If you’re thinking about buying one of the many Black and Decker power tools available on the market, you’ll likely want a guide. For nearly a century, Black and Decker has been a leading force in power tools, filing their first patent for a portable electric drill in 1916. Since then, they have continued to produce a huge selection of innovative and high-quality power tools for both the experienced and the novice home improvement enthusiast. When you see that black and orange logo, you know you’re getting a tool that will do the job for years to come, but how do you decide between all the possibilities? Here’s a guide to the power tools available from Black and Decker, what they’re good for, and who should buy them.
Two of the most basic tools everyone needs in their toolbox are a hammer and a screwdriver. Why strain yourself, though, when Black and Decker offers power versions of these two necessities? If your screwdriving needs are limited to hanging pictures or installing curtain hardware, pick up one of their compact, easy-to-use cordless electric screwdrivers and save your wrist the trouble. The Lithium Screwdriver with SmartSelect Technology even has an LED light to brighten dark spaces and a magnetic screw holder so you’ll never have to hunt for a dropped screw again. If you need a bit more power, check out one of their drills. Many offerings are cordless and come in a variety of sizes and powers to suit every project need. For really tough projects, check out their 6.5 Amp ½” VSR Hammer Drill/Driver, suitable for use on wood, masonry, and metal. Got a lot of trim to put up? Save your shoulder by picking up Black and Decker’s 12V cordless 18 gauge brad nailer.
A handsaw will do a number on your joints, but cutting virtually anything is a breeze with one of Black & Decker’s power saws. For straight cuts, check out their circular saw selection. Their 13 Amp 7-1/4” laser circular saw has a laser guide for cutting accuracy, while their cordless circular saw frees you up to work anywhere you need to. For more intricate cuts, choose from their selection of variable speed and orbital jigsaws. The 5.5 Amp Orbital Action/Scrolling jigsaw offers power and precision on the most delicate of cuts with its 360° scrolling dial. If delicacy is the last thing you need in a saw, check out their reciprocating saws that can cut through wood, metal, and plastic with ease.
Whether you need to do some major sanding or just some finish work, Black and Decker has belt, palm, and detail sanders to suit your needs. Can’t decide what kind you need? Pick up their Complete Sanding Kit with four interchangeable bases for every sanding project and a smart select dial to make choosing a speed easier. Pick up their 10 Amp Variable Speed Plunge Router or the 3 1/4” Planer for more advanced woodworking projects. For metal applications, Black and Decker offers three grinder options, or pick up one of their 3-speed rotary tools for a variety of detail work.