Introduction: Never Lost Drill Bit Key Again

I am using this very old drill (still working perfectly fine). Key for attaching bits was fixed to the drill cord by little rope and it become weak and cutted off by aging. I put 2 zip tie, 1 around drill cord, not too tight so it can move around and bot to big so it cant go over plug ob the end of the electric cord. Than I another to the bit key to fix it with first 1. Zip tie is strong and durable and I think this will last longer than drill :) .

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scott.cairo (author)2016-06-07

genius, made my life a bit easier.

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krasic (author)2016-04-29

dobra ideja,samo cepaj

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kooth (author)2016-04-15

Very clever! I have a ton of these zip ties, so I will use your method! Thanks for posting!

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Scubadudu (author)2016-02-03

Very good idea. Thank you. Voted.

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mkojovic (author)Scubadudu2016-02-03

Thank you! :)

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DeezDucks (author)2016-01-11

iskra? are you by any chance from Balkan,or the place where yugoslavia used to be?in Croatia iskra means spark

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mkojovic (author)DeezDucks2016-01-12

Yes iskra means spark on serbian and croatian. I live in Bosnia & Herzegovina, it was patr of ex Yugoslavia. ;)

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RiverJim (author)2016-01-08

excellent idea thanks I will use this for all my old drills

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mkojovic (author)RiverJim2016-01-08

Im glad this was helpful to you. Please vote for my project. Thank you :)

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TehseenHasan56 (author)2016-01-06

great (y) I vote...

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mkojovic (author)TehseenHasan562016-01-07

Thank you! Im glad if this idea can be helpful to you :)

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camping crazy (author)2015-12-31

Genius!! Ive always used string, this is way better...

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mkojovic (author)camping crazy2016-01-01

Thank you :). Please vote for my project.

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camping crazy (author)mkojovic2016-01-01

Done!!!

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mkojovic (author)camping crazy2016-01-06

Im glad this was helpful to you :). Please vote for my project

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toddved (author)2016-01-05

Brilliant, I'm going to do this as soon as I get home. Unfortunately, Ill probably forget before I get there.

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mkojovic (author)toddved2016-01-06

Save it in favourites and you will remind yourself next time you enter favourites :). Thank you! Please vote for my project :)

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Jameeluddin (author)2016-01-01

Great..... Its not nessary that things should be complecated for being excellent.

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mkojovic (author)Jameeluddin2016-01-03

Thank you. :) Please vote for my project.

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tjvetj (author)2016-01-02

I always wrap the key close to the end of the electric cord with electric tape so when I want to put a bit in before I plug it in I use the key. To change the bit I need to unplug which is good for safety sake.

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mkojovic (author)tjvetj2016-01-03

Yes, it is safe to unplug cord before changing bit. I dont wrap key close to the end of the cord beacuse sometimes cant work with key as well beacuse of the end of the cord is near. Thanx for cheking. Please vote for my project. Thank you.

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DonaL3 (author)2016-01-01

Good one, some drill motors come the key attached.

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mkojovic (author)DonaL32016-01-01

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jlepack (author)2015-12-31

Good idea. I've seen many older drills with shoelace or rope holding the keys on.

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mkojovic (author)jlepack2016-01-01

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dvigatel (author)2015-12-31

I nearly forgot that drill chucks required such keys in the past. Great that one of those old drills is still alive.

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mkojovic (author)dvigatel2016-01-01

Yes, its still alive and I do 90% of my work with this old drill. I burned out few new drills, but I love this 1 , it is undestructable :). Please vite for my project. Thank you

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Yonatan24 (author)2016-01-01

I think I've seen a Instructable on this exact thing before...

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mkojovic (author)Yonatan242016-01-01

May be, but I just did it in the moment I was angry beacuse I lost 30 minutes searchung for my drill bit key :). Please vote for my priject. Thank you.

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jbuck10 (author)2015-12-31

This is fantastic, I've have used both rubber bands and string to keep from losing my chuck key, but this looks like a much better solution. After I post this comment I'm going to find my drill and hook it up! Thanks for sharing.

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mkojovic (author)jbuck102016-01-01

I am glad this will help you :). Please vote for my project. Thank you.

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Sayedasifali (author)2016-01-01

Its very good .

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mkojovic (author)Sayedasifali2016-01-01

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uejaz1 made it! (author)2016-01-01

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