Is there an easy way to keep the drill handy when I'm on the ladder?
It's been coming for years, and during the heavy rains in the NE, my
gutter has detached on one end of the house.
I plan to use screws instead of spikes to reattach them, but because
I've gained weight, I'm more scared than ever of the ladder. I get
less scared the longer I'm up there, but I would still like to make
things run smoother.
The screws go in with an electric drill and an included square bit.
I"m holding pretty firmly and close to the ladder with one arm, and I
don't lean back, and the problem is what to do with the corded
electric drill when I'm getting it, or not using it, or earlier when
I'm climbing up the ladder with it. It always seems to be in my way
and it makes me lean back to make room to put it over a rung, or move
from drilling in the spike on one side of me to the one on the other
I think I like the cord, because I can hang it over a ladder rung and
the drill stays there.
OTOH, I have a low-end cordless drill, with the low voltage battery
pack. I forget the voltabe but it is the size below 14v, or the the
lowest size they have made in the last 20 years. It's light. If I
would be better off with that, how would you secure it so it didn't