Drilling wells for the installation of poles or planting seedlings requires a lot of effort, especially on compacted soils. The task is greatly facilitated if you use a cordless drill, since it does not need to be rotated. Making such a device with your own hands is not at all difficult.
The manufacturing process of a cordless auger
As a power unit for a battery drill, you can use an engine with a built-in 24 V gearbox from an electric bike, and to power it, 2 small batteries of 12 V each.
Having estimated their size, a base is cut out of the sleeping plate, on which all this can be placed. Then a paper template is cut out under the engine seat.
It is necessary to transfer it to the plate, and make the appropriate holes in it.
A frame is made from thinner light sheet steel for making a box for placing the engine and batteries.
It must be welded onto the plate.
2 U-shaped handles are made from a steel strip. They are welded on the sides of the box. Also, from thin-walled metal, you need to make a cover for the case.
Then the details are painted.
Now you need to do the connection of the motor shaft with the earth auger. To do this, an adapter is made from a pipe of suitable diameter.
It is welded onto the motor shaft.
A transverse hole is drilled in the adapter, through which it can be fixed on the auger with a pin.
Next, the engine is fixed in the box with bolts. After that, batteries are placed inside.
They need to be connected to the motor in series, including a recharging connector in the circuit, which is displayed on the body, and a button mounted on the handle.
Now we close the case with a lid, and put the auger on the motor shaft, securing it with a pin.
After that, the tool is ready for use. The motor power is more than enough even for drilling in dense soil. With such equipment, the installation of poles will not end with back pain.