make-up brush stand required about 40 holes, and there is no way I could of took on that project without a drill! The drill we have is cordless which makes awkward angles easier.
Bonus: Kreg JigThis is a bonus tool, but is probably my favorite we have in the house. You use the Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes,these kind of parallel holes. You can drill your screw into another piece of wood, so much easier! I used this when making my single board serving tray!
Skipping the power tools may make your DIY projects take a little more time, but safety first! If you don't know how to use it, DON'T use it! Believe me, I've already cut my thumb in half trying to make a mason jar soap dispenser... eek, I still can feel the pain!