Black + Decker 20V MAX* AutoSense Drill
Issue: Issue 354
Posted Date: 6/24/2014
Black + Decker’s new 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill with AutoSense Technology
is the first drill designed to automatically stop when screws are flush with the work surface. The drill does not have a mechanical clutch. Instead, it has an automatic clutch and operates in two modes: drill and drive. Lighted indicators on top of the drill identify which mode is in use.
In drive mode, a microprocessor analyzes the rate of change of a screw’s torque profile and stops most screws flush with the work surface within three milliseconds. The tool also provides depth control for micro-adjustments. The motor on the drill, model number BDCDE120C, operates at 0 to 800 rpm. It’s priced at $79.99.