Cordless Drill Dock
Category: Shop tools, cordless drill, tool caddy, tool docking station, workshop
Problem: As anyone who has used a cordless drill knows, the battery is very heavy, and it is kind of unwieldy in that if you set it down, and it is not exactly supported, it can easily fall off a workbench. While theoretically when you are done you can stand it up, most of the time that is precarious and it is laid on its side, taking up lots of space on the workbench. In my case, because sometimes my work area becomes cluttered with all my stuff, it is even hard to find because I forget where I put it as I am in the throes of creating my latest idea.
Action: Similar to the reciprocating saw, I thought it would be useful to have a caddy that was right near where I worked, that I would insert the drill into so that the bit would be inside and protected but I could easily pull it out to use it. Further, maybe I’d lose track of it less. I took a length of PVC pipe and fashioned the caddy and secured it to one of my tool file drawers, right behind me as I am standing at the workbench, so it is easy to grab when I need it.
Result: It works great!
When idea was conceived: 2/15/15
How much time it took to develop: 30 minutes
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: Not in use as I changed my workshop setup
Since it was originally done: