The Home Ownership Thread - Page 222
It's a water heater size issue also... a big corner jet tub will empty a small water heater.
We have a corded and a cordless drill. More often than not I reach for the corded drill. I think we have a Black and Decker or something but it is 8 years old and just fine.
You will also want to look at how the bit is locked into the drill. Do you want a quick set or the old style of manually locking the bit in?
For up to 1/2" I have a battery powered drill (makita i think), but more importantly I have a good chuck with it and brad point bits. If you are drilling into wood without worry of nails, use a brad point. They're much nicer to bore small holes with then plain twist bits.
I bought the bits from Lee Valley tools, they are good about carrying high quality stuff without insane price tags. I've gotten an occasional turd, or pointless thing from them, but the great majority of their stuff is excellent quality and does exactly as intended.
One of the best things I did for general household screwing (lols) was to get a boxes of general screws, cabinet screws, and a few other varieties of screws and a good quality corresponding bit for every type. I bought most of it from McMaster or Mcfeely's.
Once your pretty well setup with these few things it makes life much easier for a huge majority of easy tasks for around the house. The same ones that turn into a nightmare if you're dealing with shitty hardware or tools.
One last note; I bought a set of Wera brand bits, manual phillips screwdrivers of the normal range in sizes and screwdriver handle which can accept a typical hex tip (manual bits). I cant think of a household chore where this stuff does not get put to use.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 5/17/15 at 7:29am