Cordless Drill Storage and Charging Station

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 07-26-2013 05:51 PM 33565 views 77 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a way to store and charge my cordless drills without using too much bench or wall space. This storage/charging station is based on a project in ShopNotes Magazine (#58) and other examples from this site. The case is made from 3/4” oak plywood scraps and solid oak edging. The case measures 21.5” w X 19”h x 11.25” d. The case was assembled with biscuits and glue and brads. The second picture shows the storage shelf after drilling out the holes for the drill slots. Picture 3 is the shelf while cutting out the waste material with a jigsaw. Picture 4 is the finished case without the drawer. I added a large storage drawer to hold drill bits and drivers. The chargers sit on the shelf below the drills. The case has a french cleat for wall hanging or it can sit on one of my workbenches. There is a power strip on the back to help control all of the power cords.

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 06:11 PM

nicely done… cool

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 07-26-2013 07:21 PM

Very nice setup… Been on the list for far too long, sure it will serve you well… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 07-26-2013 07:39 PM

One of the nicest ones I’ve seen to date : ) Very well done.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 09:13 PM

Nice job. I like the speed trigger reliefs.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 10:27 PM

Very nice!

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 11:22 PM

Very good idea and build. It looks like it could be incorporated into wheeled cart as well as an option. I like it.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#7 posted 07-26-2013 11:46 PM

very nice,i got this on my to do list.thanks for the inspiration!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 07-27-2013 12:48 AM

Very nicely done. Love French cleats. Looks great and very handy

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#9 posted 07-27-2013 01:00 AM

Very nice storage and charging station, you did an excellent job….. but that drawer is way too neat and

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 07-27-2013 03:12 AM

Great job your project just gave me an idea that will work similar in my space. Thanks for sharing.

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#11 posted 07-27-2013 05:28 AM

Nice work, looks great.

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Paula Perry

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#12 posted 07-27-2013 01:08 PM

Very nice, I may need to make one of those;)

-- Florida50

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#13 posted 07-28-2013 03:34 PM

I echo Paula’s sentiment – gonna make myself one. Nicely done!

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#14 posted 05-06-2014 01:32 AM

do you have any plans or numbers for cutting out the drill shelf. that is a awesome set up and I am lookin for a charging station for my drills. I have 5 drill motors…...
thank you for the idea and help

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Jim Bertelson

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#15 posted 02-21-2016 05:12 PM

I referred to this project in a project of mine, posted today


Thanks for the post…..............good idea…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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