How to Make Cordless Driver Holder From PVC Pipe

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Introduction: How to Make Cordless Driver Holder From PVC Pipe

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This time I’ll show you how to make cordless driver holder from PVC pipe.

How I did it - you can check by looking DIY video or you can follow up instructions bellow. For this project you will need:

Materials:

75mm of diameter PVC pipe

Wood screws

Washers

Tools:

Drill and bits

Table saw, miter saw or any other tool for cut

Heat gun

Step 1: What and Why

Time to time I spent some time to upgrade my shop by making work space more usable and comfortable to work. Today is time to make some holders for my cordless drivers, because to sit them on the workbench isn’t an option any more.

I used 75mm of diameter PVC pipe. This is a regular PVC pipe which you could find in your local hardware store. Measured and cut to needed length. For my tools it was 23cm.

Step 2: Cuts

Found a mark, how deep drill must sit in a holder.
With table saw and crosscut sled made a cut. Used clamp for stop to ensure that each cut will be the same length for all 3 holders.

Next measured 4cm in both sides and made a cut with miter saw.

All those cuts could be made with any rotary tool, angle grinder or event a hand saw. I used what I had and what will allow me to work as fast as possible.

Step 3: Forming Right Shape

Because PVC pipe was too small for my drills, I heated cut parts with a heat gun and bended out to make enough space for each tool. At this step, take your time and don’t try to make needed shape at once, because you could stretch PVC too much or even crack it.
All sharp PVC pipe edges I finished by scraping with utility knife and gave a light sanding with 80 grit sandpaper.

Step 4: Mounting in Place

Drilled 3 holes on top for screws, to hang up holders in place. And one bigger in opposite side - which allow me to reach the last screw.
I screwed each holder with 3 small wood screws and washers. Washers will distribute drill weight to larger pipe surface.

Step 5: Result

It took me about 40 minutes to make it and cost only 3 euros for materials. I like this holder a lot and I’m thinking - why I hadn't made it while while time ago..
I think, this is one of must have shop organizers a.k.a. holders, especially if you have more than one cordless drill.

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I don't understand why you have to bend the pvc if you cut the slot big enough for the tool to slide in.

Simple and great design. I'll definitely remember it !

works great and cleans up my work space .. thanks!

Maybe this can be altered a little to hang the drills upside down with the battery end in the pipe and the drill facing outward. That way you can leave the bit in the drill if you want.

Brilliant....so many drills.. (one for each purpose).. so little bench space....

Thanks for sharing your project it's going to be helpful to me by being organized because of better use of my small space.

I think it might be possible to mount the pvc holders vertically too if one wanted to.

Love the simple but perfect solutions! I don't have a shelf to hang them from, think I will try some more robust drain pipe with end caps that I can screw to the wall, then glue the drainpipe holders into the caps.

Save the trouble and cost of caps and adhesives, simply cut some slots into the wall-end of the tubes, use heat gun to bend 2 or 3 tabs INWARD, allowing you to screw them to the wall.

This is a great idea. I’m going to make mine a little longer because I normally leave a bit in the driver just because I’m too lazy to take them out all the time.

Put a strip of wood with holes drilled for bits beside the drill hanger and you have a place for removing your bits and a place where you can find all your bits and bit accessories.