360 Quick-Select™ from SKIL® Review & Giveaway

JSIM-Skil-360-Quick-Select-Drill-01Who doesn’t love a good power tool? When I received 360 Quick-Select™ from SKIL®, a lot of my studio needs were satisfied. Every time I need to use a screwdriver on a project with some power behind it, I have to lug out my big power drill case, pull out the drill, and dig through the drill bit box to find just the right bit to attach, then remove the bit and put the whole thing back together and away once the project is complete. I have a big project with lots of screws, my arm is usually quite taxed by the weight of the larger tool. But the 360 Quick-Select™ from SKIL® is very compact and lightweight- weighing barely over one pound- just the right size for me. And with the fully integrated bit management system built into the front of the tool, I never have to go digging for bits! It’s pretty cool- as you turn the barrel, the different bits are illuminated in the top window. Once you find the bit you want to use, simply push the black lever forward and the bit appears, ready to go to work.JSIM-Skil-360-Quick-Select-Drill-02It’s a great tool to have on hand for any home improvement, DIY or craft project and the perfect tool for my project yesterday. My library card cabinet that I use for button storage is ready for a new paint color, but it needed to be disassembled first. The brass ID plates had to be removed from 15 drawers and the the drawer fronts from their plastic compartments. This required two completely different drill bits and far too much elbow grease and time involvement for standard screwdrivers- I needed power. The ID plates had small brass screws and the drawer fronts were attached with larger screws, which would have been a bit hard to get to with a standard power drill/screwdriver.JSIM-Skil-360-Quick-Select-Drill-06

Note how the tool lights up the area you are working on. Pretty cool, right?!

With half the work done- 120 screws out- there’s plenty of juice left in the tool for putting them all back in once the cabinet pieces are painted.JSIM-Skil-360-Quick-Select-Drill-03Speaking of juice, the 360 Quick-Select™ from SKIL® comes equipped with the tool industry’s first-ever USB charging capability, allowing a more convenient way to charge the tool, whether plugging it in to a computer, or another USB port you have on-hand.JSIM-Skil-360-Quick-Select-Drill-05

Visit the 360 Quick-Select™ from SKIL®  website for more information on the features and where to buy. And check out this video to see the tool in use. For non-Flash video, click HERE.

The 360 Quick-Select™ 4V Max Screwdriver


SKIL® is giving away this fabulous new tool that comes with 12 screwdriving bits, a wall charger and a USB cable charger, (a $49.99 value!) to one lucky JSIM reader.

TO ENTER: leave a nice, relevant comment on this post. Entry open to US residents only. One entry/comment per person, please!

ENTRY DEADLINE is noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 (PST). The winner will be randomly chosen, notified and announced right here shortly thereafter.

Congratulations to randomly chosen winner #2 Kelly Sobieck!

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109 Responses to 360 Quick-Select™ from SKIL® Review & Giveaway

  1. #1 - Miss Prickly says:

    I’d love my own power drill / screwdriver. I always use my husband’s and he never keeps it in the same place or keeps the battery charged.

  2. #2 - Kelly Sobieck says:

    What a cool tool! I’d love this for my projects!

  3. #3 - Annie says:

    I just got a big screwdriver as you described. Get the big box out, get the driver out, make sure the big battery pack is charged, get out the big bit box, choose the bit and lug that big heavy thing around where you need it. That little Skil looks perfect! I love the flashlight feature, too!

  4. #4 - Amy M. says:

    What a fun tool! I can think of a million ways to use it!!!

  5. #5 - Martha says:

    I would love to have my very own Skil screwdriver. Always have to borrow my husbands. That means finding it, an extension cord and a place to plug it in. This one would be perfect for ME!

  6. #6 - Julia D. says:

    Wow! what a great little tool. Just love that it has a light and is light weight. It certainly would be a useful tool for the crafters. Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. #7 - Torrey says:

    I could certainly use one of these. Thanks for the chance!

  8. #8 - Tina W says:

    This would be great for me to take on my volunteer build projects! One way or the other, I’m going to get one…but it would be nice if it came from JSIM. 🙂

  9. #9 - Carla says:

    Celebrating 20th wedding anniversary on July 16. I think my hubby could use this for his honey-do projects, but really it will probably be me who uses it the most.

  10. #10 - ASH Designs says:

    this looks cool, having all the bits with the drill.

  11. #11 - sarajane says:

    Ooohh! I am swooning over the fact of never having to find a separate bit again!

  12. #12 - Kathy Waxler says:

    Very cool. I especially like the self-storing bits – no more rummaging through several bit boxes to find the right one. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  13. #13 - Corynn F. says:

    Would love this….I can NEVER get the drill bit out of my husbands super-powered-weighs-a-ton electric drill!

  14. #14 - Wendi says:

    I love that you don’t have to search for the bits. This tool couldn’t be better! Thank you!

  15. #15 - Michele T says:

    Owning my very own power tool would be perfect!!! It would also come in very handy for all my projects – thanks for the chance!!

  16. #16 - Peggy Hazelwood says:

    Wow, this power screwdriver looks so handy and convenient.

  17. #17 - LINDA says:


  18. #18 - Elizabeth Toel says:

    I have always wanted to become comfortable with power tools…this little tool would be a great start.

    xoxo Elizabeth

  19. #19 - Mary Frances says:

    It looks to be a manageable size power tool that I could handle with my occasional flare-up of arthritic thumb joints.

  20. #20 - Celine says:

    That is the COOLEST drill I’ve ever seen. So well-designed. I want one!

  21. #21 - Stacy H says:

    That is a great drill. I agree with you, I hate lugging out the big drill and the case, etc.

  22. #22 - CrazyMomTats! says:

    Ooooo – this would be mighty handy around the house!

    Pick me!!!

  23. #23 - Shawn B! says:

    What a great tool for hose little projects!

  24. #24 - Shawn B! says:

    What a great tool for those little projects!

  25. #25 - Jane S. says:

    I would love to have this! I have a “woman” tool box but for some reason the husband keeps taking my stuff. I’d gladly give him everything that’s left in it if I had this for my very own. Thank you for the chance to win. 🙂

  26. #26 - Juli O says:

    I moved last week. This would be a great tool to help me repurpose and reuse all the things I don’t know where to put yet. Thanks for the giveaway and have a nice day.

  27. #27 - Sharon Putman says:

    I would love to win this! Much easier to handle than the one I inherited from my dad.

  28. #28 - Debbie Metti says:

    This is such a cool tool…we have lots of home improvement projects here in our 1950s era home…this would certainly help us out a lot. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. #29 - Marcie Nielsen says:

    Power tools are a girls best friend, right?

  30. #30 - Linda facci says:

    Skil or not, it looks like anyone can use this great tool

  31. #31 - Dee Tollaksen says:

    Lovely! You have to love a tool that is multi functional but not too heavy. I need one of these!

  32. #32 - Sylvia Schanche says:

    Would love to win this! It never fails, my husband’s drill is never charged when needed. Would love to have one I can keep charged and ready to use!

  33. #33 - Tracey Ireland says:

    Oh I so need this! My Mikita just died!

  34. #34 - Kelly D says:

    This would be great for our home improvement projects. Thanks!

  35. #35 - Julie H. says:

    I would love to have this for my DIY projects. No more trekking to the garage to borrow Hubby’s drill! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  36. #36 - Elizabeth H says:

    Wow, that 360 Quick-Select was just what you needed! Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  37. #37 - Madeleine says:

    A mini tool to call my own would be lovely. It would be the first power tool my husband can’t claim as his own.

  38. #38 - Gwen says:

    Would be nice to not have to borrow the hubbies,

  39. #39 - Robin Kerstetter says:

    This would be a handy dandy screwdriver for keeping in the house, for the quick jobs.

  40. #40 - Elaine says:

    Cathe, you get the best stuff! What a great tool. I love that it stores the bits and sheds light right on spot!
    Can’t wait to see your finished project!

  41. #41 - Carla says:

    This would be so useful to own. I love all the different bits are store right there so there isn’t a way to lose them

  42. #42 - Sarah says:

    I love a drill. The light on this one is genius! I think I need this.

  43. #43 - Noreen says:

    I’m so glad they’re making tools with women in mind now – sometimes regular tools are too heavy to use easily. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

  44. #44 - Mary says:

    Wow! Skil has a winner with this drill! All the features are useful, important, and crafter-friendly. Thanks for telling us all about this new tool.

  45. #45 - Jen Y says:

    I would love to try this drill. My joints can’t handle the larger drills anymore.

  46. #46 - Pamelotta says:

    I need to start my own tool collection and this would be a perfect tool to start with! Awesome giveaway!

  47. #47 - Rose Sanchez says:

    My daddy didn’t bring up a helpless lady. I would know exactly what to do with it. I have serious plans for it. 🙂

  48. #48 - RuthWW says:

    All the tools in our house are old…..er. It would be great to have a newer one!

  49. #49 - Martha says:

    Hi! Believe it or not I have just stated diy projects! I love them but, I find that you really do need the proper tools! Thank you for a chance to win such a nice tool! Martha 🙂

  50. #50 - Kathy E says:

    I would LOVE the 360 SKIL!! How handy!

  51. #51 - MyriamV says:

    This sounds like the perfect tool to own. Everything right there, at finger tips, and powered to top it all off. Cool!

  52. #52 - Mary Rose says:

    Wow what a versital tool.

  53. #53 - Beth Rutherford says:

    Powerful enough for all but made for a woman — I LOVE this and have about 101 uses that are just waiting!

  54. #54 - pattie says:

    I need a drill so bad. And one that actually works! It’s overwhelming to go into the hardware store and choose one that does what it’s supposed to do. Thanks for the recommendation!

  55. #55 - Kate M. says:

    Ooh! That looks like it would be so handy to have around the house! I’m always looking for a screwdriver and can never seem to find the right one when I need it.

  56. #56 - nancy d says:

    Love this cool drill! The light would be so helpful with my tired, old eyes! And the bits look so easy to get to, yet stored in the compartment well enough that you wont lose them.

  57. #57 - Melissa M says:

    I can’t believe that you can buy a drill with a USB charging feature! This is incredible, I honesty would have never imagined. I feel like this is a “need” instead of a “want.” 🙂

  58. #58 - renee says:

    Wow sounds awesome! It would be nice and handy to have inside the house… I would never have to ask my hubby to borrow anything ever again. Thanks for the opportunity ;0)

  59. #59 - Jody Hammond says:

    LOVE these smaller power tools, especially the ones that are small enough to fit in my hand but have BIG power. I have one now that works fairly well but the power is just not there sometimes. This little Quick-Select SKIL may be just what the doctor ordered, woohoo, hope I get to give it a try!!!

  60. #60 - lisat says:

    Love that there is a light and that it can be charged from a computer. Would LOVE to win this giveaway!

  61. #61 - KathieB says:

    Now that is one nice piece of equipment!

  62. #62 - Willa McNeill says:

    Sounds like it is just my size and weight! Too bad it is not pink to keep male hands OFF! Like the notion of USB recharging.

  63. #63 - Laura Stewart says:

    looks like a great tool!!

  64. #64 - Gayle says:

    I was just looking at these in the local Home Depot. They look like a tool I would really use if I had one. I’ll ahve to save my birthday money for one.

  65. #65 - Brittney Crabtree says:

    Our drill is dying, this would be great!

  66. #66 - Jay M says:

    What a great tool, I’m looking to stock up my toolbox and enter the world of DIY!

  67. #67 - Tina says:

    Wow, what a great tool. Love the bits already on board, I hate changing bits out on the “old school” drills. I would so LOVE to win this.

  68. #68 - Yvonne says:

    Boy, I really need a powerful screwdriver! My muscles aren’t what they once were. Thanks for the giveaway. Love Skil products.

  69. #69 - Mariana Mill says:

    Wow! Finally there is a SKIL tool for us crafters that are mechanically challenged. Looks like the size would feel just right in a woman’s hands with everything handy. I can think of a million projects that I could use it on. Hurrah for SKIL… ESPECIALLY to the person who thought of this.

  70. #70 - Robyn B says:

    I could totally use this!

  71. #71 - jody says:

    I’d love to try this drill. It looks manageable enough to use, compared to our heavier one. Thanks for the chance!

  72. #72 - debi m says:

    What a great tool, love that you don’t have to go searching for the right bit.
    Would like to have this in my craft arsenal.

  73. #73 - Morgan Robertson says:

    What a neat tool! It looks like it would be great for all the little projects I have the seem to keep piling up – largely because going and digging out our old screwdrivers, if I can find them, is such a hassle. I love how it powers via usb. Not having big battery packs to store and charge is so nice!

  74. #74 - Sue K. says:

    I have some DIY projects I’ve been meaning to tackle, and this would be such a great tool to have. I

  75. #75 - Carol says:

    Looks like an amazing tool. I love things that make my life easier. My husband has lots of power tools, but they are so bulky and complicated to use, I never use them. This one looks lightweight and easy to handle. It is even simple to change tips. I want one!

  76. #76 - Karla in CA says:

    I can think of a million things I could get done using that drill! What a great product. Love the light at the drill bit area.

  77. #77 - julie m says:

    My current bargain level power drill is several years old and about to give out. This would be a great replacement. Not having to keep going back and forth finding a different bit during complex projects would be so nice.

  78. #78 - Lynn Butler says:

    I have a ratcheting screwdriver with different bits but I can’t find or ave lost a few of them already! This handy tool will not only save my wrists, but my sanity with storage in the tool for all of the bits! – Lynn

  79. #79 - marty*Atkisson says:

    Fun and cute! I like the convience of the attachments right there in the 360. I could put this little baby to use.

  80. #80 - Laura says:

    Ooh!! I didn’t know this one existed. LOVE that it can be charged via USB and totally LOVE the pin point light. I’ve been wanting to redo the knobs on our big dresser (and on the kitchen cabinets – but we rent) and our regular non-electric screwdrivers are just too tedious for the project.

  81. #81 - Ali B. says:

    I have the same problem you did. I used to have a rechargeable screwdriver, but it stopped charging and a new battery would have been almost as expensive as a new tool So I just use my full-size drill. But yes, what a pain.

  82. #82 - Carol says:

    I think I’m in love! I need this. Hauling out the big drill for little projects Is such a drag. Having a drill I can keep in my studio instead of the garage would be perfect.

  83. #83 - Shawn says:

    Wow, I have always wanted something like this, it would definitely make some things a lot easier. Thank you for the giveaway.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  84. #84 - SuzyMcQ says:

    Oh, Skil, you had me at USB!!!

  85. #85 - Roseanna says:

    Oh, I would love to win this…my husband’s tools are heavy and I can never find the correct bit! My goal is to have a basic set of tools for my furniture refurbishing business. Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  86. #86 - Lisa says:

    I would ADORE this. My boss bought me a power drill for Christmas as a joke 13 years ago and I love it! But it’s really heavy and has a cord-this little one would be awesome! Thanks for running these giveaways…

  87. #87 - Maria Hebert says:

    Love the light weight and light feature, but the bit management system is the best!

  88. #88 - Amy Bauer says:

    I have loved tools…. especially great power tools…. since I was a girl helping dad out with projects in the garage. And cordless tools are, to use a California colloquial, “THE BOMB.” I like to create feminine, beautiful art pieces, but I want their bones to be well constructed. I also am handy around the house, beating my husband to the task sometimes. Fingers crossed! – Amy Bauer

  89. #89 - Cher K. says:

    What a great tool for this crafty girl. Thanks for the chance to win!

  90. #90 - Heidianna says:

    I’m always on the lookout for tools that will help me get projects done quickly and easily, and this looks like a great one. Thanks for your review and giveaway.

  91. #91 - becky cressy says:

    oh- how much easier my life would be if i only had the SKILs!!!!

  92. #92 - Peggy A says:

    This power drill/screwdriver looks awesome! Love the light and USB option. I could find lots of uses for this!

  93. #93 - Susan Heath says:

    A lightweight, handy and useful tool for crafty projects of my own would be a dream come true! My darling husband has the tools and ability to do all those big builds and household chores, but sometimes I want to do it myself. It’s like he always says “the right tool for the job makes all the difference!”

  94. #94 - Jennifer E. says:

    This looks much nicer than the ancient ones I used to burn out. 🙂

  95. #95 - Laura says:

    23 years ago, my boss gave me a drill for our wedding shower and it was the best gift until it recently gave out. A new drill would be a dream! Thanks for the giveaway offer.

  96. #96 - Karyl Howard says:

    I would love this tool! It would be SO much better than the hand drill I’m using now!

  97. #97 - robynski says:

    Me and the hundred year old house would love you and Skil forever! I’m forever hefting my husband’s around and it’s so heavy! This looks like it was built for me.

  98. #98 - Allyson Kettler says:

    I truly appreciate all that you share on your website. I have had lupus since I was in high school and I have been overly active in all forms of art since I was a small child. First and foremost, my mother reminded my brother and I that our art brought pleasure not only to ourselves, but to others. Now that I am much older, I can now say that I suffer from my lupus daily and I fight my body to produce thecart projects that I so love. I can no longer work a “real job”, as my father and disability check remind me but art is STILL my passion. Today, I slowly bind personal art journals and “wish boxes” to donate to The Wounded Warriors and the American Cancer Society. I have even started an order for 25 pro bono journals for a home for girls with anemia. I write to you for two reasons: to thank you for your inspiration, tutorials and templates that have helped me become the artisr and person I am and secondly because I am in dire need of the donation or “win” of a new SKIL. All of my supplies are donations or are purchased with my disability check, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The people I have met have changed me for many lifetimes to come. God Bless. Yours in Service, Allyson

  99. #99 - Mary Ann says:

    Oh, how I would love to have that SKIL drill that retains it’s battery power for so long! Our present drill runs out of power way too fast.

  100. #100 - Heather says:

    This is the perfect lightweight screwdriver for projects around the house and is the perfect size for crafters.

  101. #101 - Chelan says:

    Oh! How I’d love one. I’ve just spent the past couple weeks helping my friend decorate her new post-divorce apartment and this awesome little tool would have been a lifesaver! -Everything from building furniture to hanging pictures and upcycling things that started off with completely different uses would all have gone a lot faster. Maybe next time! 🙂

  102. #102 - Shawn says:

    What a cool tool! I’m loving it. It would be so nice to be able to have the thrill of a drill of my own. Thanks for the chance to own one.

  103. #103 - Nancy Gallagher says:

    I would love to have this! I still use screwdriver bits in my corded electric drill. Oh to be cordless…and USB all at the same time!

  104. #104 - Janet says:

    What a wonderful tool! I can think of SOOOOO many ways to use it! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

  105. #105 - Alice Hancock says:

    The new Skill360 looks awesome!!!! Thanks for the great review.

  106. #106 - Buffi HinkerMiller says:

    Hmmm maybe I could stop “stealing” my hub’s tools if I had this of my very own!

  107. #107 - Kim Stewart says:

    I would love to add this to my toolbar! My husband’s drill is too heavy for me.

  108. #108 - Erika says:

    Sounds like a neat machine. I especially like the idea of the built-in collection of bits.

  109. #109 - Lisa says:

    Compact & lightweight — that’s what I’m talking about! I would use this for so many projects around the house & crafting! Great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.