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Stubby hand drill driver / screwdriver

by EricYoung, published

Stubby hand drill driver / screwdriver by EricYoung Sep 27, 2012

Description

A different shaped/sized handle from Jasonwelsh's design: thingiverse.com/thing:30116

I've wanted one of these for a while (they're awesome for cleaning out holes in your plastic parts with a drill bit) and loved Jason's idea of using washers to weigh the driver handle. This one is designed to fit the specific chuck I bought - a Skil brand keyless chuck.

I ended up nixing the 608z bearing and flipping the 'Bearing Nub' cap because I really liked the feel that way.

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Lol... Good chuckle. 

Is it possible to occupy a standardized system of units?

Some hardware stores have them, some don't. I'd call places like ACE hardware, Sears, maybe Home Depot. 

Different brands are generally the same, so as long as you get one with a 1/4 inch hex stud/shank you're probably fine, though I think the stud length might differ from one brand to the next.

The exact keyless chuck I used is this one: http://www.amazon.com/Skil-921...

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Instructions

Copied/pasted these instructions from jasonwelsh's page and updated them for the T-nut install instead of tapping:

Instructions
You will need

Americans
1 inch long 5/16-18 bolt
qty of about 2-5 5/16inch washers (depending on the weight you want)
5/16-18 T-nut
608z Bearing
Soldering iron

Everyone that uses the Metric System that are smarter than Americans. Yes I am an opressed metric American.
25mm long M8 Bolt
qty of about 2-5 M8 washers (depending on the weight you want)
M8 T-nut
608Z bearing
Soldering iron

For the hand drill you will need the 1/4 chuck adapter found in most hardware stores. Metric people ... hmm have no clue if you have such a thing.

Instructions...

Using the Soldering iron, install the T-nut in the back-end of the Handle as shown in the pictures. The thin support rings at the base should smoosh down from the heat so that the T-nut ends up being recessed a bit from the bottom of the handle.

If you don't know how to install T-nuts and threaded inserts using a soldering iron it's super easy - just look here:
thingiverse.com/thing:30576


Place the bearing and 3 washers on bolt.
Screw bolt into handle
Place handle nub over bearing

If you want the chuck to be permanently installed on the handle just stick some epoxy inside the hex hole in the handle before inserting the chuck.

Enjoy!

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IcanCwhatUsay on Sep 28, 2012 said:

Where do I get the chuck?

EricYoung on Sep 28, 2012 said:

Some hardware stores have them, some don't. I'd call places like ACE hardware, Sears, maybe Home Depot. 

Different brands are generally the same, so as long as you get one with a 1/4 inch hex stud/shank you're probably fine, though I think the stud length might differ from one brand to the next.

The exact keyless chuck I used is this one: http://www.amazon.com/Skil-921...

idolcrasher on Sep 28, 2012 said:

Metric Americans Unite!

EricYoung on Sep 28, 2012 said:

Is it possible to occupy a standardized system of units?

DarkAlchemist on Sep 27, 2012 said:

Brother I too am a repressed metric American too.  I think in metric for my measurements ever since I hit the cad programs as I don't do anything in imperial unless I see it some place then I will input it in my cad program and let it convert it to never reference the imperial system again.  So much more precise.

EricYoung on Sep 27, 2012 said:

Those were actually words copied from Jasonwelsh's original instructions, but yeah... Imperial units suck eggs. Stupid, stupid eggs.

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