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If you know me at all you'll know that I LOVE power tools. My dad likes to joke about the year he bought my brother a bread machine and me a circular saw. In all the years that I've researched the best tools for doing my upholstery or any other project, never once did I put "stylish" in the search criteria. I guess I should be happy it's not pink.

A friend sent me this pic of a survey he's doing ( I guess he's the target audience?!?) . We don't need no stinkin survey, do we ladies? Let +Black & Decker know what you think....
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Nice! I have a bumble-bee colored baby one, for quick stuff... ;)
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Depends on function. If that was the only difference, maybe, but black matches everything.
 
B&D don't make sewing machines...PFAFF and singer do...
 
What do sewing machines have to do with power tools?
 
Whoops, you mentioned uphostery and I didn't click the image...what I thought was a sewing machine...seems to be a drill marketed for women? Buy craftsman, they actually make tools for doing things...The case is hysterical...wow, now I wish I would have clicked that picture, for the laugh 
 
The drill is sleek and nice but that case is funny!
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Ok, I'm with you on the case, but functionally, the drill looks just as useful as any other cordless drill, though I'm wondering WTF they use leather "touch points" on a "working tool". Because leather gets grimy. About the only advantage I could see to having a "lady's" and a "man's" drill would be if they adjust the size of the grips to account for smaller hands. Also, I can see the advantage of making them lighter, as most women are not as muscular as most men. So, in conclusion, I give them 5.5 for effort, 3.5 for prospective design, and maybe a 4.5 for actual usability, based on what I'm seeing.

I'd be interested to see this in comparison with their current cordless drill, but I'm having a severe hot flash right now and am too grumpy to go pull it up.
Mz Maau
 
Oh, and while the gold finish may look nice, I can imagine it probably wears off pretty easily, which would leave it pretty sad looking. They'd be better off going with brushed aluminum or something if they had to have accent points.
 
I agree, +Mz Maau, if they adjusted the grips for smaller hands that would be advantageous.
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Like in my case, while I may be short, I have a very tall person's frame. Big bones, long limbs, and freaking no torso. Ironically, one would think I'd have piano player hands, but alas. Huge palms, short, short stubby little fingers. So, the biggest problem I have with a typical cordless drill is not being able to get a solid grip all the way around it, so in certain situations, I am v.nervous that I'll drop the darned thing.
 
I have stubby little fingers, too. Some tools would be nice if they were lighter or had better portability for people who aren't big beefy guys.
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Well, for me, the big beefy isn't the issue, it's totally that, while my palm size is adequate, my grippability is shite.

And I could go on for days about ladder issues.

But, I'm still pretty crabby about the short stubby fingers. I got a raw deal.
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After all, if I'm going to be built like a monkey, I want to play piano like a monkey too.
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