BLACK+DECKER BDC120VA100 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill Review

For less than $100, you could be the proud owner of a power drill kit that offers more than what you paid for. The Black & Decker BDC120VA100 runs on a 20V Max lithium ion battery that can hold its charge for up to 18 months when not in use and comes with 100 accessories to choose from to get the job done. This power packed drill is the perfect match for all of you who need to get things done on your own hands. It is compact and lightweight, but it sure does live up to what it is designed to accomplish.

Though there is one thing you would not get at its very affordable price is, an extra battery. Having no backup power supply can put a halt to your work. But that would not seem to hold you back for much because with a 20V battery, surely that would not be entirely problematic.


  • Produces 300 in. lbs. of torque
  • Precision control with the 24-position clutch for reduced screw stripping and overdriving
  • Features 100 assorted accessories for your immediate screwing and drilling needs
  • Soft handle for comfortable grip
  • 3/8″ keyless chuck designed for quick and easy bit changes and standard size for everyday use
  • Packs speed of up to 750 RPM


  • Includes only one battery
  • Not intended for heavy-duty tasks
  • Storage compartment of the drill and charger is not very reliable

Our Opinion

Powerful and Compact

The 15.5 x 5.6 x 14.4-inch drill can yield up to 300 in. lbs. of maximum torque and has drill speeds that can be modified from 0-750 revolutions per minute. Homeowners can definitely benefit from having your very own drill and learning how to use it. Simple tasks like furniture assembly can be a breeze with a handy tool like the Black & Decker BDC120VA100.

Lightweight and features a soft handle, this drill will be the tool that would be perfect for your daily use. Users will be able to handle jobs for longer periods of time without experiencing much discomfort. Remember that this is not the tool that can handle heavy-duty, professional level carpentry. This is one of those tools that does its job well as long as it is used within its limits.

The grip also fits for smaller hands so handywomen can work comfortably too. Whether you are doing repairs around the house or doing creative DIY projects, the Black & Decker BDC120VA100 is the tool for you.

A Variety of Accessories Included

A powerful drill that comes with lots of accessories, who would not want this? Here’s what you’ll get when you purchase this kit: LD120 20V Lithium Drill/Driver, LB20 20V Lithium-Ion Battery, and LCS20 Charger, five brad point drill bits, five masonry bits, eight screws and fasteners, ten HSS drill bits, one magnetic bit tip holder, thirty two 1″ bits, fourteen 2″ bits, seven 3-1/2″ bits, ten nut drivers, one ratcheting screwdriver, one gauge, five sockets, and one socket adaptor.

If you are into this kind of craft or are looking to buy a worthy present for someone else, then you need not look further for the BDC120VA100 will be the kit for you. It comes with all the necessary attachments and so much more.

Powerful Battery Pack

As more and more power drills are becoming conveniently cordless, the BDC120VA100 operates with an LB20 20V lithium-ion battery. The battery, according to some of the customer’s reviews, recharges in 2-3 hours, which is arguably okay since the drill itself is designed for home-use and not for professional carpentry and would not be used for very long durations. When not in use, the battery will hold its charge for up to 18 months so no need to worry much about recharging in between jobs.

Flimsy Storage Kit

Many customers who bought this product seem to agree that while the smaller accessories are neatly placed in their molded areas, the space for the actual drill motor and the charger is not well-secured. There is not even one clamp to snap them in place, which makes the items easily subject to damage. So when storing away the kit, it needs to be tucked away in a secure spot, no shaking or bouncing.

In case you would need to travel with it, it would be better to secure the items inside first so as to avoid unnecessary accidents. Damaging the tool before you even use it for your money’s worth is definitely something you would not want.

Comparison with the Black & Decker LD120VA and LDX120C

The difference between the Black & Decker BDC120VA100 and the Black & Decker LD120VA cannot be missed. They have almost similar specifications but a big difference in the number of accessories that comes with the kit. The LD120VA only comes with six brad point drill bits, ten 1-inch screw driving bits, nine 2-inch screwdriver bits, four nut drivers, and one magnetic bit tip holder. So if you want a wider range of options, the BDC120VA100 offers more value.

With only 650 revolutions per minute and a maximum torque of 155 inches per pound, the Black & Decker LDX120C is less powerful than the BDC120VA100. Also, compared to the BDC120VA100’s 24 position clutch the LDX120C only has an 11 position clutch, which means that the BDC120VA100 gives the user much more control and power to get the job done.


The Black & Decker BDC120VA100 is a perfect choice if you are seeking to buy your very first drill kit because it offers a wider variety of accessories. And because it has a standard sized 3/8″ chuck, you will be able to use a lot more bits than what is in the kit—that is if a hundred options are still not enough for you.

This is a product that is easy to use and packs a lot of power and control and can screw and drill through plastic, wood, or metal. This is your best bet among the thousands of cordless drill and/or driver kits out there on the market.

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