Years ago I bought My Gift a nice little cordless drill and promptly repossessed it. I think it was assumed that the drill itself was the gift, when in fact the gift was that I was about to take over numerous small 'honey-please-do' tasks. That little drill served me well for years and years and finally retired.
This time, instead of feigning a gift to My Gift, I just went and got myself a new drill, a Makita TD020DSEW 7.2V Lithium-Ion Cordless Straight Line Impact Driver Kit. I love that it bends. Today I installed a robe hook for him via the cool bendy feature. It came with a spare battery (oh the luxury), a charger, and a couple of bits, and a carrying case. I am roaming the house looking for things to build, install, or tighten.
I'm rather fond of power tools. I love that they free me from the waiting for The Gift to tend to the lengthy Honey-Do list. My other tool purchase of the year, a girl's first chainsaw: the alligator, has also been a big hit. Anything smaller than 4 inches diameter is now within my power.
What are your favorite power
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