Drill Charging Station

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Project by apehl posted 02-15-2017 04:09 PM 7608 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my very first shop projects. The initial design was from Jay Bates Drill Charging Station. It grew from there and its sole purpose was to be a location for all of my Porter Cable 20v tools. It was fun to learn how to use pocket holes and some basic woodworking techniques.

As my interest grew I changed to a different tool platform and now I need to make some modifications to fit my Milwaukee line. Adding simple magnetic strips to this really helped for storing the bits that I use most often. Since the milwaukee chargers are much larger I started mounting them on the side under the circular saw. I still use my porter cable jig saw and have not adopted their 20v nailers (I highly recommend these) so I keep one of those chargers.

If you want more detailed pictures, let me know and I will clean it up and take some quality ones.

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 04:20 PM

Nicely done. You obviously put a lot of thought into the design of this unit.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#2 posted 02-15-2017 05:45 PM

Nice work.

Something to note for us all. We can build a cabinet like this today but as tech changes at a insane pace we will be adapting it regularly to the newer stuff coming out. So when building we also have to consider future expansions.

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#3 posted 02-17-2018 04:35 AM

Can you give me some rough measurements for the porter cable charging station you made. It looks awesome.

-- Kerry - Louisiana

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#4 posted 02-17-2018 04:44 AM

Looks good, a lot better than my first drill charging station, lol.


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