Hey... 3 windows in my apartment, I have to put 3 rods up, but the thing is I dont have a drill. The instructions state to use it as if I hammer it it wont be secure. I dont want to have to buy a drill I will only use 3 times lol... So is it possible to rent the most basic drill from HD, that would accomplish this job? what type should I rent if they do? Never rented equipment so Im not sure how all this work. Im not building a house, fort, tree house, literally hanging up some curtain rods. :)
If not... any other options? Ways to accomplish this? thanks.
Because the availability of rental tools vary from Home Depot location to location, there isn't a list of available tools. Frankly almost any cordless drill would work (both to drill a small pilot hole and drive the screws). I would stop by your local Home Depot and see what they have available.
You might also consider borrowing one from family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers.
Rather than use a drill, you could get a large nail and hammer it in part way to make the screw holes you need. After pulling the nail back out, then you will just need to use a screw driver to mount the curtain rod brackets.
However, it is often handy to have even just a simple corded drill and bits available. This model drill is very inexpensive, as is the bit set shown:
In addition, at many Tool Rental departments at The Home Depot, you can rent a nice cordless drill for 4 hours at a cost roughly half of what you would pay to buy the drill shown above. Either way you will need to buy a drill bit, (or a set).
Here's an example of what is available at my store. Each store may vary what they rent.