Black Decker 9099KC 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Black Decker 9099KC is 2 StarsBlack & Decker 9099KC

Review Summary: If you only need a drill for a short time on small jobs, you can't beat the price on this Black & Decker 9099KC 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill.


Detailed Review of the Black Decker 9099KC 7.2 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Below Average

The Black Decker 9099KC has a power rating of 60 in/lbs. The average power rating of 7.2 volt cordless drills is 104 in/lbs. The power of a cordless drill is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started. Power in DeWalt cordless drills is measured in unit watts out(uwo) which measures torque at different drill speeds.

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Speed: Below Average

The Black Decker 9099KC has a top speed of 650 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 7.2 volt cordless drills is around 796 rpm. If you are interested in a cordless drill with more speed for drilling clean holes, check out the DeWalt DC750KA. It has a top speed of 1100 rpm. You can learn more by reading my complete review of the DeWalt DC750KA 9.6-Volt Cordless Drill.

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Battery Run Time: Below Average

The battery run time is 1.0 amp hours. The average for 7.2 volt cordless drills is 1.1 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. A 3Ah will last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.

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Battery type and quantity: Below Average

The Black Decker 9099KC comes with 1 Ni-Cd batteries. Most newer cordless drills have 2 Lithium batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries. A cordless drill with a better battery system is the Makita DF010DSE. You can read my complete review of the Makita DF010DSE 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill.

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Charger: Poor

The Black Decker 9099KC comes with a 12 hour charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.

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Price Range: Under $100

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Black Decker 9099KC cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Heavy

The Black Decker 9099KC weighs 3.1 lbs. The average 7.2V cordless drill weighs about 2.6 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.

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Black Decker 9099KC Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Very low price
  2. Variable speed motor
  3. Keyless chuck
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Black Decker 9099KC Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Can't replace battery
  2. Poor battery charge time

Some other features of the Black Decker 9099KC include:

  • Mid handle design
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Fan cooled motor

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 1/3/12.

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