Friday, December 19, 2014

Drill trigger with lock-on speed

There are times when I need to lock the trigger on my drill. Growing up I used my dads drill and it had this feature. Many drills do not have a lock on the trigger or at least I haven't seen any. Maybe it is too dangerous, like the drill can take off on you. I made mine very safe and can be taken off easily and in an instant.

For this project I will use some leftover hardwood flooring. I think oak and Brazilian cherry look good together.  I cleaned up some pieces on the table saw. I always cut a little bit extra in case I make a mistake. 

The pieces are glued with Titebond  and clamped over night. I now can take some measurements of the drill handle. Of course this will be different from drill to drill.

I used a forstner bit to drill out the area that fits around the drill handle.  The piece is placed in a small clamp and with the drill press I drill a  hole, this will be for the bolt.

A router and a round over bit is used to soften the edges, this will also  help the jig fit the drill. With my extra piece of hardwood I use a hole-saw and make a small wheel. I then add a nut and bolt and screw it into the block and it is ready to go.

See also:

               Make a small workbench        Make large dowels            Upright table clamp
               with one 2x4


  1. wow! Great post! I found it very useful. Love the final result. Thanks for the inspiration and the tips. I am a regular reader of your post.I appreciate with you.Thanks for sharing the blog and always keep it

  2. Thank you Rose, I am glad I can inspire you!

  3. With a woodworker as me, your DIY is useful. The method is simple, but the result is perfect. In addition, these wood tools are beneficial for work. I get used to doing several products from your instruction. Great! I hope that you will have plenty of posts better! Thanks!

  4. I just recently discovered your blog and found a few posts useful already! Keep posting and great to learn from fellow woodwork enthusiasts!

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