Black Decker Bdci20c 20v Max Impact Driver Review

The BLACK DECKER BDCI20C Impact Driver is a convenient tool to use because it is compact and lightweight. It provides a comfortable driving experience because its ergonomic features lessen stress on the operator. It is great for many jobs around the house and in your shop.

I. BLACK DECKER BDCI20C- Specifications

1. Motor 

The Black & Decker BDCI20C is equipped with a powerful 20-Volt motor.

2. Torque

This impact driver delivers powerful performance transmission with 1375 in-lbs of maximum torque.

3. Drive System

This tool comes with a handy ¼ inch quick-release hex chuck making it convenient to change bits with only one hand.

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4. Speed

The Black & Decker BDCI20C operates at variable speeds of up to 3,000 RPM giving you full control of the amount of power you need for a particular task. It has enough power for tough jobs and prevents overpowering resulting in damage to a material that does not need much power.

5. Battery

The Black & Decker BDCI20C is powered by a20-Volt Lithium-Ion battery with a nominal voltage of 18 volts.

6. Size and Weight 

This impact driver is compact and lightweight at 7.9 x 3 by 9 inches and 3.6 pounds. It will comfortably fit in tight spaces. Being lightweight you can hold it overhead and in strange angles without stressing your arms.

7. What’s in the Box?

  • (1) BDCI202 impact driver
  • (1) 20v Max Lithium-Ion battery
  • (1) Battery charger
  • (1) Screwdriving Bit

II. What Users Say about Black & Decker BDCI20C

A user says he is surprised by the power of this impact driver which is more than the impact driver brand he has been using for many years. He says it effortlessly drives screws and drill bits that he doubted if the stud behind the drywall was there.

A user says he was satisfied with how this impact driver worked for his at-home projects. He says it carries plenty of torque and power to hammer screws and remove nuts and bolts with ease.

A user says this impact driver is lightweight for a 20-volt tool. He also says the batteries are powerful. He also recommends this tool because its quality is up to par.


  • It comes with a high-performance transmission of 1375 in-lbs max torque.
  • It has a ¼ inch quick-release hex chuck for ease in changing bits.
  • It is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery with long runtimes.
  • It is compact and lightweight making it easy to maneuver.
  • It comes with a magnet in a groove at the top of the tool for bit storage.


  • A bit tight rocker switch.
  • Somewhat ineffective magnetic bit holder.

III. Who should buy Black & Decker BDCI20C?

This impact driver is an impressive all-rounder tool for home projects. It is ideal for completing your overhead projects.

IV. Frequently Asked Questions – Black & Decker BDC120C

1. Can a 36/40V max system battery be used with this impact driver?

No. It may burn the tool.

2. Can this tool be used to drill into studs?

Yes. You will need to use impact-rated drill bits though and drill the screws after you have made holes. You also need to make sure to stop when the screws hit the bottom or it may twist the head off the screw.

3. What kind of battery charger is included with this kit?

A tiny plug-in battery charger comes with the impact driver.

4. What is the voltage requirement of the battery charger?

The battery charger comes with 110 volts.

5. How long does it take to have a fully-charged battery?

A full-charge will usually take between 4 and 6 hours. If the battery is not completely dead, a 4-hour charge will do. Charge the battery for 8 hours before its initial use.

6. How long does a fully-charged battery last?

A fully-charged battery should last between 4 to 6 hours of continuous use.

7. Does the battery have a battery gauge?

No. the battery does not feature a battery gauge.

8. What is the wattage of the battery? 

This tool is powered by 1.5Ah 20 V-battery.

9. Is the battery interchangeable?

Yes, you can use the battery of other Black & Decker tools with this impact driver as long as it is 20-V maximum. 

10. How many watts is the charger?

The battery charger is 20 V / 60 Hz/ 300 milliamps

11. Can this impact driver be used to remove car tires?

No. You will need an impact wrench for that. You can however use this tool to put on lug nut covers. It will also work well with dashboard components, air filter housings, splash shields and many small jobs.

12. What are the opening speeds of this tool?

It features forward and reverse operating speeds.

12. Will this tool drive nails?

No. This tool will only drive screws.

14. Can this impact driver be used in wood?

Yes because it is a small yet powerful tool.

15. Can drill plastic pits be used in this impact driver?

Yes as long as you use the right ¼-inch hex bit. You will need to use lower speeds when drilling in plastic or metal, starting holes with no center punch or driving screws.

16. Does this impact driver come with variable speed?

No. this impact driver does not come with variable speeds.

17. What is the socket drive of this tool?

This tool has ¼-inch hex drive.

18. Can a socket adapter bit be used with this impact driver?

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