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Easy DIYs That Use Your Handheld Power Drill

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A cordless drill is arguably the most useful power tool for jobs around the house.

With a handheld power drill, you can complete a variety of home improvement projects and it doesn’t require advanced DIY skills to use one. One of the best things about having a DIY hand drill is that it can help with so many easy DIY projects to repair or build things. In this post, we are going to look at a few simple DIYs that can be completed with just a cordless drill, a set of drill bits, and a few basic tools. These DIY hand drill projects include replacing cabinet hardware or drawer slides and making a coat rack, wood doormat, or candle holder.

Easy DIY Projects Include Replacing Cabinet Hardware

Replacing cabinet hardware can be a good way to update the look of your kitchen, and this is a home DIY project you can do with just your cordless drill. Once you have the new cabinet knobs or pulls on-hand, you just need to use a screwdriver bit in your drill to remove the old hardware. If you can, try to use the existing holes to mount the new hardware. You might need to patch the old holes if they can’t be used or if they can’t be hidden by the new hardware.

Make a Coat Rack for an Easy DIY Project

With a good handheld power drill, you can make a handy DIY coat rack that will help to prevent clutter near your entryway. Once you have a piece of wood cut to the desired size, you can drill holes for the hooks and stain the wood. After the piece dries and you install the hooks, the coat rack will be ready to hang. Ideally, you will want to mount the coat rack to studs. If there are no studs available, you can use wall anchors. The 20V Switchdriver 2-in-1 Cordless Drill & Driver is the best power drill for DIY projects like this. The dual quick-change chucks make it easy to switch from drilling pilot holes to driving screws and the electronic torque control can help prevent problems with stripped screws.

Use a Handheld Power Drill for Replacing Drawer Slides

From years of opening and closing, drawer slides can get worn out. Fortunately, replacing them is an easy fix you can do with your DIY hand drill. You just need to remember that there are different types of drawer slides, so you want to make sure to get the right ones for your drawers. All you need to do is remove the drawer and use your drill to remove the old slides. You can then take them to the hardware store to find ones that match in size and type. With the old slides and tracks already removed, you will just need to mount the replacements when you come home.

Craft a Wood Doormat With Your Handheld Power Drill

With a small drill for crafts, lengths of 2×2 lumber, and some rope, you can make a nice wooden doormat for your porch. With nine or ten pieces of 2×2 cut to 36”, you can use your handheld power drill to drill holes toward each end of the pieces. Use a 3/8” drill bit and make sure the holes are in the same locations on each piece. After drilling the holes, you can then stain the wood and let it dry. Once dried, you can then string the rope through the holes on each side to connect the pieces. Finally, tie the rope off at each end to hold it all together.

Make a DIY Candle Holder With a Small Drill for Crafts

You can use a spade bit with your small hand drill for crafts to make a set of wooden candleholders. For the wood, you just need something that is going to be big enough to hold a candle. Beyond that, you can shape it, paint it or stain it any way you choose. Once you have the wood in the basic shape you want, just use the spade bit to make a hole that will fit the type of candles you plan to use. If you have to, start with a bit that is a little smaller and test to see how well the candle fits. If the hole needs to be bigger, you can then move up to a larger bit.

These are just a few examples of easy DIY projects you can do when you have a good cordless drill. However, the possibilities are almost endless when you have a handheld power drill and a nice set of bits and attachments.