A drill isn’t just a great tool for making holes. With the variety of different attachments and accessories available, you can turn your drill into a multipurpose tool and use it to mix, sharpen, scour, sand and polish. Here's how you can do more around your home using your trusty drill.
1. Polish metal
Make any metal surface sparkle with a polishing pad. There are different shapes and sizes to suit every metal surface. Use them with the required buffing compound to suit the metal and level of polish you need.
2. Remove rust
To remove rust and paint from metal, slip a wire wheel or cup brush into your drill. Wheels get into hard-to- reach spots while cups are good for broad areas. For heavy-duty removal, use a cup with twisted wires which are more aggressive on a surface.
3. Sharpen drill bits
Plug a sharpening tool into your drill and use it to keep all your drill bits nice and sharp. It works on all bit types and there’s also a version for chisels and planer blades. Securely fix the drill and tool to your workbench while you’re using it.
4. Prepare timber
Nylon brushes aren’t as harsh as wire brushes so don’t leave scratches on a surface. They’re ideal for preparing timber prior to repainting. They can also be used on metallic surfaces, stone and plastics.
5. Sand surfaces
Flap wheels are sanding tools that work on both flat and contoured surfaces. Unlike regular sandpaper, which clogs up with sawdust, the wheel design means that as they wear down, new abrasive is constantly exposed, preventing clogging and giving you a more consistent finish.
6. Mix paint
A mixer attachment lets you quickly stir paint that has settled in the tin. A large one is particularly handy for mixing powdered glues and renders that are added to water. It’s a lot quicker and easier than mixing by hand and gives you a creamy consistency every time.
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