Who knew that what began as a small machine shop in Baltimore in 1910 would become the company that Black & Decker is today. Over 100 years of innovation has imagined products from the first electric drill with a pistol grip patented in 1917 to the iconic Dustbuster in 1979.
Black & Decker has been a pioneer of the Do-It-Yourself revolution since 1946, introducing the first electric drill meant for consumers after learning that factory workers were taking home the portable drills for personal use. Since then Black & Decker has become a household name in power tools and home improvement, offering a full range of easy-to-use power tools and everything from outdoor equipment such as mowers, hedge trimmers, blowers and pole saws to home products such as hand vacuums and steam mops.
True to their quest to innovate, Black & Decker continue to offer new tool features like SmartSelect Technology. Smart Select takes the guesswork out tool operating by providing pre-selected settings tailored to a variety of applications.