Rated 3.8 out of 5★ by 6reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Ron532 Good for household and small jobs. I work as a facility manager at a church, and part of my job is maintenance and repairs. This cordless drill has worked very nicely for my misc projects. The only negative so far is that the keyless chuck slips at times. 10/25/2012
Rated 3 out of 5★ by quadman2 Low budget drill but cheap on batteries I have 1 working drill now.These drills do not like to be dropped. Cracked a couple of them but they stilled worked for a couple more years.It's perfect for the average joe. If you work construction,I wouldn't advise these.When you pick up combo kits,you'll find out the B&D batteries are 1/2 the price of the other brands. 11/25/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Beemeister Great work horse in the shop! Run a four man woodworking shop with five of these drills. Dropped them too many times to admit to with no damage. Just keep rotating the batteries through the charger all day long and no one runs out of power. Going to get a few more because the batteries alone cost more than $25 each and we have worn a few batteries out because we work them 40 hrs a week, week in and week out. 11/15/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by DKG82 Cheap Garbage. Avoid Ok, this is actually somewhat improved from the version I bought at Wal-Mart 3 years ago, back then they were even more pathetically under-powered, nonetheless, this is still a product to avoid. In the first place, Black & Decker makes one of the least compelling cordless drills out there. Its the only major brand that doesn't offer 1 hour charging, it doesn't take 1/2" bits either, and its got below average torque. But wait, it gets worse: what I just described is actually the higher end and more expensive FS18 the typical B&D 18V NiCad drill. The B&D drills Wal-Mart sells are cheaper, slower, much less powerful versions. The FS18 is kind of disappointing at 400-1300RPM and 266 lb" max torque to go along with the 3 hour charge cycle and 3/8" chuck. The current Wal-Mart drill, listed right on this site at 0-750rpm and 115 lb" max torque is about the weakest 18V cordless drill made! Moreover, most people are probably going to simply walk into the store, see decent looking 18V drill from a fairly reputable brand at a very low price, and buy themselves a piece of junk without ever knowing what they gave up to get that low price. This is exactly what I did in 2010. Back then Wal-Mart's 18V B&D put out just 66 lb" of max torque, and between the pathetic lack of power, short battery life, and long recharge cycle, it disappointed me every single time I used it. My advice is to spend $100 and get a Ryobi P205 kit instead, as it will literally do more work than 2 of these (its got nearly 3x the torque and nearly twice the max RPM incidentally aside from industry standard 1hr charging and a 1/2" chuck) If I were really broke I'd get a refurbished Ryobi ($30-$40 if you look around). Heck even the 12 volt Chicago Electric cordless drill is a better product than this. Given what happened to me the last time I bought a B&D from Wal-Mart, I won't look here again for a power tool, but if I HAD to buy a cordless drill from them again, I'd spring for the Stanley Fatmax Cordless Hammer Drill ($79.99 as of this review) at least on paper that one looks like a good product. 08/01/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by PlowKing Awesome multipupose drill! I finally replaced my old plug-in drill and I'm sorry I didn't do it sooner. I used this drill to build an entire tool shed with one battery charge. The torque is more than enough and it was easy to slowly start holes with screws. It outperformed my plug-in drill here at home and my Ryobi at work. I just found a gift that I can get my brothers and nephews. Highly recommended! 11/07/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by prc1970 GREAT PRICE This is my 3rd drill, all still working, and the battery life is better than other name brands I've had. YOU CAN BARELY REPLACE A BATTERY FOR THE PRICE OF THIS SET. 11/22/2013