I’ll be leaving work shortly so I can buy a new drill/driver before I pick my husband up from work. I am really excited, because the drill we have now is…sucky. And that’s putting it nicely.
I didn’t realize how awful our drill was until I started building furniture last year. I could predrill maybe a dozen pilot/clearance holes before the battery would die. Forget about driving screws! I ended up driving most screws by hand. So not fun. I had blisters by the time I was finished building our platform bed (which, I know, I still haven’t shown you…I’m a terrible blogger).
I did some research, and it looks like I’ll be going with a 12V drill/driver from Milwaukee. I swear I didn’t pick the company because I live in Milwaukee. It has really awesome reviews! I need something with more torque and battery life, and this should fit the bill. I’ll be fixing our table tonight, so I’ll let you know how it works out! I also need to update the post for our DIY dining table; it was the first project I ever put together, and I’m realizing it could use some improvement.
I’ve also learned (mostly through trial and error) how to use tools properly and efficiently. I found this short article today, and I think it shares some helpful tips for drilling pilot holes and driving screws.
Yes, I am a petite lady that loves power tools. Word.
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