Thank you everyone for entering and submitting your drill stories! I've really enjoyed reading your experiences. It's been uplifting hearing your tales.
We have a winner by random selection.
Mercedes on Fri, 2011-08-05 08:48.
I was probably about 8 years old "helping" my father build our swing set. It was the COOLEST swing set in the world and it was such an accomplishment for my younger brother and I to have helped build it!
On a different note, I feel your pain with the heavy drill! The one I use right now kills my arm! And the battery is so big I can barely get it off the bottom when it needs to be charged. I definitely need something smaller and lighter!
Congrats Mercedes! I'm so glad you will be getting a new drill that's a little lighter and smaller, I feel your pain! Mercedes, please contact me here so I can get your new drill set shipped pronto.
Thank you again to everyone that entered and stops by. Love ya!
You know, for years I used (and was very grateful to have) a heavy duty extra heavy drill. It was truly a workout to hold that drill up and drive screw after screw. My arms would ache afterwards.
Then about six months ago, the Ram came home with a Milwaukee cordless drill for me. I couldn't believe how light it was, how well it fit in my hand, and what a difference the drill made.
The new drill made screws easy. My arms are no longer sore after putting together a project. And the batteries are so light and charge so fast. The drill truly made a huge difference for me.
So last month, when some of our friends asked us to pick them up a drill, I knew just what to get them.
And they love the drill!
So now, my friends, as in YOU my friends, I'd like to give one of you a gift of not just one drill (just like mine) but two!
The larger drill I use primarily for drilling pilot holes and pocket holes. Then the smaller drill I use for driving the screws. That way I'm not spending my precious garage time changing bits back and forth.
Just finish the following sentence in a comment, and you'll be entered for a chance to win the set of drills.
The first time I used a drill was . . .
Golly, I can't remember the first time I used a drill, but I can remember when we were building our house, my job was fetching batteries and drill bits, but I was never actually trusted with a drill (yes, I've paid my dues as a grunt) or the smart end of a tape measure.
And I remember one day, the Ram was at work, and I decided to put the closet systems together, and all by myself, I assemble the closets with a drill. I had to figure out how to put bits in, which way was forward, and what was backward. Then of course the battery died, the baby woke up and wanted to eat, but finally, I finished the closet organizer. Seems small now, but at the time, I felt so proud of myself!
And you know the rest of the story :)
And a few more rules:
- One entry per person
- Giveaway closes at midnight Alaska time on Monday
- I'm so sorry, I can only ship to US and Canada
- This giveaway is not endorsed or sponsored by Milwaukee or any other company, it's from me to you
Thank you for a great week and good luck! Have a great weekend!