|Review by YooperCasey||posted 01-20-2008 02:46 AM||2044 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
- Black & Decker DR202 Type 3 - 3/8" Corded Hand Drill
- Brand: Black & Decker | Category: Drill-Drivers
We all have made a bad tool choice. For alot of folks I hear of that old favorite the wobble dado cutter.
For me it has been a few Black and Decker tools.
I bought this drill for approximately $30. It is a rather featureless drill, it has a keyless chuck which is the one reason it got more then one star. The chuck holds tightly and I have yet to have a bit spin loose and I can still loosen it by hand. The other star got added because at least it spins.
Now to the interesting points.
The drill itself is billed as variable speed which is the main reason I picked it up. Unfortunately the variable part actually means press trigger, allow drill to go wide open, then throttle back. The drill will not start unless the trigger is fully depressed, and then you have to throttle back. This is most frustrating when using a 3 inch hole saw.
The forward/reverse selector button is a very poor design. It is cast out of a lower density plastic so it almost seems “smooshy”. The switch never seems to fully lock, so when you get the drill going it has a tendency to ‘slip’ out of gear.
I’d recomend this for a job where it would be guaranteed to get destroyed in a short span of time regardless of who uses it. Or maybe as a loaner tool for a brother in law or neighbor.
But… at least it spins.
-- Casey, Engineer, Escanaba, MI