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....
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Black&Decker BDCDMT120IA Cordless Combo Kit Review
by Lorenz Prem on 10-12-2013 10:04 pm
"Drill/driver OK, reciprocating and circular saws are junk. No torque, circular saw won't cut thru a 2x4, reciprocating won't cut a 4x4 without bogging."
"Indeed, this one is the best 12V driver. Get it. You will not be disappointed."
"I use this one for heavy work. It can do it all. None better."
"Great driver with only minor issues. App is limited. The last gen is almost as good, yet a lot cheaper."
"This saw replaced a Delta Unisaw in my shop. It's rock solid, powerful, and well made. Fence rivals Biesemeyer or Unifence. Worth the price, IMHO."
"Excellent performance but tough to use at high speed with soft wood, tends to drive too deep before impact kicks in."
"This is my only true drill. The key-less chuck works flawlessly as does the power/speed switch which is handy for drilling various density material."
"A quality sander that performs well day in and day out. Not the best dust bag, that's minor for me. Fits well in my hand and no fatigue with prolonged use."