Stand for a drill with their own hands: 3 design options
Here’s how to make a budget drill stand at home. Here are 3 different variants.
This device will come in handy for home craftsmen who can not afford to buy a drilling machine.
At the same time, in some cases, the stand wins due to its compactness and mobility.
If you make a stand of small dimensions, which does not require installation on the desktop, it can be easily transported by car (to take with you on field work).
Unlike the same drill press, it will allow you to drill holes both vertically and horizontally (for example, if you need to drill a hole in the wall).
To make a stand for a drill with your own hands, we will use inexpensive and affordable materials. And the stand can be used not only for a drill, but also for an electric screwdriver.
The purpose of the homemade stand is the same as that of a drilling machine. vertical drilling holes at an angle of 90 degrees relative to the workpiece.
With an electric drill or electric screwdriver is not always possible to drill perfectly flat holes. Homemade stand (even the simplest design) can easily solve this problem.
Of course, you can buy a stand for an electric drill in a construction store or order online. But if your goal is to save money, it will be more profitable to make it with your own hands.
Advantages and disadvantages of a homemade stand
The following advantages of homemade devices are highlighted:
- Homemade machine is very cheap.
- When constructing the device, you can use parts left over from old appliances.
- Find all the drawings and detailed manufacturing algorithms are freely available.
- You can make a very high quality and technologically advanced model. You have the opportunity to make a really good quality device.
- For the manufacture of parts you need special equipment.
- If the guide is of poor quality, it will greatly affect the accuracy of drilling.
- It is very difficult to make a mechanism superior in quality and functionality to the factory one.
The bed is one of the most important parts of a drill press. It can be made of metal or wood. Thickness and dimensions of the base depend on the weight of the machine and the tool. The size of the frame also depends on the type of operations performed on the machine:
A stand is attached to the bed, which can be attached by means of screws, it is important to understand that it must be sufficiently strong
The stand can also be made of wood or metal. It consists of guides (rails for tool movement) and a clamp to fix the tool on the same level. It is made as follows:
- Securing the rack to the bed.
- Attaching the guide to the stand.
- Install the carriage, which must be placed on the rails.
The tool can be clamped to the stand by means of clamps or a special block
How to make a machine tool for your own hands.
To make a machine under the drill, we will need the following materials:
- A plastic bottle.
- Plastic cover.
- Drill bit.
- A box cutter.
- A marker or a marker pen for marking.
- Universal glue.
The stand of the guide rail of the homemade device
A little about the necessary materials and tools
The best option is to use the materials at hand, so don’t rush to buy, you can probably find most of the parts in your stash. First you will need a profile pipe 20×20 or 25×25. On average a 120 cm long piece will be enough.
In addition to the pipe you need a pair of metal angles. If there are no ready-made, you can make them yourself. We will also need two peorized plates, bolts for attachment, metal rope, lever handle made of metal plate and a piece of rope.
Prepare a metal saw, a drill, and a wrench. The beauty of this model is that no welding is required.
Multifunctional stand for the drill, which allows you to perform various works, as a rule, consists of certain components. First, you need a supporting frame. it is on it that all the elements will be fixed. Secondly, there must be a stand. a guide for the drill, which is used to fix it. This element allows you to move the drill itself with the handle and other elements. Thirdly, the above-mentioned handle is important, coordinating the vertical movement of the drilling part. Finally, there are also additional units, with the creation of which the machine is even more functional.
For example, when performing only vertical drilling, a sheet with sides of 500 millimeters is enough. In the case where much more complex operations are expected, the length should be increased to 1000 millimeters and the width left the same. On the bed vertically placed rack, which is fixed by a special support. Usually the two parts are joined together by screw joints.
Making a wooden machine: instruction with a step-by-step photo
The easiest to make a machine tool is made of wood. The disadvantage of the construction is the weak strength of the material. The wood is deformed by differences in humidity. Over time, the rack appears to have a backlash. Wooden machine is desirable to use only for vertical drilling holes.
The order of assembling the wooden structure is as follows:
Plate is needed for the base. It is made of edged board with thickness of 20 mm. On top you can sew plywood to get a perfectly flat platform. The size of the plate chosen individually. If the machine is designed for vertical drilling only, the bed dimensions of 50×50 cm will be enough. To perform milling and drilling at an angle, the size of the plate increases to 100×50 cm.
- The carriage is made from a board. The length of the workpiece varies from 50 to 70 cm, but usually the dimensions are tailored to the model of the drill. On the back side of the carriage and on the front side of the column, telescopic furniture rails are fixed, which serve as a moving mechanism.
It is better to make a block to fix the drill stand firmly. The unit consists of a piece of board perpendicular to the carriage with steel angles.
For the block take a square piece of wood. A circle is drawn in the center. Its diameter should be 0.5 mm less than the thickness of the front of the drill.
- Circle is sawed out with a jigsaw. To make the socket perfectly smooth, use a round file. The ready-assembled block is then clamped to the carriage. Make a cut in the front and fasten it with a screw clamp.
The carriage with the shoe is mounted on the rack, connecting the elements of the furniture rails. Now we need to make the handle, but more about that later.
Drill stand for the drill
The stand replaces the drilling machine and at the same time has versatility. Compact. fits in a small box, the assembly / disassembly process is fast enough. Can be stored on a shelf when not in use, so it does not take up much space. Great for home hobbies, making circuit boards, etc.п. Sometimes you come across nice products like this drill stand.
The stand is handy when you do not have a drilling machine at hand, or a place to put it. The tool for drilling. mini drill, graver/drill, regular drill. is clamped to a special mount on the movable part of the stand. You can just clamp the motor with a chuck and do what you need to do. This universal device for the home, will help if you need to make a lot of holes with great accuracy, which “on a crank” are obtained with difficulty. For example, drilling of circuit boards.
Packaging. decent box, not really crumpled during shipping. There is no branding, but there are basic parameters: the height of 400 mm, the neck of the clamped drill up to 43 mm, the height of lowering (drilling depth) to 60 mm.
Inside the rack kit, disassembled. material of head and base is aluminum.
Separate base stand
The base has a mass of 300 g, not enough. you can weight it down or mount it on the table top.
There is a place for fixing the vertical pipe.
Install and mount according to instructions (step-by-step assembly)
It is desirable to put on a pipe complete plug Next, take the movable “head”.
There is a scale on the head to measure the sinking depth
On the other side is the lowering lever
We put it on the pipe, center it, set the height (arbitrarily, as you want), tighten it
Release the mechanism (loosen the screw a little)
That’s it, the stand is assembled
Several black plastic inserts are available for installation of a drill or engraver
Diameter is approximately 43 mm. If it is less. you can install it through the insert. There is nothing else.
There is a sticker with the characteristics
And yes, it is better to grease the floating parts, where the mechanism walks. For complacency. And for smooth operation.
I also recommend to get a small clamp or vice, ideally under the workpiece. If printed circuit boards, then a clamp to hold the board in place
I have a simple quick-clamping vise
Tried to clamp an electric screwdriver. not enough diameter.
But under the motors or under the drills/dremel is perfect. As a rule, such tools have a power control. You could also fit a pedal or other remote on/off switch, but that’s a detail.
So the rack stays on the graver/dremel. Such a stand is convenient for drilling holes, e.g. for hobbies, making circuit boards, etc.п. It’s convenient, if you use not just a clamp, but the vise XY for moving on two axes.
Can be converted into a small-sized drill press by simply installing a motor with a chuck in the clamp.
There’s a coupon for toolru3 discount on the rack right now
, price with coupon 28.99.Before you buy, check the feasibility of the purchase. there may be more interesting options in offline stores.
As an option, you can discount with points (it turns out even more profitable)
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Fixing the rack to the platform
Your design must be stable on the workbench. This stability is provided by a wide platform, which is better to make from solid wood. Keep in mind: together with the drill the stand will weigh a lot, so the platform should be no smaller than 20×30 cm.
Mechanism of control of the stand
As it was already said, the author suggested two ways of controlling the stand. Both of them are quite effective, but in practice they have proven to be different.
As practice has shown: this mechanism is convenient to operate, but does not give the necessary pressure on the drill bit, the stand moves jerkily. This is not the best option out of the existing ones, although you can get used to it. The second variant of the device turned out to be much more convenient in practice.
Independently designed set allows you to provide additional structural elements that extend the functionality of the product and simplify the performance of technological operations. You can add a swivel plate, a vertical level, a coordinate table, an electric drive, and more to your homemade machine.
The swivel plate allows you to make angled holes. For this purpose, holes are drilled on the bed in an arc for common angles. The drill is secured in operating position with pins. Coordinate table is used for surface milling and slotting. It consists of two mutually perpendicular screw jacks welded together.
The rotation of the lower screw moves the upper part of the table with the attached part, the upper screw moves only the part. With the help of such a device increases the accuracy of work, the main thing is to weld moving elements without misalignment.
How to assemble the stand base
What’s important in a drill stand? Robustness, mobility and the right height. Its strength will be provided by the profile tube, but the mobility will be due to the special design and the mechanism of raising and lowering.
The main part of the stand is a piece of pipe about 60-70 centimeters long. The cuts must be straight and sanded
The design of the stand is such that the arm with the drill should move up and down on the guide. To do this, cut two pieces of 10 cm long profile tube and fasten them to the plate so that they fit snugly onto the main rail. Do not fix the guide itself to the plate
Cover this construction with the second plate and tighten it with bolts. Check: The two plates must move against the main part without slipping to the side and without much effort
Now you can mount the sleeve between the plates. It is located at a 90° angle from the main stand and is secured to the moving part with a pair of bolts
How to assemble the base of the stand
What’s important about the drill stand? Strength, mobility, and the right height. Strength it will provide a profile tube, but mobility will be due to the special design and the mechanism of raising and lowering.
The main part of the stand is a piece of pipe about 60-70 centimeters long. The cuts must be smooth and grinded
The design of the stand is such that the arm with the drill should move up and down on the guide. To do this, saw two pieces of profile pipe 10 cm long and fasten them to the plate so that they fit snugly onto the main rail. Do not fix the guide itself on the plate
Cover this construction with the second plate and fasten it with bolts. Check: the two plates should move in relation to the main part, without tipping to the side and without much effort
Now you can fasten the sleeve between the plates. It is located at an angle of 90° from the main stand and is secured to the moving part by a pair of bolts
What should be the stand for the drill
The machine must be easy to use, and not limit the capabilities of a drill, but on the contrary. expand them. The right stand allows not only to drill holes in the walls, but also to mill parts.
Also, the drill stand for the drill, made with their own hands must necessarily be stable and properly guide the drill. It must not move off during work, otherwise the holes will be made at a slant. But with the use of a quality frame it is possible to drill holes at an angle. Some commercially available models allow you to create holes with an inclination of up to 65 degrees.
Other qualities that a drill stand should have include:
- The ability to adjust the height of the tool position
- Ability to absorb vibrations and oscillations from the drill
- A solid base that provides stability
- Fixed depth of holes
Not all tools in stores can combine power and reliability. And those that can do this will be very expensive. Combine several functions at once you can make a stand for the drill with your own hands.
What should be the stand for the drill
The machine must be easy to use and not limit the capabilities of the drill, but on the contrary expand them. The right stand not only makes it possible to drill holes in walls, but also to mill parts.
Also, the drill stand for the drill, made with their own hands must necessarily be stable and properly guide the drill. It should not move off during work, otherwise the holes will be made at an angle. But it is possible to drill holes at an angle using a quality base. Some commercially available models allow you to create holes with an inclination of up to 65 degrees.
Other qualities that a drill stand should have include:
- The possibility of adjusting the height of the tool position
- Ability to absorb vibrations and oscillations coming from the drill
- A sturdy base that provides stability
- Fixed hole depths
Not all tools available in stores can combine power and reliability. And the ones that can do this will be very expensive. Combine several functions at once, you can make a stand for the drill with your own hands.
Homemade jack stand
Stands, made on the basis of the jack, are highly durable and good fixation of the height of the tool. Before starting to make the device, it is necessary to prepare a welding machine. To make your own stand for a drill or electric screwdriver from a jack will need:
- Metal rectangular base;
- Metal pipe;
- Tube bushing;
- A pin with a metric thread diameter of 16 centimeters;
- Nuts that fit the thread diameter;
- The handle by which the tool will be moved;
The first thing to do is to make a vise for the tool. These must then be welded to the sleeve. On the other side, a nut must be attached. In order for the sleeve and nut to move smoothly, the tube and the pin must be spaced far apart. The pipe is carefully secured and the pin is inserted into the grooves prepared beforehand, which allow it to rotate relative to its axis. The handle is attached to the edge of the disc, and the middle of the base is connected to the pin.
After the main work is done, a strong cloth or rubber material can be used to cover the edges and joints of the parts.
The bed of the device
The frame for the drill bit is made of metal (10 mm thick) or wood (more than 20 mm thick) sheet. The mass of the frame, which you will use as a base, directly depends on the power of the drill used. The dimensions of the bed for a machine from a drill depend on the specifics of the work performed on such equipment. You can use the following guidelines to help you choose the size of the base:
Metal bed. a thick plate with welded corners
The frame, made of metal or wood sheet, is a very simple construction. On it vertically place the stand, the stable position of which is provided by a special support. Such structural elements can be fixed to each other with screw connections.
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