Cordless Drill and Battery Holder

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Project by ten4cmor posted 01-07-2015 04:00 PM 3163 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently moved to a new home (with a larger garage) and did a few much needed organization projects during some vacation time around Christmas and New Years. One much needed project was a way to keep my drills and batteries in one location verses the constant shuffling around the garage. This is not a new design as I have seen many like this around lumberjocks and in plans. It is made out of 1/2” birch ply and pocket screws with a closed compartment for chargers and batteries with drill slots underneath. It can hold 4 cordless drills and room for two Makita battery chargers inside plus a surge protector mounted on the side (not shown in photo) which served a dual purpose of providing power closer to my workbench.

It is much nicer to have one location for the drills and batteries as I have many less moments of “where is my drill and battery charger”, making shop time a little more enjoyable. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-07-2015 05:25 PM

Nice holder! But chargers and battery charging generate a lot of heat. Heat is bad for the batts and chargers. You might need a vent hole on each end to allow a little circulation through it.

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 07:37 PM

Good point, there is a hole on one side but I will add another to the other side. Thanks for the feedback Dennis!

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#3 posted 01-07-2015 08:37 PM

It is a nice idea to have all your ’’stuff’’ at one local.
The venting is a good point as well as screen it for dust protection. You might want to keep in mind that any drills you have hanging without batteries are suseptable to dust messing with the contacts,but hanging like that keeps the dust form the vent slots in the top of the drills (good one). If you have one of these spotless shops that I have seen,then I guess dust control is not an issue and just ignore…
G Vavra

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#4 posted 01-07-2015 09:41 PM

Great design and looks very functionable. I need to build one now due to getting new cordless drill/driver.

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