How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts

A cordless screwdriver is used everywhere in workshops and households. Such a tool is valued for the lack of binding to a 220 V household network. It is compact, does not take up much space, and is able to replace the drill in simple jobs that are sometimes found around the house. In construction and in the market such equipment can be found in a wide range. The cost of it sometimes makes you wonder, and sometimes even makes you want to save. And what if you make it yourself? Today we will support this quite sensible idea with a master class from one of the lovers of tinkering.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts

Required resources for homemade

Materials:
  • DC engine with 12 V upshift gear;
  • Three batteries from an old 3.8 V laptop;
  • Chuck for a drill with a shaft-type clamping adapter gearbox;
  • Socket connector connector 5.5 for the charger;
  • Start button without latching;
  • Metal thin galvanized plate,width - 20-25 mm;
  • A small piece of plywood, thickness - 10 mm;
  • PVA glue, sandpaper;
  • Screw with two nuts 3x30-35 mm;
  • Empty bottle of deodorant;
  • Paint, brush;
  • Copper wiring, electrical tape;
  • Several self-tapping screws with washers;
  • Double adhesive tape;
  • Plastic food container.
    Tools:
  • Jigsaw;
  • Drill, 3, 8-10 mm drill bits;
  • Soldering iron with solder and flux;
  • Scissors, paint knife;
  • Pliers, metal shears;
  • Hacksaw for metal, marker for marking.
    How to make a screwdriver from improvised parts

    We collect the screwdriver with our own hands

    Step one - prepare the handle for a screwdriver

    Form The handle should be comfortable for the hand, and functional for the filling of the screwdriver. We manufacture it from two pieces of plywood by 10 mm. The template is cut from the sheet of cardboard. We transfer the contour of the handle to the plywood with a marker and cut out both parts with a jigsaw. How to make a screwdriver from improvised parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts We connect them with PVA glue. Gluing will be better if you put the workpiece under the press, clamp in clamps or a vice. In the middle of the handle, drill a through hole with a 3 mm drill bit. It is necessary for the engine mounting plate.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
We make the next hole for the button from the side edge. We first drill it with a 3 mm drill bit and then expand it by 8-10 mm. Depth of expansion - about 15 mm. We clean the edges of plywood with sandpaper, and cover the part with paint for moisture protection.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts

Stage two - install and connect the engine

Cut a strip of 20-25 mm wide with a scissors for metal from the galvanizing section. This will be the clamp for the engine.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
Mark up the holes on both its sides and drill through with a thin drill.Bend the plate with an arc, and fasten the engine to a thin bolt with a lock nut.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver out of improvised parts
We mount the chuck for the drill through the clamping adapter, and fix the bolt under the hexagon. How to make a screwdriver from improvised partsHow to make a screwdriver from improvised parts Push the push button in the hole on the handle, and place the wires on the back of it. Solder the wires to the engine and the charging socket, isolating the connections with heat shrinkage.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from improvised parts

Step 3 - we mount batteries

In a plastic container, make four holes with a drill bit 3 mm,and one - 10 mm for the charging socket.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
A connector with outgoing wiring is fixed with a clamping nut on the container body. Multiple screws fasten the container to the end of the handle.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
Three batteries are wrapped with tape or cling film. We unite their contacts in series. We unite the supply wires from the batteries with the outputs from the connector, twist and wrap with insulating tape. The connection for reliability can be soldered with a soldering iron.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
We pack the received power supply unit into a container, and close it with a lid.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts

Stage Four - make body protection

For an empty bottle, cut off the neck from a deodorant. Cut the groove under the engine with scissors.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
Fix our improvised casing on a strip of double adhesive tape.
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
How to make a screwdriver from scrap parts
Protection is ready, now you can clamp the drill in the chuck and check the tool in action. Undoubtedly, such a home-made product will be a good helper in the workshop or in the household!

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