BLACK & DECKER Drill. 5.2 Amp 3/8 in. Drill/Driver DR260B (885911217217) Reviews
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BLACK & DECKER Drill. 5.2 Amp 3/8 in. Drill/Driver DR260B (885911217217)

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Black & Decker Drill. 5.2 Amp 3/8 in. Drill/Driver DR260B

Jan 15, 2013
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:fairly lightweight

Cons:no chuck

The Bottom Line:

tools are great friends, treat them nice


When it became apparent that the electrical tape holding the cord together on my electric drill wasn't probably the safest avenue to take, I decided to get a new Black & Decker Drill/Driver DR260B. Let me tell you, there is nothing like a nice jolt of electricity to let you know who's boss.

Specifications:
~ 5.2 amp motor
~ variable speed
~ keyless chuck
~ size 14" x 8-1.2" x 4"
~ weight 7 pounds
~ two-year warranty

It is little enough to sneak into tight spaces but powerful enough to do the job correctly. This drill is meant for household jobs only, I wouldn't suggest it for commercial use unless it is just a backup. Of course, today, commercial workers go cordless or pneumatic, for the most part. I'm just old school.

This particular unit came with a double-ended screw driving bit and a nice storage bag. I asked for this size because it was 3/8" and so are most of my accessories from my old drill. Sorry, but I'm not powerful enough for the keyless chuck experience. Every time I try it, the bit comes out during use. I find it rather frustrating to try to find someone around to tighten the dang thing up when I change my bit. But this was a gift and the giftgiver has big man hands and he can tighten it up with no problem.

He didn't know I was inept and I've never complained. Of course, since he got me a Black & Decker Pivot Plus cordless screwdriver at the same time [he's new school and can't believe I insisted on a corded drill], I basically leave the same bit in each tool. Most of the projects I do now generally require the same size drill bit and I've found I can pretty much get by with a flat edge bit on the screwdriver, as long as I'm careful when I meet up with a phillips head screw.

The handle has a soft grip so you aren't as apt to drop the thing, depending on your own klutzness, of course. Personally, I'm a medium klutz and have only dropped it a few times. It does have on-board bit storage. I've got a really nice bit holder, so I don't use this feature. Then, again, it is rare for me to change a bit. I can see where it might come in handy for some.

I really hated packing away my old drill. It was a commerical one and heavy as heck, but it belonged to my son, Jason, who was in construction work. It was one of the few things I had left that belonged to him, he really knew how to buy his tools.

thanks,
Susi

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Recommend this product? Yes


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