If you are much of a DIY guy, I know how much you like your cordless drill.
Drilling, cutting and screwing, a cordless drill is more like a pal that eases your tough job. But a cordless drill can be used more than just to drill and cut.
So, here are some artistic ways in which you can use your drill and save your time, without negating the warranty.
These techniques will also work with a drill that works on power, but it’s just that a cordless drill is much handier and you don’t to need to find a power socket wherever you go.
Smart Work With Your Good Old Cordless Drill
Power Sanding and Polishing
In all hardware tools shop you can easily find a sand drum bit that you can attach to your drill and just start your power sanding that goes wow on your projects.
But before you start, for one or two times, check it on a piece of wood so that your material or surface is not damaged.
You can also find a cushion type drum attachment with which polishing even tiny metal pieces can be easily done.
With a soft scrub brush attachment in your drill, you can pretty much clean anything from bathtubs to shower nozzles to windows glass.
Find a palm brush and with the aid of a bolt that fits to the center of the brush, attach your drill, ensuring that the brush doesn’t slip.
That’s it. Do the trick. But be watchful of water getting splashed to your drill.
Mixing paints with your hands is a tough and tiresome job and most times the desired color is always a mile away.
But, not anymore with the mixing bits attached to your drill.
The mixing bits are inexpensive and you can mix not only paints, but also grout, concrete and mortar.
If you want to twist of multiple wires together, your drill can be of great help. First, cut the wires to equal length and using a clamp, fix the one of the wires.
You can also ask your friend to hold it, if you don’t have a clamp set-up.
Now, place the other end into your drill chuck and begin with slow-rotations to end up with a clean and nicely twisted bundle of wires.
You can twist steel wires in this way.
Just the opposite, you can straighten bended and twisted wires.
Same procedure, but in drilling in the other direction will do the quick magic.
Similar to twisting, you can also wind strings of big length easily using your drill.
Use a piece of rod or a suitable pin that would fasten to your drill to wind up the strings.
It’s much faster and easier than hand winding and gives you orderly winding of strings and wires.
The smart uses of a cordless drill do not end up only in helping you in your projects, cleaning and gardens, but it gives a hand in your kitchen also.
Peeling apples and potatoes make much of your times rather than the cooking takes. Here’s your power tool.
Insert a thin bit into your drill and then insert the bit to the center of the bottom of the apple. Just run the peeler over the apple and see the peels cutting of quickly.
It’s not just easier but also fun as you see the peel whirls down the apple. Why apple? Snow White? Try your choice.
Grinding Salt and Pepper
Silly but efficient. Shaking your pepper mill for a long time to get freshly ground salt and pepper and still get a very feeble amount of it?
Your drill might give a finely ground fresh pepper in no matter of time. All you need to do is to replace the working mechanism of the salt grinder with your power drill.
Take out the top of the grinder, which is usually the working part and connect the center shaft of the pepper mill to your drill and just run it just as long as you get the fine powder.
Try these techniques and tell us how they worked for you. If you know a creative way to use a drill, not mentioned here, share with us.