Recent extremely minor irks


#1641

Got an electric screwdriver at the weekend because I’m going to have a lot of furniture to assemble. It cost £17.

Gf tells a colleague about our new electric screwdriver. Colleague asks to borrow it, as she also has a lot of furniture to assemble. Gf inexplicably says yes.

I just got the fucking thing, and I got it because I need to use it now.

Can’t decide who I’m most irked at here.


#1642

Better get using it before she lends it out then, eh?


#1643

Also, a drill with screwdriver attachments is much more versatile.


#1644

£17 for an electric screwdriver? It’ll be broken by the time you get it back.

I recently bought an electric screwdriver for a similar price, lasted a week.


#1645

Yes but I don’t need to drill things.


#1646

Tends to be a little bulky for putting furniture together in my experience - can’t always get it into corners/get the right angle with a large drill…


#1647

You don’t need to drill things … yet


#1648

When I do, I will pay somebody competent to do the drilling.


#1649

You’d be surprised how learning the ropes by starting off with simple screwdriving increases your drilling competency levels.


#1650

The price of failure for drilling things is too high for my liking.


#1651

But that’s where the screwdriving comes in - when a screw reaches it’s limit, the resistance against what’s being screwed into brings things to a halt. Do a few screws, you learn the ropes, suddenly you’re a pro!*

Don’t underestimate your latent skills @Epimer !

*yes, this is deliberately for the “things out of context” thread


#1652

I had a drill once with screwdriver attachments - and that aspect was worse than useless. The drill was too powerful so the head just immediately slipped/ fucked up the screws. I assume it only works if you have nicer drill with more controllable torque


#1653

This is what she’s done to me, isn’t it.


#1654

I’ll do the drilling for you.


#1655

What is it that you need drilling anyway Epimer?


#1656

I don’t need any drilling done ffs!


#1657

I’ve got a drill if you wanna borrow one epim8


#1658

Mine has controllable torque, but I’m sure the trigger bit changes the speed too.


#1659

Does it have an electric screwdriver attachment? Because I’m in dire need of one of those.


#1660

Whens the big drilling day @epimer ?