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Black & Decker’s LDX172C 7.2-volt lithium drill/driver is an ideal addition to a DIY enthusiast’s toolbox. It’s designed to cover all the bases when it comes to basic drill/driving projects and to be a good fit for anyone’s kitchen drawer where they keep items for everyday household needs.
LDX172C 7.2-Volt Drill/Driver
At a Glance:
Specifications: 7.2 volts, 60 inch-pounds torque, 550 rpm, 3/8-inch chuck size
7.2-volt lithium ion battery holds a charge up to 18 months
Keyless chuck for quick and easy bit changes
Mid-handle design provides added balance and control
Two drill speeds plus forward and reverseBlack & Decker’s LDX172C 7.2-volt drill/driver has reliable power and helpful features (view larger). Lithium Ion Power and Helpful Features
With a lithium ion battery, Black & Decker’s LDX172C 7.2-volt drill/driver is ready whenever it’s needed and will hold a charge for up to 18 months. It has a handy keyless chuck that ensures that bit changes are rapid and don’t get in the way of the job being done. The mid-handle design provides an extra degree of user control and good balance, and the fan-cooled motor helps to extend the life of the drill. The LDX172C has two drill speeds, as well as forward and reverse, which means that it provides the right speed for the job. It also features a comfortable over-molded grip.
A Wide Range of Applications
Black & Decker’s LDX172C drill/driver comes in handy for multiple around-the-house applications, including hanging pictures, removing electrical socket faceplates, or completing other light screwdriving tasks. The drill/driver’s compact design makes it incredibly user-friendly, and its size means users can have easy access to hard-to-reach spaces such as corners and awkward furniture joints.
Dimensions and Warranty
Black & Decker’s LDX172C 7.2-volt drill/driver measures 8.31 inches by 2.63 inches by 7.69 inches. It comes with a two-year warranty.
About Black & Decker
Since 1910, Black & Decker has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, accessories, lighting products, hardware, and other home improvement products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, Black & Decker has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland, to a global manufacturing and marketing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home and for commercial applications. When users need to get work done, they trust Black & Decker for the products that will do the job efficiently and reliably.
What’s in the Box
One Black & Decker’s LDX172C drill/driver, charger, double-ended bit.
Black & Decker’s LDX172C 7.2-volt lithium drill/driver is ideal for home use, has many helpful features, and fits into tough spaces (click each to enlarge).
No Variable Speed
108 of 119 people found the following review helpful
I didn’t realize how much I would miss having variable speed before I got this cordless. It works fine for around the house but you better make sure your screwdriver head is firmly placed in the slots (screw head) or it will pop out and scratch the surface of what your working on.
NOT a two-speed drill
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
This is a reasonably O.K. tool for small DRILLING tasks but not good for tightening/installing screws. It is 550 RPM which is not really good for drilling and too fast for installing screws. The “specifications” in the list are wrong (I bought the product, contacted B&D and everything is confirmed.
Great Intro to the world of power tools
62 of 73 people found the following review helpful
I’ve got to admit that I’ve always been afraid of power tools because I wasn’t sure that I could control them. As a woman, I’m probably average, i.e. average hands, average strength. For the last 20 years, I’ve been comfortable using “non-power” tools including a little hand-crank drill, etc. But I wanted to try to learn using power tools because if you master them, you can work more quickly.
For quick work and easier to store
46 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Don’t get me wrong, I love my DeWalt 18-volt drill with all my heart but oftentimes it is major overkill. I was intrigued when offered the opportunity to try out a smaller cordless drill that touted a long lasting charge on the battery. After charging it complete, I went around trying to find places I could use it and found it up to the task for any quick job around the house. I did discover (the hard way) it is not a variable speed drill and if you do not keep it steady and firm, it can jump out and potentially cause you to mar up the wall or item you are working on. I played with the torque settings and found them to be sufficent for the tasks I tried. I really love the smaller and lighter form factor and the fact this drill fits in any of my desk or kitchen drawers unlike my heavy duty favorite mentioned above. I fully charged it several weeks ago and played with it for a couple of hours since and it is still going strong. It definitely is not a replacement for heavy duty jobs but for quick indoor work, it is terrific.
Great little all purpose driver/drill for around the house
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this drill (actually at Walmart for the same price as here) a few months ago specifically for my guitar pick jewelry business. I needed something that was small and lightweight that would hold a charge for a long time. Well, this little drill fulfills all of that and more! And for those that talk about it not being “variable speed”…it has torque settings and for setting screws, you pull the torque back so that you don’t strip out your bit or the screw head. The highest setting is specifically for drilling, not for setting screws.
waste of money
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I used this couple of times in the house for small jobs.
Only one speed
16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
First time buying a drill and didn’t realize how important it is to have variable speeds. Live and learn. However I have to say that the size and feel are GREAT. So what I did is bought another one pretty much exactly like it in size and shape, even from the same company, but it simply has variable speeds. For 15 bucks more it was worth it.
Fantastic utility for the money
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I was absolutely shocked by how good this cheap little drill is. I bought it because of the price alone to have something I can leave permanently in our motorhome for all those jobs that come up. I would have been satisfied with something 1/4 as good.
Do not buy.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
If you are planning on drilling a hole through wood, do not get this. Terrible power.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Would not hold bit.,sharp drill drip not provided