Uses for cheapo cordless drill drivers?

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Old 01-22-05, 11:53 AM
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Uses for cheapo cordless drill drivers?

I can't believe I am kicking myself over this
I took a look at the clearance aisle at the local Wally*Wurld yesterday
They had a 1/2 pallet of cheapo cordless drill drivers there

"Built-in battery" with a wall-wart charger
6 volts (whoo-hoo! 6 whole volts!)
Keyed chuck (I know, big suprise there)
2-speed (light trigger/heavy trigger) (almost variable!)

I almost bought three or six of them 'cept I can't think of actually using them for anything
I've got a few B&D 'lectric screwdrivers (like 2.9v or 2.7v or something) and a coupla Makita drill/drivers (9v and 14.4v) already
This is killing me, they were only 3 bucks!
I can't get four D batteries for 3 bucks!
Any reason I should go back and pick up 3...or 6....or 12?
 
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Old 01-22-05, 02:47 PM
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Slick,

I'm sitting here laughing at your post. I'm guilty of the same thing, and if it weren't so cold out, I would be at Wally-World right now looking these things over.

Sure, go ahead and get a couple of them. Next time someone wants to borrow a driver, let them have one. Save the wear and tear on your good stuff.

 
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Old 01-24-05, 01:39 AM
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C'mon Slickshift, admit it - you're just a tool junkie - I know the feeling
 
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Old 01-24-05, 04:50 AM
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C'mon Slickshift, admit it - you're just a tool junkie - I know the feeling
I know, I know, you'll take four
Just PM me the address, nomind
My treat
Hey, it'd be cheaper than a plate of nachos and a couple of them fancy beers
And easier to ship cross-country too
 
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Old 01-24-05, 09:27 AM
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Hey Slick,
- how many did you say to the pound ? -I'm thinking a small bag of them would make a pretty cool boat anchor !

Do it Right - Do it once.
 
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Old 01-24-05, 12:01 PM
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MAN, I'm glad I haven't seen these at our WalMart! I'd have the same problem you have...You MUST buy a few! LOL

They are great for working on computers, or other items where lots of power while tightening screws is *not* desireable. Wish I'd used one of them on that romex connector I tightened down with a big cordless drill a few years ago (just minutes before the big SNAP-CRACKLE-POP sound). Seems I managed to pinch through the insulation on the black wire. LESS power would have been good there. BTW: Now I tighten down romex connectors with a screwdriver.
 
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Give one as a gift to someone elses 5 year old. Kids love their own power tools.

Motorize that manual pencil sharpener in your shop.

Scavenge them for parts to make a battle bot.

Make a 6 volt, two speed sexual aid for that special someone in your life...
 
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Old 01-25-05, 01:14 AM
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Hey Pilot Dane, -that last one's a killer (6 volt sexual aid). My wife was at her computer adjacent to mine and watched in amazement at me ROFL when I read that. So she came around and looked, then said to me perfectly staight faced -

" that's ridiculous - they work perfectly well on 2 double A's "

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Old 01-25-05, 07:30 AM
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Don't even waste the three bucks. They're only good for stuff you would use a manual screw driver for. Even then, you'll curse at yourself for buying it the first time the battery dies.
 
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