intros New Steam-Mop

Don’t get this for a Mother’s Day present, but Black and Decker is trying to one-up the traditional mop and bucket with the introduction of its new and intuitive Steam-Mop with SmartSelect Technology. SmartSelect Technology means that yu can simply turn the dial to the specific floor type, for example – sealed hardwood/laminate, tile/vinyl, or stone/marble, and the […]

Black & Decker LDX112C 12V Max Lithium Drill/Driver Review

Black and Decker LDX112C 12V Max Lithium Drill/Driver Review

Seeing how just about everyone else has a compact 12V lithium-ion powered line of power tools, Black & Decker jumped on board with their value-targeted LDX112C 12V Max Lithium Drill/Driver. Using what has become an industry standard format for the battery style, they opted for a slightly different approach to its integration into the handle of the tool. The front load style actually makes it so that the drill can stand on its own and offer pretty good balance. This little drill has most of what we have come to expect from this type of tool – like an integrated LED worklight, rubber over-molded grips, and variable speed trigger. What actually surprised us was the metal gear box and 3/8″ metal chuck which seemed like nice touches on a value priced tool. The Black & Decker LDX112C 12V Max Lithium Drill/Driver comes in a cardboard box that includes a battery, charger, and a bi-sided driving bit. Sorry, but only one battery is included and there is no nifty carry case. But given its pretty small size, it could easily live in the junk drawer in your kitchen. Come on, admit it, you might not call it a junk drawer, but everyone has one. Its that central drawer in your kitchen or office that houses all the odds and ends that don’t seem to belong or fit elsewhere. It is the first place you will look for masking tape, screws, tacks, candles and a host of other necessities (yes, I too have one) – and what better place than to store this handy little drill/driver.

Black & Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench Review

Black and Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench Review

If you loved the original ReadyWrench, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on the new Black & Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench that adds a new level of functionally to an already handy tool. For those of you new to the concept of the ReadyWrench, you will appreciate the compact size and versatility of the Black & Decker’s RRW100 Ratcheting version. With 16 of the most common metric and standard socket sizes represented this is an ideal do-it-yourself tool for many household tasks that might involve using a socket set or a wrench. Ratcheting ReadyWrenchThe Black & Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench takes the success of the original ReadyWrench and adds a reversible ratcheting feature that makes it perform much like a socket and ratchet. This tool combines 16 popular standard and metric socket sizes in one and is based on a simple concept that uses two rotating heads that have 4 different socket sizes each (compatible with 8 different SEA and metric sizes).

Black & Decker SPCM1936 19" Self-Propelled 36V Rechargeable Mower

Black and Decker SPCM1936 19″ Self-Propelled 36V Lawnmower

We like green – and what can be more green than a rechargeable lawn mower? Well, Black & Decker is improving its line of rechargeable lawn care products with the introduction of its new SPCM1936 36 volt cordless rechargeable mower that has variable speeds. This new rechargeable mower also offers a self propelled feature which allows users to adjust the mowing speed to their personal pace so they can achieve great cutting results with minimal effort.

Black & Decker Intros LST220 Li-Ion Trimmer Edger

Black and Decker Intros LST220 Li-Ion Trimmer Edger

Yard work is about to get a lot simpler as Black & Decker’s new 20 Volt Max Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger (LST220) are coming to market. The tools give consumers what they want: more power, long battery life and great results without the mess and hassles of gas. The exclusive PowerDrive Transmission […]

Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench Review

Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench Review

When storage space is critical, the compact size and versatility of the Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench is an ideal do-it-yourself tool for light-duty tasks that might involve turning a wrench. With 16 of the most common metric and standard socket sizes represented, you should be able to tackle everything from furniture assembly to putting that new riding toy together for your child.

Black & Decker Debuts Pivoting RapidRoller Paint Roller

Black and Decker Pivoting RapidRoller Paint Roller

Black and Decker “rolled out” (get it?) a new paint roller this month that comes with a side-pivoting head that also stores paint within its long handle. The new Black and Decker RapidRoller paint roller system is designed for fast painting and ease of use. The new Paint Roller gets rid of the requirement of having to constantly […]

Black & Decker 18V Hard Surface Sweeper & Blower Review

Black and Decker NS118 18V Blower Review

If you have decks, patios, porches, sidewalks and garages that need to be swept a lot; then chances are that the Black & Decker NS118 18-Volt Cordless Hard Surface Sweeper & Blower might work well for you. With a cordless and compact design, this powered sweeper is easy to maneuver and requires much less effort then a traditional outdoor broom.

Black & Decker CHV1410B Dustbuster 14.4V Cordless Hand Vacuum Review

Black & Decker CHV1410B Dustbuster 14.4V Cordless Hand Vacuum Review

The Black & Decker CHV1410B Dustbuster 14.4V Cordless Hand Vacuum continues on in the long tradition of portable vacuums that Dustbuster’s have been known for since their introduction in 1979. In fact, the term “Dustbuster” has come to define an entire market segment and it is often that we hear folks use the name Dustbuster, even when talking about other brands of hand held portable vacuums. We are glad to see that the folks at B&D are always looking for ways to keep the real Dustbuster fresh and full of features.

Black & Decker CHV1510 15.6V Cordless Dustbuster Preview

Black & Decker CHV1510 15.6V Cordless Dustbuster Preview

Black & Decker launched a redesigned line of one of its most well-known products, the DustBuster. It was over 30 years ago when Black & Decker debuted the original cordless hand vac that has now become ubiquitous to homeowners across America. The redesigned Dustbuster line promises to be just as popular with five models in sizes, features and colors to fit every lifestyle. The one we’re looking at today is the 15.6V CHV1510 Cordless Hand Vac (CHV).