Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
Corded 12-volt drill
I donít have an inverter on my little boat, so Iím limited to the charge on my cordless drill. Also the drill is usually at home when I want it on the boat.
I have this 20+ year old Ryobi 12-volt cordless drill whose charger finally died. Instead of tossing it in with the electronics recycling, I re-purposed it to be a dedicated boat drill.
I took apart the battery pack, removed the batteries, drilled a hole in the back, and crimped on 16 AWG cigarette lighter adapter and cord.
Viola, now I have a drill just for my boat! And no need to worry about recharging anything. Total cost $10 for the cigarette adapter and cord.
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