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Confused about drills and impact drivers? Brushed vs brushless? In this video we break down some of these terms and help you to understand why, as a homeowner, you need both the drill/driver and impact driver in your basic tool box.
I moved into my first home in November 1978. By the next month I knew I needed a drill and asked for one for Christmas. My dad gave me a corded Craftsman drill that used a chuck key in order to change out bits. Well, a lot has changed in almost 40 years since I got my first drill!
One thing has not changed: a drill is probably one of the first tools every new homeowner determines they need.
What has changed is everything else! Tools are now cordless, there are brands that didn't exist back in the day, and no longer are you at the mercy of having to find the elusive chuck key to change bits! Steph has many memories of me exclaiming "where's the chuck key!" This alone is reason enough to buy a new drill, which now, by the way, is official referred to as a drill/driver.
Oh my, there are so many tool brands to choose from! How do you ever choose? Our best advice would be to head to The Home Depot and put your hands on the tools. Do they fit your hands and the way you work? Is it within your budget? Do you like the other tool offerings in a particular brand's line? You are buying into a system (one battery fits many tools within a brand line) so you need to do some research into your tool choices. What's right for one person may not be the right tool for you.
What are your favorite tool brands? Are you a corded or cordless fan? It took me a while to come around to using cordless tools based on early poor experience with cordless tools. I am a total cordless convert now!
...now where IS that elusive chuck key?
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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