Thursday, March 22, 2012

Have screwgun will travel

A couple of years ago my lovely wife gave me a really nice little bit driver. It’s a Bosh. I’d told her once that if she ever gets me cordless tools remember one word: lithium. Cordless tools with good lithium batteries can be lighter and still pack plenty of punch.

Today I was glad I brought it with me. My dad and I just laid down a new subfloor in his bedroom. He’s been rebuilding the floors in his Florida home. Those prefab places were put together with staples and particleboard. Over time, the floors develop soft spots. A good layer of plywood does much to stiffen things up.

I screwed down all the plywood. Dad’s knees are not what they used to be, so I was glad to help. It was good to do a project together and give him a hand.



  1. Lithium, absolutely. And steer clear of DeWalt, they were bought out by Black and Decker and are now junk. Bosch is a good one, or Milwaukee if you can afford it...

  2. I hate particle board. Especially in the south where there is high humidity, it will not hold up. Wafer board is just as bad if not worse. I would not have either in my home.

  3. Thanks for the review of the drills. I need one, but having first hand experience is sure a help!