Over at Amazon, today’s tool deal of the day special is this Black & Decker Matrix combo set, that comes with a 20V Max power base and 6 tool attachments.
Black & Decker’s line of Matrix power tools, like Craftsman’s Bolt-On System (which is made by Black & Decker), are modular tools that allow you to attach different types of power tool heads to different base handles.
Black & Decker’s Matrix modular tools are compact and cost-effective, well suited for DIYers who might not have the budget or need for fully-featured standalone tools.
- Jig saw
- Oscillating multi-tool
- Impact Driver
Sale Price: $149
When this Black & Decker Matrix tool combo set came out in 2014, I noted a price of $203. I’ve checked the price on it every so often, and it has always remained a little over $200. So with this deal, you’re saving about 25% off the regular price.
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Deal ends at 3am 6/17, unless supplies sell out sooner.
We first posted about this deal on 11/23/2015, and reposted it now on 6/16/2016 when the deal returned for Father’s Day.
If you’re reading ToolGuyd, chances are that you’re a dedicated tool kind of user, but that might not be true. I’ve tested Bolt-On and Matrix tools, and think they’re pretty decent, but I have yet to use them for personal projects or even everyday-type use.
I simply prefer dedicated tools much more, but then again my sander, jig saw, oscillating multi-tool, and router, all corded tools, cost more – each- than the $149 for this set. My cordless drill and impact driver costs more to buy it new.
If I were buying power tools for a friend of family member looking to get started with DIY projects or woodworking, this set would receive very strong consideration for its capabilities and bang for the buck.
Alternatively, as a gift, I might have instead bought a Black & Decker Matrix starter set plus a circular trim saw attachment. There’s also another Matrix drill and impact driver starter set. Unfortunately, these tools don’t seem to be eligible for Amazon’s $10 off $50+ promo.