Black and Decker LI2000 Cordless Screwdriver

Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 10/20/14.

My Rating for the Black and Decker LI2000 is 3.5 Stars

Black and Decker LI2000Review Summary: The Black and Decker LI2000 Cordless Screwdriver has above average torque and can be adjusted to get into tough positions. It has a lithium battery and is a decent cordless screwdriver for the money.



Detailed Review of the Black and Decker LI2000 Cordless Screwdriver

Note: My detailed review lists the most important features of this tool. There may be other parts not listed that are important to you as well. You should always read other customer reviews of the Black and Decker LI2000

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Battery Grade: OK

The Black and Decker LI2000 comes with 1 built-in Lithium Ion battery. The very best cordless screwdrivers come with 2 removable Lithium Ion batteries. Lithium-Ion batteries are lighter and hold a charge much longer than NiCd batteries. Batteries eventually need to be replaced and the built-in type batteries can't be replaced. You end up throwing out a perfectly good tool which is not a very environmentally friendly solution. Having an extra battery comes in handy if you have a lot of work to do. If you are looking for a tool that comes with at least 2 Lithium-ion batteries, check out my review of the Hitachi DB3DL Cordless Screwdriver. That tool comes with 2 Lithium-ion batteries.

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Adjustable Handle Grade: Good

The Black and Decker LI2000 has a 3-position handle. The best cordless screwdrivers offer more than 1 position. Being able to adjust the handle will allow you to reach into tight places such as drawers or small cabinets.

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Clutch Grade: OK

The Black and Decker LI2000 has 1 clutch settings. The better cordless screwdrivers have more than 1 clutch setting. In simple terms, a clutch setting releases the pressure on the screwdriver before it breaks the screw head off. The more clutch settings you have the better you can get the screwdriver to turn just hard enough to drive the screw all the way in without breaking it.

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Torque Grade: Above Average

The Black and Decker LI2000 has a torque rating of 40 in./lbs. The average torque rating for cordless screwdrivers is 38 in./lbs. Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the screwdriver applies to a screw. In most cases, having more torque is not that important in cordless screwdrivers. However, there is always that 1 tough screw that just needs a little more torque to get it loose.

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Speed: Below Average

The Black and Decker LI2000 has a top speed of 180 RPM. The average speed of cordless screwdrivers is 343 RPM. Speed isn't that important as a job requirement for cordless screwdrivers. In most cases you are installing or removing screws at a slower speed. Speed comes into play when you want to drill a hole. The faster speeds will give you cleaner holes and finish the job much quicker. For a faster cordless impact driver, check out my review of the Bosch PS10-2A Cordless Screwdriver. It has a top speed of 500 RPM.

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Price Range: Under $50

Note: Prices have changed since I reviewed the Black and Decker LI2000. Always check the most recent and best price for the Black and Decker LI2000 cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Other Features of the Black and Decker LI2000 Cordless Screwdriver

  1. Warranty: 2 years
  2. LED work light: No
  3. Also Includes:Spindle lock + reverse switch

Here is a complete listing of the Black and Decker LI2000 cordless screwdriver features and specifications.

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