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My Big Guy Cordless Drill Set Powers Through the Twists

Updated on October 23, 2013

I bought this Kawasaki high charged drill

when I set up my current art studio. My old drill, the one I used to wire the second house we built, had just kicked the bucket.

It was put to rest before the moving truck arrived. You might want to read the story of how I used some of these tools like the old drill, and the Estwing hammer, below, at Tools I Used to Wire the House.

My wood workbench needed assembly

and the drill set had everything needed to put it together securely. Moving was a huge job, complicated by endless migraines, during unpacking, so I wanted to simplify everything possible, and number one was buying the right drill.

Cordless was a must-have

because my studio's pretty crowded and because I needed to install some heavyweight curtain rod brackets up close to the ceiling in all the windowed rooms. Wrestling with a hefty drill over my head while standing on a stool was enough of a challenge to my stability, so it was an easy decision to go cordless.

The Kawasaki has two battery packs

so one is always charged, meaning I have never run out of power during a job. Setting up even a small household calls for plenty of drilling and screwing, especially since I'm an artist who loves using tools.

Everything stores nicely back in the secure case

for safety and protection. That's important to me because its' studio home tends to disorganization. This case holds each part securely and it's still easy to remove the pieces to use them. That means I have a readymade moving container for my mighty worker for my next move, to a place with a larger studio.

Easy packing, easy use, and check out the selection

of driver heads, and the other set of drill bits. ALL photographs ©2013 by Leslie Sinclair.

Black & Decker 71-968 Drilling and Driving Set, 109-Piece
Black & Decker 71-968 Drilling and Driving Set, 109-Piece

I still have scads of drill sets, including the ones that come inside this drill. But if you don't, a set like this one can be a lifesaver.

Estwing Hammer - 16 oz Straight Rip Claw with Smooth Face & Shock Reduction Grip - E3-16S
Estwing Hammer - 16 oz Straight Rip Claw with Smooth Face & Shock Reduction Grip - E3-16S

My Estwing is the smaller model, but for really big jobs I would use a heavier model. Then the hammer will do more of the work for me. You might like this one too.

Komelon SL2825 Self Lock 25-Foot Power Tape
Komelon SL2825 Self Lock 25-Foot Power Tape

You'd be surprised how often a 25' tape comes in handy. Better to get a longer one than to buy a short tape and then need to buy a longer one too.


Oh, did I say power...this guy has guts!

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Do you do tools? Power tools? a Cordless Power Drill? Tell us your tool story, please.

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      5 years ago

      Cordless is the way to go . . too many mishaps with corded ones.


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