Crafty (& Handy)

Dang. Wrong Tool.

I bought a new drill today, and I was eager to use it… and then I realized that I bought the wrong thing. I think I grabbed the wrong box by accident.

My New (But Wrong) Screwdriver

I need a drill (with screwdriver capabilities), not just a screwdriver.

My Weak, Useless Screwdriver

THIS drill does not have enough power for me. Back to the store for me tomorrow…

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  • Lili
    April 23, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    I think we need some badass photos with you and the screwdriver.

  • Making it Lovely
    April 23, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I feel like a badass with that thing. It’s so powerful! Too bad I can’t use it for my project (I need to cut a hole out of the back of a cabinet).

  • Kylie
    April 23, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Oh gosh, I love tools like this!! I always think of ‘Tim The Tool Man Taylor’ when I pull out a drill!

  • Lili
    April 23, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    That big outside thing doesnt cut big holes? I am so curious to see everything!

  • Making it Lovely
    April 23, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    The attachment you see on my little Ryobi drill cuts holes, but that drill isn’t powerful enough. I get just a little ways in and then it just STOPS.

  • Caitlin @ C³
    April 24, 2008 at 5:01 am

    We have a nice heavy-duty cordless Black & Decker drill that we got for Christmas one year. It’s held up well, and I like it. It came with all the drill bits and screwdriver bits we could need, and it’s light enough that I can use it properly. ^_^

    I thought you might be interested in entering my giveaway, since you’re always designing and rearranging your home. I’m giving away a $25 gift certificate to The Container Store. ^_^

  • Jamie
    April 24, 2008 at 6:49 am

    When you get a more powerful drill getting one with variable speeds will make life SO much easier.

  • Sara
    April 24, 2008 at 8:46 am

    May I suggest a Ridgid? Hubby and I just bought one and we LOVE it BIG time….has amazing power, quick charge and a lifetime warranty.

  • Silvia
    April 24, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Nicole. I’ve found your site and blog among the ads on decor8. I think you are really talented and I really like all the things that you do.
    I’ll follow your post and your site gladly!
    Have a nice day

  • Tara
    April 24, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I look at your blog frequently, but have never commented. I love all that your share with us, it feels like a conversation with girlfriends over coffee. I’m a longtime power tool user that worked at a lumber yard (building materials retailer that isn’t a big box) in college and one thing I have to add here is: get more amps for more power in your drilling! I have a good cordless, but for true power you have to go corded. Maybe not necessary for your needs, but talk about feeling STRONG… my corded driver/drill (and you probably want a driver/drill because a plain drill doesn’t have a clutch and using it as a screwdriver will harm the motor) has an extra handle on the side so you don’t break your wrist if it seizes up. GRRRRRR!

  • Making it Lovely
    April 24, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Yes, I meant to get a corded drill with the extra handle! I’ve been working all day, filling orders for the shop… I can’t wait to get back to the store to get the proper tool!

  • Veronica Barrio
    April 24, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    I love my 16V craftsman cordless – I highly recommend it.
    It is much more powerful than a corded drill my husband had before we met.

    Good luck!

  • Anne
    April 27, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I have that drill! The pathetic one! It really isn’t good for much, and if you’re drilling through anything other than a pound cake you’re out of luck.

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