Overview of Black & Decker BDCK502C1 Tool Set
Editor Rating: 4.2/5
Black & Decker BDCK502C1 Review
Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson
Black & Decker BDCK502C1 Review Summary:
If you are looking for a useful toolset that can help you finish many different jobs around the house, know that you don’t need a 10-piece set to do that. Black and Decker is one of the most popular tool-making companies in the world, and their cordless tool offer has something to suit everyone’s needs.
That brings us to the BDCK502C1 4-piece combo toolset that makes it easy to finish all woodworking and even metalworking projects in no time at all. The set contains four of the most used tools for woodworking projects, and they are a drill/driver, a jigsaw, a detail sander, and a LED work light. The tools come with a 12V battery that makes it possible to take your work far away from any electricity.
So, if this sounds like something you’d like to have around the house, read our black and decker bdck502c1 review and find out all of the details and features of these fantastic tools. One thing is for sure; you will learn to love them after the first project you use them on.
- Number of tools: 4
- Weight: 8lbs
- Batteries: 1 GoPak battery included
- Voltage: 12V
- Warranty: 2-year limited
Black & Decker BDCK502C1 – The Basics
This four-piece toolset has four of the most compacted yet handy tools made by Black & Decker. The set contains the following devices: the BCD701 drill/driver, the BCS601 Jigsaw, the BCW201 detail sander, and the BCL101 LED light. As you can see, the set is designed for woodworking primarily, but the tools can also handle some other materials like concrete and metal.
The BDCK502C1 is one of the most popular sets made by this company due to many reasons. All four tools weigh only 8 pounds together, and they are very compact. That means you don’t get fatigued even after prolonged use, and you can pack them up and take them to a job site quickly and easily.
All of the tools are powered by the BCB001 GOPAK battery that has 2.4A. The battery also has a USB output that can be used to charge your phone or other mobile devices while you’re working. So, you get three very useful woodworking tool and a LED safety light that makes it easy to work in the dark and low-light areas. It’s time to take a look at the features of each tool in this cordless combo tool set.
The BCD701 Drill/driver is a lightweight tool with all of the features you could ever need while working with wood. The 12V battery powers the motor that provides up to 380 in.lbs. of torque. It has an 11-position clutch that prevents stripping of screws and material damage. The anti-slip grip makes the drill sit well in hand, and the built-in LED light illuminates your work piece making sure you see what you are doing.
The drill is ideal for making holes in wood and metal. It’s effortless to master, and many people love having this tool around the house because it does the job quickly. It’s a reliable drill/driver that will provide up to 5-6 hours of work time on a single charge.
The BCS601 Jigsaw is one of the best and easiest jigsaws you can get on today’s market. It’s very compact and easy to use even for a beginner woodworker. The jigsaw has a quick release and a secure blade change system that doesn’t require any tools. The extra blades are kept in a built-in storage compartment found on the body of the saw itself.
The saw has enough power to make clean cuts through half an inch of plywood, plaster, and 2x4s. It depletes the battery a bit faster than the drill/driver, so you get about 3 to 4 hours of work time on a single charge.
BCW201 Detail Sander
BCW201 Detail Sander The BCW201 Detail Sander is perhaps the most convenient and useful tool in this set. Sanding by hand takes a lot of time and energy, and this small little tool can get the job done quickly and effortlessly. The sander has a 3.5-inch triangle platen designed to make it easy to work in corners and tight spaces. That is especially useful when you’re restoring old furniture pieces because the sanding usually takes a lot of time to complete.
The detail sander is the smallest tool in the set and the easiest to use. One charge will provide up to six hours of work time, so you can get a lot done. It’s an excellent tool you’ll love!
BCL101 LED light
We have to say that this is one of the better battery powered LED lights we’ve seen so far. It’s handy because it has a 90-degree rotating head, so you can point it exactly where you need it. The light is very compact and lightweight, you can attach it to your clothes, or hang it over your head to illuminate your work area.
Accessories and warranty
The kit comes with a couple of accessories too. Apart from these four tools, you will also get a GoPak battery with the micro USB cable included. You will even get a double-ended driver bit for the drill, a jigsaw blade, and three sheets of sandpaper for the detailed sander.
The 2-year limited warranty covers everything except physical damage and damage caused by improper use of the tools. You will have to send the device to the manufacturer and wait for them to repair it in case something does go wrong.
Four compact and lightweight tools
The battery has a phone charger
Ideal for all woodworking jobs
Doesn’t come with a case
The LED light is a little dim
Things we liked about it
We liked all of the tools, how they feel in hand, and how they work too. The jigsaw is powerful enough to cut through 1/2″ of wood with ease. The drill/driver also makes short work of most drilling jobs. The detail sander is incredibly useful because it shortens the time you need to get a sanding job done. This kit gives you all of the benefits of a cordless tool kit.
Things we didn’t like
The tools are great, but they don’t come with a case or a tool bag. It would be much more practical if the tools came with a handy bag. The other thing we didn’t like much was the LED light. It works better in complete darkness than in a low-light room.
Most of the users of this toolkit have given it a 4 out of 5 stars in online reviews. They like the tools overall when it comes to power and application, but some other similar devices have extra features these don’t. With that said, most of the buyers are happy with the value of this kit.
If you are new to woodworking or if you do your work far away from a power outlet, the BDCK502C1 4-piece tool set by Black and Decker could be what you are looking for. The set includes three of the essential tools like the drill/driver, jigsaw, and a detail sander, but you also get a handy work light as well. It’s a kit for every household, and it costs only a fraction of what other similar kits are asking for. Not a bad choice at all.