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My Favorite Tool - 12 Volt 3/8" Cordless Drill

Updated on July 4, 2015

Every Girl Needs Her OWN Cordless Drill!

I got a cordless drill for Christmas. I asked for a cordless drill & my husband got it for me! This might seem like an odd request, but after 20 years of marriage, I have decided to ask for the things that I really want & need and I needed my own drill. I do some of the work around the house, hanging pictures, fixing things, etc. It's not that my husband can't do it - that is his job. My husband's career is a carpenter. He works with tools all day long. He builds things and fixes things. He doesn't really want to come home to build or fix things in the house. So I hang the curtain rods and picture frames. But not always the way he wants them!

My Very Own Drill!

For Christmas one year, my father-in-law got me a cordless screwdriver. It was great, but it just didn't have enough power to put the screws into the wall. But I would use it and curtain rods would kind of hang away from the wall because they were not secured all the way and my husband would look the other way - most of the time. He would "forget" to bring home his 18 volt drill to "fix" my jobs.

Finally my cordless screwdriver would not charge anymore. It was time to upgrade. The next Christmas, I got my Hitachi 14.4 cordless drill. I don't know all the details, just that it works for me (even my husband likes it!). My curtain rods are snug to the wall!

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      Eugene Brennan 

      3 years ago from Ireland

      "and my husband would look the other way - most of the time." - hilarious!, I can just picture the scene!

      Good for you getting a drill and doing your own fixing and hanging stuff, that's the spirit of DIY! A 14.4 or even 12 volt drill is fine for light and medium drilling/screw driving work. I floored a whole attic and drove the screws to hold down the boards with a 12volt Makita.

      I don't like the fact that your husband "likes" the drill though, you better hide it so that it doesn't get borrowed for his work!

      Voted up!

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      Robin S 

      8 years ago from USA

      I honestly do want my own set of tools. I can never find what I'm looking for in my husbands set. :) that drill looks great!


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