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Black & Decker 20V Cordless Drill with Smartech

Black & Decker® 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech
Powerful, Compact & Lightweight

Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech

Black & Decker’s 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill is very compact and lightweight. It’s perfect for tackling those everyday jobs and diy projects around the house.

When I took the cordless drill out from the package and held it in my hand, I couldn’t believe it. I was totally expecting my arm to drop when I picked it up so much so that I had a ninja death drip on it. I had prepared myself to be lifting the equivalent of a tonne of bricks. To my amazement, It was like lifting up a pillow. I was shocked – literally! I have been so used to using cordless drills that are really heavy – for me at least. I love doing diy projects such as making my own bird feeders, planter boxes, garden centre and more. I have been unable to hold a drill for very long because my arm gets tired and hand cramps up. It has taken me forever to finish a project because of my constant need to take a break. Not any more! I absolutely love this drill. It was like it was made with me in mind.

Black & Decker’s 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill has virtually no assembly required. It’s pretty much plug and play. The package contains everything you need to get started.

Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech Parts

(1) BDCDDBT120 SMARTECH Cordless Drill/Driver
(1) Charger
(1) Double Ended Bit
(1) Manual
(1) SmartTech Guide

After opening the box, don’t be alarmed if you don’t see the double ended bit right away, like I was. It’s hiding in a nifty spot made just for it that is located at the base of the drill.

Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech Double Ended Bit

The battery is equipped with a built-in portable charger for charging phones, tablets, mp3 players, and other mobile devices.

Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech Battery

By downloading the Black & Decker® Smartech iOS and Android compatible app enables Bluetooth® controls. This feature will allow remote battery locking/unlocking, battery locate, state of charge and programmable alerts and reminders.

Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech App Quick Start Guide

Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech Quick Start Guide Features

Other features that I love about the Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill is the keyless chuck, 11 position clutch and LED work light. The keyless chuck makes for quick and easy bit changes. The 11 position clutch is great for preventing the stripping of screws and damaging material and the LED work light is awesome in low light situations giving the ability to illuminate any work surface. The light only comes on when the cordless drill is in use, thus saving battery life.

To be honest, this Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill was supposed to be for hubby for Father’s Day – but- I think I will be stealing it. -lol-  I couldn’t wait to get started on some projects – like this garden centre that I am building. I am putting it on the other side of our privacy fence at the edge of our back deck. It doesn’t look like much right now and I have yet to level the ground but it’s coming along nicely. I am re-purposing an old deck and deck boards. This will be the area where I store my soil and planters etc. I will also be using the area to transplant any plants into larger pots.

Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech DIY Project

If you are looking to buy a cordless drill that anyone in the home can use, consider this drill. I am in love with it and can’t wait to start more projects – once this one is done of course. -lol-

What are some of your summer diy projects that you’d love to get started or have been working on which this cordless drill would be so handy for? I’d love to hear about them.

Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech suggested retail is $149.99 and is backed by a 2-year limited warranty against defects in material and/or workmanship. As with any new product, familiarize yourself with the correct operation and always refer to the user manual.

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Disclosure:  I received a sample from Black & Decker for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.

Christine is the proud mother of three amazing adults in their 20s, and one ‘fur baby’, a dog named Tracker who is never far from Christine’s side.  A devoted gardener, during the spring and summer months Christine can normally be found tending to her flower and vegetable gardens.  Living in Southern Ontario near Lake Erie, Christine enjoys spending time outdoors, is an avid hiker and fisher, including ice fishing in the winter months.

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  1. Ken Balaz

    Another great product from B&D and hands on review by yourself.

  2. Alayne Langford

    This B&D cordless drill would be excellent to make my DIY planter boxes with!!

  3. Liz

    Thanks so much for the review. Really helpful!

  4. kristen visser

    tools have come such a long way! it is great because it gets hubby really excited to use them therefore things actually get done around the house LOL. He has this one actually and was putting it to much use this weekend. My walls are thankful 🙂

  5. Kristi F

    I didn’t know drills could be so light, that would be wonderful. I’d like to use it for making some cedar planters for gardening in my yard.

  6. Treen Goodwin

    wow sounds like an awesome drill , we are building a new deck this summer and doing some reno’s so this would def come in handy and 20V would be a lot more powerful than the one he has 🙂

  7. My mom has been redoing some furniture. This drill would be a lot of help.
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  8. Lynda Cook

    Thanks for the great review, I’m not sure hubby would use the app. but I sure would, everything is getting so techy anymore even our power tools!!

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    Cordless is always a huge plus I find, well that is if the battery is good enough. :-). I also love the fact that it has a built-in portable charger for charging phones, tablets, mp3 players, and other mobile devices, that could very well come in handy when working outdoors.

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I have to hang up pictures on my walls, I have a few now but none hanging as yet, it would be a breeze with this. 🙂

  11. Gord

    I would like to build some raised flower beds to make it easier to do some gardening. This drill\driver would be a great tool for the job, no cords!

  12. kathy downey

    Thanks for the detailed review.The summer diy projects that we are doing right now are bird feeders with the grandkids.

  13. Shirleyp

    this would be an awesome smart drill to have for all the home projects

  14. Florence Cochrane

    A Cordless drill would be perfect for hubby who is always fixing or doing something. This would be great for replacing his corded one.

  15. Shirley OFlynn

    Great review. This cordless drill would be come in handy for making my flower boxes this spring.

  16. This drill would come in handy for making my privacy screen I am making for my yard.

  17. Elizabeth Vlug

    Thanks for the review. I always found power tools intimidating, but have recently learned they are not just for the guys. A little late to the party, lol, but these power tools make DIY projects so much fun. And Black and Decker is a brand that I trust. I would love to build a potting bench with this beauty.


    this cordless drill would be so handy for working on the new deck that was started last year

  19. Rosanne Robinson

    Terrific review on another great product from Black & Decker, thanks!

  20. Melissa Bowers

    I want to make more garden beds and this would make it simple.

  21. Cathy C

    This would be handy for updating our patio this summer.

  22. KA W

    My summer DIY project is actually maintaining an old bike path in the river hills where I live. It’s overgrown, and I’d use this get it back in shape.

  23. Debbie White Beattie

    Black & Decker has awesome products and I love how they are cordless rechargeable tools because it gives you freedom to move around and work at places you normally can’t get to. Love it!

    • Debbie White Beattie

      Some summer projects that are being done are a raised garden and fixing the fence that the winter took a tole on.

  24. Sherry Altoft

    That’s very interesting that it has an app to control and keep a watch on things 🙂 I also like the fact that it is light so easy to hold.

  25. Elaine Buonsante

    The light weight of the drill encourages me to actually use it myself instead of waiting for the men in the house.

  26. Norm Johnson

    Great outdoor tool

  27. Deanna Barkley

    This would be great for some of the projects I have in mind i.e. repairing some chairs.

  28. Rita Duff

    I would love a new drill

  29. Gordon Harmatiuk

    It would be nice to have this drill/driver to put the fence together that the wind blew down on Sunday.

  30. jan

    It would be wonderful to have a battery that stayed charged, unlike ours.

  31. Allie f

    This looks amazing, my dad is always tripping over cords.

  32. Susan

    I need to hand some outdoor pool equipment hooks, hang a television wall bracket, and some shelves this summer. This would be such a huge help instead of having to borrow a drill each time I need one.

  33. Doris Calvert

    Putting up some lattice and a bridge in our yard so this would be handy.

  34. Gary Smith

    I need to repair a fence and a drill like this would come in handy.

  35. Judy Cowan

    Sounds like a great drill. I have some planter boxes that I want to try making so this would definitely come in handy for that.

  36. Janet M

    A great review for a very practical product. I like that it has an ion battery.

  37. Valerie Caldicott

    the Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill is cordless so can use it anywhere. I like the fact it is lightweight.

  38. janine a

    we have started with a sandbox with a lid that folds up into seats 🙂

  39. June Murphy

    This cordless drill would be so handy to build us a new deck.

  40. Penny

    I want easy start and easy use power tools. I love a Black and Decker cordless drill

  41. Calvin F.

    I would love to use it to help installing some security lights outside my house.

  42. Nancy Montgomery

    I bought new curtains, but can’t put them up until new curtain rods are installed. Need to drill into concrete so this drill would be perfect! Thanks for the comprehensive review.

  43. Peter P

    This sounds like it is an awesome drill, although I don’t think I would ever use the phone app.

  44. Victoria Ess

    This would be so handy as we are renovating our whole main floor!

  45. Sherry K

    I like that this drill is so light. I am still using a 7.2 V because of the weight so to be able to have a 20 v would be super and I like the USB.

  46. Julie

    We have many projects planned this summer that this would come in very handy for! We’ve always been very impressed by the quality of our Black and Decker tools!

  47. Dorothy H

    This would be great for the deck rebuild.

  48. Nate

    This would make many projects easy to complete

  49. AD

    I’m super guilty of starting DIY projects and leaving them unfinished; I still have to complete the flower and vegetable boxes from last year, complete fixing the play structure (specifically the monkey bar section). We also need to rebuild the backyard fence this year.

  50. Catherine Robichaud

    We are tearing down our front deck and rebuilding it this Summer so this drill would be amazing. The drill we have now is very heavy and has a cord which I’m always getting tangled up in. I love that this one is battery operated and also lightweight which will make it much easier to handle.

  51. Piroska

    I would like to make a bunch of trellises, and this cordless tool would come in handy!

  52. Luzviminda Gunter-Smith

    I always want to have my own cordless drill like this, aside from being so smart. Well I always keep trying but will not give up, who knows if someone will put this under the tree this year holiday. I love doing diy.

  53. Athena

    My hubby would love this

  54. Terry Perron

    Very nice drill. The usb is different to have on a power tool. But would come in handy with the find my tool option. The dh just goes and buys another tool when he can not find something. So this is very cool drill. Thank you for the chance.

  55. Krista M

    I do own this drill and will be using it to build lattice-style planter boxes for my backyard this summer!

  56. nicolthepickle

    We’re working on our kitchen this summer. This would be a huge help for all the new sheetrock.

  57. Laurie P

    Hubby wants to build some storage for our large recycling bins, this drill would definitely help out!

  58. Tanya

    I’ve been making a small herb garden on the deck over the last few years, so far I’ve just put everything in pots, but I’d like to construct a few boxes so everything looks neat. This drill would certainly help out a lot

  59. Dianne G.

    I have been wanting to build some raised planters in my yard. I cannot garden on my hands and knees like I used to so I quit planting vegetables. I miss having fresh vegetables when I want them. This drill would also be handy for the usual household jobs like hanging curtain rods, hanging shelves and putting together furniture.

  60. This is such a wonderful cordless drill..so light and it has a keyless chuck, 11 position clutch and LED work light, which makes it possible to use in any circumstance or location

  61. Darlene Demell

    Hubby wants to build a little storage shed this year for his snowblower and things. We have one shed that was here when we bought the house but we need a bigger one so this drill would come in very handy. Black and Decker have awesome products.

  62. Mike Gismondi

    I’d like to build some planter boxes

  63. nicky

    This drill would be super handy for us as we’ve got a DIY project list as long as my arm! 😉 Includes the deck, toy box, planters, etc!

  64. My hubby would love to have a cordless drill

  65. Cheryl Grandy

    This drill would be useful when I tighten up the joints on my raised bed garden boxes.

  66. Darren Scrubb

    Sounds great the Drill is not heavy and I truly I would like the chance to try it out for

  67. Carol M

    I’m working on some planter boxes, so this would be so handy.

  68. Aimee

    I could use a lighter drill

  69. Tina F

    This drill is so perfect to own and make some small projects I have been trying to make BUT this would so make things alot easier…Kids sand box, some planter boxes and bird houses for my son to paint

  70. Soozle

    This drill looks awesome for DIY projects! I am looking at building a new fence for my garden myself

  71. SarahJ

    I’m fixing up my mom’s house in July. This would come in handy!

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