Poor Man's Drill Power Switch





Introduction: Poor Man's Drill Power Switch

Replacing damaged switch with Low cost easily available AC switch for drill machine.

Step 1: Parts and Tools Needed

Parts needed:
  • Electric Drill Machine
  • Old AC Switch or calling bell switch.

Tools needed:

  • Screw driver
  • Hand saw

Step 2: Disassembling Drill

  • Remove the screws.
  • Remove the wires from the switch.

Step 3: Modifying the Switch..

Cut the top part and bottom part of the switch. You can also use calling bell switch(push to ON)

Step 4: Replacing the Switch

Replace the switch and wire it.

Step 5: Final Step

Fix the screws. Your drill machine is ready to use.

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    Not a poor man switch. This is an intelligent man's switch! Nicely done.

    Nice 'ible. The only suggestion I have, would be to make sure that the switch is rated for the current that the drill needs. A door bell button might not be heavy enough.

    Thank you..

    Yes you are correct.. The switch should be rated at least 6amps.

    Does it have a reverse

    Thank you for visiting my project. My drill does'nt has reverse function so I did'nt think of it.

    The drill is designed to only work when switch is pushed which you have now dissablet

    He has not changed the functionality, the tool is active only when the switch is pressed in, just like the original. When released, it disconnects the power, just like the original. Look closely, the original had a "lock on" button to keep it energized, if anything his modification has made it safer since his switch does not do this.

    and if the drill stuck . you will turn around too , until someone put out the plug LOL.

    Nice idea dude , but as athomsen said... it has some safety issues...