Spanking New Drill

The cordless drill that I’d received as a wedding present years ago — about the only thing among the towels and plates and what-not that I was able to claim as definitively manly and therefore mine — unceremoniously croaked about two months ago.

Immediately, eight things around the house needed drilling or screwing.

So for the Holidays this year, I sent out a call to Santa for something to help me put the pictures up, fix the hobbit’s things, and just generally raise my self-esteem as a man.

The Drill (via HomeDepot)Santa — via my parents — delivered unto me a Ridgid Lithium Ion 12V Cordless Drill/Driver. The thing is absolutely fantastic. It’s smaller than any cordless I’ve seen — when I first opened it up I thought it might be an air tool attachment — but it packs a punch. Plus, it comes with a nifty built-in light, which very nicely enhances the ray-gun feel of the little beauty.

I’ve been using the heck out of the thing in the past couple of weeks, and it’s still on the initial charge that it came with (not to mention the charge in the extra battery pack, so far unused). Not that it matters, since it recharges at a remarkable clip.

All in all, I’ll give it two very happy thumbs up.


  1. Ridged is a great brand. It really stands up to ware and tare. Congratulations on a your new drill.

  2. Fun writeup–glad it is working out for you so well. You forgot to mention the lifetime warranty, which IMO is remarkable given how these things do seem to “croak”–especially the battery paks.

  3. I should’ve mentioned that, for sure.

    Lifetime warranty, folks! Get ’em while they’re hot!

    [I better get kickbacks for these plugs.]

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