I use to dread using my drill because, well quite frankly, I sucked and didn’t know what I was doing. I would just choose random bits without matching them with the screws and I would choose the screws without considering the surface I intended to drill through.
Until one day the chuck wouldn’t release the bit (which I had haphazardly selected) and I had nowhere to turn, except the owner’s manual. Once I started reading the detail that the authors pumped into the the 4 page (English AND Spanish) brochure, I started to realize that if this crummy owner’s manual is telling me SO MUCH, then maybe there really is SO MUCH MORE to learn.
I’m by no means a professional, but at this point I have learned enough to stop working against myself. If I can’t have pounds of forearm muscle or an endless supply of bits and screws at my disposal for experimenting, I can at least research how to match up bits, screws and material to give myself the best shot at making my house look like more than a hole in the wall…(::Eye roll:: I apologize for my puns. They have minds of their own.)