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Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
11/26/22 4:20 p.m.

I'm up for shopping!

Wait, Home Depot has dozens of cordless packages $129 and up?  $250? $300?

No, no, no. This one might get "borrowed" and forgotten to get returned also I believe 19 year olds should have low end stuff until they can upgrade as they see fit. 

Where's that $29 drill at Home Depot?  And you wonder why I'll just stay home next time and buy off Amazon?
 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
11/26/22 4:25 p.m.
Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
11/26/22 4:28 p.m.

She needs a cord for the first one. I know my daughter....

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltimaDork
11/26/22 4:31 p.m.

In reply to Datsun310Guy :

3/8"?  Worth the step up to a 1/2" chuck?

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
11/26/22 4:37 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

She's drilling holes into balsa wood building models for architecture classes.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
11/26/22 5:35 p.m.

See if Walmart has the Hart drill on sale this weekend  , battery powered , 

good quality and no one will steal it , 

or a cheap Harbor Freight one !

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
11/26/22 5:57 p.m.

For holes in balsa wood sounds like a good application for a compact 12v drill. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
11/26/22 6:09 p.m.

Have you had the talk with her?  You know where you explain not to drill into her own hand?

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
11/26/22 6:16 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

We did a project 2 years ago and she put a staple into her finger.  I made her pull it out (not that deep) but it took 3-4 minutes of panic before she couraged up.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
11/26/22 6:26 p.m.

I sent her to College to become an architect and she's sending me woodworking pictures.  (This was back when masks were mandatory)
 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
11/26/22 6:28 p.m.
Datsun310Guy said:

In reply to Stampie :

We did a project 2 years ago and she put a staple into her finger.  I made her pull it out (not that deep) but it took 3-4 minutes of panic before she couraged up.

Having once stapled a piece of wood to my hand I understand her pain.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
11/26/22 8:45 p.m.

In reply to Datsun310Guy :

Good!  Architects should know how to build stuff, not just tell other folks how they should build stuff.

 

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic HalfDork
11/26/22 8:59 p.m.

Don't mess around, get her something good. Maybe she won't loose it or have it stolen. If she can handle a miter saw, I think that she is ready.

HomeDepot $150 ATOMIC 20-Volt MAX Cordless Brushless Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit (2-Tool) with (2) 1.3Ah Batteries, Charger & Bag

 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/26/22 9:28 p.m.

I have an old corded Ryobi you can have for free. Comes with case!

gearheadmb
gearheadmb UltraDork
11/26/22 11:14 p.m.

Do you have one you could give her and you get yourself a nice new one?

Rons
Rons HalfDork
11/26/22 11:59 p.m.
Datsun310Guy said:

I sent her to College to become an architect and she's sending me woodworking pictures.  (This was back when masks were mandatory)
 

Isn't this a case where masks should always be mandatory?

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
11/27/22 12:22 a.m.

With a corded drill you never have to worry about dead batteries, and probably no one is going to steal it.  I'm still using the 3/8" Milwaukee I bought 40 years ago.

bludroptop
bludroptop UltraDork
11/27/22 1:01 p.m.

old school

(survived grad school with manual Underwood typewriter... yeah that long ago)

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
11/27/22 1:09 p.m.
VolvoHeretic said:

Don't mess around, get her something good. Maybe she won't loose it or have it stolen. If she can handle a miter saw, I think that she is ready.

HomeDepot $150 ATOMIC 20-Volt MAX Cordless Brushless Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit (2-Tool) with (2) 1.3Ah Batteries, Charger & Bag

 

I have this very set, been happy with it for about five years. I don't use them much, although the batteries get very frequent use in my impact.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
11/27/22 1:16 p.m.
Duke said:

In reply to Datsun310Guy :

Good!  Architects should know how to build stuff, not just tell other folks how they should build stuff.

 

AMEN!!

 

 

RichardNZ
RichardNZ Reader
11/27/22 6:15 p.m.

I'm strongly with  Volvo Heretic and Floating Doc on their recommendation. Buy what she needs and don't play the upsize game ...

She isn't a construction worker and is unlikely to be doing heavy duty mechanical stuff smiley That range, and I have the 10.8v equivalents, is small, light at roughly half the weight of the bigger stuff and will do almost anything she is ever likely to want even down to moderate carpentry and home / vehicle maintenance. I have some big Makita hand me downs from my son but if I'm in the grosh I will almost always reach for the small DW's and when I go the theatre for set construction the big ones rarely get out of the car.

 

R

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
11/28/22 9:33 a.m.

Milwalkee M12 non fuel drill and impact at HD for $99 with batteries and charger. 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
11/28/22 10:16 a.m.

In reply to RichardNZ :

Theatre for set construction? Another theatre production person! 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
11/28/22 10:24 a.m.
SV reX said:
Duke said:

In reply to Datsun310Guy :

Good!  Architects should know how to build stuff, not just tell other folks how they should build stuff.

 

AMEN!!

While I agree, I'm not sure that building balsa wood models will necessarily give the real-world experience you're hoping for...

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic HalfDork
11/28/22 12:32 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:
SV reX said:
Duke said:

In reply to Datsun310Guy :

Good!  Architects should know how to build stuff, not just tell other folks how they should build stuff.

 

AMEN!!

While I agree, I'm not sure that building balsa wood models will necessarily give the real-world experience you're hoping for...

That's why they should also join Habitat for Humanity for some practical experience. It also looks great on your resume.

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