Submitted by guest blogger, Mark Jimson.
DIY projects are fun, helpful, and money-saving ventures for most of us. But,However, unless you have the proper tools, there isn’t much fun or enjoyment.
Having moved into a new house, there were a couple of “excuses” for errecting a new outside shed. Actually, make that three reasons.
1. You have to please your wife, right? She was not happy about my stuff taking up the entire garage. There was no room for her car in there. We simply had to have more space. It would prove to be a very valuable investment if our relationship was saved.
Second, even yours truly could not find anything in this new cramped garage. Searching was now taking up more time than actually doing the job. Even the best organizer would have been challenged to straighten out this muddled up mess.
The last and most important reason was that I did not yet own an impact driver, and having heard that they are awesome, I wanted one pretty badly. I have no problem admitting that I have a serious addiction when it comes to tools. I have to have them. Creating jobs just to buy a new tool is not above me. I did not have an impact driver yet, so what better reason to get one than this new outside shed.
I created a list of supplies and materials I would need for my new project. Can you guess what was the first thing on my list? A DeWalt DCF815S2 12-volt Cordless Compact Impact Driver. My wife always has a say in the financial decisions, so she would have to approve the purchase, but saving time would be a good enough reason. Since impact drivers require less physical energy than regular drills, that is just one more reason for an “old dude” like me to get one.
I finished the list and showed it to my wife. Of course, she balked when she saw the tool at the top of the list, a bit more pricey than the new cordless drill I had to have for a past DIY event. I assured her that it was necessary for my health, and she bought it.
Can I tell you, it was even better than I could have imagined. Driving fasteners with this new tool is really easy on the arm. Another great benefit is the weight. It is only about one half the weight of a cordless drill. I always have a favorite tool, and the impact driver is now it. I now look for ways to use this tool because I enjoy it so much.
The outside shed got finished quickly. Now we are one happy family again, thanks in part to the DeWalt DCF815S2 12-volt impact driver.