Black & Decker AS6NG Alkaline Cordless Screwdriver Review

This Black & Decker cordless screwdriver is the simplest power tool you could possibly have. It is super small, so it is very handy to hold. It uses four AA alkaline batteries, and you can easily switch to manual screw driving. You can also easily switch from forward or reverse to tighten or loosen screws.

The only thing customers can ask for more is a bit holder. If you do not have an organized drill bit organizer, then you might want that feature in the screwdriver but that just really depends on the person using it.

Pros:

  • Uses four AA alkaline batteries
  • Has a speed capacity of 130 rpm
  • Comes with 20 in. lbs. of max torque
  • Switches to manual screw driving mode easily
  • Easy loosening and tightening with convenient forward and reverse switch
  • Compact and lightweight

Cons:

  • No bit holder
  • Chuck only accepts six-sided base
  • Runs slow and no speed control

Our Opinion

A Very Simple, Uncomplicated Tool

A screwdriver is an essential tool every household should have. A lot of things we can find in and around the house uses screws since they provide a stronger hold on those items they are used for. Manual screwdrivers are a thing of the past. Cordless screwdrivers are now taking over every toolbox there is. Cordless screwdrivers make driving in and removing screws an easier job for humans because it eliminates the need for the hand to twist the screwdriver manually, therefore, reducing fatigue on the hands.

The Black & Decker AS6NG is much more portable than a corded screwdriver. Corded screwdrivers need to be plugged-in to be usable. You have to have a nearby outlet or an extension cord—but even a long one can still limit you. Cordless screwdrivers can be taken anywhere because it is easy to pack and you only need batteries to power it up.

Cordless screwdrivers can also be very efficient in tasks that require you to adjust in an angle to be able to get it done. The wires of cordless screwdrivers will just get in the way and make the job a bit more difficult than it actually is. Getting tangled in wires is also very dangerous, not just for the reason that you can trip or knock things over, but you might get electrocuted if you have not properly checked if the wires do not have exposed wiring in them.

Power screwdrivers can get things done quicker than manual or even corded screwdrivers. Manual screwdrivers are slower because your hand is not able to twist it as fast as a motor can, and the AS6NG can be speedy for up to 130 revolutions per minute. And locating an available and nearby power outlet would be the one slowing you down with corded screwdrivers. You only have to insert the batteries inside a cordless screwdriver, and you are good to go.

Powered by Alkaline Battery

The Black & Decker AS6NG uses four AA alkaline batteries. These batteries are made of an acidic component of an alkaline electrolyte of potassium oxide. Compared to batteries made from ammonium chloride or zinc chloride they have a higher energy density and a longer shelf life.

Alkaline batteries are suited for the AS6NG because it is a tool that does not require a lot of power. This kind of battery is usually used for things that use low currents like remote controls and clocks, however weak a choice.

Over a long period of time, it is likely that the battery will run out of power before it actually goes bad and this longer shelf-life feature lessens the need to replace it often. They are also much cheaper and do not need to be specially disposed of.

Comes with 2-year Limited Warranty

The AS6NG is backed by Black & Decker’s two-year limited warranty. You can have your defective products repaired or replaced for free if the cause of defectiveness is within the terms and conditions of the warranty.

Black & Decker states that item damage caused by the user’s own carelessness is not covered by their warranty. Such instances include abuse of the product, accidents, and attempted repairs by non-Black & Decker personnel. If these situations did not happen, but your tools are still very much useless, then you can have your item exchanged or repaired.

Within two years from the date of purchase, you can return the product to the store, and they should be a participating retailer, along with the proof of purchase to have the faulty product exchanged. The product retailer may also have their own specific policy regarding product returns and exchanges and time limits.

Easy Switch Functionality

The AS6NG is a very simple tool. There are no complicated buttons that you need to learn how to control and no complicated mechanisms to use it to its maximum potential. With one flick you can switch to manual mode if you want to gain more control. You can also easily switch from a forward to reverse action so you can remove or drive screws with ease.

Comparison with the LDX120C

A cordless drill driver, the LDX120C is a compact and lightweight but powerful tool that can drill into plastic, wood, and metal. It has an 11 position clutch that can reach speeds of up to 650 revolutions per minute and has a maximum torque of 115 inches per pound. Yes, this is a versatile and powerful drill, but for those who only want a simple cordless screwdriver, the LDX120C is overkill.

The AS6NG is significantly smaller and cheaper than the LDX120C. The AS6NG can reach tighter spaces that the LDX120C can’t because of the size difference. Also, for much simpler tasks it is better to use a low power screwdriver than a power drill that might be too much for the job.

Conclusion:

The Black & Decker AS6NG is very useful for a wide range of household tasks like assembling or disassembling, installing mini binds, opening up toys, hanging curtain rods and pictures on the wall, and installing light switches. It is a low power tool that performs well for simple everyday tasks. It is compact, so it can be very flexible when it comes to handling jobs that are inconveniently placed. This is a tool that should have a place in every household’s toolbox.

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