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 Holiday Gift Guide: Woodworking Tools

Milwaukee Magnum Drill, Milwaukee Tools, $158.51

This drill has been a workhorse in the construction industry for years. Both durable and powerful, it can drill the tiniest pilot holes up to the largest hole saw runs. I once saw a guy on a worksite with a Magnum that was completely caked in plaster and paint, but still worked like a charm. When I purchased mine, I didn’t have a screwgun, but learned how to use my Magnum for it after a little practice. This thing torques like a beast, so be careful when using larger bits that can catch on the material you’re drilling through. I’ve had the Magnum spin out on me a couple of times, leaving me with a sprained wrist.

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Woodworking Tools


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