by Jason Dyck
(last updated June 30, 2014)
Much to my wife's chagrin, I have been bitten by the home improvement bug. There are so many things to be done, so many more things to be torn out and done better! I have had a number of projects waiting for the right tool for a while now—I had no variable speed drill. Now, with the help of the Skil cordless drill/driver, those jobs have been done. Shelves have been hung, doors replaced and repaired, and many a loose screw set right, and a few more entries on my To-Do list have been scratched off.
Skil is a well known company with a wide variety of great products for both the professional and the weekend warrior. They have a great reputation and their products are generally reasonably priced. The drill I used was the 12V Max Lithium Ion Cordless Drill/Driver, model 2414 (some models have the same name). It has 15 speeds, a high-torque/high-speed switch, and a variable speed trigger. Almost the whole thing is rubberized and I used the back side at one point for some light mallet work on a door. (I wouldn't suggest using the unit as a mallet regularly.)
(For more information on Skil products you can visit their website at http://www.skiltools.com.)
After all the odd jobs I did, here is what I thought:
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