Black + Decker BCD700S1K-GB combi drill review: A great budget drill for beginners

The Black + Decker BCD700S1K-GB combi drill offers cordless drilling at a budget price but can this low-priced bundle handle our home improvement testing?

A Black + Decker BCD700S1K-GB combi drill
(Image: © Pete Wise)

Homebuilding Verdict

If you're looking for a cordless drill bundle for basic DIY tasks then I'd happily recommend the Black + Decker BCD700S1K-GB combi drill. Its budget-friendly price belies its ability for everyday jobs. But, if you're looking for something that charges quicker and has more strength for larger renovation jobs, you may need to consider something more powerful.


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    Amazing bundle price

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    Simple, compact, beginner-friendly design

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    Great at screwdriving and drilling light or moderately hard materials


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    Slow battery charging

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    Not great for drilling into hard brick

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The Black + Decker BCD700S1K-GB combi-drill is a beginner-friendly drill, with a lithium-ion battery enabling its cordless operation.

Featuring basic drilling, a screwdriver mode with 10 torque settings, and a hammer drill mode for drilling into brick and other hard materials, the BCD700S1K-GB promises to do everything a casual DIYer might need it to do. 

Pete Wise

Pete Wise is a freelance writer and keen DIYer from Leeds. Pete's tool reviews have featured in titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and The Independent. He also writes features and news articles for publications such as The Guardian, BBC Good Food and T3. When he isn't busy writing, Pete can often be found at libraries, pubs and live music venues. He finds tile-cutting strangely zen.