Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984)

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  • Comfort grip design
  • 1/4" chuck fits standard drill bits
  • Side crank with enclosed gears
  • Light duty
  • Black


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Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984)
 
3.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Effective (6)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (6)
  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Small projects (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual do-it-yourselfer (5), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Non-electric & for lightweight use only

For most utility purposes I would use a larger, more powerful, construction-grade electric drill, the kind made to work hard all day long. However, the larger drill cannot hold drill bits any...Read complete review

For most utility purposes I would use a larger, more powerful, construction-grade electric drill, the kind made to work hard all day long. However, the larger drill cannot hold drill bits any smaller than 1/8" diameter, but occasionally I need to drill a pilot hole smaller than 1/8" diameter, for a small screw, and that is where the Fiskars drill is right at home, perfect for small and lightweight work. And, being non-electric makes the Fiskars drill very portable and convenient. Let me add that my experience is only with drilling small holes in wood and particle board, and so I cannot comment about drilling in metal or other materials.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unbelievably Awful Product

I bought this product to use on my boat when away from electrical power. Other reviews mentioned using it to drill into drywall and studs, so I expected that it could handle plywood....Read complete review

I bought this product to use on my boat when away from electrical power. Other reviews mentioned using it to drill into drywall and studs, so I expected that it could handle plywood. However, it could not. At the first sign of resistance from the drill bit, the plastic gears inside the handle skip and emit an awful grinding noise. I had to turn the chuck by hand to get the bit moving again. After about a dozen or so uses, the gears were worn down so much that I cannot even tighten the chuck on a bit. I got so frustrated that I almost threw it in the lake (but that would pollute the lake).

I can't believe Fiskars put its name on something this awful.

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5.0

Handy little tool

By 193nutt

from Englewood, FL

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Great For Quick Small Job

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Great For Quick Small Job

    Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

    Very handy little gadget for small jobs. Actually will handle some bigger jobs, too. I tested it with a P.T. 2X$, and was able to drill a hole easily.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Warranty

    By Maria

    from TN

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Projects

      Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

      There is a lifetime warranty, so if it breaks send it back

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Fabulous Fiskars

      By fuzzface

      from Evansville, IN

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Projects

        Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

        Great

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        2.0

        NOT AS ADVERTISED

        By Rod

        from Honolulu, Hawaii

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient For Task

        Cons

        • Doesn't Hold Drill Bits

        Best Uses

        • Picture Frame Work

        Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

        The model with the drill bit holder that is shown online and confirmed by your tech rep was NOT the model received. I received two drills without the rubber band and notches to hold drill bits. The online tech representative confirmed with your warehouse that the drills had the drill bit holder feature. The picture above shows the rubber band holder on the neck of the drill.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        4.0

        Safe simple to use

        By Sheryl the Dabbler

        from Kc MO

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Wish It Came With Bits

        Best Uses

        • Small Projects
        • Used With Children

        Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

        A safe tool for all ages to use, kids love using real tools!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        1.0

        Updated Review

        By Christine

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy case
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Small Projects

        Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

        On 12/6/07 I gave this product a 5-star review. I am unable to edit the original review, but would like to provide an update. The drill worked pretty well for a while and then started skipping. Eventually it stopped working entirely. I tore it apart and discovered that one of the gears is plastic, and about a third of the teeth had sheared all the way off. It did last about 5 years of light use, so I have to give it some credit. This review is one star to balance out the five stars that I gave it before. It is probably worth a two or three star review. It does work, but it probably won't for long and based on the reviews that followed mine, it's sheer luck that mine lasted as long as it did.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        1.0

        piece of plastic junk

        By Jim the Runner

        from Atlanta

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction
          • Not Effective
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

            A great tool for drilling styrofoam or marshmellows, but if you want drill a hole in a peice of wood the cheap plastic gears strip in about 10 minutes.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            It broke within 30 minutes

            By Bob

            from Wayne, PA

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gears are covered

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

              Bought this for my grandson because the gears are covered and he can't get his fingers caught. After 30 minutes of use by a 6 year old, the plastic cover split along the seam. Exposed the gear mechanism. I had to put it back together with duct tape, and eventually returned it. Very disappointing, as this seems to be the only hand-drill available with the gear mechabpnism covered.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Non-electric & for lightweight use only

              By Doug

              from New England

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Handy
              • Inexpensive

              Cons

              • Not "industrial" grade

              Best Uses

              • Small Projects

              Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

              For most utility purposes I would use a larger, more powerful, construction-grade electric drill, the kind made to work hard all day long. However, the larger drill cannot hold drill bits any smaller than 1/8" diameter, but occasionally I need to drill a pilot hole smaller than 1/8" diameter, for a small screw, and that is where the Fiskars drill is right at home, perfect for small and lightweight work. And, being non-electric makes the Fiskars drill very portable and convenient. Let me add that my experience is only with drilling small holes in wood and particle board, and so I cannot comment about drilling in metal or other materials.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              dont bother

              By mike

              from adirondacks ,new york

              About Me Professional

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction
                • Not Effective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

                  gears grind after 1st use

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Unbelievably Awful Product

                  By Jonathan

                  from Madison, WI

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction
                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

                      I bought this product to use on my boat when away from electrical power. Other reviews mentioned using it to drill into drywall and studs, so I expected that it could handle plywood. However, it could not. At the first sign of resistance from the drill bit, the plastic gears inside the handle skip and emit an awful grinding noise. I had to turn the chuck by hand to get the bit moving again. After about a dozen or so uses, the gears were worn down so much that I cannot even tighten the chuck on a bit. I got so frustrated that I almost threw it in the lake (but that would pollute the lake).

                      I can't believe Fiskars put its name on something this awful.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      '92 model was great - new model is junk

                      By Lin

                      from Wichita, KS

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Not Effective

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Repair
                      • Small Projects
                      • When no electricity

                      Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

                      I bought one in '92 that was still going strong in Nov. '08. My step-father saw it and admired the great job it did, so I bought myself a new one and gave him my old one. Wrong thing to do! I used this one for the first time last night and the case separated slightly as I turned the handle - I feared it would pop apart. By the 4th drill bit change, the gear in the chuck slips and won't tighten. Sometimes a gear slips while I'm turning the handle. I deeply regret giving my old one away, but I'm glad I didn't give a new one as a Christmas gift!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Packs More Punch Than You'd Think!

                      By Dessgeega

                      from Osage Beach, MO

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Stable
                      • Strong
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                      • Relatively Hard-To-Find

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Repair
                      • Small Projects

                      Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

                      I was really surprised when I tried this bad-boy. The pistol design made it easy to maintain stability and it is perfect for drilling pilot holes for screws. Also if you have sharp drill bits, it goes through any wood like it's butter. I love this tool, and I'd buy it for anyone who likes portable tools. It's quiet, tiny, and safe. Tools don't get much better than this, and it's timelessness will prove to you that it's one of the best drill investments you can make.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A great tool !

                      By Blue

                      from Idaho Falls, ID

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong
                      • Sturdy case
                      • Versatile
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • "Careful" Work
                        • Small Projects

                        Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

                        This is great for delicate projects like cabinets, blinds, pictures, any where you need to "go easy". I have owned one for 15+ years and recommend it highly.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great for Light Work

                        By Christine

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Novice

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong
                        • Works Effectively

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Small Projects

                          Comments about Fiskars® Hand Drill (85116984):

                          This thing is fantastic. It's cheap and works like a charm for drilling into drywall/studs, cabinets, delicate surfaces, etc. No worries about batteries running out or how far away an open outlet is. Wouldn't recommend it if you are going to be doing a lot of drilling at once, and it wouldn't work if you need stability (like using a Dremel or a screwdriving bit) since the hand crank is on the side.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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