How To Make An Angle Grinder From A Screwdriver
Materials and tools
The first question that a home craftsman faces when designing an angle grinder stand is what to make it from. The answer to this question is elementary: what is, we will do from that. If you have water pipes on hand, they will come in handy for making hinges and guides. If there is a metal corner, we will assemble a frame from it.
The main and most difficult part of the pendulum saw is the hinge assembly. It carries the greatest loads, while the pendulum arm should not be able to freely deflect to the left or right. Consider the design of this node with the greatest care. Roller bearings are ideal. Pick a pair of suitable sizes. and already “around them” build the rest of the structure.
It is best to mount the pendulum arm with ball or roller bearings. This will provide the best precision and rigidity. But if there are no suitable finished products, it is quite possible to spy on the options for homemade designs of this unit.
If there are no ready-made bearings, match pairs of metal tubes and steel pins of suitable diameters. This will make it possible to make not too high-quality, but home-made bearings. For a “plywood” machine as a suspension of the pendulum arm, good canopy hinges used for fastening doors and gates will do.
For a secure and tight fixation of the angle grinder in the holder, it is better to glue the stock with a soft and durable material. For example, leatherette. And it is most convenient to press the angle grinder to the holder with flexible metal ties with a screw assembly. These are widely used in plumbing and car service.
The bed is best made from a thick sheet of metal. Compromises are possible, up to thick plywood fixed to a timber frame. It is good to provide on the desktop the possibility of fixing the abutment corners at some standard angles to the cutting axis. Thus we get a “miter saw”.
Do not forget that you will not be able to control the inclusion of the angle grinder on the machine in the usual way. We can replace the operator’s hand on the control keys with the same screw ties for pipelines. But the keyboard control post (which we will fix on the bed), the socket for connecting the fixed angle grinder to the circuit and the wire with a plug of sufficient length to connect the entire machine to the network should be saved.
If we have metal blanks at our disposal, it is best to connect them by welding. If you do not have such an opportunity, it is better to contact the familiar masters of this business. Bolted connections loosen over time and negate all the advantages of a metal frame.
Of course, the angle grinder itself will come in handy in the manufacture of the machine. Cutting with its help blanks for the rack, you can feel like Munchausen pulling himself out of the swamp by the pigtail.
Very stiff in itself, this profile allows the construction of a rigid and robust bed. importantly, the pendulum arm made from this material will hardly bend during operation.
But the bed frame is only half the battle. On top of the frame, you need to put a “tabletop”. a plate on which the processed material will be placed under the angle grinder.
If the frame is made of metal, sheet metal is the best material for the workbench. However, a thick sheet of plywood or chipboard is also quite suitable. Just do not forget that a fairly wide slot must be provided in the tabletop directly under the disc of the angle grinder in the tabletop, which provides a through passage of the disc through the material being cut.
The upright is a very busy pendulum saw unit. Using a metal profile will create a strong and rigid structure.
When using metal as the basic element of the machine, preference should be given to welded joints. Of course, metal profile products can also be bolted together.
Carriage made of pipes and shock absorbers
If there are water pipes, a pair of car shock absorbers and a metal corner or profile in stocks, you can make a wonderful trimming (aka “cutting”) machine with a transverse horizontal carriage feed.
The pendulum unit is still required to bring the tool into the cutting plane. But the carriage, movable along the pendulum arm, allows you to significantly expand the range of material sizes. Now you can cut quickly and accurately not only pipes, profiles and beams.
Complex rail assemblies with spring-loaded bearings are usually designed to ensure smooth yet accurate carriage travel. But you can use car shock absorbers. They have a very robust and precise construction. If you remove gas and liquid, you get excellent guides.
The rear shock absorbers of VAZ cars have a stroke of almost 200 millimeters. This will allow, for example, when attaching an angle grinder-230 to a carriage, to organize a cutting line up to 400 mm long. But even if you have a compact angle grinder with a disc only 150 mm in diameter, you can still cut sheets up to 200 mm wide. This more than covers most of the daily tasks.
When designing a “guide-carriage” assembly based on automobile shock absorbers, it should be taken into account that the shock absorber bodies themselves are rather thin and easily wrinkle. Such “guides” should be fastened to the upper arm of the pendulum with semicircular clamping brackets. This is where water pipes come in handy.
Making a stand for an angle grinder with your own hands
Angle grinders (angle grinder) are an irreplaceable hand tool. With their help, you can saw, grind, cut almost any material from wood to stone. But often there are tasks that require the use of a machine park.
For example, when cutting pipes, profiles or metal profiles, the task of cutting a long string into segments of a certain length is quite common. In this case, it is important that the ends of the segments are strictly perpendicular to the axial mowing line.
When cutting tiles or bricks, it is even more difficult to maintain a square cut by holding the angle grinder by hand. When cutting thin and sticky material, the slightest deviation of the tool from the mowing line of the cut can lead to jamming and breakage of the tool.
In such situations, it is quite natural to desire not to buy a separate machine. this, as a rule, is economically inexpedient.
Honestly, the do-it-yourself racks available in many designs should rather serve as food for thought. It is worth taking a closer look at the design, typical dimensions of standard elements and general design principles. Then apply them in our particular case.
The fact is that the dimensions of the structure and individual nodes will entirely depend on what you have at your fingertips. For a large angle grinder (for example, the 230 angle grinder), you may need to make a holder larger than indicated on the drawing. This will entail the need to replace bearings, and so on.
The general principles are clear enough. The simplest and most used machine is the transformation of a hand-held angle grinder into a stationary pendulum saw. This design consists of a frame, a stand and a pendulum arm, hinged on the stand.
Consider manufacturing options depending on the materials available.
An interesting solution to the problem of stiffness can be the use of plywood in a wooden structure. The multidirectionality of the veneer layers in this material imparts a certain dimensional stability to plywood products. The fact that the product consists of many thin layers connected with a strong adhesive provides strength.
Plywood is great for making beds and work tables. When designing, it should be borne in mind that plywood is very strong and stable in the plane of the product. But the plane itself can be deformed. Therefore, plywood products should be mounted on rigid frames.
A good example of construction is a multi-plywood assembly with intermediate bonding and bolting.
If it is not possible to make the basic elements of a pendulum saw from metal, do not despair. Many structural elements can be made from wood. First of all, this is the bed, swing arm and angle grinder holder.
The frame can be made from any suitable lumber. Very good frames are assembled from hard and heavy wood bars of significant cross-section. They are both durable and quite heavy. This ensures the stability of the entire machine.
The frame, assembled from 100×100 mm oak timber, is certainly impressive. But it is too expensive. Thick bars of larch or even birch are quite suitable for the base of the desktop.
But for the manufacture of the pendulum arm, you can just use the noble varieties of wood, traditionally used in furniture production. Oak would be quite appropriate here.
When constructing a machine from wood, do not forget about the overall rigidity of the structure. Significant dimensions of the bed make it possible to ensure the strength and rigidity of this part when manufactured from not the highest quality materials.
The pendulum arm has a long, elongated design. If made of wood, its geometry can be unstable when temperature and humidity change.
As with any electrical tool, electrical safety guidelines must be followed. Do not work in rooms with high humidity. When installing the machine on the street, it is advisable to build at least a temporary shed above the workplace to protect it from precipitation.
Like any cutting tool, an angle grinder, even when mounted on a machine, requires strict adherence to safety precautions. It is absolutely unacceptable to work without a protective cover around the disc. And also it is obligatory to use protective glasses or a transparent shield.
Many neglect gloves. and in vain. Sparks flying out from under the saw stone only seem small and harmless. Crumbs of abrasive and processed material fly like bullets and can penetrate deep under the skin.
You can learn more about how to make a metal stand for an angle grinder with your own hands.
Simple cut-off machine
A cut-off machine based on an angle grinder can be made by hand in one day. For the machine, you need to choose a bed. a metal base plate. Fix the hinge on it. Weld the supporting frame with the plate for attaching the angle grinder to the hinge.
Any suitable part can be used as a hinge. In this case, the hinge is made from the swivel hinges of a passenger car. The hinges have already served their time, but they fit the machine very well.
Angle grinder stand
This device is a small machine with which you can easily, safely and very accurately cut metal pipes, profiles or rods. It consists of a base or a small table attached to the ground or to a locksmith’s table.
The machine is assembled in a simple sequence:
- We install a hinge on the base;
- We weld the supporting pipe to the hinge;
- We fasten the U-shaped plate of fastening of the angle grinder to the pipe;
- We put a rubber handle on the supporting pipe;
- Install the disc and check its position.
As a result of simple work, we got a machine or stand for an angle grinder. The angle grinder can now swivel up and down on the part set for cutting. To lift the angle grinder up without loads, we install a spring on the pipe.
Two fixing corners must be installed on the table. At the base of one corner we make a groove for the bolt around the circumference. It will be needed when a pipe or profile needs to be cut at a certain angle. Then we set this corner with a slot at the same angle to the plane of the cutting disk. Angle grinder.
Parallel to the corner with the arc slot, we install a corner that can be moved to the part to fix it on the table. The pipe or profile will simply be nested between the two corners. This is enough for a fast and accurate cut.
By installing the supporting transverse metal bar on the machine table, you can clean the material using a steel brush mounted on the angle grinder shaft.
What accessories for an angle grinder can be made by hand
The well-known angle grinder, with its cutting, grinding and cleaning capabilities, proved to be capable of several more functions. Expanding the functionality requires you to do some work with your own hands in order to get the devices you need for work.
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Milling cutter from angle grinder
Sometimes it becomes necessary to mill a hole or surface, but there is no familiar milling machine operator, and there is nowhere to look. But there is an angle grinder. an angle grinder. This is the solution to the problem. We choose a machine from two options. a movable machine and a movable table.
In the first case, we fix the workpiece or material that needs to be milled, and the angle grinder is attached in the vertical plane to the frame. On the frame, it is possible to move the plate to which the angle grinder is attached to the left. right and forward. backward. In other words, we can move the angle grinder relative to the workpiece.
In another version, the angle grinder is rigidly fixed, and the workpiece moves by analogy left. right and forward. backward. These are the main directions for milling. For milling along the up and down axes, it will not be difficult to supplement the adaptation.
Having chosen the version of the machine, you can start implementation. The only place that requires a turner is the cutter holder. It is turned from a hexagon of at least 16 mm, because the thread of the angle grinder is 14 mm. Collet type holder. It is easy to manufacture and does not have large beats. Regular chuck does worse.
The advantage of such a machine, like all machines based on an angle grinder, is that they are easily transformed back into an angle grinder. As a type of milling cutter from an angle grinder, you can make a drill.
Do-it-yourself wall chaser from an angle grinder
A groove is a groove that must be cut in a wall to lay an electrical wire or cable. The difficulty of this work lies in the fact that the groove must be of constant width and depth. Then the wire will fit evenly and less solution for the bookmark will be required.
A wall chaser is rarely used in practice, so it will be expensive to buy it for a home. But it can be made on the basis of an angle grinder. our favorite angle grinder.
The main task is to install two diamond discs on the shaft of an angle grinder with a distance of at least 1 cm:
- Install the first disc and fix it with a nut;
- Install the second disc and fix it with a nut;
- We measure the resulting distance between the disks;
- We install protection on the angle grinder;
- Checking the work.
But, if for some reason it is not possible to install two discs on the shaft, the strobe can also be cut using the usual method with one installed disc. You just have to cut a second parallel line.
Work with a wall chaser is carried out indoors. This creates a huge amount of dust. Even a respirator does not save from it. To eliminate this negative phenomenon, it is necessary to make a protective casing that would cover both discs and have a branch pipe on top for connecting to a vacuum cleaner. There is a similar device on electric jigsaws for collecting small sawdust.
Sometimes, lovers of the rational use of the tool adapt 2 or 4 rotating rollers to this casing. When the chaser moves along the wall surface, it will move on rollers without creating additional loads on the hands.
To make a tool for a wide groove, it is necessary to make special bushings for mounting discs to the desired width. With such a wall chaser, you can make grooves for pipe laying.
But the protective casing will also need to be made wider. On the cover of the chaser for both wires and pipes, you must install a screw for adjusting the immersion of the cutting tool into the wall. In this case, the casing will consist of two parts connected by a hinge and a submersion adjustment unit.
It is not difficult to make adaptations for an angle grinder with your own hands. It doesn’t even need blueprints. It is enough to know the principle that is embedded in this or that machine. The pendulum saw based on the angle grinder is no exception. This is the same cut-off machine, but its weight is distributed almost in half.
It is somewhat similar to a children’s swing. A frame is located on the movable sleeve, and an angle grinder is mounted on it. Any weight in combination with a return spring can serve as a counterweight.
Making a homemade power supply
If you are familiar with the principles of building electrical circuits, you can make your own power supply. Scheme giving general concepts. in the illustration.
The transformer can be picked up from an old tube TV, or other household appliances. Power for 220 volts 250-350W. The main thing is the power supply. the donor should not be pulsed.
The voltage on the secondary winding is 24-30 volts. The secondary winding is made from a wire of the corresponding section.
However, if the current of the output winding is at least 15 amperes (see the transformer specification). there is nothing to worry about.
After losses on the diode bridge (1-1.5 V on the diode), you will get the required output value.
If you have an electrical engineering education, make the calculation yourself. Or in a practical way: by connecting a 220 volt 100W incandescent lamp as a load, measure the output voltage. E
If it exceeds the needs of the screwdriver. reduce the number of turns of the secondary winding of the transformer.
- Needs regular recharging. Sooner or later, batteries will run out of charge cycles.
- The cheaper the tool, the faster the rework time will come.
There is nothing wrong with that, but you should be aware of the fact that the manufacturer saves as much as you do. Therefore, the most expensive unit (and this is the battery) will be the cheapest when bundled.
As a result, we get an excellent tool with a serviceable motor and not a worn gearbox, which does not work due to a poor-quality battery.
There is an option to purchase a new set of batteries, or replace faulty batteries in the unit. However, this is a budget event. The cost is comparable to buying a new screwdriver.
The second option is to use a spare or old battery from the car (if you have one). But the starter battery is heavy, and the use of such a tandem is not very comfortable.
Battery case power supply
Mobility remains, you are limited only by the length of the network cable. The only problem is how to squeeze a sufficiently powerful transformer into a small case.
Remember Ohm’s law again, and understand that a powerful 220 volt electric motor can be compact.
There is a way out. reworking the screwdriver in the network
Yes, it loses one of the advantages of a cordless tool. mobility. But for work in rooms with access to a 220 volt network, this is an excellent way out. Especially since you give new life to a broken instrument.
There are two concepts of how to make a network out of a cordless screwdriver:
Using a power supply from a personal computer
On the radio market for a small cost, you can buy an old power supply from a personal computer. We need a version of the “AT” format, which had to be turned off with the key after exiting the operating system.
Experienced users remember such system blocks. The advantage of such a PSU is also that it indicates an honest power. If it says 300W, it means you can safely remove 15-16 amperes from the 12-volt output (again referring to Ohm’s law). This is enough to power an average screwdriver.
Such blocks have a power button in the kit. Another advantage is the presence of a cooling fan and an advanced overload protection system.
If you will hide the power supply in a beautiful case, do not forget to leave a hole for ventilation.
The connection is very simple. Black wire (-), yellow wire (12V).
Limitations. a screwdriver with a supply voltage higher than 14 volts will not work.
AC adapter for screwdriver in battery housing
If your tool is not too powerful, you can place the power supply in the handle or case from damaged batteries.
External power supply
The idea is not as absurd as it might seem. Even a large and heavy buck rectifier can just stand near the outlet.
You are equally tied to the power supply, and to the stuck mains plug. And the low-voltage cord can be made to any length.
IMPORTANT! Ohm’s law says. with the same power, decreasing the voltage. we increase the current! Accordingly, the 12-19 volt power cord should have a larger cross section than 220 volts.
Conversion of a screwdriver from battery to mains supply
Those who have used a cordless screwdriver have appreciated its convenience. At any time, without getting tangled in the wires, you can crawl into hard-to-reach niches. Until the battery runs out.
Should I buy or not? Required tools and materials
an angle grinder is a very useful and versatile tool. With its help, you can cut metal, stone, tiles and, of course, grind surfaces, but sometimes it is much easier and more accurate to perform these works with a stationary machine. Fortunately, you can make a DIY angle grinder with your own hands.
It is very important to provide measuring parts in the machine, thanks to which you can cut workpieces with an accuracy of up to 1 mm. In this case, a movable ruler with a limiter welded to the tube is best suited. Having set the exact size with it and secured with the end screw, you can get to work.
Cutting machine from scrap materials. Frame
The simplest frame consists of two frames on a common axis. The lower frame should be fixed on a platform. metal or chipboard. If the angle grinder is large, metal is better. The upper frame, to which the angle grinder is screwed, should rotate vertically relative to the lower one, like a pendulum. A spring is needed to fix the initial position. A fastener is welded to the lower frame, which consists of a clamping angle and a movable clamp.
The frame of the bed can be made of metal
Pros and cons of a homemade machine
If you have to hold an angle grinder in your hands often enough, you probably had time to feel its disadvantages. The weak points of the instrument are in its main advantage. mobility.
Firstly, it is not always possible to secure parts during cutting, and their slightest vibration can lead to the destruction of the abrasive disc, which, in turn, is fraught with serious injuries.
Secondly, it is rather difficult for a mobile version of the tool to control the precise perpendicularity of the cut, take into account the thickness of the disc in relation to the mark and the material being cut, and even hold it if necessary.
Thirdly, it is quite difficult to cut several parts of the same size with a tool, especially when it comes to rods and small pipes. after cutting, you also have to trim the parts.
And, of course, the employment of both hands and the utmost tiring concentration when working, since the angle grinder is one of the most dangerous tools. The only thing worth a kickback is the sudden kickback of the tool when the rotating abrasive disc gets stuck in the workpiece. The danger of kickback lies not so much in the throwing away of the tool as in the concomitant destruction of the circle. At such high rpm, abrasive fragments can seriously injure the operator.
Kickback occurs especially often at the end of the cut, when the parts are connected only by a small bridge. In this case, it is recommended to stop the tool without cutting the workpiece to the end, remove the circle and finish cutting the part from the back side. A cut-off machine that can be constructed from available materials can solve all of these problems and provide additional safety.
The manufacture of the machine should begin with cutting off parts to the frame. In order to prevent damage to expensive material, carefully study the numerous drawings that can be found on the Internet or follow the models on the shelves. In the latter case, draw up a drawing yourself, for this you do not need special skills. the main thing is to present the finished structure and its proportions on paper. Each angle grinder needs its own drawing, because tools from different manufacturers can be radically different. somewhere you can remove the handle, somewhere you have to come up with a stand for the entire angle grinder as a whole! Plus, for different disk sizes, you need a different frame. Below are several schemes.
Converting a screwdriver into a trimmer or lawn mower
To make an electric braid with your own hands, you will need the following parts and materials:
- A piece of plastic pipe about 2 m long;
- Soldering iron with soldering kit;
- Fasteners: self-tapping screws, bolts with nuts;
- 45 degree plastic corner;
- Pipe plug;
- 12 V motor from an electric screwdriver and a rechargeable battery from it;
- The wire;
- Adapter from 40 to 50 mm for plastic pipes;
- Power button;
- Plastic bucket;
- Contact clips (crocodiles). 2 pcs;
- Blades from stationery knives.
The alteration process is carried out as follows:
- Having disassembled the electric screwdriver, they take out the motor;
- Attach it to the plug, having previously marked and drilled the landing holes in it;
- Attach the motor with 2 screws;
- Solder the output to the motor;
- An electric motor is installed by pushing its wiring into the pipe;
- Mark the location of the future switch with a marker on the tube;
- A hole is drilled;
- Connect to the wiring switch, mount it;
- Terminals are connected to the ends of the outgoing wires for quick connection to the battery;
- A battery holder is made from the adapter;
- Connect the drive, connect the adapter to the tube;
- Make knives from blades;
- Using a conventional clamp for terminals, the attachment is connected to the motor shaft;
- A protective casing is made from a plastic bucket;
- Glue the part to the pipe;
- Check the performance of the structure.
The created device will only allow mowing grass with soft stems. There are many different options for lawn mowers based on network models of drills and screwdrivers. The photos below show two homemade products.
First, a base is created from metal, plywood or other materials, to which the wheels are then attached, as well as the control handle. The electric screwdriver is fixed with clamps or to the rack. A cutting attachment is inserted into the chuck. To protect the feet from flying grass, a shroud is attached to the back of the base. Power is made through a button or directly from the network.
What can be done from a screwdriver with your own hands
The screwdriver is widely used in various fields of activity to work with fasteners of various types: self-tapping screws, screws, bolts and nuts, furniture confirmations, screws and others. Also, using this power tool, holes are rolled in different materials, for example, in various metals, in lumber, in concrete. In this case, the functionality of the operated model is determined by the value of its power and torque, the presence of a shock function.
A variety of equipment and tools for domestic use can be made from a screwdriver at home. In addition to the power tool itself, alteration in many cases will require additional parts and materials. But self-made devices will still cost less than factory counterparts, allowing you to automate and make manual labor more efficient.
Craftsmen have made a lot of different machines from a screwdriver. They quite cope with everyday tasks.
One of the options for how to convert a drill-driver into a drilling machine is demonstrated on the next.
The way to create a simple lathe is shown in the below.
Also, on the basis of a drill-screwdriver, it is possible to assemble the simplest milling and grinding machines, which is demonstrated in the followings.
Making a garden shredder
Garden shredder for grass and thin twigs (less than 1 cm thick) can be made on the basis of a cordless drill-screwdriver.
Create an aggregate like this:
- Choose a suitable container, for example zinc boil;
- A hole is drilled in the center of the bottom for the shaft, on which a knife or several blades will be fixed;
- They make a wooden or metal frame for installing the container or put it on the edge of the table;
- A drill-screwdriver is attached to the frame or bottom of the boil, which is equipped with knives;
- Mount the on / off button;
- Make a side cut in the container. cut out a rectangle in front of the bottom 10 by 20 cm;
- A sleeve is made of tin for ejection of crushed plants;
- Attach it to the container;
- Check the performance of the unit.
Knives are most easily made from hacksaw blades. They need to be installed with sharpening down. In this case, you can make several options for blades for different herbs. If you make a nozzle in the form of knives for a drill-screwdriver, then the grass can simply be chopped in a bucket or other suitable container.
Converting a screwdriver into an angle grinder
If the angle grinder is broken or is missing altogether, it can be temporarily replaced with a cordless or mains electric screwdriver. In this case, there are various options for redoing. The easiest way is to use ready-made or homemade attachments or adapters. An example of an adapter is shown in the photo below. One end of it is fixed in the chuck, and the disk clings to the other.
Another option that allows you to convert a drill-driver into an angle grinder is to use a special type of attachment equipped with a gearbox. When implementing the method, the power tool is disassembled, its gearbox is dismantled, and a nozzle is installed instead. After the transformations, you will get a tool similar in appearance to an angle grinder.
Homemade nozzles are made from studs of a suitable diameter, nuts and washers. They are even used with cordless electric screwdrivers.
The efficiency of homemade products is much lower than that of factory grinders. This is due to the large difference in rotational speeds of the attachments: about 3000 rpm for a screwdriver versus about 11000 rpm for an angle grinder. An insignificant amount of power together with a low speed significantly limit the functionality of the device made.
The devices made should be used only in emergency situations. Due to the possibility of reverse on the tool being converted, it is necessary to observe the direction of rotation of the disc so as not to injure.
Assembling the engraver
A homemade cartridge will allow you to use a variety of equipment designed for dremels.
The process of creating a flexible shaft engraver is demonstrated in the following.
Ideas for homemade technology from a screwdriver
The entire range of screwdrivers is divided into network and cordless models. Both types of products are powered by electrical energy that drives an electric motor. Only the electric motor itself for network devices is designed for an alternating voltage of 220 V, and for battery technology for a constant of different values, for example, 12 V, 14.4 V. These design features, together with technical characteristics, largely determine which homemade products from a screwdriver can be assembled.
Electricity is one of the main types of energy used by humanity. Household appliances, industrial equipment, machine tools, and power tools operate at the expense of electricity. At the same time, work is performed by electric motors of various designs and powers, which are powered by alternating or direct current types. For this reason, the following technical devices can be assembled on the basis of a screwdriver or from its individual parts:
- Garden shredder of grass and branches;
- Trimmer (electric trimmer);
- Camping hand generator;
- Engraver (mini-drill, dremel, drill);
- Wind generator;
- Lawn mower;
- Angle Grinder;
- Mini-machines: drilling, grinding, thicknessing, turning, sawing, sharpening;
- Tool for tying reinforcement;
- Gate opening drive;
- Means of transportation for children: ATV, bicycle, scooter;
- Small ice screw, yamobur, construction or kitchen mixer.
The implementation of each option takes different time and requires additional (insignificant) costs, or does without them at all.
Assembling a hand-held camping power generator and a homemade wind generator
It will not be difficult to make a home-made generator out of battery models of the tool, which will give out electricity when the hand rotates the attached handle. Such a device will come in handy in field conditions. To make a dynamo, you do not need to radically modify the product. Everything you need to create a marching generator is already in the design of the device, only minor modifications will be needed.
With the help of the created equipment, it will be possible to charge 6 or 12 V batteries.
For alteration, a power tool with an operating voltage of 18V and above is suitable. The modification is carried out in the following way:
- Disassemble the electric screwdriver;
- Carefully solder the electronic board;
- Instead of batteries, a diode bridge suitable in terms of parameters (dimensions, technical characteristics) is installed inside the battery case;
- A comfortable handle with a handle is made;
- The end without handle is fixed in the chuck.
The final design after the done manipulations will look something like the photo below.
The diode bridge is necessary so that the generator handle can be turned in any direction. Instead of the handle, you can insert a nozzle with blades. Then you get a simple wind generator.
An electric generator powered by wind power is also made in a different way, in the form of a weather vane. In this case, they do the following with a battery device:
- Disassemble the screwdriver;
- Take out the electric motor by disconnecting its contacts;
- Remove the cartridge with a gearbox (rotor part);
- An electric motor shaft is inserted into the chuck, clamping it;
- A round metal plate about 1 mm thick is bolted to the gear wheel of the reducer, which will serve as the basis for fixing the blades made, for example, of plastic pipes;
- A clamp with a yoke is put on the shaft between the chuck and the gear;
- Cut a rectangular base from plywood or thin metal;
- Using a clamp with a clamp, an engine with a chuck is attached to it, drilling holes for fastening in the right places;
- They make a casing to protect the wind generator (from precipitation, dust and other unforeseen influences), for example, from under a coffee can;
- Insert the base with the motor and the cartridge inside, fixing the elements with glue, and the cover with a sealant;
- Blades are made by attaching them to the round plate of the unit;
- A weather vane is made;
- An assembled generator is mounted on one of its ends;
- Connect the wiring to the motor outputs;
- Check the output voltage with a multimeter by rotating the blades by hand.
There are many options for wind generators. Even the entire screwdriver is attached to the support, providing it with a nozzle with blades.
Other non-standard ways of using the tool
Non-standard use of a screwdriver is not limited to the options considered. The below shows how to use this power tool as a drive for an ATV and for opening doors (gates), for ice drilling, as a mixer. Also contains other unconventional options.
Using a battery case can make a good flashlight. The whole process of assembling an LED lamp is demonstrated by the below.
How to adapt a screwdriver electric motor to make an electric bike is shown in thes below.
Another version of the bike with a motor contains a roller further.
Using a hook inserted into the screwdriver chuck, you can knit reinforcement in the construction of various objects. The following demonstrates how this is done.
By connecting the tool to the auger of a manual grinder, you can automate the process of twisting vegetables and meat.
The unconventional use of the screwdriver is not limited to this. Craftsmen constantly put forward new ideas, while their practical implementation is taking place. Other specialists adapt homemade devices to their own needs, while receiving various modifications of homemade equipment. You can also come up with something on your own, showing technical knowledge and imagination, giving free rein to imagination and creativity. The main thing to remember: when starting to manufacture various devices, it is imperative to take into account that the created mechanisms are safe.