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Say what you want about Black & Decker, but they have been around a long-ass time — 100 years, to be precise. Their Centennial Sweepstakes has two months with free combo kits, tools, and gear left to go. It’s funny; you don’t really think about Black & Decker as being that old but if you look around you’ll find tools that are older than your grandparents stuffed in drawers and covered with dust.

I have a Black & Decker screwdriver I got from my old man that he in turn got from his father. It’s spent the last 60 years opening paint. Tools wind up pulling some strange duties over the years and you never know what’s going to be with you for 50 years. Sometimes it’s the strangest stuff. We’ve got a drill at Chuck’s shop (it’s not Black and Orange) that’s been filling in on doorstop duty for the last few years, but it’s still around.

If we haven’t said it before, happy birthday Black & Decker: You’ve been drilling, cutting, prying, pounding, marking and sanding for 100 years. Whatever else that can be said both good and bad — that alone is worthy of a tip-o-the-cap. 

Enter online and send in the name, rank and serial number (read: email address) for your chance to win some new tools and gear.

Centennial Sweepstakes Entry Form [Black & Decker]

 

6 Responses to Black & Decker Turns 100: 2 Months Of Sweepstakes Left

  1. Fong says:

    My very first power tool was a Black and Decker electric screwdriver. It would charge next to the dust buster and neither one did its job remarkably well. Looking back, it was likely a cast aluminum body with an overmolded black plastic grip. It made a lot of noise, wasn’t incredibly powerful and the battery technology of the day was less than noteworthy.

    Still, I loved that screwdriver and used it every chance I could which is more than I can say for the dustbuster.

  2. Discoman says:

    I do believe I have a Tap & Die set in a wooden case with leather hinges from Black & Decker.
    I will admit to the fact that I have not used it yet, and to the fact that it is raining, the tool is in the shed, and fact checking the maker would be very inconvenient.

  3. Jesse says:

    I bought many B&D tools when they were still made in USA, and they were decent quality. Now they appear to carry nothing but cheap DIY crap made in China. I can’t think of anything I would buy now except a Workmate, and then only maybe.

  4. PutnamEco says:

    I too bought many B & D tools when they where domestically made. I still use many of them, as they were made to last. I have found that their drill bits are as good as what they offer as Dewalt branded. I buy them in bunches when I can find them at Wallmart cheap. They are not really that good for metal work, but last well working with wood.
    It is a shame what happend to Black & Decker, they sold out. They should have let the brand die rather then sink to the depths of low quaility tools that they now produce. They should have sunk their Home Utility line they produced and kept up the quaility of their pro tools.

  5. PutnamEco says:

    Check out Black & Decker Centennial’s photostream on Flickr. Worthy way to kill an hour perusing intersting old tools.

  6. ARTHUR ABARE says:

    I HAVE A RECHARGEABLE DRILL WHICH HAS DETACHABLE ACCESSORIES (DRIIL, ROUTER, AND SMALL POWER SAW). THE DRILL AND ROUTER WORK WELL BUT NOT ENOUGH POWER FOR THE LITTLE SAW TO WORK FOR VERY LONG (14VOLTS). SATISFIED.

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