To drill holes.
The drill has a clutch, so can be used to drive in screws if you must. But you probably want to use the DeWalt Impact drill/electric screwdriver - it is designed for this and gives you more control.
If you do want to use the drill - then make sure you apply enough pressure on the screw to keep it from stripping. Also make sure you apply the pressure straight (i.e. not through the handle) - that helps a lot.
However - if you need to apply a lot of pressure - then use the DeWalt Impact drill/electric screwdriver -- as you end up ruining it.
We currently have two
- One in the wood section - which has a slightly wobbly head due to it being used for screws.
- One in the cupboard in the metal section - which is bought especially to keep in a good state - and it should ONLY be used for drilling.
Woodworkshop - in a holder on the wall near the workbench left.
Metwalworkshop - in the cupboard - not to be uses for anything but drilling. No screwing. This keeps it in a state suitable for things like small holes & tapping.
- Set 1 bought by the space mid 2015
- Set 2 bought by the space mid 2020