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Are you able to use a drill yourself, or do you have to get someone else to do those jobs for you?

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Unfortunately I cannot use a drill despite having been single now for some 5 years.

I would love to be able to so that I didnt have to always ask or pay someone to do this,'

Tried it once and could not do it and have not tried it again -I would also be scared I would do it wrong inside the house!
by Finy
I have never used a drill. I would be happy to try but I think I would need a few practices on an old piece of wood or something before I start drilling into walls!
by AJ
by Vee
Y E S W E CAN!!!!
by jonaja
by Vee
I haven't got any handyman skills at all.
Most things I can use a drill, and I have my own...it is a tad heavy, but gets it done really well.
I get upset when the thread on the screw becomes non-existent, so have taken to buying very good screws.
My boys taught me how to hold the drill straight, as that is all important.
Yes I do know how to use these tools but my arthritis makes it quite difficult now for me to do so.
No I have never done so and am a little scared of drilling into a cable or something! I would be game to learn, I don't have one at present
by Fran
I prefer someone else does it for me

I can use a drill but I still need to call someone as I don't own one.
I'm pretty good with a drill. I'm no carpenter, but I can get by with most tools.
I think I am pretty handy with power tools so I like to DIY
by Gia
I can use one on furniture, but wouldn't attempt to hang a shelf because I wouldn't know where electrical wires were and don't want to get electrocuted!

No. You need two eyes to drill a hole straight and not break the drill bit. When I left home, my father gave me some of his old tools, including a hand drill. I used it, but broke drill bits, and realised I'd come up against a genuine limitation of my disability. I do other handyperson stuff though.
Yes and I wouldn't be without my AEG cordless tools - Don't know how I survived without them all those years.
by kimp
I can use most tools, although I don't like the loudness of power saws and the like. I prefer to do it myself. It gets done when I want it done, and it gets done properly. My husband literally can NOT hang a picture straight, although he is mighty good when holding heavy objects or steadying me on a high ladder! I grew up in a family that renovated, I have a head for the practical stuff, and I went to a Technical school after Primary, so I suppose it came easier to me. (Hubby is an engineer - he knows it all on paper - but I had to teach him how to hold a hammer.).
Yes, my Father taught me much, including car tyre changing, house roof painting, odd job requirements around house, using tools of various descriptions. My Mother's father also taught me, as well.
They were men with huge amounts of common sense, were ahead of their 'time' in the belief that a girl can learn all those things, as well as a boy!
My knowledge of this has helped me through life in many a way!
I was indeed fortunate!
Have drill, can use. A very useful tool in the toolbox.
not a problem, can use most tools , only need for someone to show you to know how. or observe how they use it.
I'm a bit of a tomboy and have my own bag of tools. Quite often get in a bugtussle with the other half as he wants to "help" me when I am quite fine doing my own thing.
by Rice
As a tradie 4 30 years I can say happily I can
I needed to use one recently 10 years had slipped by I wondered ... could I still do it
With a cautious but confident start on the lowest of speeds I pulled it off
Yes,I have used a drill in the wall.
No I can't use a drill, but my husband can, so, so far so good, as long as he doesn't fall off the perch before i do!
by Miro
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