If you are on the hunt for a new tool for your woodworking arsenal, whether you are a carpenter, handyman, or hobbyist, something you will always need is a good drill and driver. However, there are lots of different drills and drivers out there, with tons of brand names, and with each brand name having multiple models.
Not all tools are made equally, which is why we are here today, to help you find a reliable, versatile, and affordable drill and driver. Today we are actually reviewing a tool by Black + Decker that has the potential to be so much more than just a drill and driver combo.
BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver: Review
The BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver is a very affordable 2-in-1 drill and driver combination, with the added ability to swap heads, which allows this awesome tool to perform a large variety of jobs. It’s an affordable, durable and super versatile tool indeed.
Who is this product for?
If you need a drill and driver that has a lot of power, and don’t mind it being attached to a power cord, the BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver is a good tool for you. The fact that it can also convert into about 10 other tools is really neat too, and it makes this a versatile item for any handyman.
When you purchase the BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver, you get a corded drill and driver combination with a powerful 4.0 AMP motor. The drill and driver head comes included, but if you choose, you can also buy various other attachments to turn it into multiple tools.
Overview of features
There are quite a few neat features to talk about when it comes to the BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver, with one specific feature standing out above all others. Keep in mind that this is a corded tool; some people may not like this because it does limit portability and how far you can move with it, but on the other hand, you don’t ever have to worry about running out of battery power or recharging them. It’s just one of those trade-offs that you have to keep in mind.
The BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver comes with a powerful 4 AMP motor, which is good for a tool like this. It can deliver a whole of torque and RPM for a wide variety of applications. It has more than enough power to deal with drilling through wood, metal and more, as long as you have the right bits of course.
What is also nice about the BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver is that it comes with an 11-position clutch. This means that you can accurately control the speed and power which this item delivers, which helps prevent the stripping of screws and other such problems.
What we also like about the BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver is that it comes with a keyless chuck system. Instead of having to use tools to change bits, you can simply twist the front of the drill head to the left to loosen it, and to the right to tighten it. Changing bits is made really easy thanks to this feature.
We also want to say that the BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver is fairly lightweight and compact. It performs quite well in tight spaces, and you should be able to use it with a single hand with ease.
However, the very best feature is what we were saving for last. This is called a Matrix drill and driver because it has many different forms it can take. The drill and driver head can actually be taken off and replaced with other Matrix compatible tool heads.
This means that you can convert this item from a drill and driver into an impact driver, an oscillating multi-tool, a jigsaw, a detail sander, a router, and a trim saw. To convert the BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver to these things, you just have to buy the appropriate Matrix heads.
The BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver may seem like a bit of a complicated tool, but it actually works like every other drill and driver out there, even those from 10 years ago. It is your basic drill and driver with a keyless chuck, one that requires a wall plug or extension cord. Now, if you are wondering how to change the head in order to convert it into different tools, you can always check out the video which we have included here.
If for whatever reason you are not a fan of this item, you could always check out an alternative such as the BLACK+DECKER DR260C 5.5 Amp 3/8'' Drill/Driver. When it comes to drilling and driving features, it is more or less the same as the product we reviewed here today, with the big difference being that it does not have the ability to convert into other tools. If you would rather have a cordless battery powered drill and driver, instead of a corded one, you should check out the Hi-Spec 18 V Pro Combo Cordless Drill Driver.
As you can see, the BLACK+DECKER BDEDMT Matrix AC Drill & Driver is a very versatile tool. The included head is a drill/driver head, but it can be removed, thus potentially converting this tool into a trim saw, router, sander, jigsaw, and more. It’s got a great 2-year warranty, it’s corded so you never have to worry about charging batteries, and it has some good power behind it too. It is probably one of our favorite tools right now, especially from this particular brand.