Cordless drill steady

Project  / Project number: BK2016/10 & 31  /  Status:

The challenge

Mounting bracket
Stand for outdoor use
Workbench stand
Drilling workpiece on bench
mitre block
Sawing wood with mitre block
The client’s cerebral palsy makes it hard for him to hold steady the cordless drill that he uses for his DIY projects, with his carer’s help, for both drilling and driving screws.

Two stands were made, one for use on a workbench and the other for outside.  Once positioned by his carer, the mounting bracket holds the drill steady and guides its motion along two parallel guide rods.

The outdoor stand has a base made from a heavy pulley wheel to give stability.  Its arm can be adjusted to hold the drill in almost any position. The wheels enable it to be moved easily.

The work bench top has threaded inserts in a grid pattern to allow aids (eg. mitre block and G-clamps) to be located conveniently.

The workbench stand has an articulated arm to allow the drill to be positioned anywhere on the bench top.