December 28, 2016

Black & Decker LDX 120C with 20V Lithium Ion, The Review

Black & Decker LDX 120C 20V review

Black & Decker LDX 120C compete with DeWalt DC970K-2 to become Amazon’s best sellier cordless drill. If you're looking for a new drill, this tool could be one option to buy. Unlike other traditional cordless drill powered by nickel-cadmium (NiCad) batteries, Black & Decker LDX120C using Li-ion batteries. These batteries offer higher power output and durability, but also been widely recognized free from the memory effect. You don’t need to wait until the battery is completely discharged for re-charging.

LDX 120C drill and driver from Black & Decker is one of the smallest products in this category. It comes with a compact design that makes it easy to use at tight space,can be used from some angles effectively without damaging the quality. The 3.4 pounds weight bring you less fatigue. You can carry and use it for a long period of time.

This drill has only one speed setting, but like most modern cordless drills, the speed can be controlled by the amount of pressure that you apply to the trigger. The drill speed goes from 0 to 650 rpm. This is enough to fasten screws and do some light drilling, but it’s not quiet fast enough for heavier drilling tasks. Great for around the house, not so great for a professional contractor.
Black & Decker LDX 120C cordless drill review
To avoid stripping the screw, it comes with a 11-position clutch setting. This provides an additional level of control. Black & Decker cordless drill LDX 120C is a driver with 3/8 "chuck size. The chuck is a bit smaller than the cordless drills meant for heavier construction, but one again it’s a drill meant for lightweight tasks around the house. This handheld tool does not use the chuck key. But tightening the chuck down can be accomplished easily by hand.

This drill is equipped with LED lights that illuminate the work surface. This minimizes the possibility of errors such as drilling in the wrong places or driving in screws the wrong way. It also saves users from straining eyes too much. LED lights last for a very long time and does not need constant replacement.
Black & Decker cordless drill review
So, here is our short review:

The Plus (+):
  • Over 2,000 buyer reviews at Amazon who rate this 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • A sensible price at around $50
  • 20 Volt Lithium-Ion battery which offers a longer life and more drilling capability
  • 11 points clutch mechanism
  • Has a variable speed option ideal for drilling through different materials
  • LED Light to help you iluminate work surface
The Minus (-):
  • Not a professional tool, the torque not adequate for heavy usage
  • Difficulty to tightening the chuck, especially for the first time user

You are getting good value for your money with the Black & Decker LDX 120C. It’s great for getting into tight spaces and has more than enough power to get the job done. We do recommend buying a spare battery since it only comes with one, so you can have one charging while you use the other. Overall we would not hesitate in recommending this one to you because it’s a great light duty drill at an affordable price.

Item Weight
3.9 pounds
Product Dimensions
10.6 x 3.7 x 8.5 inches
20V Lithium ion batteries
Average Battery Life
1 hours
115 in-lb
650 RPM
Chuck Size
Special Features
Light weight, LED Worklight
2 Year Warranty
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