Black & Decker BDCDMT120 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Matrix Cordless Drill Review

The Black & Decker BDCDMT120 is cordless, features the Matrix Quick Connect System, and is powered by a 20-volt lithium Ion battery. Sold for as low as 100$, the whole kit includes the Black & Decker BDCDMT120 20-volt max Matrix lithium-ion drill-driver with one 20-volt max base power unit, one drill-driver attachment, one 20-volt max lithium-ion battery, one 20-volt max charger, and one double-ended bit tip.

If you’re looking for a light, on-the-go drill, the Black & Decker BDCDMT120 may be the right fit for you. Let’s take a look at its features and see whether this tool is that one you were looking for this whole time.

Pros:

  • Light and compact
  • Comes with a 2-year limited warranty
  • Features Matrix Quick Connect System which maximizes the number of DIY applications
  • High-Performance Motor with 0-800 RPM
  • Allows for tool-free changes of up to six attachments
  • 20-volt MAX Lithium-Ion Battery which holds a charge for up to 18 months

Cons:

  • Heavy duty work drains battery quick
  • May overheat with continuous heavy usage

Our Opinion

Introducing the Matrix Quick Connect System

The Black & Decker BDCDMT120 is part of the company’s Matrix Quick Connect System, which allows you to mix and match compatible attachments as you please without the help of any tools. Your tool can adapt to the nature of your work in mere seconds; you just pop the head off and attach your desired attachment – hassle free. You’ll not only have a drill, but a trim saw head, impact driver, jigsaw, sander, and router, provided you buy your desired head. Regardless, it’s an easy way to expand your power tools.

The Matrix Quick Connect System is a huge money and time saver, especially for people new to the maintenance scene. Whether you’re working with wood, metal, or plastic, the Black & Decker BDCDMT120 can adapt to your needs in as little time as possible.

Built for Mobility and Convenience

The Black & Decker BDCDMT120 is light at 4.3 lbs. and cordless for maximum convenience. Repairs around the house are made easier even in tight, hard to reach spaces. You don’t need to worry if your work area is nowhere near a power outlet because the Black & Decker BDCDMT120 is battery-powered and does the job without the disadvantage of wires.

Long hours on the job won’t cause your hands any harm; the handle is covered with user-friendly material. The drill, being lightweight, also lessens your fatigue on the job compared to heavier drills.  Additionally, the Black & Decker BDCDMT120 is made portable so that you can easily operate it outside your usual comfort zone. You don’t need to worry about tiptoeing around this product – it can withstand most falls, as it’s made from heavy-duty plastic, metal, and rubber.

Comes with 2-year Limited Warranty

Black & Decker are pioneers in the power tool industry, and will not allow for defective products, assuring you with quality power tools suitable for your work needs. It’s for this reason that the Black & Decker BDCDMT120 comes with a 2-year limited warranty, provided that the tool was used in a home environment.

If you do purchase the product, keep a proof of purchase and test the product immediately after receiving it. This is to ensure that the product is working properly. If it isn’t, you are entitled to return the product to the retailer for replacement, as long as it is still within the retailer’s policy for exchanges.

If the product malfunctions after the exchange time limit, do not worry! You can still send your Black & Decker BDCDMT120 to an Authorized Service Center near you for charge-free repairs, given that the product is still under the 2-year limited warranty. Take note: do not attempt to fix the product yourself. The warranty does not cover damage from abuse, accidents, or someone trying to repair the product aside from Authorized Service Centers.

Heavy Work Drains Batteries

The Black & Decker BDCDMT120 is convenient; it is light, does the job, and eases us with the burden of constantly worrying about damaging or overstretching the cord. Its downfall lies with its battery. When used in simple, household repairs, the Black & Decker BDCDMT120 will hold up well, but if used in more power heavy jobs, the battery drains quicker and tends to overheat the drill.

Corded and cordless drills are a matter of power vs. convenience. It’s for this reason that it is recommended to have both corded and cordless drills in your toolbox, and use whichever is suitable for the situation at hand.

Other DIYers have opted to buy another 20-volt Lithium-ion battery as spare, in case the one they’re using unexpectedly runs out. Lithium-ion batteries are recommended since they are rechargeable,  efficient and cost-effective.

Comparison with Black & Decker LDX120C and BDC120VA100

The best asset the BDCDMT120 holds unique above the LDX120C and BDC120VA100 is the Matrix Quick Connect System, which makes it easy for you to change tools as you work. In regards to battery, the BDCDMT120 falls short to the LDX120C, which has batteries that charge within 1-2 hours compared to the BDCDMT120’s 3.5-4 hours.

If you seek adequate RPM, then the BDCDMT120, with maximum 800 RPM, is higher than LDX120C’s 650 RPM. The BDC120VA100 is slightly heavier than the two drills, with 2-3 hours charge time, with maximum 750 RPM.

As for price range, the BDCDMT120 is pricier than the LDX120C, but the BDC120VA100, commonly sold with 100 accessories, is pricier than the two.

Conclusion

Indeed, the Black & Decker BDCDMT120 is a fresh new alternative for your old, battered drill. Its Matrix Quick Connect System is enough reason for DIYers to seek this tool out. Breeze through your projects quickly, and with less hassle too!

The Black & Decker BDCDMT120 is a nice addition to any DIYer’s toolbox. For just under 100$, you can get a cordless drill that not only drills and drives but can transform into other tools without the struggle. You get a good quality drill and more all for a reasonable price.

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