Hi folks. Before I say anything else, let me state that I have no idea what I'm talking about, and please don't laugh at my ignorance. I know absolutely nothing about tools or home repair, so if you are kind enough to answer my questions, don't assume that I have any familiarity whatsoever with even the most basic DIY terminology.
I'm looking to acquire a light-weight cordless tool that I can use to do small jobs around the house, such as putting hooks into my bedroom wall to hang a shoe rack, and also little hooks around the insides of the window frames (they're varnished wood) so I can string up the holiday lights. And other similar projects. Really, the more I try to think of examples, the more it becomes apparent that nearly everything I want to do involves drilling tiny holes into walls, frames, and furniture so I can put threaded metal hooks (like these ones: Amazon.com: Ace Ceiling Hook .159 Wire Dia. 7/8 Threaded: Home & Garden
) in to hang things from or attach things to.
I normally use my father's Black & Decker cordless drill for this, but it's heavy and I'm a five foot tall woman who is physically disabled. I have advanced arthritis in my hands and shoulders which makes it difficult for me to grip tightly or reach over my head. So I thought I would try to find myself a tool that doesn't weigh a brickload so that I can stop feeling so pathetic and girly having to ask my daddy to help me because I can't lift his stupid heavy-duty drill.
I don't know for sure, but the research I've been able to do makes me wonder if I could get away with using a cordless screwdriver or bit driver instead of an actual cordless drill. If that's true, how powerful would it have to be?
I guess basically what I need to know is, what is the lightest weight tool I could get away with using to stick those hooks all over the house?