|Item Weight||10 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.4 x 4.5 x 13.4 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||FSD142K2|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Battery Cell Type||NiCAD|
|Warranty Description||Two year home use warranty|
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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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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a pretty good drill. I did not use the removable chuck very often. It's a bonus that the single unit came with a dual battery pack. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joseph D. Snell
My wife bought me the first Firestorm with the quick-connect removable chuck as a gift. I thought it was just another gimmick, but quickly came to appreciate the feature. Read morePublished on April 22, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I Got this thinking I need one of these. Don't we all?
The Removable/Quick Connect Chuck is a Gosh Dang Miracle of a Added Design. Read more
Made in china, wouldn't have it. They need to bring it back home. You can use this if you want, makes no difference to me. I'm not the only one that feels this way. Read morePublished on October 30, 2003 by Johnnie Burnette
I Own two 14.4 volt cordless drills by b&d. My son lost both of them from the roof of the 3 story house he is building. Read morePublished on October 25, 2003 by WALTER HOLLOWAY
This is a great drill for those that don't want to buy the quick bit changers for the more expensive drills. Haven't had a problem with the removeable chuck yet. Read morePublished on October 20, 2003 by Johnathan T Archibald
I have this unit for about 8-9 months.
And indeed its a tool that I use very often.
But my problem is. My chager is not working
the way it should work. Read more