Pros / The Black & Decker BDCDHP220SB-2 has a bit holder on the tool itself.

Cons / The batteries take several hours to charge completely, which is longer than any other drill we reviewed.

 Verdict / The Black & Decker BDCDHP220SB-2 is an adequate drill that can perform numerous functions without issue, but the poor battery design is painfully noticeable.

The Black & Decker BDCDHP220SB-2 is a cordless drill that features a decent level of power and speed. This power drill has a great design and comes with a number of convenience features, such as on-tool bit storage and a keyless chuck. However, this is not the best cordless drill we reviewed because of its battery design, which leaves much to be desired. Overall, this is an effective drill for many projects, but the battery may not meet your needs or satisfaction.

The drill can reach speeds up to 1,500 RPMs, which is just below the average top speed of all the drills we reviewed. Speed directly correlates to a tool's drilling abilities, so at 1,500 RPMs, the drill can perform most tasks without issue, but not with the ease of other drills. You can adjust the speed of this tool from the high setting to the low setting, which effectively turns the drill into a screwdriver. You can also adjust the clutch to one of 24 settings while in screwdriver mode, which helps you avoid over-sinking the screw, damaging the material or stripping the screw.

This cordless drill can produce 412 inch-pounds of turning force, or torque, which isn't the best we've seen but is still a decent amount of force. The more torque a drill can produce, the more effective it is at driving screws without issue. So, with this drill, you can sink screws without too much issue.

The Black & Decker drill sports an ergonomic design, which means it was designed to help you avoid unnecessary stress, fatigue or even injury. Ergonomic drills are lightweight, so you can use the tool throughout the day without causing fatigue to your arm. What relatively little weight is present on the tool is balanced both above and below the grip, which is a comfortable design.

The drill uses a keyless chuck, which is convenient, as you can fasten bits to the tool by hand as opposed to using a chuck key. A bright LED illuminates the workspace in front of you, which is a convenient design feature that allows you to work in low-light settings without the trouble of carrying a flashlight with you. The drill has an on-tool bit holder that allows you to carry spare bit tips with you as well.

This cordless drill uses 20-volt lithium-ion batteries, which are powerful and lightweight. These batteries are great because they produce a lot of power and carry a charge for long periods of time. However, it can take several hours to recharge the batteries, which is the worst charge rate out of any of the cordless drills we reviewed. The drill comes with two batteries, but you'll have to constantly monitor the battery charge to make sure you don't run out of juice.

If you have questions about the drill, you can contact Black & Decker via email or the phone. You can also check out online user manuals and peruse the FAQs section to see if you can find an answer to your question. Black & Decker offers a two-year warranty on its drills and batteries, which protects you against manufacturer defects.

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  • Maximum Speed
  • Clutch Settings
  • Weight
  • Charge Time
  1. How fast the drill can operate, which helps determine its drilling capacity.
    Higher is better.
  2. 10  Black & Decker
    1500.0 RPM
  3. 1  Makita
    2000.0 RPM
  4. 2  DeWalt
    2000.0 RPM
  5. 1800.0 RPM
  6. Category Average
    1745.0 RPM

Summary

The Black & Decker BDCDHP220SB-2 has some good features that make it a strong contender among the best we reviewed, but its battery charge rate is abysmal. It has a decent maximum speed and produces a good amount of torque, which makes it usable as both a drill and a screwdriver, and it is lightweight and well balanced. Overall, this power drill performs well against the other cordless drills we reviewed, but the battery design holds it back.

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