Black & Decker HPD18AK-2 18-Volt Cordless Drill allows users to take on all kinds of jobs around the house. It comes with 330 in./lbs of torque for quick results. Two spring-loaded batteries power the HPD18AK-2 cordless drill, and are easy to slide in and remove. Also featured is a metal chuck with a spindle lock to tighten drill bits and screw drivers quickly and easily. It provides zero to 350 RPM in high torque applications, and zero to 1,400 RPM in high-speed applications. The 32-position clutch represents precision and versatility, regardless of the woodworking, home improvement, or renovation project you tackle.
The Black & Decker HPD18AK-2 can be used to:
- Drill holes in plastic, metal, and wood
- Drive screws to tighten many different materials
- Drill holes the size of a pilot to auger and large spade bits
- Drive big lag bolts into 2x and 4x material with the high torque setting, which is ideal for building decks
- Drive 400 2″ screws into wood with high speed setting all on a single charge
Included with with the Black & Decker HPD18AK-2 are two 18V batteries, a cup charger, kit box, 2 double ended bit tips, and a 10-piece drill set.
- Battery Charge
- Two Batteries
Black & Decker tools have a good reputation for being durable and made well, and the Black & Decker HPD18AK-2 is no different. The battery charge is excellent, as you could conceivably put together a deck only going through a couple charges. One customer noted:
I built my entire deck with this drill on two charges. I don’t own this drill, but I used my friend’s to build a huge outdoor wooden playsets. It took three days to build, and did it all on one charge. – Simple Jack Bohica
The torque is impressive and is more than capable of completing just about every job around the house. One of the unique features of the HPD18AK-2 is the ability to adjust the torque for setting screws. The additional battery is an added bonus so you can keep working while the other is charging. This comes in handy when working on larger projects. The variable speed feature is also very effective. The 10 additional drill bits will be of use for most people as well and adds some value to this purchase.
- No LED Light
An LED light would be convenient for increased visibility, but not a deal breaker. Otherwise, there are not many complaints about this drill. There is nothing extraordinary about it, but it’s reliable and has good power.
This however is not the type of drill that you would use for tough applications, such as masonry. Nor would you use it for professional jobs on a consistent basis. But for what it is, which is a more powerful drill to be used for workout at home, it’s an effective drill and one that you should be satisfied with.
Wow, what a great value from Amazon. I built my entire deck with this drill on two charges. It has all the power I need around the house. I looked at several other makes at more than twice the price before I bought this unit. I’m very happy I went with this one. The chucking system works very well too. I have no complaints with this fine product from Black & Decker. Shipping was very fast too. – Richard A. Ott (Milwaukie, OR)