Monday, August 17, 2015

50 Before 50 - #21 Check

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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