Finally, a Drill You Can Charge From a USB Port

It only requires assembling a single piece of Ikea furniture to realize why an electric screwdriver is a worthwhile investment. So if you're in the market for one, Black+Decker's new 4V MAX Lithium Pivot Screwdriver could be a great choice for the sole reason that you can charge it from the same USB adapters you use… » 9/02/14 5:25pm 9/02/14 5:25pm

Black+Decker's AutoSense Drill Stops Itself When a Screw Is Flush

If you're not already experienced with a drill, when working with screws there's a very good chance you're going to accidentally drive them below the surface of whatever material you're working with—splintering wood and cracking drywall. You can of course get better at it with practise, or you can just buy… » 5/12/14 6:00am 5/12/14 6:00am

How to Make a Drill-Powered Pepper Grinder

If you've ever cooked pepper steak, you know the feeling of your forearms cramping up after what seems like hours of twisting. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were just a machine that did all the hard work? Lucky for you, there is, and it's probably in your garage. That is, if you still have film canisters lying… » 4/23/14 7:40pm 4/23/14 7:40pm

Turn a Drill Into a Shotgun with This Spinning Disc of Doom

Slingshot psycho Joerg Sprave has done some of his best work with rubber, but there's more to slingin' than elastic. All it takes is a powerful drill and centrifugal force to whip up a whole different breed of slinger. » 8/15/13 10:22am 8/15/13 10:22am

What Happens When You Use a Giant Construction Drill on a Car?

It's quite simple really, the car gets completely destroyed, screwed and mangled in every which way possible. The TR-150 construction drill completely eats the car alive to the point where it can no longer drill it anymore, it has to smash and pulverize it. Using construction tools for destruction is a beautiful… » 6/07/13 9:00pm 6/07/13 9:00pm

This Drill Will Expose an Antarctic Lake Buried for 500,000 Years

Lake Ellsworth lies buried under nearly two miles of Antarctic ice, cut off from the rest of the world since before the dawn of man. Who knows what sort of exotic life has evolved in the frigid darkness over those hundreds of thousands of years? A British exploration team aims to find out. And this drill will get… » 8/20/12 11:30am 8/20/12 11:30am

Motion-Activated Electric Screwdriver Anticipates Your Movements Before…

The screwdriver is maybe the last thing in the world that needs a reboot, but the new Black & Decker Max Gyro is the kind of non-essential evolution we can get behind. The little 4-volt handheld tool mimics improves upon the function of ye olde analog screwdriver with a built-in gyroscope that anticipates your… » 8/16/12 1:00pm 8/16/12 1:00pm

This Glock Drill Is the Easiest Way To Make Holes In Anything

The gun enthusiasts at Allen Arms Indoor Range in Greenville, South Carolina, decided to combine their love of all hole-making tools by modding this Glock Model 21 to look like a DeWalt cordless drill. » 6/21/12 11:00am 6/21/12 11:00am

A New Heat-Drill Could Help Discover Life on Hoth

The frozen crust of Enceladus, Saturn's sixth largest moon, may hide subsurface water and perhaps even life. But scientists will first have to bore through the tundra to see what lies beneath and they may rely on the IceMole to do the digging. » 2/29/12 1:00am 2/29/12 1:00am

This Fly-By-Wire Seafloor Drill Rig Works 10,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Traditional deep sea drilling rigs are bulky, expensive and need a relatively stable platform to operate, so they can't work in rough weather. These next-generation drill systems, however, bypass the problem completely by setting up shop on the seafloor. » 6/30/11 11:30am 6/30/11 11:30am

Does This Mean Power Drills Are Allowed in Classrooms Now?

Marketed as the "world's first chuckable drill powered pencil sharpener," C.H. Hanson's $7 Pro-Sharp Finishing Pencil Carpenter sounds much more scientific than it actually is. Just attach it to where you'd normally screw in the drill bits; whack a pencil in, and zooooooooom, off you go to sharper-pencils nirvana. And… » 3/21/11 2:40pm 3/21/11 2:40pm

The World's Deepest Drill To Tickle Earth's Mantle

The Chikyu research vessel is already the world's deepest drill, probing nearly 23,000 feet beneath the ocean floor. But scientists hope to add another mile to the machine by 2013, allowing it to pierce Earth's mantle for the first time. » 4/02/10 1:00pm 4/02/10 1:00pm

Freakishly Tiny Drill Inspires Us to Believe Anything Is Possible in…

This drill, posted by Flickr user S8, serves absolutely no purpose. On any level. Yet I look at it and still think to myself, "that's friggin awesome." Ladies and gentleman, an unbelievably small drill. [Flickr via Make via CrunchGear] » 6/18/09 10:20pm 6/18/09 10:20pm

Holy Sh*t Look At This Drill

Behold, the Hitachi DH50MRY. Part drill, part jackhammer, it can eat up concrete like balsa wood without killing your arms. Our friends at PopSci cut one open to show how it works. » 3/20/09 12:40pm 3/20/09 12:40pm

Spider Drill Piano Produces Symphony of Cacaphony

Brazilian artist Paulo Nenflidio, who's currently showing off his work in Arizona, creates weird noise-producing sculptures like this robot drill spider, which ends up sounding as frightening as it looks. » 3/19/09 1:30am 3/19/09 1:30am

Russian Billionaire Buys World's Largest Drill, Swears He Won't Drill…

The following is not the plot to an upcoming Bond film: Russian bootstrap billionaire and Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich announced that his construction company, Infrastruktura, would spend $160 million on the world's largest drill. The drill, five meters wider than the current champ, built by the same… » 3/27/08 1:20pm 3/27/08 1:20pm

Dual Bit Drill

We're suspecting this is as old as my grandma, but it's still cool. It's a dual-bit drill: you just flip the next bit into place when you're done with the first one. Perfect for countersinking then screwing in stuff, I suppose. Any other potential uses for this high-tech hyrda-like drill? » 2/14/06 1:08pm 2/14/06 1:08pm