This time I’ll show you how to make cordless driver holder from PVC pipe.
How I did it - you can check by looking DIY video or you can follow up instructions bellow. For this project you will need:
75mm of diameter PVC pipe
Drill and bits
Table saw, miter saw or any other tool for cut
Step 1: What and Why
Time to time I spent some time to upgrade my shop by making work space more usable and comfortable to work. Today is time to make some holders for my cordless drivers, because to sit them on the workbench isn’t an option any more.
I used 75mm of diameter PVC pipe. This is a regular PVC pipe which you could find in your local hardware store. Measured and cut to needed length. For my tools it was 23cm.
Step 2: Cuts
Found a mark, how deep drill must sit in a holder.
With table saw and crosscut sled made a cut. Used clamp for stop to ensure that each cut will be the same length for all 3 holders.
Next measured 4cm in both sides and made a cut with miter saw.
All those cuts could be made with any rotary tool, angle grinder or event a hand saw. I used what I had and what will allow me to work as fast as possible.
Step 3: Forming Right Shape
Because PVC pipe was too small for my drills, I heated cut parts with a heat gun and bended out to make enough space for each tool. At this step, take your time and don’t try to make needed shape at once, because you could stretch PVC too much or even crack it.
All sharp PVC pipe edges I finished by scraping with utility knife and gave a light sanding with 80 grit sandpaper.
Step 4: Mounting in Place
Drilled 3 holes on top for screws, to hang up holders in place. And one bigger in opposite side - which allow me to reach the last screw.
I screwed each holder with 3 small wood screws and washers. Washers will distribute drill weight to larger pipe surface.
Step 5: Result
It took me about 40 minutes to make it and cost only 3 euros for materials. I like this holder a lot and I’m thinking - why I hadn't made it while while time ago..
I think, this is one of must have shop organizers a.k.a. holders, especially if you have more than one cordless drill.
Second Prize in the
PVC Contest 2017