A quick post this week to share some of my favorite power tools with you. I bought mine…and like them, you might too.
Both are Black and Decker brand with the lithium battery, which is key. This kind of battery holds a charge for a long time. I do lots of different kinds of projects, so each tool can sit for awhile between uses and I HATE when I pick up something and it is dead. So far, this has not been a problem.
I started with the Gyro cordless screwdriver.
Black & Decker BDCS40G 4-Volt MAX Gyro Screwdriver
My creative son Alex actually asked for one for Christmas and um, they were on sale so I got myself one too. The Gyro feature is SO COOL!! Instead of having to flip a switch to make it screw or unscrew, you just kind of rotate the tool slightly in the direction you want the tool to go. Like a Segway in the palm of your hand…awesome! It uses interchangeable bits. If you are installing kitchen hardware or putting together a bunch of Ikea furniture you need this tool! I have linked these tools to my Amazon affiliate page. Mostly so you can see the specs for yourself. If you buy one, I will get a tiny credit from Amazon. (Thanks!)
After falling in love with the Gyro, I decided I needed a drill to keep at the shop. I decided to stick with the Lithium battery and checked out Black and Decker’s other products.
I purchased this one
BLACK+DECKER LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver
It is really lightweight and fits well in my girly hand. It has lots of power though, and doesn’t not feel like a watered down drill at all. That dial at the base of nose adjusts the torque for more power when you need it and less when you don’t want to strip a screw. And again, it has that Lithium battery so it is ready when you need it. You will have the power you need to drill through different materials depending on the bit you use, and because it is lightweight, you can use it for a long time. I like it so much I am contemplating another one for my home studio, though I may just bring the shop one home.
Do you have any questions? Ask away! Or let me know what projects you have in mind!