Black and Decker 20V Max Lithium Model BCD702
The Black and Decker is a pleasing orange and black color combination. Unfortunately the tools and accessories are made in China and battery cells made in South Korea,Japan, China or Malaysia but aren't most things now a days. The brochure gives you common sense safety tips. The entire brochure should be written in a dark black color instead of just sub categories. If you don't know these already you should walk away from all power tools. For example, do not charge battery pack with a different charger, do not leave charger out in the snow or rain, etc.
The battery needs to be fully charged before its first use. You need to recharge your battery as soon as you finish your first use and do not let the battery run to empty. There is a green LED light that will indicate to you when the battery is fully charged. When removing the battery pack, make sure it is fully charged. I was not able to run the battery down enough putting it through it's paces, so I cannot comment on how long the charge will last. However all lithium batteries properly charged will lead to a longer life. Don't let the battery become totally dead and only charge the battery between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. With the battery installed it feels slightly bottom heavy but not objectionable .
For removing a jammed drill bit, you should use a counter clockwise motion. When you are drilling or tightening screws, you should use a clockwise motion. Inserting a drill bit or accessory is easy. If you hold the rear half of the chuck and with your other hand rotate the front half in a counter clockwise direction, you will be able to add a drill bit. If you are still a little uncertain, the brochure has pictures.
There are many types of projects you can use this drill. It will drill in wood, drill in metal and will drive screws. Furthermore, there is a integrated LED work light that will automatically light up the project you are working on.
The Black n Decker drill also has a storage slot in the base of the tool so you don't lose your bits.
It would be a good idea to register your drill on line in case of loss, need parts or for any recalls that might occur. There is a toll free number if you have any problems 1-800-544-6986 that is included in the manual. For a small light cordless drill driver, this one packs plenty of power.
Cons: The drill model only comes with one battery. For a homeowner doing occasional jobs probably good enough. For someone doing heavier work an additional battery would be needed. The model is a one speed motor. There is no switch to adjust from driver mode to drilling mode. All adjustments are made through the trigger pull. Probably will take a while to get used to it but with proper torque settings this should not be a major issue.