The concept of the Fiskars Craft Drill is great, but I was a little disappointed upon trying to use this tool. It did go through the small wooden tags that I used it on fairly easily, but one problem is that it is hard to tell when the bit has gone all the way through the item you're drilling, and you may end up scarring your cutting mat up pretty badly. I would recommend having a seperate mat just for drilling purposes.
Another BIG problem that I found, is, with one hand on the tool itself and the other on the handle, there is no way to hold down the item you are drilling, hence it begins to spin. I think Fiskars should have thought this through and sold the Craft Drill with it's own cutting mat that has some sort of device for holding down the item to be drilled.
EDITED TO ADD:
So I tried putting the item to be drilled on a wooden block after a friend suggested it, and it worked like a charm!
The first item I attempted was a thin acrylic tag, and unfortunately it cracked the tag. However, I was drilling multiple holes, so I think that just didn't work, as it weakened the acrylic.
I also used it on a chipboard tag. I used the smallest bit and drilled four holes. That came out beautifully and was very easy, though of course I had to sand the roughness off after I was done.
So... it's not such a bad tool! In fact, by using the wooden block, the problems I listed earlier are not an issue.
It drills through everything! Card, paper, Chipboard, wood, CD's - tables, self healing cutting mats and more....... All at once!!!! lol If you get one becareful! lol
I too would like to have had something like a bracket or such with it to hold the item down when drilling so it wouldn't spin around.
Over all it is sharp and very cool I now don't have to use my hubbies power drill - which ruined quite a few products. lol
I have used this a couple of times now on an altered letter and a balsa box and it worked perfectly!! I did need to hold the balsa box when I needed to remove the drill from the hole but that is expected with any drill!! I love this thing no more hammer and nails!!
Okay, it takes two hands to operate this little drill so I have to clamp or duck tape whatever I'm drilling onto a piece of 13 x 13 wood I use for drilling projects. BTB (before the board) I couldn't tell when I'd gone through a piece of chipboard and made a hole in my self-healing cutting mat (it didn't heal...:) I still like it and use it because it beats going to the garage workbench.
Jill Davis, Founder
Sorry I only wanted 1 and was send 2 and I didnot try because I didn't think it was worth the money and realized I should have bought fiskars stamp press instead so I sent them back to exchange for the stamp press.Thank- You kittenkat40