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How to make your own drill holsters


There’s nothing I hate more than spending money on apparently useless things that break after a while and you have to replace them. Every time I have the chance, I try to build some things in my workshop both for myself and for my family. The tools that I have purchased over the years have managed to assist me in taking care of the house. I have avoided thousand-dollar bills because I fixed things for myself without needing the assistance of a professional.



The internet is packed with useful resources that you can utilize to get started. I am an occasional DIY-er, of course, because I have a job and have to put food on the table, after all. Once in a while, however, I go to my garage and have some fun. I’ve managed to transform half of it into some kind of workshop. My wife had some concerns in this sense, at the beginning, but once I got everything up and running, she calmed down. She was worried that I would either use too much space or just ruin the walls on the whole.


As any other respectable weekend DIY-er, I own several drills. My trusted little friend is from Bosch. Something I’ve always hated was the fact that I didn’t have any particular space where I could store these drills, and we all know how tedious it is to try to stack them one on top of the other or just throw them in a drawer. It’s often that space is a commodity you can’t do without in a busy little workshop. As I said before, I can’t expand my workshop as it is located in my garage.


So that’s how I came across a small tutorial published by one Timothy Dahl on Popular Mechanics. Thanks to this project, which was initially published by ToolBox Buzz, you can make holsters for a broad variety of your tools. PVC pipe is rather cheap, in my opinion, and I’m sure that anyone can agree. You need 3-inch PVC pipe that you’ll have to cut into lengths measuring eight inches. Of course, the thickness and diameter of the pipe that you will purchase largely depends on the tool you have at your disposal. It goes without saying that a bulkier hand drill will require a sturdier PVC that can accommodate the size of the tool.



For cutting the pieces, you can use your hole saw or spade bit to make sure that the ends are rounded. The sides can be cut with a jigsaw. Toolbox Buzz also recommends using a sharpie and a sanding block, as well as a bench vise.