Black & Decker is one of those product names that you know you can trust and when it comes to power tools, they know their stuff. This particular chop saw is pretty special in that it has a solid, strong and powerful 15-amp motor. This kind of power provides you with additional overload capacity which will increase performance and durability. Plus, with a 14-inch blade you have a larger cutting capacity which affords you the versatility you need for more than just standard cutting jobs.
Speaking of jobs, the Black & Decker BDEBCS14 is a reliable performer which makes it not only a great tool for the workshop at home – it can also pull its weight on job sites cutting through drywall tracks, pipes, tubing and just about anything you need to chop or slice. There’s also added safety features including a spark deflector, retractable blade guard, material vice to hold your work in place, a cutting fence and a study steel base for stability. There’s also a lock pin that makes it safe for transporting from the workshop to job site and back home again. Weighing in at a hefty 37.8-pounds, this monster will rip though whatever you feed it.
Online reviewers are clearly big fans of the Black & Decker name and as such, there is not a lot posted that would be considered a negative. The positives are many ranging from the construction to additional features with the powerful 15-amp motor receiving much of the praise. A few snags are noted but nothing more than possible design flaws such as the clamp that is only adjustable in one direction. As one reviewer suggested, a spring-loaded quick adjustment knob would be useful for those with a lot of different materials and angle cuts to make. Another reviewer noted that the blade that comes with the original saw may bend a bit during fast cuts which could result in an uneven cut. The same online customer suggested a solution by replacing the blade with a better quality one.
If you are just a hobbyist using a chop saw to cut material for workshop home projects, you will be very impressed with the capacity of the Black & Decker BDEBCS14. If you are a commercial contractor, you will also find this saw as being very capable in your heavy duty work environment. Overall, this is a versatile product that fits well wherever it is used. Read more…