So I was saying that I wanted/needed my own drill. I wanted it to be powered by electricity and not battery. It needed to gave a chuck-key, not be chuckless. I wasn't fussed on colour but I didn't want to pay too much and too much for me would be more than $60.
I mentioned to husband about my wanting a drill and as luck would have it that same day the local hardware store had their catalogue delivered to us. And...they had drills for sale. Is that luck or some *thing* answering my call for a drill.
He had to go into town, said I should go as well and we could call in and have a look at these drills. I did, we did...there was 1 on the shelf and after taking it out of the box, having a look and lifting it we put it away in its box again. Then took it to the counter to pay. It was pretty cheap at $39 but our hardware gives out points when you buy stuff and husband buys a lot so had points to use. He used his points to buy my drill so it cost him $0. That's right, I am now the owner of a decent looking drill that fits my requirements and it cost me nothing. Cost him nothing too so we were both pleased with the *purchase*.
It weighs 2.4kg which is slightly too heavy for me but most days it will be OK to use. It comes with a box of 57 assorted drill bits and a handle to make holding it safer and easier.
This be it, still in it's box but in our house and not the shop.
I have yet to use it but that will happen next week. I don't know how good it will be but it will be better than good enough for what I use it for and anything it is not good enough for I couldn't do anyway.
I've told the husband not to worry, there will still be jobs that I need him and his big tools for.
16 hours ago