Cordless Drill Caddy

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 01-10-2015 07:43 AM 2670 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the years I have accumulated a number of cordless drills. I have 3 primary drills that I use on a regular basis. One has a drill bit, the second has a countersink and the third has a magnetic drive guide with a screwdriver bit in it. I have found this set up saves me a lot of time and I don’t wear out batteries changing bits. Having 3 cordless drivers is nice but in a small shop they can also be in the way on a regular basis. One day while looking through a Woodworker Magazine I saw something similar to this caddy. I decided to build and mount one on the side of my portable workstation. This has been a great addition to my shop. It provides a place to store multiple drills out of the way until I need them but keeps them close at hand for when I do. I added an extra little shelf on the bottom for the standard size screws that I use on a regular basis. I have seen a number of really nice storage caddies on this site. Thought I would share mine.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 01-10-2015 09:54 AM

Like this set up. Makes it easy to get hold of the drill. May have to steal this idea for my drills.
Thanks for sharing

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#2 posted 01-10-2015 12:09 PM

Handy caddy there. It may sound crazy but like you said, having 3 drills, one for each purpose saves a lot of time.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-10-2015 03:07 PM

Great idea and good job Tim!
You just sparked an idea that I may add to my staging area; add a charging station area to it.
Cheers – Jeff

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#4 posted 01-10-2015 03:28 PM

Excellent idea. Anything we can do to make our workspace more convenient is important.

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#5 posted 01-10-2015 04:00 PM

Being organized is a must in the shop….Looks like you have accomplished it here…Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 01-10-2015 04:17 PM

Agree with kdc68. I hate looking for stuff. I’m guessing you’re left handed?

I really like the balance of Hitachi drills. When I use to install cabinets I would use 5 at a time- never change bits. Now if they would only standardize the batteries….. Mine last 2 years whether I use them or not.

Good job!

-- Groveland, CA.

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#7 posted 01-10-2015 06:02 PM

Right there within reach, and plenty to choose from in case the battery goes in the middle of something… it always does. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 01-14-2015 12:23 AM

We will have to call you ‘Tidy Tim’ now. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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