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MY DIY ESSENTIAL (PLUS A DRILL GIVEAWAY)

Why a drill is my DIY essential (plus enter to win one yourself) on @thouswellblog

When it comes to DIY projects, I’ve had a steep learning curve. I can visualize a finished project, but getting from start to finish (especially in three dimensions) can be a challenge for me. I’ve timidly ventured into the world of DIY just a few times on TS, usually to share simpler projects, but I started warming up to power tools along the way. When it came to making these mid-century bookcases, or this desk with gold hairpin legs, a drill came in handy and made the projects so much easier. There’s only so much a screwdriver can do, and whether it’s installing table legs or hanging a wall mirror, drills make the task easy and do-able every time. My latest DIY project is another bookcase hack, but this time my project is a little more involved. I’ll be sharing all the steps in the next few weeks, as I wrap up the finishing touches, but I have a sneak peek for you today (involving my new compact Black+Decker drill)! Plus, enter to win a drill and circular saw at the end of this post.

Why a drill is my DIY essential (plus enter to win one yourself) on @thouswellblog

As you may recall, I had two GERSBY bookcases in my bedroom with light blue backs, and my little sister also added two to her bedroom. Her bookcases recently got an upgrade, and I was starting to get tired of the blue on mine, so I decided to combine them all together to form a wall of shelves behind my new desk. I chose a dark cool-grey and used my drill to attach them side-by-side. Since they’re IKEA pieces, they tend to warp a little, so lining them all up is not possible without the help of a drill! Now that they’re all attached, they’re also much sturdier. I’ll be refacing them with some wood, so stay tuned for more of from project soon! And don’t forget to enter to win your own drill below…

Why a drill is my DIY essential (plus enter to win one yourself) on @thouswellblog

BLACK+DECKER DRILL and SAW GIVEAWAY

To enter to win, follow these steps:
1. Take a look around Black+Decker’s website to check out the features of their new drill and see their gallery of ideas and inspiration.
2. Comment below your favorite feature of the drill, or the DIY project you’d like to accomplish if you won a compact drill and circular saw.

Winner will be chosen from the comments below and contacted by email for shipping information. Giveaway ends 7/4/16.

Good luck!

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221 Comments

  1. Deborah Gardner wrote:

    I’d love this drill! I want to build a fun toy box/bench for my son.

    Posted 9.3.17 Reply
  2. James Jenkins wrote:

    I like the power and duration they provide.

    Posted 7.5.16 Reply
  3. cassandra wrote:

    I would like to make a set of shelves for my movie memorabilia.
    email –> mycatlovesme@outlook.com

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  4. Erin wrote:

    I’d make a nerf gun holder for my sons wall.

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  5. Cheryl Larimer wrote:

    I would use this lightweight (love that feature) drill to make a neighborhood free library box for our front yard.

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  6. Darcey wrote:

    Fits in tight spaces is my favorite feature, seems every time I try to hurry and fix something, my drill is too big. I will use this to help build security for my chickens from that pesky fox.

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  7. Brittany Whitley wrote:

    Cordless is always a win!!!

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  8. Kristina R wrote:

    Cordless! Thats a win!

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  9. Emilee Bond wrote:

    I really love the light weight… 2.5 lbs makes it easier for me to use for sure! (emileebond2004@gmail.com)

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  10. Kathryn C wrote:

    the DIY project I would like to start (and my brother said he would help me lol) is a cedar arbor/trellis for the back yard !

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  11. Maria Gentry wrote:

    love that its light weight and cant wait to use it finish my book shelves

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  12. Laurie Murley wrote:

    I like that it is light weight, I would love to make a coak rack with mine

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  13. jesse johnson wrote:

    There is nothing worse then trying to get screws into tight places. A small drill with lots of power and flexibility is a God send. If you have big hands and a big drill profanity tends to follow. Yea for a small powerful drill

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  14. DIANA BEEDY wrote:

    When your 70 years and alone you need something easy to use like this.

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  15. Marie Cantelli wrote:

    I like how light weight it is and I would like to put built in book shelves

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  16. Kimberly Torres wrote:

    Lightweight – so my arm won’t get so tired.

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  17. carl wrote:

    wow

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  18. Tamie Lynn wrote:

    Light weight !! I put shelves in my closet I was very impressed with myself!!

    Posted 7.4.16 Reply
  19. sharonc wrote:

    The compact design is the best feature.

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  20. Thomas Murphy wrote:

    I like the led light.

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  21. patriciacrowley wrote:

    I like that it is small and lightweight!

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  22. David wrote:

    Keyless chuck for easy use

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  23. Jerry Marquardt wrote:

    My favorite feature is the fact that the 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver has key-less chuck allows for easy and on the spot bit changes.
    versatileer(at)gmail(dot)com

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  24. LindaKish wrote:

    So many wonderful features. I guess my favorite is that it has a lithium ion battery so it way beats my very ancient corded black & decker drill.

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  25. Sweeps Krazy wrote:

    lithium drill driver

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  26. Rose Santuci-Sofranko wrote:

    We need to build new stairs off our ‘patio’ door, so these would be great for that project! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  27. Julie A Smith wrote:

    For some reason, I had a difficult time finding the DIY projects – all of the links seemed to go to a “not found” page, but of the drill features, I’m liking the illumination it provides and the fact that it’s smaller to fit into those tight spaces. I’m a big reader, and good bookshelves are EXPENSIVE, so I’d love to put together some new bookcases for myself with a new drill and circular saw 🙂

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  28. Ivan Kiskinov wrote:

    I like the LED light.The compact size is what I need in small spaces and the 20vol tLi-polymer battery !

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  29. Annette wrote:

    Cordless and lightweight – it doesn’t get any better. Mine has a cord and I’m always in search of an extension cord.

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  30. Debra Guillen wrote:

    I like that the drill is cordless…I hate dragging cords around. aliasr2 at gmail dot com

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  31. Douglas Houston wrote:

    I need to put shelves and hooks up in the garage

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  32. Carl Ginger wrote:

    My favorite feature would be the more compact size

    Posted 7.3.16 Reply
  33. Terry Poage wrote:

    My favorite feature has to be that it is lightweight. I am getting older and I am not as strong as I use to be. I love these bookcases you are building.

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  34. Paul Gardner wrote:

    I would love to build a simple book shelf for all of my books!

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  35. Angela Mason wrote:

    I really can use it do remodel the living room wall, thank you kindly for the opportunity!

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  36. Linda Garrett wrote:

    I would use it to make a coffee table for my living room.

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  37. Steven White wrote:

    The compact size is what I need in small spaces and the 20volt battery I could play with it just about all day.

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  38. Dawn Ganey wrote:

    I am doing home upgrades now. I need this drill for new sheetrock on the ceiling.

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  39. donna porter wrote:

    I love that its lightweight and has a led light. I would use this drill to finish my closet shelves.

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  40. Daniel M wrote:

    our back deck need a lot more work

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  41. Sallee Crummel Glickler wrote:

    If I won, I know exactly what I would do-build myself a nice, large Tri-Loom. It’s a large triangle, with small nails around the perimeter (lots of drilling!), for making triangular shawls or woven triangles which can be pieced together for larger items. My very old drill isn’t up to the challenge, so I haven’t even started. AND, the cuts to the boards would be so much easier with the circular saw.

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  42. Nikki wrote:

    The 11 position clutch helps prevent stripping screws or damaging material.

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  43. Maggie wrote:

    My hubby would love this! The new lightweight design makes me happy!

    Posted 7.2.16 Reply
  44. Michelle wrote:

    I would give this to my husband as a gift then make him finish his abandoned projects around the house.

    Posted 7.1.16 Reply
  45. Kimberly Camille Tiu wrote:

    love the keyless chuck feature that allows for easy bit changes. my dad would surely love this

    Posted 7.1.16 Reply
  46. sandra wrote:

    i want to try the DIY Entry Bench Bookcase

    Posted 7.1.16 Reply
  47. adriana wrote:

    I really like the led and that its light weight.

    Posted 7.1.16 Reply
  48. Kristi Frickey wrote:

    With all of the awesome tutorials available, I have become a DIY junkie. I would love to have this drill with all of its useful features! It has plenty of power but is still small enough to maneuver in tight situations – not to mention an LED. Also, because it’s made by Black and Decker, I know it is going to be good quality. I have the perfect loving home for this drill (and it’s siblings?). Another item to add to my “I Neeeed It” tool wish list!

    Posted 6.30.16 Reply
  49. greg b wrote:

    I really like the Backyard Playground idea

    Posted 6.30.16 Reply
  50. Amanda Whitley wrote:

    i like that it is smaller and can fit in smaller spaces.
    heavensent1988 at yahoo dot com

    Posted 6.30.16 Reply
  51. Cathleen King wrote:

    I like the LED light.

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  52. George Mossey wrote:

    I love that its cordless and easy to use. I have lots of projects to finish since we just moved into a new home.

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  53. Blake Raab wrote:

    Compact size is a big one. I’d use it for lots of little odd jobs around the house, as well as some ham radio projects

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  54. Ally wrote:

    I love the little LED light. My fiance has lots of projects planned!

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  55. Jenn E wrote:

    I love that the 20V MAX is compact yet is still powerful. I’d love to try and make my own DIY headboard.

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  56. Mike M wrote:

    Finally build the coffee table I’ve been putting off!

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  57. Sara A wrote:

    I want to build some bookshelves in my office, this drill would be helpful for that!

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  58. AN wrote:

    I love the lightweight and compact design as well as the LED light!

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  59. Lea Anna wrote:

    Love that it’s cordless

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  60. Sarah Vanderkooy wrote:

    Love the smaller size and lightweight design.

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  61. thru my eyes wrote:

    I would love this drill, its keyless, rechargeable, variable speeds, its light. Its perfect. I do alot of dyi projects. Improvements and upgrades and this would be great to my collection and help tremdously!

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  62. MADNEWYORKER914 wrote:

    I would love to use this for home projects.

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  63. stefaniegladden wrote:

    my favorite feature is the 11 position clutch helps prevent stripping screws or damaging material.

    Posted 6.28.16 Reply
  64. June Lisle wrote:

    I love that the drill is lightweight and doesn’t take up much space.

    Posted 6.28.16 Reply
  65. Cyril Delery wrote:

    I like it because it seems really lightweight and small. Perfect for working in my entire house 😉

    Posted 6.28.16 Reply
  66. Kari wrote:

    I like the compact size and would use it to install shelving in my children’s closets.

    Posted 6.28.16 Reply
  67. annie wrote:

    The built in light would make putting shelves together much simplier and easier.

    Posted 6.28.16 Reply
  68. Vondrook4 wrote:

    The size and weight is definitely something I like and would want

    Posted 6.28.16 Reply
  69. Terri Walter wrote:

    I like it because it is more compact and lighter!

    Posted 6.28.16 Reply
  70. Jenny Willis wrote:

    The project that I would do with the compact drill and circular saw is I would make would be a book case.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  71. slashbrook wrote:

    I love that it’s compact and lightweight. It would be helpful with lots of stuff around the house.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  72. Cathy Anderson Burnett wrote:

    My favorite feature of this drill is that it is lightweight. I have owned a couple of drills before because I like to do things myself and not have to ask my husband to do every little thing for me. I had surgery on my right elbow several years ago and I am right handed, so the weight of a drill definitely makes a difference in what I am able to accomplish while using it.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  73. Crystal martinez wrote:

    I love that its lightweight and I would finish my Dry wall project with this!

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  74. Janet OBrien wrote:

    I absolutely love the lightweight design factor of the drill. I would like to build a little deck off the back door of my boyfriends home with his help of course

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  75. Carol Roberts clark wrote:

    i like there led light and id like to finish building cabinets and a dresser

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  76. BrentStewartMusic wrote:

    The lightweight design and built in light would be perfect for all those tight space projects – cabinets, shelves etc. Thanks.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  77. Stacie Humphrey wrote:

    I would love to win this! I am always working on projects around the house where this would come in handy.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  78. Angel wrote:

    I like that it’s lightweight and compact. The keyless chuck is so handy too. I can’t wait to put the saw and drill to work along with my Kreg Jig to build a bathroom vanity. 🙂

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  79. Emily Ann Rainey wrote:

    My favorite would be the size. I am tiny and I am a miss fix it at home. I need something I can tote around with me.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  80. Jodi Kegebein wrote:

    The compact size will reduce wrist fatigue which I get with larger drills.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  81. Nicole wrote:

    The LED light is a wonderful aspect! Would be very useful in tight, dimly lit spaces!

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  82. meghan b wrote:

    I like the compact size!

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  83. santiago wrote:

    Keyless chuck

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  84. Gena Eve Viggiani wrote:

    I like that the keyless chuck allows for easy bit changes, because I am always dropping and losing my bits!

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  85. Melissa S wrote:

    I would love to DIY under sink storage from /black and Decker’s instructions, I would like to do this for both bathrooms and my kitchen.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  86. Julie Murphy wrote:

    that it is 20 volt

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  87. Wayne wrote:

    My 18V Ni-Cad B&D battery just died, and upgrading to something lighter would be great.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  88. Adarsh Verma wrote:

    I like the led light. I’d use it to build shelves.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  89. mell wrote:

    My favorite feature is the LED light. I would use the drill to work on the addition of some custom shelving and organization in my craft room, as well as some craft projects.

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  90. John Elkin wrote:

    35% smaller to fit in tighter places is a great feature!
    I have three barbecue smokers and I have wanted to build a simple shelter for them since I live in the Pacific Northwest and I don’t like to let the weather dictate my barbecue schedule.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  91. Tiffany S wrote:

    My favorite feature is the led light. I would use it to work on some small projects around our new house.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  92. Kyli Wolfson wrote:

    So – not to insult my fiance, but he is a pain in the butt when it comes to hanging my pictures and decor on the walls. I’ve always waited around for him to do, but I think this might finally inspire me to do it myself! (Then we won’t have all of these beautiful paintings just propped against the wall on the floor waiting to be hung!) Time to take matters in my own hands for sure.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  93. Cara Kirkland wrote:

    I would like to use the drill to make a shoe storage bench to put beside the front door to keep the floors clean.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  94. sherry butcher wrote:

    It’s lighter than most drills. I have one that at less 20 years old and too heavy for me.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  95. Char wrote:

    I love how light this tool is for usage. It’s the perfect tool for building my shelves. Thank you so much for this!

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  96. Jamie Schwenn Herda wrote:

    As a woman, I have to love the fact that is is lightweight. If I won, I’d get a great start on my raised flower beds.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  97. Deborah Gardner wrote:

    I like the led light. I’d use it to build shelves.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  98. Liberty wrote:

    I like that it is lightweight. I have stair railing to attach and multiple tasks need to be done in the garden. Lightweight is what I need.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  99. Robyn B. wrote:

    I like that it has an LED light that illuminates the project surface.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  100. Colleen Boudreau wrote:

    I love that it’s lightweight.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  101. Frank LoCicero wrote:

    long batery life

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  102. Polly Hall wrote:

    This drill would help with refurbishing an old picnic table we have.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  103. Jean Benedict wrote:

    lightweight and easy to handle

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  104. s riches wrote:

    I like that the drill is lighter which makes it easier to use.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  105. Anne M. Clemmer wrote:

    Looks like a great drill not too heavy.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  106. Ann Sheehan wrote:

    The drill is smaller to fit in tight spaces. I will use this to install my new kitchen cabinets. The light weight will mean I can hold it above my head when I install my skylight in the bathroom. I will accomplish more quicker and safer.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  107. minibea12 wrote:

    I like that the drill is lightweight at 2.5 lbs and will provide less fatigue. The drill is also easy to move from room to room. I’d use it to make some new garden boxes!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  108. Gabrielly wrote:

    I like the light that helps you see where you are drilling.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  109. Ashley Mains wrote:

    This tool has so many good features but my favorite is: Lightweight at 2.5 lbs provides less fatigue and makes it easy to move from room to room.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  110. Laurajj wrote:

    Oh I would love to make a raised garden bed with these! I container garden, but would love to move the vegetables to a raised garden bed so they have more room to grow. I do not have these tools to make it, and would love to win. I think the vegetables would love it too! LOL
    landfjacobson @ charter . net

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  111. Stephanie Henry wrote:

    I like all the features and as a women it’s very easy to handle….??

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  112. Douglas Houston wrote:

    I like the 11 different clutch settings so you don’t strip out screws.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  113. nicholesmith wrote:

    I like that it’s Lightweight at 2.5 lbs, I could hang pictures all day!

    We’re building the kids a tree house this summer and this drill would be great!

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  114. Cindy Aiton wrote:

    I would like to put up new curtain rods and install quarter round. We recently ripped up all our old carpet and found hardwood underneath. Yay!

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  115. Danielle Burghardt wrote:

    I like that it is smaller and light weight. I would love to be able to have a drill for myself for the projects I can never get my carpenter husband to do when he gets home.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  116. Videomom wrote:

    I like the keyless chuck feature because I am always losing the chuck and then I go and buy the wrong one. I want to make another row of steps for my deck.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  117. buttercup magoo wrote:

    I like that is 35% smaller than the GC1801 Drill/Driver, allows you to fit in tighter spaces (behind appliances, inside cabinets, inside closets, etc.)and that is light weight

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  118. longim wrote:

    The fact that it is so light weight is such a great thing. The battery pack adds so much weight and bulkiness to cordless drills that it makes it hard to use.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  119. 75xlh72 wrote:

    I like that it is compact, has a keyless chuck, and light

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  120. doris wood wrote:

    I love the speed and more compact design, but the best thing is the keyless chuck. They are either attached and get in the way or you can never find the right one. If I win, I will be using both tools to build a three-sided bench to make a firepit area. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  121. Maryann Royster wrote:

    The best thing about the drill is the keyless chuck. I hate that the keys are always attached to the cord so you don’t loose them and they get in the way and are a pain to use to change the bit. Whenever I’m doing some project or repair I am always changing the bit mutiple times.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  122. theponyhalf~ wrote:

    I love both the LED light and the light weight of this drill. I can’t manage heavier drills very well.

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  123. barbc824 wrote:

    The fact that it is so light weight is just awesome. We really need to get our new wooden blinds hung, all 11 sets…ouch!

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  124. Rachael Greiner wrote:

    I love the LED light, half the time i am under a table or something where the light is terrible and blind as a bat…that would really help

    Posted 6.26.16 Reply
  125. Michelle H. wrote:

    I like the compact design to get into tighter spaces.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  126. Linda Reynolds wrote:

    I need a lighter drill and circular saw to make the window boxes and shelving that I have planed.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  127. Jennifer A wrote:

    My favorite feature is that it has light to head see what you’re doing. If I won I’d want to make a coffee table out of pallets.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  128. Tyneisha wrote:

    I love both the LED light so you can actually see what you’re doing, as well as the smaller design. This would be great to use to help build a bookshelf in our office!

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  129. Michelle Lee wrote:

    I like the lightweight feature!

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  130. Germaine Harrison wrote:

    I like the compact design and that it is lightweight.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  131. Linda Szymoniak wrote:

    I really like that it’s so compact. Sometimes it’s hard to get into tight places with a bulky drill, but this sounds like it would fit into more places. I have so many projects I’d love to make with this! The first thing would be a cat tree for my cats.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  132. Amy Cooley wrote:

    I like the fact that this is a lightweight drill that I could use for smaller jobs around the house.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  133. BaileyDexter wrote:

    Wow, never knew there was an DIY section I would love to make the Overhead Pot Rack from pallets for a shabby chic look using both the compact drill and circular saw.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  134. Tina Ries wrote:

    The fact that it is so light weight is such a great thing. The battery pack adds so much weight and bulkiness to cordless drills that it makes it hard to use.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  135. sandra wrote:

    i’d take a shot at the diy storage towers

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  136. Judy Gregory wrote:

    I love the fact that it is so light. 2.5 lbs.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  137. Starla wrote:

    This would be so perfect because I am about to start so many new home renovations! I absolutely love the DIY Entry Bench Bookcase- it’s a beauty!!! starla.batesATyahoo.com

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  138. melissa t wrote:

    For me I like that it is light weight because it makes it so much easier to handle

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  139. Margaret King wrote:

    I would like to add shelves to make a linen closet.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  140. erin2470 wrote:

    i love that its a keyless chuck allows for easy bit changes, I always lose the key

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  141. shirleyp wrote:

    We don’t have a good drill at home.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  142. DeAnna Branigan Keller wrote:

    Just bought a house that’s over 100 years old, so I have many projects waiting for us and need a drill as nice as this. I plan on tackling wall paneling in the bathroom first.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  143. Mike Bratek wrote:

    I would like to put up shelves and storage spaces in the garage.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  144. Anita Anderosn wrote:

    I like that it is a small drill and can fit in some tight spaces. This will come in handy with my summer cleaning as I will be taking things down and putting up new curtain rods etc.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  145. Mur McMullen wrote:

    I’d like to build a bookshelf

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  146. John Smith wrote:

    The lithium ion battery is the best battery out there. It is long lasting and quick charging. I got a few projects I could use it on.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  147. Laura ari wrote:

    I would love to use this drill to add a planter to my garden.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  148. RT wrote:

    I could really use the Lithium drill to install new fencing in our backyard.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  149. Katy Ebbert wrote:

    I could really use the Lithium drill to build my goat a new house, so my dog will stop dragging him around by his ears.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  150. kelly wrote:

    I would like to build a bench for our entry.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  151. Brian Kautz wrote:

    Have to redo the bathroom

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  152. Lisa Grassetti wrote:

    Lightweight is great! When you have lots of drilling to do it can get kinda heavy with the ones we have.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  153. Ashley C wrote:

    We’re in the process of finishing up our half-bathroom remodel and this would help us finish up the last few things (like baseboard!)

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  154. James Stringham wrote:

    I like the higher RPM speed.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  155. Jill Hanson wrote:

    I like that it is lighter weight and compact, important feature for me. i would use the drill for lots of things, like tightening down screws on my deck. The saw would be great for making bird houses and shelves.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
    • Hi Jill! You are the winner of this giveaway – please email me at contact@thouswell.com with your shipping information. Thank you!

      Posted 7.7.16 Reply
      • Jill Hanson wrote:

        Thank you!!

        Jill Hanson
        3806 Greybull River Road
        Greybull, Wyoming 82426
        307 765-2165

        Posted 7.8.16 Reply
      • Jill Hanson wrote:

        Thank YOU!

        Posted 7.9.16 Reply
  156. lulugu wrote:

    Love the light that helps you see where you are drilling!

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  157. Justin Sparks wrote:

    Ive been wanting to make a toy chest for the kiddos for quite sometime now

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  158. Norma wrote:

    Love the light that helps you see where you are drilling.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  159. Norma wrote:

    I sure could use a new one

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  160. ClickClick wrote:

    I got two chairs , very old chairs, from a yard sale. I need to cut wood to fit the seat, and then I can cover them.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  161. Jeanne Rousseau wrote:

    LONG Lasting Battery is super important to me, nothing worse than getting the project ready and after minutes having the drill quit! We have lots of work to do on our home we are still building so this would be put to great us. Thanks for the chance.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  162. Kimberly M. wrote:

    I love that it’s small and lightweight and has an LED light so I can see.

    Posted 6.25.16 Reply
  163. Ada Miller wrote:

    Love that it’s small and would be easy for me to use. I’ve been wanting to make tables and such so I think this would be great for that. Thanks for the opportunity! Aemgeg4 (@) yahoo (dot) com

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  164. Liana Grant wrote:

    great size for small woman hands.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  165. Samantha wrote:

    I love that it is small and compact but whops a hefty 20volts so it can keep up. Perfect for DIY jobs around the house.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  166. Kevin Mansor wrote:

    The power of 20 volts cool.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  167. Linda G. wrote:

    I would love the drill for making bird houses for the wrens.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  168. Kathy Kuykendall wrote:

    Love to build wheelchair ramp for my daughter and mom

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  169. Emma Harger wrote:

    I am planning to buy a house with my boyfriend someday and it would be a really good idea to have power tools, especially a drill, just for any need!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  170. mecarolks wrote:

    I would like to add shelves to my closet

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  171. AnnieF1104@aol.com wrote:

    There is nothing better than working on DIY projects. The feeling of satisfaction that I get when I complete another home-made project is priceless. My current project that I hope to complete soon is making a wood door for my deck and adorning it with military items that my dad collects, so it will be a huge surprise to him.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  172. cezovski wrote:

    My favorite feature is the LED light that illuminates the project surface.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  173. D.Johnson wrote:

    Would love to win this.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  174. Isabel Hernandez wrote:

    Lightweight at 2.5 lbs provides less fatigue and makes it easy to move from room to room. That is my favorite feature!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  175. coupcrazy wrote:

    I would love to build an outdoor sink if I won, thanks for the chance! Aka Brenda Haines

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  176. cynthiagray wrote:

    I’d build a new small cabinet for my kitchen to store foods in!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  177. kristy wolfgang wrote:

    I would like to add shelves to my closet

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  178. John Gibson wrote:

    The Lithium Ion battery holds charge for a super long time. Unlike other battery types that drain when not in use. You could have it sitting on your shelf for a year or more and still have juice to run the drill!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  179. Peter chao wrote:

    I like the lithium which will last longer and I would work on my cabinets.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  180. Tyne Caouette wrote:

    making it easier to use, and do a better job on small objects

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  181. buzzd wrote:

    I like that it can fit in tight places. I always seem to have to get into a small space on my projects.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  182. Nancy Marcho wrote:

    I’d like to try making the Rustic Door Revamp Bed Frame. That sounds like a great idea for a bed frame plus I’m barn door crazy right now.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  183. kibbyster wrote:

    the high torque is the best feature. I would like to fix my kitchen up.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  184. Steve Schermer wrote:

    I like the higher torque which is what I always need.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  185. Peggy D wrote:

    I like that it’s lightweight, great for me to use it rather than asking hubby to do all the DIY projects that involve a drill.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  186. bernardina sims wrote:

    I love the higher torque which is what I always need!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  187. cynthiagray wrote:

    It fits in small places and is easy to use. I am always looking for useful ways to make my life easier!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  188. MichaelPerkins wrote:

    Love to make a new Layout table in my loft

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  189. Julie Wood wrote:

    I want to make a new outdoor picnic table with my husband. Our old one broke and we need a new one because that is what we like to do is get all the family outdoors around the picnic table. Thanks for a chance to win!!

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  190. Melanie Corning wrote:

    I have been planning to build a storage shelving unit in my garage to get better organized and tidy up the space

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  191. Terry Poage wrote:

    I would love to build the DIY Entry Bench Bookcase. That piece of furniture is fantastic. Love that it has hooks to hang coats on it.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  192. greg b wrote:

    A toy box would be perfect for my son. He definitely needs one of those!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  193. Kimarie Stebbins wrote:

    It can fit into tight spaces. I want to redo my bathroom. It looks like the 70s threw up in there.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  194. Kobi D Hensley wrote:

    I love the fact that it’s small and compact. It will be much easier for me to handle. The first project would be to build raised vegetable beds for my garden.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  195. Ellie W wrote:

    We are planning to make toy boxes for each of our 2 grandchildren. we could really use this.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  196. Colleen Jolly wrote:

    Would love to win, Then I could get my husband to do a honey do list, about a mile long!!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  197. Dana Rodriguez wrote:

    I love that it is compact and lightweight. Another feature I love is the LED light so you can see. That is awesome! We in in the middle of doing some remodeling and I also want to build some storage shelves so these would be so nice to have!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  198. Angela Mason wrote:

    I could accomplish many things with a Drill and Circular Saw. All those unaccomplished chores would be history! thank you so much for the opportunity! Have a Wonderful Day!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  199. Carol wrote:

    My porch needs so much work. This would be great.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  200. Daniel M wrote:

    we have to refurbish our back deck

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  201. ron s wrote:

    Long lasting battery!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  202. James Doyle wrote:

    the long lasting lithium battery is my fav 😉

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  203. latanya t wrote:

    My fave feature is the The keyless chuck allows for easy bit changes.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  204. IMHOFWIW wrote:

    I would like to do floor to ceiling shelving/bookcases for better storage/displaying of things

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  205. Skipper50 wrote:

    I plan to install organizational stuff, like hanging strips, in the garage to clean up the mess. A small drill like this B&D would be perfect.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  206. Haley R wrote:

    We have a bookcase project to finish, just need to do trim, a mini bookcase for the cleaning closet to build, sofa table maybe, shelving, I could go on!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  207. Stacey Roberson wrote:

    We are working on building a custom baby/ dog gate for our stairs. This drill would be awesome to help us finish the gate.

    Posted 6.23.16 Reply
  208. Jim Yee wrote:

    I’d like to install in wall and in ceiling speakers for home theater setup

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  209. Marty C. wrote:

    I’d use it to do an on-the-cheap version of those fancy closet systems for my daughter’s bedroom closet.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  210. 1froglegs wrote:

    The LED light is a very unique feature. I can think of a few projects where the light would come in handy, particularly when installing a ceiling fan. I would use this drill for building some TV trays for those rare instances when we eat in the living room.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  211. Lisa Brown wrote:

    I would use the drill to build a wood storage unit for the kid’s toys and play things; I may also use it to build shelves in the garage to get stuff off the garage floor. Thanks for the chance 🙂
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  212. Connie McGehee wrote:

    I am working on joining three Ikea bookcases and adding some trim and crown molding to make it look cohesive. I really could use this drill!

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  213. lolawants wrote:

    I just moved, so this would be so helpful!! I have art to hang, shelves and hooks to put up (especially since my new place is short on storage) and who knows what else!

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  214. Liz A wrote:

    I’d build some outdoor furniture for my porch.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  215. Heather wrote:

    Wow, in a dream world I’d build two of the Adirondack chairs in their tutorials section! Thanks, and cheers.

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  216. Elle wrote:

    I would like to create a toy box for my the playroom and have my kids decorate and paint it.
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  217. I can’t wait to see what you do with these bookcases! I have a large bookcase hutch behind my desk and it’s super convenient for storage. I have the perfect project in mind for the drill giveaway. My husband and I want to build two hanging daybeds for our front porch. Maybe using an old door as a base?

    Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  218. Ashley Bree Perez wrote:

    I would use this for new wall arts that I want to hang.(:

    Posted 6.21.16 Reply

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