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Why I Like My Drill For Women By Walnut Hollow

If you do a fair amount of crafts involving wood, at some point or other you are going to find yourself needing a power drill.  I have used a drill many times but have had some problems working with the drill that I had, which was designed for a man.

Recently, I had a 60 percent off coupon, to use at Joann, which was burning a hole in my pocket.  I had seen these tools created especially for women before but was a little skeptical about how well they might work.  Since I had the coupon, I figured it would be a good time to try out a drill at a discounted price.  That way, if it didn’t work I was only out $11 with the coupon…..such a deal!

The drill I was using before had been passed down to me from my husband and I did appreciate it.  However, I had a terrible time with changing out the drill bits.  You had to hold the chuck and turn on the drill to open and close the jaws which always hurt my hands.  Plus, the drill looked small but it was pretty heavy.  I have very small hands which made it a bit tiring.

Here is a picture of the little beast: 

My new drill is made by Walnut Hollow and is designed especially for women.  It is called a creative drill and is designed to be used in craft projects.  It comes with five drill bits that are super easy to change.  All you do is press the pearly spindle button and turn the chuck, while the drill is off, to open or close the jaws.  Way less scary to use in my opinion!

This drill is not cordless which was not a big deal to me.  I actually prefer being able to plug it in and use it rather than finding out the battery needs to be charged and having to wait.

Of course, I had to try it out to see how well it worked.  It is so light weight that I was a little afraid that it wouldn’t actually have any power.

First, I tried it on a wooden disc to make a button: 

The disc was so small and light that it started to slip away from me when I touched the drill to it.  I found that I needed to apply more pressure to the drill to hold it in place and then it worked fine.  It went through the wood real fast and easy.

Next, I tried drilling through a thicker and harder piece of wood.  The drill stopped half way through.  I reapplied the drill and it went the rest of the way through like butter.  I normally don’t drill through pieces this thick in my craft projects so I think the drill is going to work perfectly for me.

Here is a close up of the chuck and the drill bits.  It comes with the five standard sizes of 1/32″, 3/64″, 5/64″, 3/32″, and 1/8″

Now that I have tried this creative drill, I am anxious to try some of the other tools for women that Walnut Hollow has available.  My next purchase will probably be the hand sander!

Happy Crafting!