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Best Home Companion Drill In Its Price Range | REVIEW After 4 Months of Usage
Reviewed in India on 15 February 2019
If you are looking for good quality drill machine, then this model of Black & Decker is a good deal. Tool world is aware of quality of this brand. Coming to this specific model, this one’s 13mm size drill machine, so quite capable of covering wide range of applications.
Very often it’s available in lightening so do plan it in advance & keep checking. I got it for Rs 1530 during Diwali 2018 sale.
Still at any point of time, whether on offer or not, it’s a good deal to grab for quality & features it provide vs price tag.
1. Drill Machine (550 watts, 13mm chuck, 0-2800 RPM) with 2m long cable
2. Chuck Key
3. Depth Gauge
4. Auxiliary Handle
5. Drill Bits 4 no’s (wood & concrete)
1. High power 550 watts drill machine with 13 mm chuck size.
2. Superior quality components & solid durable build, be it plastic body, inside components, key, chuck etc.
3. Hammer mode to provide support in drilling operation on stubborn material.
3. Variable speed machine with speed control on press of switch.
4. Ergonomic design with rubber grip ensures fatigue free operation.
5. Comfortable to use for long drilling sessions.
5. Auxiliary handle provides proper support for precise drilling.
6. Depth gauge ensures controlled depth of hole.
7. Supports both forward & reverse operation of drill machine. A life saviour.
8. Lock on button available for prolonged usage.
9. Low sound & less vibrations during operation.
10. Sufficient vents for cooling it out in long operations. Those on backward side look closed, but have opening on bottom size of each vent.
1. Some more bit sizes in default package would be a welcome addition.
2. No metal bit for instant deployment.
2. Cable is short. So you may need extension for it.
4. No kit box provided for storing & carrying it.
Cons above are more of a hassle & can’t be easily managed. Thus qualify for 1 star deduction. So only 4 stars for this product.
Wood, Concrete, Metal, Plastic and related material
▶ I had no trouble drilling any of above.
▶ It went smoothly into concrete brick wall.
▶ Inbox bits will cover up maximum scenarios except metal.
▶ Reverse function is handy while taking out a stuck bit from hole.
▶ Hammering action assists in drilling stiff zones by providing extra power & strokes.
▶ Always remember a THUMB RULE, Use only specific tool/bit for intended application. You will never be disappointed.
Performance wise it’s good. I had no issue using it in various scenarios & it did perform well, be it concrete or wood or metal. Just that time duration changes with material.
With sufficient power & sound design of this machine, you will enjoy your drilling sessions. It won’t disappoint you anywhere.
Its performance graph even makes it suitable for light professional usage.
▶ If in budget range of up to 2k and looking for perfect drilling companion, this Black & Decker model will be a perfect fit.
▶ If you can increase budget by few hundreds, get it with kit. This way you get a good range with kit box, 8 drill bits, 15 screw driver bits, anchors & screws etc.
▶ If you can increase your budget further to 3k range or more, then you can get Bosch 550 watt drilling machine with or without kit, for further better performance.
Do remember, Black & Decker used to be a pioneer in tools business & still makes very good quality durable product.