50 Before 50 - #21 Checked Off the List August 17 2015, 0 Comments
Yep... It only took me 49 years to buy my first ever power tool -- But I returned it the very next day. I think I took on more than I could handle.
The weekend before my 49th birthday, I installed my new rear bumper on my Jeep Wrangler. A friend suggested I get an impact wrench to make it easier to take off and put on the bolts. So I headed out to Home Depot, and bought a $180 Impact Wrench kit. When I got home I unpacked the impact wrench and plugged it in.
I hit the trigger and was overwhelmed by the power. I immediately set the tool down and went back to my old fashioned ratchet. Fortunately for me, I was able to loosen the bolts the old fashioned way -- my muscles.
I took the impact wrench back to the store the next day. I didn't think it was a good idea for someone with my lack of expertise to use something so powerful. So I played it safe and got myself a Black and Decker cordless drill. I think it best I start out small and work my way up.
50 Before 50 -- 3 down only 47 left to go...
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