Power Brush - Drill Attachment

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Introduction: Power Brush - Drill Attachment

It all started when I had to clean the shower. 'Surely,' I thought, 'someone else, who hates cleaning tile, has made a brush head for a drill.' Well, no one had. Or, at least, they figured it was so simple no one would need an instructable for it. So I made one without an instructable, and now I'm making an instructable for those who don't want to try it without instruction! So there you go. Super easy, super cheap, super fast. That's my kind of project!

Step 1: Materials

This is all your going to need:

-A large screwdriver

-A 'Soap Dispensing Palm Brush' refill pack

-A 1/4 in. x 1 1/2 in. machine screw and nut. You may need a different diameter screw if your brush is a different brand.

Step 2: Assembly 

Screw the machine screw almost all the way though the hole from the bristle side. Leave a few turns left to screw before threading the nut on. Tighten the nut with your fingers into the countersink around the hole. Then tighten the screw with the screw driver. If your brush doesn't have a countersink, don't worry about leaving a few turns before threading the nut, and just tighten the whole thing down.

Step 3: Use It!

Just put it in your drill like a normal drill bit and start scrubbing! Just, please don't use this on anything fragile or of real value. (Like if you have antique tiles for some reason.)

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Aw man, great idea! Yeah! YMMD!!

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I use an old sonic care tooth brush for this purpose. Does a decent job.

http://www.drillbrush.com/

Plenty of things like this out there. I think Black and Decker makes a rechargeable version or you can get something almost identical on Amazon. http://amzn.to/1PdJxP2

That is a sweeet idea, gotta admit. Consider a rubber foot made to go over the 1/4 20 golt head to stop possible problems Before they shred a tile! Also fill that cip with silicone rubber (rtv), so it is really nice for the walls.

Could polish horse hooves or my teeth with them!!!!!

I'm confused. Should it turn clockwise or anticlockwise? I could end up inserting dirt instead of removing it.

And you're right. Not so much as needing instructions as never having thought of it.

It all depends. Are you in the Southern Hemisphere? Just Kidding....

"Should it turn clockwise or anticlockwise? I could end up inserting dirt instead of removing it."

That was the funniest thing I have read in a while. I laughed for about 5 minutes.

It's just like threading bolts -righty tighty, lefty loosey. Except you have to be careful on plumbing, gotta go the opposite way as their threads are reversed

I always used a steel wire toothbrush for grout but OK, this is good, might make one for my siding. Are those stiff bristles? do they sell different stiffnesses? The paint stripper people make some ferociously stiff bristle brushes.