Black and Decker LDX120PK Review 2017

Black and Decker LDX120PK Review

The Black and Decker LDX120PK on average costs less than $90. You can pick it up at Walmart and other main tool stores as well as online. This is more than just a drill and I think this tool kit from a good brand is actually really good value for money.

In this article I will give you my review of this, along with the reviews of other people who have bought this drill kit. At Amazon over 250 real life buyers have taken the time to leave a review and they rate this as a 4.5 out of 5 stars, which is a very strong sign that this is a good quality set. You certainly get plenty of tools for your money as you can see in the image below.

Black and Decker LDX120PK Review

LDX120PK Quick Feature Guide

For those of you who do not have time to read my full article, I have done one of my quick guides so as you can see the main features and quickly make your mind up, if this one is for you.

  • 20 Volt Lithium-Ion Drill with battery and charger
  • 66 individual pieces including hammer, wrench, pliers, screwdrivers, a knife and many drill bits
  • A Carrying bag
  • Will handle many home projects
  • Good value for money
  • An ideal starter kit for someone who has no tools or not many tools

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LDX120PK Key Features Explained

For those of you who would like to find out more then you can read the more detailed description below. Let’s start by detailing out what you actually get for your money. Here is the full list of items:

  • The 20 Volt Cordless drill
  • 1 battery and the charger
  • 5 spade bits (1/4″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″ and 1″)
  • 10 metal drill bits (1/16″, 5/64″, 3/32″, 7/64″, 1/8″, 9/64″, 5/32″, 11/64″, 3/16″ and 1/4″)
  • 4 hole saw drill bit (1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 1-3/4″ and 2-1/8″) & arbor
  • 32 screwdriver bits (flat head, Phillips, square, nut, slotted, Torx)
  • 1 high torque screwdriver
  • 4 nut driver bits (3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″)
  • 1 utility knife
  • 1 claw hammer
  • 1 flat head screwdriver
  • 1 Phillips screwdriver
  • 1 needle nose pliers
  • 1 slip joint pliers
  • 1 adjustable wrench

In my opinion, this is a kit that is ideal for a starter kit for the home. It would also be a handy kit to have in an office or even in the car. Several of the reviewers were ladies and they stated that this was a very useful kit for them. Now it will not be able to handle every single job around the home, but it will be able to handle many of them. It is one of the best rated drills in the Black and Decker range of cordless drills.

The LDX120PK Drill

The main part of this set is of course the drill itself. This is a powerful drill that runs off a 20 Volt Li-Ion battery. Older cordless drills would have used an 18V battery but all the good manufacturers are now switching to the 20 Volt for more power. They have also changed from the old NiCad style to the longer life Lithium Ion style, a change that is long overdue in my opinion.
Black and Decker LDX120PK DrillThat is good because these batteries are always ready in that they actually hold their charge. The older batteries used to discharge over time if not used, but these newer style batteries hold their charge. That means that this drill will be ready even if it has not been used for a while.

This drill is also light and compact and that means you can use it without your arms becoming tired. It also means you can get it into small or awkward work spaces. To make it even better the drill also has an LED light that will help brighten up the area that you are working in.

That may initially not sound that important, but if you have ever had to work under a cupboard, you will understand what I mean.

Drill Bits

Black and Decker LDX120PK Drill BitsYou get plenty of drill bits for drilling through various materials. The carrying bag does not have any compartments so I would suggest that you get a tin or a smaller bag and keep your new drill bits inside that. It stops them getting damaged and also keeps your bag neat and tidy. The drills are OK in my opinion. They are not what I would term high quality, but they will be able to do any of the basic jobs around the home or office.

The variety of drill bits is however very good and includes all of the most popular sizes that you will need to use around the home. These will allow you to be able to drill into all of the soft woods and also into most metals.

They are not specialist drills but perfect for most DIY jobs. You can of course add to these as and when you need to but as it stands a good starter set of bits are included.

The Carrying Bag

It is always nice to get a bag but to be honest I would have put this kit into a tool box. The bag is small and as it has no compartments so it would have been better in a tool box in my opinion. That is my only real gripe about the LDX120PK. That said some people preferred the bag as it was small and compact and easy to store away. Everyone has their preferences I guess.

Other LDX120PK Buyer Reviews

Here are a couple of reviews from other buyers over at Amazon:

great home project kit and good value for the money
ByMatthew McCarthyon April 1, 2015

I just moved out on my own and I am furnishing a good amount of my place with ikea furniture and this is a great set for that as well as basic projects.

Perfect for household use
ByJoel G.on March 24, 2015
Color Name: BlackItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
Perfect for household use, but if youre a professional of any sort you’d be better off with a 12v dewalt/milwaukee/makita than a 20v b&d/craftsman/ryobi. But for general household chores the drill works fine and this set has everything you’d need. Bag is nice and compact but fits everything easily for convenient storage.

So as you can see this one gets more than its fair share of strong and positive reviews. There were a few negative reviews which said the items were too small and not powerful enough. People are of course entitled to their opinion.

My Verdict and Opinion

This kit was designed so as people could have a small set of tools around the home. This kit will allow you to do many jobs and as you can see from the ratings, most people are very satisfied with their purchase. When you see over 250 reviews you know that the product sells well. When you see a 4.5 out of 5 star rating that will also tell you that most people are more than happy with their purchase.

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It does represent really good value for money and I think it makes a great starter kit for anyone who needs to have a few tools around the home or office. It is durable, sturdy, a good size and lightweight. The LDX120PK is ideal for many people who want some tools to use around the home.

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun