Black & Decker BD200MTB Review
Given its modest price, the BD200MTB surprises people by its power and versatility. Able to cut or grind some very formidable materials, this tool kit packs a 2.5-Amp wallop and reaches the velocity stratosphere with a maximum of 20,000 OPMs.
Its tool-free accessory release is becoming the rule more than the exception among oscillating tool kit aficionados, who do not enjoy the extra minutes fiddling with a hex key.
Furthermore, the attachment adapter makes this instrument compatible with a variety of attachments from other manufacturers.
A common Black & Decker BD200MTB review makes note of its comfortable and stable grip that keeps vibrations low and hand cramping to a minimum. It is praised for a wide range of home repair jobs and—as indicated—it is very reasonably priced.
Although most reviews gave this tool kudos for its all-around usefulness, a few voices complained about the small number of accessories that accompany the BD200MTB.
Still others were disappointed in the adapter’s compatibility issues, citing the fact that Black & Decker replacement blades are sometimes hard to find.
The 2.5-Amp motor provides sufficient power to perform the most challenging home repair jobs
The variable speed dial affords the user six different oscillating settings appropriate to a wide range of tasks
The tool-free release function eliminates the need for a hex key, saving time when changing accessories
A comfort grip reduces the need for rest breaks and gives the user greater control over the tool
The adapter corresponds to attachments by many manufacturers so operators can use accessories at hand
One 1” wood /metal blade
One sanding base
12 sandpaper sheets
One universal accessory adapter kit
One storage bag
What Buyers Are Saying
It successfully and satisfactorily cuts copper pipe for plumbing repair as well as hard woods for myriad carpentry projects. There are complaints about the sandpaper sheets wearing out too soon, and that the grip does not necessarily work best for those with carpal tunnel syndrome. These are isolated objections, however, and not necessarily within B&D’s influence to change.
There is another old maxim that says “time is money.” That speaks positively to the multi-tool’s quick release function, negating the need for the cumbersome Allen wrench replacement process. At the same time, it speaks poorly if the adapter is of limited utility and users have to do a hard-target search in their localities for compatible implements. Out of a range of 0.0 to 5.0, this tool receives a 4.5.