Monday, October 7, 2019

Pink Guns

I prefer handtools.  No electrons wasted.  Like with this for driving screws.

Or this for drilling holes.

But I sometimes want to drill half inch holes in steel.  For that a plug-in 1/2 inch chuck monster.  But that is too bulk for driving a dozen screws into the wooden fence in the back yard.  Something compact, light, and handy.  So I am shopping for my first cordless drill that uses batteries.  In searching I came across this.

You know.  For ladies.  So it's not just the gun makers doing that sort of thing.


Old Windways said...

As silly as it may seem, if you are the only guy on the job site with a pink drill, it is much less likely to "accidentally" go home with someone else.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Ok, that is a great point. And I can recognize my drill from a block away.

Will said...

I suspect that the street value of a pink drill would be lower, thus discouraging theft.

The Neon Madman said...

I never was any good with one of the Yankee screwdrivers, never could get the knack.

However, for woodworking, my go-to "cordless drill" is an old Miller Falls eggbeater drill. Older than I am (and that's saying something) and still works as well as the day it was made.

Ritchie said...

After my 14V battery drill became obsolete because of batteries becoming no longer available, I rewired it* for a car cigarette lighter plug with a long cord. 12V is plenty, and I can work on the car or anything nearby.

* I am somewhat known for doing this sort of thing.