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LDX120 Drill/Driver by Black & Decker – Reviewed

Black and Decker LDX120 Driver Drill Product Image

Editor Rating: 4.5/5

Great

LDX120 Drill/Driver by Black & Decker Review

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Published on: January 6, 2019

Last modified:

January 6, 2019 @4:41 pm

 
  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

The LDX120 Drill/Driver is one of the most popular tools by Black and Decker. It’s their best-selling cordless drill, and that’s because you can use it on a wide range of jobs, and it provides lots of power, so you can handle most DIY tasks around the house. Another great thing about this drill is that it falls into the budget-friendly category.

At a first glimpse, the drill looks good, the rubber handle is comfortable and provides a firm grip. The drill is powered by a 20V lithium-ion battery, a standard in this category. The drill is lightweight and very compact so you can use it to drill holes in hard to reach places. The clutch has 11 positions of torque adjustment, with the maximum of 115in-lbs. Now, let’s take a look at the features.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 2.5lbs
  • Dimensions: 7.9 X 5 X 2.4 inches
  • Power source: Battery powered (20 volts)
  • Max Torque: 115 in-lbs
  • Max Speed: 650 RPM

Black & Decker LDX120 Drill/Driver –The Basics


We are going to start with the fact that this drill has a 90% buyer satisfaction rate, and that means that it’s a great tool. It’s powered by a 20 Volt Lithium-Ion battery that provides long life and plenty of drilling power. The size of the device is very compact, so you can use it to drill holes in those hard-to-reach places.

You can change the operating speed according to the material you are working with. It can drill through wood, plastic, and metal, but you can also use it to drive different types of screws with ease. This is a handy drill needed in every house because it makes drilling and driving jobs easy.

The LDX120 has 115 inches per pound of torque, and the maximum motor speed is 650 RPM. That’s more than enough for any job around the house. So, let’s take a closer look at the features.

The Features


Design


The LDX120 Drill/Driver was designed to be compact and lightweight. It’s one of the most popular black and decker toolkits on the market because it gets the job done even in tight and confined spaces. You can use the drill from several angles without having to sacrifice any quality. The weight of the drill is only 2.5 lbs, so it’s easy to maneuver and control.

The grip of this Black & Decker drill/driver is made out of the best materials, and it has an ergonomic design that sits well in hand. You won’t feel any fatigue even if you use the drill for hours at a time. You will always have a firm grip due to the anti-slip material covering the handle.

One of the most useful features of this drill is the LED work light that illuminates the surface you are working on. That way, the chances of mistakes are minimized, and you won’t have to strain your eyes as much. The light will work for years, so you don’t have to worry about replacement parts.

Power


The LDX120 is one of the smallest drills you can buy on the market, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not strong enough to get the job done. It provides a reliable torque and power that will help you finish many different home DIY projects. The torque is 115 in-lbs, and the maximum motor power is 650 RPM so that it can handle most surfaces with no problems. The only thing it’s not good for is drilling to concrete and bricks.

Battery


The LDX120 is one of the smallest drills you can buy on the market, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not strong enough to get the job done. It provides a reliable torque and power that will help you finish many different home DIY projects. The torque is 115 in-lbs, and the maximum motor power is 650 RPM so that it can handle most surfaces with no problems. The only thing it’s not good for is drilling to concrete and bricks.

A man repairing stable with LDX120 Drill

Pros:

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Compact and lightweight

N

Great ergonomic antislip grip

N

Durable battery

N

LED work light

Cons:

N

Can’t handle heavy-duty jobs

N

Not a professional tool

N

Chuck is hard to tighten

R

Things we liked about it

We loved the fact that this small drill/driver fits into confined spaces where most others don’t. It’s also effortless to control due to the lightweight and ergonomic grip. It’s not the most powerful tool in the shed, but it’s reliable, and once you figure out exactly what to use it for, you will know that it will get the job done every single time.

It also features an LED light that really helps, especially in tight spaces. You can see what you are doing clearly, and that is an important thing if you want to do the job without complications. Changing bits is also very easy and takes only a couple of seconds. You don’t need a chuck key to do it.

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Things we didn’t like

The things that we didn’t like are the fact that the tool can’t cope with heavy-duty jobs like drilling walls or concrete. The motor doesn’t have enough power with only 115 in-lbs. You can fry the motor if you try pushing the limits with more difficult tasks. Even though it looks good and gets the most DIY jobs done, this is not a professional tool.

With that said, it’s a tool that makes drilling and driving in screws super easy. It’s ideal for small tasks around the house, but don’t expect it to work as a professional tool that costs ten times more.

The last thing we had problems with is tightening the chuck. If you don’t do it right, the drill could slip, and the bit could break. You will need to put some muscle into it to make sure it works as it should.

General Impressions


Generally speaking, over 90% of the people who bought this tool are happy with it. That’s an impressive percentage that talks about its quality more than anything else. The only users who didn’t like this drill are those who expected it to do something it wasn’t made to do. So, with such a high success rate, it’s quite evident that this is one of the best battery powered drills you can get today.

Conclusion


Buying the LDX120 will give you great value for the money! It’s an excellent drill/driver that works great and makes those hard-to-reach jobs around the house a breeze. In the end – it’s a high-quality tool that does exactly what it’s supposed to.