Trigger Discipline

I bought a new cordless drill. I needed one badly. My Makita lasted longer than my second marriage but finally gave up the ghost. I bought a new Hatachi 18 volt at Lowes that also came with an excellent flashlight that uses the same batteries.

The story is gun related! Be patient, sheesh...

Anyway, like every middle aged, homeowner, husband, father, new cordless drill owner, I was running around the house doing tons of little projects.

The daughter asks, "Dad, is something wrong with your finger?"

I immediately looked at the one with the hide scraped off from changing the battery in my van.

"No that one." pointing at my right index finger, my trigger finger, pointing straight along side the drill in stead of on the trigger.

I laughed and said, "Trigger discipline."

--She rolled her eyes in a perfect teen age daughter moment.


Guffaw in AZ said...

RULE#3...Keep your finger off the trigger until the bit is in place and you are ready to drill!

What's not to understand about that?

Old NFO said...

It's NOT just for guns :-)

Bubblehead Les. said...

What old NFO said. Applies to Air Wrenches, Spray Guns, Power Washers, etc.

Ian Argent said...

You know you've internalized rule#3 when you index the trigger finger on a bottle of windex...

Seriously, any power tool should be used with the 4 rules in mind.