Spring Projects are Just Around the Corner
It’s time to start thinking about getting ready. I like to start checking for what I need as far as what can I build myself this year. My favorite projects are made from pallets. This is a review of one of my favorite tools, the Dewalt Cordless Drill/Driver. So far it is the best cordless screwdriver I have ever owned and I am very happy to do this review on a product that I love and use regularly.
I would like to introduce to you my favorite tool
DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Drill/Driver Kit from Amazon
- Compact size fits into the tightest conditions
- Lightweight design (5.2 pounds) minimizes user fatigue
- High performance motor delivers maximum power of 380 unit watts out
- Dual speed range, 0-450/0-1,500 rpm, delivers optimal performance
- 1/2-inch single sleeve key-less ratcheting chuck for tighter bit grip
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It’s handy, it’s dandy, it’s super.
Rating 9 out of 10
You can use pallets for basically everything
This year, I am going to make a raised strawberry patch. And I am going to add a cube to my herb and tea drying rack. I hope you can join me in these projects.
I am putting a list below of what you will need for just about any project I will be posting.
The most important tool I have is my Dewalt Cordless drill. I am very happy with the one I have. It has been in my tool collection for about 5 years now. That’s why I am doing this review.It’s great for drilling holes and screwing screws. That’s pretty basic, it has never jammed up or stopped on me yet, as far as the other ones I’ve had over the many years of projects. This baby is easy to hold and doesn’t cause fatigue by holding it too long. It’s light and easy to adjust, for someone like me. I am not a carpenter, I play in my yard. It has been the best product for the job I do at home.
You Don’t Need the most expensive Drill/Driver on The Market
It goes through wood like butter. The only problem I ever encountered with my Dewalt was when I tried to install my hand rail for my stairway going up to the loft in my house. We put the rail up and started to screw the screws in, The Dewalt failed to put the screw all the way in. The five other screws went in no problem. Its possible I hit another screw or nail inside the wall. Anyway, I thought I would mention it if you ever come across the same problem. I just hammered the screw, though not a good idea , to get past the problem and the Dewalt finished the job.
List of Tools Needed for Backyard Projects
- Drill/Driver, cordless preferred
- circular saw
- tape measure
- assorted drills and screwdrivers
- Magnet…to pick up screws that fall. Lol Im showing my age.
- Safety Glasses
There are many Dewalt accessories that are economical and easy to use. I have the dewalt kit that comes with several batteries and several tools like many size drills and drivers. I bought mine from a friend who had it for several years before I got it. It’s still strong. I did buy a new battery though, I have to say, I am surprised the one that came with it was still holding a charge. I use mine for building birdhouses, pallet borders, eventually, I am going to build a pallet privacy fence. You would not believe how beautiful they are. I will post pictures and instructions near the spring time for all my favorite pallet projects.
I will encourage You to build a drying box this spring. You need this to dry your herbs and teas. you can do it just by laying the herbs and teas on a newspaper outside or in the basement, but the drying rack I want you to build is compact and you can add more cubes as you need them and the best part is, they will be made from free wood, yes, pallets. I love those pallets.
I am doing this review because I own a Dewalt and I have used it for many years. I only do reviews on products that I have used myself and I am not ever going to tell you to buy anything that I don’t think is top-notch for the job. I love my Dewalt and plan on buying another one or having this one refurbished, whichever will be the least expensive.
So, Start making a checklist of your existing tools. What you don’t have, try to get. If you can borrow one for a project or buy used or refurbished, however your financial situation is, the list of tools you need is essential. You need to have all your tools ready for your projects.
Start looking on Craigslist for local factories that give away pallets. They usually list the time and day that you can go pick them up. Keep all your sizes together.I will explain how to take apart and store your pallet wood so its not in your way. Yes I am an organizer too. I have pallet wood of every size and I store it neat in my garage so it’s there when I need it. I will show you how in up-coming posts. Please come back and visit for all the awesome tips and projects for you to enjoy for years to come. And please, don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss out on upcoming projects that I have in store for you.
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