Black & Decker LI2000PK Lithium-Ion Screwdriver and Project Kit Review

The Black & Decker LI2000PK is the complete set of the basic home improvements tools a homeowner will need. It has a cordless screwdriver and an assortment of hand tools and accessories that will help you in assembling, disassembling, fixing, and installing broken furniture and other simple tasks. The DIYer in you will appreciate this set which contains an assortment of bits and pieces.

The screwdriver that comes with this kit only has a 3.6V capacity which means you cannot use it for long periods before the power runs out. But this screwdriver is only intended for light tasks, which usually do not take too long to do so this is just a minor problem.

Pros:

  • Includes a screwdriver for simple home tasks
  • Battery holds its charge for up to 18 months when not in use
  • Includes an assortment of hand tools and accessories
  • Comes with its own carrying bag
  • Covered by 2-year limited warranty

Cons:

  • Battery cannot last for tasks that require long hours of use

Our Opinion

It is a Cordless Screwdriver

Included in this kit is a rechargeable screwdriver. Screwdrivers are essential in every home because it is used for many tasks in and around the house. From installing shelves to assembling furniture and completing DIY projects, screwdrivers are one of the most fundamental tools everyone should have. It is used to drive in screws to keep furniture together or loosen them up.

Cordless power tools have been around for years now, and manufacturing companies continue to strive to improve their products to be able to provide what consumers need. Cordless screwdrivers are more efficient than regular manual screwdrivers.

Because they operate with rechargeable batteries, the effort to drive in or loosen the screws goes to the tool instead of our hands. Using a cordless screwdriver can enable you to work on a much wider range of tasks because the battery-powered screwdriver will be able to do most of the work for you.

Powered by Lithium Ion Batteries

The battery that the cordless screwdriver operates with is a 3.6V lithium ion battery. Although the 3.6V capacity of the battery seems low, I think it is just enough to operate such a small handy tool and besides, it is designed for simple tasks, so better use it within its limit to get the most of what you paid for.

Using lithium ion batteries for the screwdriver makes it worth your money because this kind of battery has a high energy capacity and has a low discharge rate. It has a longer life cycle and can be recharged whenever it is partially or fully drained. Lithium ion batteries have a longer lifespan compared to other variants.

Includes Other Hand Tools

In the kit, you will find a variety of hand tools and bits. The tools included are a hammer, pliers, wrench, cutter, and a tape measure. These are the most basic tools that should be included in your toolbox.

For less than $40, you can have this complete necessities kit that will be useful in your day-to-day home use. A homeowner should have strong tools on hand so in case something breaks in your house and you know that it can be fixed, then you can do it on your own with the help of your tools.

You will need a storage case to keep all your tools in one place. Inside that case should be the following: a hammer for sinking in or removing nails; pliers for when you need a good and tight grip on smaller items like wires; a wrench for loosening or tightening nuts and bolts; a screwdriver for driving in and loosening screws; and a tape measure for when you need exact measurements for your projects. Of course, inside the toolbox, you should also have a set of nails and different bits for the screwdriver.

Covered by 2-year Limited Warranty

As products from Black & Decker, the tools in this kit are covered by their 2-year limited warranty. You can have your tools replaced or repaired if it becomes faulty and is within the terms and conditions of the warranty.

Black & Decker will only entitle you to have your tool repaired or exchanges if the damage is not caused by your own doing. If you abuse the tools and accidentally damage it, the warranty is voided.

Attempted repairs by others aside from Black & Decker and their authorized service center staff is also in violation of the warranty’s terms and conditions. Within two years from the date of purchase, you can be assured that Black & Decker makes quality products that will last you a long time.

Comparison with MATRIX 6-Tool Combo Kit

This six-tool combo kit from Matrix is a collection of tools designed for the experienced and more serious handymen. It comes with 20V MAX lithium ion unit with one drill driver attachment, one sander attachment, one jigsaw attachment, one impact attachment, one oscillating attachment, one router attachment, one double-ended bit tip, and one battery and charger.

For the beginner who knows nothing about power tools, this kit can be a bit overwhelming. For new homeowners, a basic, simple toolkit is enough especially if you do not have plans to do heavier and more complex tasks. The simple Black & Decker LI2000PK kit will do for uncomplicated and straightforward home repairs.

Conclusion:

Every homeowner and DIYer should have a set of basic tools in their possession. It is essential for the simple home renovations that you think are needed in your house. A house needs a bit of pampering too from time to time.

Owning the Black & Decker LI2000PK will eliminate the need for you to make a call to the repairman every time you need something to get done. If it is not too much of a task and you have spare time and the right tools, then you can just take matters into your own hands. It will cost less, too, instead of paying other people to do a job that you can do on your own.

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