This is a sponsored post about how to repair a cracked cabinet door. My husband received a product to review and facilitate this post but all his opinions are 100% his own. The Black & Decker 20V Max 1/2″ Lithium Cordless Drill is a “must have” to any DIY homeowner. The drill is lightweight, versatile and very easy to use. It comes with two batteries to ensure the tool is always ready to go to work. The extra battery can be left in the charger indefinitely so there are no worries of every having to deal with a battery pack that isn’t fresh and not fully charged.
The drill fits comfortably in your hand and can tackle some pretty tough jobs. It shifts seamlessly from the screw to the drill option and can easily drill through just about any type of material, including concrete.
The keyless chuck allows for quick changing of drill bits and to either the flathead or Phillips screw options. Speed options include drill speeds 1 and 2 and screw speeds 1 and 2 with 22 different torque options. The drill also has an LED light so you can drill in areas with less light sources.
Recently, this DIY homeowner had to repair a handmade Cherry cabinet. The panel on our kitchen panty was starting to crack due to the normal “wear and tear.” The cracks in the panel where running the length of the cabinet starting near the door hinges.
In order to reinforce the panel, we installed three flat brackets, each with 6 screws to be inserted into the 1/2″ wood frame of the cabinet. In all, the job required 18 pre-holes to be drilled, followed by 18 screws to be secured into the brackets and Cherry wood. The B&D 20V Max 1/2″ Lithium Cordless performed flawlessly. With a 1/16″ bit, we drilled 18 pre-holes into the wood taking measure not to drill through the front of the cabinet. Then, after using the keyless chuck to switch from the drill bit to the Phillips head screwdriver, we installed the 18 screw fasteners using a lower torque option. In all, the job took about 15 minutes.
Additionally, with the LED light, I was able to see what I was doing the entire job. My previous cordless did not have a keyless chuck (I was always losing the chuck key) nor a light. In all, the B&D 20V Max 1/2″ Lithium Cordless probably shaved a good 15-20 minutes off this job. It’s a great addition to my workbench!
The Drill/Driver is sold with two lithium ion batteries, charger, 1 double ended screw driving bit and storage bag for around $99. Buy Your Drill Here.