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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:43 am 
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This was a new one on me. Found it as part of the shed clearance I did at the weekend. It's a black and decker corded quattro digital drill.
Simple trigger system and all controls are done by buttons and a digital screen on the top of the drill. You select your bit, drill or screw,hole saw, wire brush, polishing mop. Then material, wood, screw size, masonry, steel or aluminium and then choose the drill size. After you have done this the drill automatically sets the RPM and you just squeeze the trigger. A readout shows you the RPM selected and it maintains that all the time.

A complete gimmick I am sure but it seems to work well. It is also the only corded drill I own that has the torque for screws, my other drill stall outs unless you run it too fast for driving really. Cant seem to find any details online, I bet it was an expensive flop in it's day.


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I have a 'digital' cordless drill too.

It's either going full belt or it's not going at all. On or off. That's 'digital' isn't it?

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All of my tools are digital: I use my digits to operate them. :lol:

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A complete gimmick I am sure

Ab-so-f*****g-lutely :lol:

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Well for a freebie I won't complain, it will make a handy "loaner" drill if nothing else.


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I think I've got a vague memory of them advertising those way back.

If this is the model, (It's the only "digital" one in the list) They stopped making them in 1993.
http://service.blackanddecker.ro/Produc ... RegionID=1


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I think I've got a vague memory of them advertising those way back.

If this is the model, (It's the only "digital" one in the list) They stopped making them in 1993.
http://service.blackanddecker.ro/Produc ... RegionID=1


I think that's the one, it has the 90's B&D look to it. Tried it out today and it does a nice job of driving screws actually, lots of control and quite powerful, I was surprised. I'll hang on to it, can loan it out and might come in handy if I have a lot of screws to put in for something like a deck.


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There's so little about them online that you have to wonder how many have survived. You have to wonder if they won't become "collectible" at some stage!


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I have to imagine the design was very prone to failure as it seems overly complex to me.


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hoy a pic of it on hah. im canny curious as to what it looks like


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hoy a pic of it on hah. im canny curious as to what it looks like


Yeah no probs. The main body of the drill looks just like any other 90's vintage B&D drill, grey plastic, front handle and keyed chuck. The screen is interesting, it has various symbols for materials and drill sizes etc and a readout for speed. I't quite small so hopefully I can get a clear pic of it.


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First image shows it running, Drill bit 2mm for wood and the RPM (it was running down when I got the shot, it was running faster)

Second pic shows the selection screen for drill bit type, material type and size, also rotation direction.

Last pics show the drill and screen powered off.


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ha thats canny mad that like. bet theres not many of em kicking about


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ha thats canny mad that like. bet theres not many of em kicking about


Doesn't appear so, very little shows up on google etc.


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All very well,but does it make a decent cuppa? :roll:

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