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

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

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

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