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Perfect Gift : : Cordless Electric Drill - Essential Household Tool

Updated on October 5, 2013

Can't Live Without My Cordless Electric Drill

Having a cordless electric drill makes so many tedious household chores painless. I think I use mine the most for driving screws without the wrist pain you get from twisting the screwdriver over and over again. Of course, I use my drill to actually drill holes now and then, too. It seems I'm always having to put together some small furniture item that comes with a little baggie of what seems like hundreds of screws. With an electric drill, an hours-long project is reduced to minutes, and I'm a lot happier. I love how I can grab it and not worry about whether I need a Phillips or flat-headed screwdriver. The little screwdriver bit has both types of head at each end, and you just turn it around and reinsert it to change to a different head. I also like the convenience of it being cordless. Recharging is just a matter of plugging it in when it's resting so it's ready with plenty of power when I need it to work.

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When the furniture you just ordered comes flat in a box with baggies of screws, having a cordless drill really pays off!

Photo: quickenloans.com/blog

Craftsman Compact Lithium-ion Cordless Compact Drill-driver

There are many brands and models similar to my drill to choose from. They go from about 9 volts up to over 20. After burning through a couple of 9-volt types, I purchased this exact model, and what a difference! No lagging speed or burning up small motors. It's inexpensive enough to go for the stronger model. It will cost less in the long run.

Photos used with permission are credited in individual modules. Every other photo on this lens resides in original form in my personal collection.

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