Introduction: Always Ready Deburr Station
So every time I drill a hole I like to use a counter sink to deburr the sharp edges. This means a tool change on the drill press. So to save time I thought: Why not have an old hand drill always set up with a counter sink tool and a foot switch.
Step 1: Plywood Frame for an Old Drill
To hold the drill motor in place I built a plywood frame to mount it to the corner of a wall next to the drill press. A wood block to take the thrust of cutting and two wire ties to hold it in place. I also drilled a hole in the wood block to hold the chuck key for tool changes.
Step 2: ON - OFF and Speed Control
So to make it hands free I wanted to have a foot switch to start the motor. When I looked at the junk pile I found a foot control from a sewing machine. This was great! It would give me On - Off and some speed control. I used grounded cords to make it safe. It lives on the floor under the drill motor deburr station. Also I use the trigger lock to keep the motor ready to run.
Really funny speed control. When you step on the foot lever it squeezes a stack of carbon disks. The harder you squeeze the faster the motor runs!
Step 3: Safety Cover
Having a sharp tool sticking out isn't great. So I have a vinyl cap I put over the cutter when it isn't in use. Well most of the time I don't cover it, but I do when I have guests. Other wise I store it on the tail of the wire tie.
So if you have an old drill motor I hope you have fun building this deburr station and get a load of use out of it.
Best Wishes, Carl.
6 years ago
I love the idea, I'm making one w my extra drill
6 years ago
I've got a box of old sewing machine foot pedals and they've come in handy several times. This is a great custom tool idea.
Nicely done Carl, thanks for the details :)