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Black & Decker FSD142K-2 14.4-Volt FireStorm Cordless Drill Kit


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  • Quick Connect Bit Change System provides fast drilling to screwdriving conversion
  • Electronic level illuminates at all 90-degree angles
  • Two position gear box delivers a maximum torque of 235 in./lbs.
  • Infinite Clutch allows micro-adjustments in torque control
  • Wall mountable storage case included
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Sleek, lightweight and powerful (especially for a cordless unit), the Black & Decker 14.4V FireStorm cordless drill kit is designed to make quick work of most everyday drilling and driving needs. The FireStorm powers through masonry, wood or steel. The unit features an adjustable torque collar with 36 settings and delivers up to 235 in./lbs. of torque. A two-position gear box offers variable speeds of 0-300 and 0-1,100 rpm. The Quick Connect Bit Change System allows you to work with two bits at once, a real timesaver when drilling pilot holes for screws; while the built-in level indicator makes it easy to keep those holes straight and clean. The drill rests comfortably in the hand and is insulated for added safety. A trigger lock-off helps prevent accidental startup. Spring-loaded batteries are easy to remove and lock securely into place. And onboard bit storage provides added convenience.--Carl Thress

From the Manufacturer

The high-powered 14.4-volt drill from Black and Decker offers faster drilling with a new Quick Connect Bit Change system, electronic level, Infinite Clutch, two-position gear box, and more torque than the competition. The patented Quick Connect Bit Change System, exclusive to the FireStorm drill line, speeds up drilling by allowing you to drill holes and drive screws without changing a single accessory. The System features a removable 3/8-inch keyless chuck that accepts both round and hex shank bits. The chuck is quickly and effortlessly removed to expose a screwdriving bit. The removable chuck is especially useful when making a pilot hole (pilot bit in the removable chuck) and then driving the screw (remove chuck to expose screwdriver bit) in a repetitive manner. The internal screwdriving bit holder features a pull and release collar that secures screwdriving bits or quickly adds 1/4-inch hex shank drill bits. To help with straight and level drilling, the FireStorm drills have an electronic level built into the end of the drill. When the drill is in a level position the LED display lights up. Another new and exclusive feature is the Infinite clutch, which offers a spectrum of clutch settings selected by visual reference guide of screw size. The FireStorm battery has been redesigned with a "spring-loaded" pack, which springs forward like a cassette with the push of a button, and then easily slides off. The drill is sold in an innovative storage box that mounts to the wall with clips to hold the drill and charger in place when not in use. The FSD142K-2 includes the drill, two batteries, charger, #2 Phillips bit, 1/8-inch hex shank drill bit, and wall mountable storage case.

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Technical Details
Item Weight10 pounds
Product Dimensions15.4 x 4.5 x 13.4 inches
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Item model numberFSD142K-2
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Power Sourcecordless-electric
Voltage14.4 volts
Included Componentscase
Battery Cell TypeNiCAD
Warranty DescriptionTwo year home use warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB00005RV8K
Best Sellers Rank #616,456 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 20, 2001
  
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Bulb Voltage
14.4 Volts

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 19, 2001
Overall, this is an okay drill. The releasable chuck is a great idea, however, it isn't made well enough. The chuck assembly is weak, allowing bits to fall out. The tolerances for the chuck are so loose that drill bits tend to orbit. This is a good drill for light duty, household use.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 3, 2002
So far I have had none of the problems mentioned. From drilling into wood, metal or even concrete I have had no complaints. The battery life is good as long as you read and following the directions for conditioning the batteries. The removable chuck is very easy and convenient. It's nice to be able to drill starter holes and then place the screw without having to swap bits - I will look into purchasing a second removable chuck, because that is what helps to make it so convenient.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Tim on October 11, 2002
I bought the Black&Decker FSD142 a month ago and all I can say is, "WOW" This is the best power tool I've ever bought! The Quick Connect chuck is the best thing since... yes sliced bread :) It saves a lot of time from going from Drill to Screw. If your looking to buy a cordless drill with plenty of power I say buy the Firestorm 14.4 volt FSD142, You won't be disappointed!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matt on November 2, 2003
The quick disconnect chuck is a good "idea." Unfortunantly the present design is flawed. The chuck cannot hold a drill bit to save it's life. Apply any pressure and the drill bit will simply spin in the chuck. Power is average. Battery life is'nt bad if you can get the rapid charger to work properly. If you do any serious project you need buy a lot of batteries and use the snail charger. I am presently returning my 5th rapid charger. I even bought them from different stores to see if maybe it was a bad batch of chargers sent to one store. Nope. Same problem, they work for a few days and slowly charge less and less until the battery is shot and the charger blinks endlessly whether it has a battery in it or not.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Jackson Jr. on March 15, 2005
I've been using this drill for almost a year and it is my FAVORITE power drill. I can't say enough great things about this drill ... but I knew it had limits when I bought it.

I have yet to see a drill with a tooless chuck that grips strandard (round end) drill bits without the bits spinning when they hit resistance. If you desire a hand-tightened chuck for ease of use, then you need to understand the tradeoff.

I'm surprised so many previous reviewers complained of things like, "The chuck can't be hand tightened enough to make it usefull for standard drill bits. As soon as there is any resistance the bit just free spins in the chuck. The only way around this is to get all hex end bits so that the chuck teeth have multiple edges to grab to." I always thought that hex-end bits were DESIGNED for hand-tightened chucks. So, if you have a drill with a hand-tightened chuck you need hex-end bits.

What's the surprise?

Anyway, this is a GREAT drill.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 5, 2004
I agree with other reviewers - this drill is worthless because the chuck won't hold a bit. I like the concept and I got a great deal on it ($62) but in the end I took it back because A DRILL THAT WON'T HOLD A BIT IS WORTHLESS. I ended up getting a 12 volt Bosch and I am much happier now - more expensive, but I find the single-handed locking chuck just as easy to swap bits as with the Firestorm setup and I know I have a much better quality product. I have yet to find a Black and Decker product that is worthwhile and probably never will, since I am done ever purchasing their stuff. Also, this is coming from a weekend hobbyist doing home improvment projects and not from a professional contractor.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Just A Guy on February 11, 2003
I love this drill, but it pays to shop around ... ...I saw it 2 days later for a few dollars less ....
To set a few things straight black and decker does have a whole new line of 14.4 cordless products that use the new batteries. The newer batteries are easier to store. The older model had a rod resembling the verdssa pack batteries sticking out. The new options are great and the new model firestorm does come in a 18 Volt model. If you don't like the firestorm features B&D still makes a non firestorm model, which is as dull as anyone could want.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David Scott on December 21, 2003
First of all I went through 4 different B&D drills before I swore off the whole line.
If you need a cordless screwdriver and that is absolutly it, then these are ok drills, but they are useless as a drill. The chuck can't be hand tightened enough to make it usefull for standard drill bits. As soon as there is any resistance the bit just free spins in the chuck. The only way around this is to get all hex end bits so that the chuck teeth have multiple edges to grab to.
Battery life was another problem I had with the B&D drills. It would put in a bunch of screws but when I tried to drill a hole in a pine 2x4 it would die out after just 2-3 holes. Not exactly usefull when I'm trying to drill pilot holes.
The last straw when when I bought a 14.4 model and it would only spin in reverse (the direction pin was broken)...
I now own a 18v Skil and couldn't be happier.. for only 10$ more I got a more powerful drill (when I set it to high torque it allmost dislocated my arm) with 2 batteries and a chuck that will actually hold a standard bit.
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