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Black&Decker JS660 Jigsaw Review
A quirky saw with a good motor
by Lorenz Prem on 05-18-2014 3:37 pm

This week I picked up the Black&Decker JS660Jigsaw in the tool department of a local super store. I figure athorough review of this arguably basic jigsaw may help more peoplethan the reviews I do of premium models. Let's take a look at whatthe JS660 can do in the Hingmy workshop, and if it is worth whatlittle you have to pay for it.

The Black&Decker JS660 Jigsaw

The JS660's best tricks are its good build quality and motor.Its hard plastic case and rubber grip are comparable to those ofmuch more expensiv

Black&Decker BDCMTTS Cordless Circular Saw Review
by Lorenz Prem on 10-26-2013 9:56 pm

The circular saw power unit was one of theadd-ons we had to get for our B&D Matrix system. A smallcircular saw is a great addition to any carpenter's or homeowner'stoolbox. The saw offers the ability to make straight and true cutsin tight places. Besides, cordless circular saws are scary-awesometools. Let's take a look at how well the BDCMTTS circular sawperforms in the Hingmy shop.

The B&D BDCMTTS Circular Saw Unit

The BDCMTTS is a small circular saw power unit in B&D'sMatrix line. The saw unit can be ins

Black&Decker BDCDMT120IA Cordless Combo Kit Review
by Lorenz Prem on 10-12-2013 10:04 pm

One of the most popular tools in the homecenters this season is the Black&Decker Matrix. This changelingof a tool separates the handle, battery, and motor from the tool'shead, which translates the provided energy into usable work.Individual power units can be purchased to increase thecapabilities of the whole kit. The concept promises to delivergreat performance at a much cheaper price. Needless to say, webought a Matrix the second we saw it in a home center. Let's take alook if a changeling can outperform a toolbox full of tools.

Black&Decker AD600 Screwdriver Review
by Lorenz Prem on 07-03-2013 12:12 pm

A friend of the site generously provided us witha Black&Decker AD600 screwdriver for testing. While this is nota tool we tool fanatics normally go for, it is a tool a lot ofshoppers purchase when they find it in a department store. Neverwanting to prejudge, we put the AD600 through our drill/drivertests in our shop. Let's take a look at what four AA batteries cando facing an industry dominated by Lithium-Ion power cells.

The Black&Decker AD600 Screwdriver

The AD600 is a traditional pistol grip drill with a padd

Black&Decker RTX-B Rotary Tool Review
by Lorenz Prem on 05-22-2013 4:25 pm

Small die grinders (or small rotary tools) arefun to use. Well built ones are like pens that write in wood. TheBlack&Decker RTX rotary tool is a challenger in a nichedominated by the Dremel company. Always wanting to support healthycompetition we had to get the RTX into our shop. Let's take a look,if the cheaper challenger can take it to the king of rotarytools.

The Black&Decker RTX Rotary Tool

The RTX immediately manages to impress with its compact feel.You get an amazingly well built tool for the price. The

Black&Decker RP250 Plunge Router Review
by Lorenz Prem on 04-30-2013 11:59 pm

Sticking with our principle of reviewing toolsthat people actually used, we took a look at the Black&DeckerRP250 plunge router this week. This entry level router looks like afull-featured router, but cost a lot less than the competition.

A lot of novices will find themselves looking at the RP250wondering if it is a good first router for woodworking. Alwayswanting to warn our readers about potential lemons, we decided toreview the RP250 for you. Lets take a look what the B&D RP250can and cannot do, and if it is worth your m

Black&Decker 9099KC Cordless Drill Review
by Lorenz Prem on 04-05-2013 3:43 pm

One of the perks of writing tool reviews isgetting to play with best tools money can buy. This week we decidedto go the other way and take a look at the cheapest cordless drillthat could still be called a power tool. The Black&Decker9099KC fits this description. It is bargain drill sold in manydepartment stores under many different skus. Let's take a look atwhat happens when someone designs and builds the cheapest cordlessdrill possible.

The Black&Decker 9099KC Cordless Drill

Right from the start Black&Dec

Black&Decker LDX112C Cordless Drill Review
by Lorenz Prem on 03-28-2013 9:52 pm

Not everyone needs a driver that can work hardall day long. The drivers that can do that are big, heavy, andexpensive. When you are doing work around the house all thoseproperties are undesirable. A small, light, and cheap driver is amuch better tool in those circumstances. The Black&DeckerLDX112C is such a tool. It promises to deliver the pro-tool feel ina smaller, less expensive package. Let's take a look, if theLDX112C can indeed perform like a full size driver.

The Black&Decker LDX112C Drill-Driver

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