In a home workshop, a hand-held wood router would not be superfluous, but in a hardware store it costs from several thousand rubles. In order not to spend money, it is not at all difficult to turn an ordinary universal drill into a router. And this does not require expensive materials and professional skills. It is enough to be able to handle simple metal tools.
It will take
- old profile rectangular pipe;
- the remainder of plywood;
- plastic volumetric clamp with tie bolt and nut;
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Instruments: grinder, drill, measuring accessories, jigsaw, milling head, etc.
The process of converting an electric drill into a wood router
We remove rust from one end of the old rectangular profile pipe. On the wide side of the pipe, slightly stepping back from the end, we mark two points for drilling holes, on the narrow ones – one in the middle.
We measure from the end of the profile pipe with holes along the line of convergence of the sides by 2 cm and make 4 cuts.
We bend the sides of the pipe with holes outward at 90 degrees.
On the wide side with a bent edge and two holes, draw a cut line parallel to the end of the pipe. On the narrow sides of the pipe, from the ends of the drawn line, draw diagonals to the corners of the flanged sides.
Cut off a fragment of a shaped rectangular pipe along the outlined lines. In the center of the wide side of this fragment, closer to the free edge, mark and drill a hole. We make a longitudinal cut from the hole to the end of the wide side of a fragment of a rectangular pipe with a width equal to the diameter of the hole.
We cut a circle of a given diameter from the remnants of plywood using a hand-held jigsaw.
We install a power volumetric plastic clamp using a clamping bolt and a nut into the slot of the fragment obtained from the profile pipe.
We insert the drill into the collar ring along the power belt and the chuck down, and tighten the nut on the tightening bolt from the outside of the fragment from the profile pipe with an open-end wrench. We fasten the transverse handle of the drill to the end of the tie bolt.
We install a drill with a power bracket on a circle made of plywood and mark the place of drilling a hole for a drill chuck with a tool.
After making the hole using a core drill and correspondingly centering the drill, we fasten the power bracket from a shaped rectangular pipe with flanged edges to the plywood circle using screws.
We fix the milling head in the drill chuck, set the required overhang, set the maximum speed and mill the edges of the wooden blanks. So, an ordinary drill has acquired one more functionality – a milling one.