I own a lake house with several other couples. Last winter we were tackling some maintenance work on the dock by replacing all the weather-beaten boards. I knew it was going to happen, but was hoping it would be someone else that dropped the drill in the water. Down it went into 5′ of 50 degree water. Bye bye drill. No way I was getting in there and I was sure it was ruined anyway.
Fast forward 6 months. Finally fished it out and it was covered with mud and algae with a rusty bit still attached. I decided, what the heck, I’ll put a fresh battery on it and see what happens. Pressed the button and the light came on, and then it made a slight hum. A couple more presses and it fired up full force throwing mud from the motor all over my face!
Here’s a pic and a video.
Porter-Cable makes some indestructible tools!