Drills are some of the most versatile tools on the market, and it seems like there’s nothing that these magnificent tools can’t do. Over time people have been looking for new features that drills can carry out, whether it’s as a result of industry, or as a result of boredom, or a mixture of both.
Hence, people have been playing around and exploring just how useful drills could be, checking out how far their features can be stretched, and staying true to the saying that “necessity breeds invention”. Typically, when you see drills, your mind goes to whether such a drill can perform its most basic feature, however, the advanced feature(s) of the said drill is largely ignored, which is what we are going to remedy in this piece.
Here we will be going in-depth about the versatility, the awesomeness, and the unique coverage that drills provide. We will be describing the purpose of cordless drills and why they are a versatile tool in woodworking, we will be showing you how to make better use of your cordless drills, touching on subjects like drill attachments for grinding, drill attachments for cutting, and certainly drill attachment for sanding.
Once we’re done, we’re pretty sure that you’ll have a clearer picture of the awesomeness and versatility that cordless drills present. They’re more than mere do-it-yourself tools, they are a gateway to proper workman and handyman excellence. So without further ado, let’s get to scheming about ways to improve our work with these awesome tools!
The Purpose of Cordless Drills
Cordless drills tick a lot of boxes for do-it-yourself entrepreneurs, they have radically changed the game, and it was only a matter of time before we dedicated a whole piece to their consistent amount of excellence. These drills have multiple uses, and some of them are.
To Drill Little Holes
While this is the most obvious use of cordless drills, there’s no harm in reminding our esteemed readers about the number one importance. Cordless drills are finely and majestically equipped to drill pilot holes, countersink holes, and everything in between, as it is super key for a majestic finish. Don’t forget to use the right bits, as this goes a long way in giving your finished product the prestige that it truly deserves.
To Drive Everything
It might be 2021, but for some reason, a lot of woodworkers, handymen, and do-it-yourself entrepreneurs are somehow still sleeping on the plethora of benefits that cordless drills present. One of such benefits is the cordless drill’s ability to drive just about anything and everything, giving your work a whole new dimension. You’ll notice that most drills come with the typical standard flat, and driving bits, so you’ll take it from there. Also ensure that you’re furnished with your bit kit, as you never can tell in woodworking.
Okay, we’re guessing that you probably didn’t know about this, but what are we here for? Cordless drills are finely equipped to twist wires and do so with a remarkable amount of ease. Running wires along the same length is now a cup of tea, as all you need to do is to place them in your drill, spin it to perfection, and before you know it you’ll get a lovely bundle of safe and intertwined wires.
The above are just a few of the purposes of cordless drills, and why they are versatile tools for woodworking, you’ll be seeing some more of that in a bit!
Drill Attachments for Grinding: Drill Arbor Adapter
Like we previously stated, cordless drills are some of the most versatile tools you can find in just about any industry, most especially woodworking. One of the things that properly describes and shows off its versatility is no doubt the grinding feature properly encapsulated by the drill arbor adapter.
Here we’ll be telling you a bit about what makes this feature incredible. Firstly, the arbor adapter “allows your drill to accept 1/2-inch arbor hole wheels and discs, thus converting your drill into a grinder and buffer at the same time”. Then there’s the “1/4” round Shank fits into just about given cordless drill or drill press“.
Last but not least is the “zinc-coated solid metal heavy-duty construction” which gives your cordless drill the strength and firmness it needs to successfully grind out any output. Ensure that your drill arbor adapter is well maintained, as it’s something that can serve you for a lot of years to come, as long as you’re tactful with its use.
Drill Attachments for Sanding: Cylindrical Sanding Drums and Sleeves Set or It’s Alternative
While cordless drills have been getting a lot of love and respect in recent years, a major part of its curriculum vitae is still being slept on. That part is the sanding, and we’re here to shed more light on it.
Sanding is not everyone’s cup of tea, it is the most tasking of woodworking projects, and something that a lot of doing it yourself entrepreneurs simply do not look forward to. That’s why it’s been a breath of fresh air since it was discovered that cordless drills can help make the work less tedious.
The first thing you should do is to attach a drum sander. They are perfect for “cleaning up holes, sanding off edges, rounding corners, or removing burrs from cut metal, and what have you”? If you aren’t such a huge fan of this, you could go for flap sanding which is perfect for “rounding off edges or removing small imperfections from finished pieces”, you could also take your time and clean up the remaining pieces after a tedious few hours of sanding.
There’s a certain amount of creativity that cordless drills give woodworkers, that there’s no way we’d advise a do-it-yourself entrepreneur not to get his or her cordless drill.
Drill Attachments for Cutting: Metal Cut-Off Kits or Cutting Disks
Rounding off our advanced list on why cordless drills are one of the most amazing inventions ever, is the drill attachments for cutting feature that it exudes. It’s not breaking news that cutting metal is one of the most frustrating tasks known to man, but thankfully man was blessed by cordless drills to soften the workload.
Among the tools needed to make this a reality, are the cut-off kits or cutting disks. These are finely equipped for the task ahead, as the metal cut off kits can easily fit the mandrel into your drill and use it as a cutter, this is possible as long as you equip it with the right bit, and desist the temptation of forcing square pegs into round holes.
Also as regards cutting discs, you’re looking at one of the most versatile components in the entirety of woodworking. They are super useful for severing rusted bolts, cutting a variety of metals, and performing a host of other tasks. All you need to do is put the drill at top speed, and see how it cuts through the metal like it was nothing at all.
The only limitation to a workman is how far he’s willing to go with research and experimenting. The only reason we got this wealth of information is that we kept trying new things, and we found out that cordless drills tick off so many boxes, that we would be simply cruel if we didn’t show you a few.
The above are just the tip of the finest, and cordless drills have a wide array of features that we didn’t even bother explaining. That just goes to show you how amazing of an invention it is, as it’s not everything that can tick the boxes of cutting, grinding, drilling, sanding, and a host of others.
Just ensure that the right bits are fitted at all times, as this is super essential to the task, once you can perfect this, then you’re good to go for the short term and long term as the case may be!