The original drill, the hand drill is now
eclipsed by the popular electric and battery-powered drills, but there is still a place for it. Hand
drills (which are powered by
turning a crank)
are good for quick drilling of
in soft material. They are also
than power drills in places where
is not available.
Many hand drills now allow drill
be stored in the handle, a handy
that helps keep a small selection
available when needed. The chuck,
the drill bit, is usually tightened
(thus eliminating the need for
a check key).
These features, combined with
a low price,
make a hand drill a great addition
to a set
of emergency tools or as a practical
for a college bound teenager.