- 14 Nov 2003
- Reaction score
- Sleeping in a basket
I haven't purchased a Black & Decker power tool for over ten years. Times have changed and now tools that wouldn't look out of place in a Star Wars movie are appearing thick and fast from the B&D production lines. I wanted a small, easy to handle mains powered drill/screwdriver preferably with a keyless chuck and forward-reverse option. I found exactly that in the B&D KR2000K. It uses a hex-lock chuck which accepts the many hex-lock accessories available to buy from major tool suppliers. You do not need to use a hex-lock adapter with the B&D KR2000K. You simply insert the hex-lock bit into the chuck until it clicks into position, no need to tighten the chuck making it a good tool for those with disabilities. This tool uses only hex-lock bits however a chuck is available with hex-lock shank and will accept upto 6mm drill bits with standard smooth shanks.
I would rate this power tool as good for hobby/light trade use. Heavy, daily use would see it burn out very quickly but it is an ideal tool for the woodworking enthusiast and his/her projects. Very comfortable to hold with two handles, the second being the built-in D handle as well as the standard grip. Manual variable speed is provided by way of the users pressure on the power button. Lower pressure is required for screwdriving tasks increasing for drilling tasks, with adjustable torqe settings via a twist ring near to the chuck. The tool can be used on hard or soft woods, mild steel and light masonary. I wouldn't recommend using for masonary at all, leave that to a mains powered/battery powered drill that is designed for that use.
More details here: http://www.tool-up.co.uk/shop/diy/B/DKR ... d=N9dPNsjm