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Project by kiefer posted 03-03-2015 09:44 PM 3106 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just playing around today and I thought I make this little attachment for my impact driver .
Spent fifteen minutes and it seems to work well.
I used a hardwood block ,a piece of steel and two magnets which I salvaged from a computer hard drive .
the cost is zero .
This is all held together with CA glue and stuck to the tool .
It is strong enough to attach itself to a iron or steel surface and holds all kind of things for me .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-03-2015 09:55 PM

Hmmmm, I could never see hanging it from the table, but for holding bits, screws and such I DO SEE it as a useful thing. Especially since some of the bit holders built into my drills (and impact driver) wont hold the bits any more.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 10:06 PM

Will it work on a Ryobi brand, being a different color and all ? LOL Wind still making it a bit chilly up here.
The stain on my TV stand doesn’t seem to want too dry, can’t do to much in the shop, oh well maybe tomorrow!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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

I just happen to work on a shroud on my band saw and stuck it there .
Now that you mention it Joe hanging the tool in its storage spot along with the drill ETC would make an easy to build cabinet .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 03-03-2015 11:16 PM

Now how good is this one :) great idea Klaus, not sure of the Magnetics & the Li batteries??

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 03-04-2015 12:35 AM

Now that’s a good idea.


-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#6 posted 03-04-2015 12:53 AM

Those must be some strong magnets. I use them all the time for drill bits, chuck keys etc. ,never the whole drill.
A good way to keep the drill hanging around.

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

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#7 posted 03-04-2015 01:49 AM

Lol I just saw a version of this in Northern Tools today.
I like yours better!

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

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#8 posted 03-04-2015 01:52 AM

Great idea. Looks like I am gonna “upgrade” mine tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 03-04-2015 02:03 AM

Gooooood!! especially for holding few screws for a while…
Thank you. I’ll do it on my Makita too.

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#10 posted 03-04-2015 09:25 AM

Clever idea Klaus! Those HD magnets have some strong holding power.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 03-04-2015 11:10 AM

Great idea that just about everyone can use. You did it again Klaus!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 03-04-2015 12:08 PM

I like it! I attached one of those magnets to the side of my bench. I always know where it is and can use it to test for ferrous metals(is this bras or brass plated?). Thanks for sharing another great use for these magnets, Klaus!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 03-04-2015 01:57 PM

Good one Klaus. Looks like the Fast-Cap magnet for holding screws on your drill. I like yours better.

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

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#14 posted 03-04-2015 02:40 PM

Another winner! Your mind never rests, does it? Can’t wait to see what’s next!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 03-07-2015 03:46 AM

Thanks for posting that Kiefer. I could make good use of your idea. I still do a fair amount of metal stud framing. I have the same model impact but the tool hook has failed me too many times, someday it’s gonna cost me a new battery or tool. Your handy dandy comment reminds me of what my mother says for similar situations. she’ll tell me “that’s as handy as a pocket on a shirt”.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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