Makita Drill Aviation Plug Mod


Introduction: Makita Drill Aviation Plug Mod

How to stick an aviation plug to the side of a wireless Makita drill with two component glue.

The aviation plug attached to the drill (Makita 6271DWPE) is an M16 16mm 3 pin screw type aviation connector. The M12 version would probably be a better fit and easier to attach because of the smaller size.

Step 1: Disassemble the Cordless Drill

Unscrew the drill carefully (9 screws) and take note of how the components are placed inside the drill. Otherwise it can be difficult to get the two halves to click back in place during reassembly.

Step 2: Remove Engine and Speed Control

Remove the engine and the trigger switch with speed control from the casing.

Step 3: Solder Wiring and Attach Aviation Socket

Drill a hole in the side of the drill. Solder a cable on the aviation socket and solder the other side of the cable on the inside of the drill.

Use some two-component glue (5 minutes to dry or longer) to position the wire and socket so they're held in place.

Next let a larger glob of two-component glue dry for a bit (stirring helps to speed up the drying process) and use it to spread a thick layer over the socket. Don't forget to check the viscosity of the glue during stirring regularly, especially if the glue is intended to harden within 5 minutes. It can easily dry too fast and become unusable.

To protect the cable against damage add a thin layer of glue on top of the cable as well.

Step 4: Reassemble

Place all components as shown in the picture and reassemble. If you're trying to figure out how to place the leaf spring watch instructional video Hammer Drill Repair - Replacing the Leaf Spring:



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    5 Discussions

    It was intended as an idea presentation rather than an instructable. It's an aviation connector socket glued to the side of a cordless drill to show that it's possible.

    I don't get it :p what can you do with this?

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    the connector makes it possible to use the drill continually without a battery. or use the drill battery to supply 12v to power something other than the drill.

    what is the plug for? what happened to the drill body?

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    the aviation connector adds a wired 12v connection to the drill. doing work that requires a lot of torque drains the batteries quickly. with a power supply the drill can go on forever.

    the connector can also be used together with the drill battery to supply 12v.