Drill attachments for metal cutting, drill sharpening and others
Drill attachments for metal cutting, drill sharpening, grinding and polishing
When performing construction or repair work, it is often necessary to cut the metal billet. To do this, you should use special equipment in the form of a milling cutter, a grinder or hand scissors for metal. However, it is not always at hand. To cope with this task, you can use the nozzle on the drill for cutting metal, which will perform the cutting of a product of small thickness.
Thanks to a large selection of different drill attachments, this versatile device can replace many other tools
Types of drill attachments
Many craftsmen are used to using a drill for its intended purpose, namely for drilling holes. But not everyone knows that this tool can be turned into a multifunctional device, complementing it with special attachments, fixtures and stands, which will make the drill universal and indispensable in any work.
Devices and nozzles for drilling at an angle will allow you to make a hole where it is impossible to approach with a conventional drill
With the help of special drill nozzles, which you can buy in any specialized store at an affordable price, you can drill holes of all possible diameters, cutting, grinding, polishing, twisting, mixing and milling. There is also a pump nozzle on the drill, designed for pumping liquid. The attachment for plucking chickens is simply irreplaceable in the household. With the correct and competent use of additional consoles, the result will not be of the worst quality, as with the use of a special single-purpose device, but the cost of such a universal tool will be several times lower.
By purpose , all existing nozzles are divided into:
- tools for drilling holes and crowns;
- attachments-scissors for metal cutting;
- corner fixtures;
- grinding and polishing nozzles;
- tools for milling wood and metal;
- sharpening devices;
- removable nozzles.
The nozzle-pump on the drill is used for pumping and pumping out liquids, for example, for draining water from rain barrels and children’s pools
When working with any drill attachment, it is necessary to observe safety regulations:
- the tooling must be securely fixed in the tool holder;
- the drill must be held with two hands, which is especially important for powerful models;
- constantly adjust the tool pressure;
- work in personal protective equipment;
- after the work is completed, do not touch the drill for several minutes to avoid burns.
What are the nozzles on a drill for cutting metal
Equipped with a special nozzle for cutting metal, an ordinary drill turns into a punch or splinter. The device penetrates the metal product due to the implementation of numerous reciprocating movements along the inner cavity of the matrix. As a result, an even cutting line with a width of 3.1 mm is formed with the preservation of a protective layer on the surface of the metal sheet.
Important! The maximum efficiency of the nozzle is achieved only when working with an electric drill, the rotation speed of which is at least 2700 rpm.
In order to cut a sheet of metal with a drill, you need to use a specially designed scissors attachment for this
The metal nozzle on the drill can handle the cutting of such metal products:
- aluminum, up to 2 mm thick;
- made of brass, copper, zinc, galvanized steel and sheet iron, up to 1.5 mm thick;
- made of stainless steel, up to 0.8 mm thick.
The use of a drill head for cutting metal has a number of advantages:
- the cut made has high quality;
- there is no need to constantly purchase consumables, which saves financial resources;
- high productivity is provided when cutting metal;
- versatility of the device;
- the equipment is convenient and easy to use and maintain;
- the nozzle can be used for electric and pneumatic drills;
- with the help of the nozzle, cuts of any configuration can be carried out.
The upper cutting part of the nozzle moves up and down, thus cutting the metal and pushing its particles into the slot
Despite all the advantages listed above, in order to get a high-quality cut, some skills and dexterity are needed for work.
Popular nozzle models
Today there are a large number of different models of drill attachments, thanks to which you can not only cut metal in a straight line, but also make curly cuts. This is necessary when installing ventilation ducts, roofing structures, gutters. The use of the nozzle allows you to perform a cut in any spatial position without making preliminary settings.
Types of nozzles:
- the cutting nozzle “Steel Beaver” is used for cutting metal tiles, profiled flooring and any flat profile sheets;
- the universal nozzle “Cricket” is used for cutting profile metal, polycarbonate and plastic;
- special nozzles for performing curly and curved cuts are represented by models EDMA Nibbek, ACRO YT-160 A, Sparky NP 1,8 L, which differ in the thickness of the processed sheet.
The cutting mechanism of the nozzle on the EDMA drill is arranged according to the guillotine principle, the cut occurs without the formation of chips
Attachment-scissors for the drill “Steel Beaver”
The classic drill attachment for cutting metal tiles and any flat metal sheets in the form of a freely rotating shaft in a bearing with a fixed eccentric works on the principle of a crank mechanism, with the difference that energy is supplied here for rotation.
A full–fledged cutting tool has a support part located on the frame, and a movable part connected to the eccentric. It is the movable part that performs reciprocating movements during the rotation of the shaft. A mandatory element of the design is the handle, which is fixed perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the spindle. During the increase in the load, a torque reaction moment occurs, thanks to which the drill moves relative to the nozzle.
It should be remembered that the tool must be positioned strictly vertically relative to the workpiece when cutting. Otherwise, the product may be damaged and the operator may be injured.
The device resembles metal scissors. The drill nozzle is used for cutting flat products or profile sheets with bends of a large radius. The cutting line is easily controlled. When the tool is working, the protective coating layer is not burned, which eliminates the formation of sparks and the likelihood of burrs. You can perform continuous cutting of the product of any length. You can buy a drill nozzle for cutting metal tiles and flat metal sheets for 1600 rubles.
Using the “Steel Beaver” nozzle for a drill, you can make a curly cutout for mounting ventilation elements of the roof or gutter
Sheet cutting is performed at a drill rotation speed of 1500-3000 rpm. The cutting angle is 360 degrees, the minimum radius is 12 mm. With the help of the “Steel Beaver” nozzle, you can perform cutting:
- 2 mm thick copper or aluminum sheet;
- steel — no more than 1.8 mm;
- stainless steel — up to 1.2 mm,
Useful advice! To cut a profiled sheet with bends of small diameter, you should use cutting scissors of the “Cricket” type.
Drill nozzle “Cricket”
Die-cut scissors “Cricket” got their name due to the characteristic noise during operation of the device. The nozzle is similar to the previous model, but has a different design of the working element, consisting of two cutting heads. The principle of operation of the “Cricket” nozzle is similar to an office hole punch. Neat holes are squeezed out in the metal during the oscillatory movements of the cylindrical striker with a high frequency. Thanks to the translational movements along the marked line, it is possible to obtain an even cut.
The “Cricket” scissor attachment is designed for straight and curved cutting of sheet metal
The nozzle-scissors “Cricket” are used for cutting thin metal and profile sheets, and polymer thin-sheet products up to 2 mm thick. The work can be performed in a horizontal and vertical plane. Thanks to the tool’s ability to rotate 360 degrees. you can drill large round holes and perform artistic cuts. You can buy a drill nozzle for cutting metal “Cricket” for an average of 1500-4000 rubles.
The tool can cut metal with stiffeners and various profile vyshtampovki in two ways. The first option involves repeating the profile surface, skirting the edges. It is used for products with an average bending radius. For cutting metal tiles, another cutting option is used, according to which the tool moves along the stiffening ribs without bending the sheet profile.
Before you buy a drill nozzle “Cricket”, you should take into account the main drawback of the tool. Due to the fact that the nozzle punch has a diameter of several millimeters, when cutting the product, a cut of a certain width is formed, which leads to certain material costs. As a result, metal chips with sharp edges in the shape of a crescent are formed, which should be disposed of immediately for safety reasons.
Useful advice! When working with the tool, do not wear soft shoes.
The drill nozzle “Cricket” does not require adjustment, is easy to use and maintain
One of the most popular models is the “Cricket” scissor attachment for metal up to 1.6 mm Anchor 14210. The tool is capable of cutting a sufficiently thick metal sheet in a straight or curved direction. You can buy a drill head for metal cutting for 1300 rubles. The main feature of the tooling is that a track with a width of only 1.6 mm is formed during the cutting process, which provides a fairly good level of material savings.
The device can be installed not only on a drill, but also on a screwdriver. The metal cutting nozzle has an insignificant weight, which does not increase the mass of the electrical device. The kit includes a replaceable handle, which increases the accuracy of the work. The device has a low noise level due to its special design, which makes working with it more comfortable.
Drill attachment for sharpening drills
This device consists of a plastic case, inside which a special shaped emery wheel rotates. It is he who allows you to form the necessary sharpening angle on the working part of the tool. The circle is mounted on a shaft, which is connected to the drill by a special coupling. It is activated when the tool is turned on.
Many modern models have an end cap on the body, in which holes of various diameters are located for sharpening drills of different sizes. These holes are made in such a way that the sharpening element comes into contact with the emery wheel in a certain position.
The principle of operation of the drill head is simple — when the drill is turned on, the chuck rotates the grindstone located inside
The drill sharpening process is performed as follows. The product is inserted by the cutting part into the hole of the nozzle of the appropriate diameter. After starting the drill, the emery wheel begins to rotate, sharpening half of the drill part. Next, the product is turned over 180 degrees in the hole, and the procedure is repeated. This sequence of actions is performed several times until the required parameters of the cutting part of the drill are reached.
The drill attachment for sharpening drills, which you can buy on average for 350-500 rubles, has 15 holes with diameters from 3.5 to 10 mm. Products can be sharpened at an angle of 180 degrees due to the special shape of the stone. The simple design of the device allows you to perform work quickly and without special skills.
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However, it should be remembered that the device is designed for sharpening hooked cutting edges. For a full-fledged sharpening of heavily worn products, an emery wheel will not be enough for a long time.
Useful advice! When buying a nozzle of a certain model, you should take into account the diameter of the drill chuck.
There is also another type of additive. This is a drill attachment for sharpening knives and scissors, which is presented in the form of two emery circles planted on a shaft and located at a certain distance from each other. The price of such a device is about 250 rubles.
The nozzle for sharpening knives and scissors for drills is easy to operate, does not require special skills in its use
Drill attachment for grinding
With the help of a grinding nozzle on the drill, old coatings, corrosion, notches, scale are removed from the surface of the product. It is used for grinding the edges of glass, metal parts and products made of other materials. Due to the small size of the tooling, it is possible to process hard-to-reach areas. The average cost of the product is 500 rubles.
Drill attachments for grinding are used for preliminary rough preparation of the base for future polishing. It is made in the form of a rod on which the grinding material is fixed in the form of a brush or sandpaper. There are various types of such devices that are used for specific tasks.
A cup attachment for a drill for grinding wood or other material is represented by a rod mounted on a cartridge and a body in the form of a cup filled with light or stiff bristles. The case is made of metal or durable and lightweight plastic. Usually such a nozzle is used to remove old coating or corrosion from the surface.
The drill attachment for grinding is designed to clean metal surfaces from rust and dirt
Another variation is a disk nozzle on a drill for grinding metal, where the bristles of the grinding material in the form of a brass brush or steel wire are directed to the edges of the disk from its center. Use this additive should be very careful, as it can easily spoil the coating. The plate nozzle has a movable or fixed rod, which is fixed to the cartridge. Sandpaper is attached to it with Velcro.
Useful advice! It is better to purchase nozzles with a movable rod, which allows you to adjust the angle of inclination of the drill, while smoothly repeating the contours of the material.
A petal or fan grinding nozzle is represented by a rod on which pieces of sandpaper or other abrasive material are fixed. It is used to perform radius grinding or surface treatment with a complex profile. It can also be used for grinding holes, as well as carbide cutters or balls that work on the principle of a file.
Grinding abrasive stones fixed on the rod are used to remove burrs, burrs, boring holes or leveling the weld.
Many masters, when buying a drill, immediately choose a set of nozzles that make it possible to perform grinding independently
Drill tips for polishing
After grinding the base, it is necessary to give it a smooth surface. This is done by polishing with the use of special nozzles. They can be made of felt, wool, foam rubber or felt. According to the degree of softness, they can be hard, soft, super soft and embossed. According to the method of fastening, there are nozzles with a rod, with Velcro and with a holder-retainer. For polishing discs, fan or disc nozzles are used, end fittings are used for holes. The average price of the product is 250-300 rubles.
Many motorists have in their arsenal a drill attachment for polishing a car. However, when choosing this product, some features should be taken into account:
- the device must be of high quality and professional;
- to carry out effective and safe polishing procedures, the maximum number of revolutions of the drill should not exceed 3000 rpm, which is indicated in the characteristics of the device, otherwise the paint will simply burn;
- the nozzle must be from a well-known brand;
- the device should not be part of budget products;
- to polish each individual part of the car, you should use a special nozzle designed specifically for these purposes.
The process of polishing with a drill is quite complicated and includes many subtleties
The process of polishing a car with a drill is a very complex and time-consuming process that requires certain skills. If there is no experience, first you need to study all the subtleties of this process, master the basic techniques presented in the videos on the Internet. It is better to start with inconspicuous sections of the body. The tool is adjusted to the desired parameters, taking into account the required number of revolutions. The nozzle should not be pressed too close to the surface, so as not to burn the paint with high temperature.
Drill attachment for plucking birds
Plucking a bird is a very laborious process, especially when it is necessary to process several carcasses. Therefore, many farmers were constantly in search of new solutions not only to facilitate labor, but also to reduce the total time. For this purpose, a perosemnaya drill nozzle has been specially developed, which removes feathers from a bird in a matter of minutes. It is similar to a dish washer, only the bristles here are silicone fingers that pull feathers out of the carcass when the shaft rotates. The bird is brought in different directions.
A drill attachment for plucking a bird, which you can buy on average for 1500 rubles. processes poultry carcasses in just 2-3 minutes, without leaving a single feather. The result is smooth, undamaged skin. The device is effective not only for processing chickens, but also gives a good result when plucking geese. The drill nozzle can be used not only for fresh, but also for frozen poultry.
The plucking nozzle on the drill is a metal tube-drum centered on the machine
Useful advice! Before using the nozzle, scalding the carcass with boiling water is not recommended, which will reduce the efficiency of the processing process.
The main advantages of a removable drill head, which you can buy in any specialized store, is the speed, simplicity and mobility of use, which does not require certain skills and additional processing of the carcass before plucking. A significant disadvantage of the device is that after this mechanical process, damage remains on the carcass, which worsens its appearance. Therefore, if the bird is intended for sale, it should be plucked manually.
Other types of nozzles
When it is not possible to make a hole in the normal mode, you need to use an angle nozzle for a drill. The working head of such a device can rotate at different angles relative to the axis of rotation of the drill chuck. The main disadvantage of the tooling is the increased risk of failure of the drill. Therefore, the most popular is the 90-degree angle drill nozzle, which is fixed on the drill neck. The price of the product is on average 800 rubles.
For craftsmen who are engaged in the manufacture of furniture, milling cutters of various types are very popular. They can be occluded and pointed. With their help, you can make grooves of different shapes and depths, process holes and remove defects. The cost of equipment is in the range of 350-450 rubles.
The design of the teeth of the milling cutters provides a soft embedding into the workpiece, and can be repeatedly re-sharpened
To mix a solution of different consistency, a mixer nozzle for a drill is used, which is selected taking into account the density of the solution. So for mixing glue, liquid putties and other fluid mixtures, spiral-shaped devices are used, which exclude splashing of the solution. For mixing concrete, nozzles with a hexagon-shaped tail are used. Mixing mixtures with this nozzle will be carried out quickly and efficiently. However, in order not to reduce the efficiency of the device, it is necessary to maintain the volume of the mixing mixture. The price of the nozzle is 500 rubles.
Useful advice! When choosing a mixer nozzle for a drill, it is necessary to take into account the power of the tool. An increase in the load may cause the winding to burn out.
Indispensable in concreting is a vibrator nozzle for concrete on a drill, the price of which is about 900 rubles. It is used to seal the concrete mass during its laying, namely, it is designed to remove bubbles and air layers from fresh concrete. The nozzle requires a drill with a power of at least 1500 watts.
To perform wood turning, a home craftsman simply cannot do without a drill attachment for cutting wood, the average price of which is 2000 rubles. To pump the liquid, you can use a nozzle-pump.
The material of manufacture of the impeller of the mixer nozzle affects which substances can be mixed with it
A wide selection of various attachments, devices and accessories makes the drill a universal tool that is indispensable when performing repair work and for other household needs in everyday conditions. This is a simple and optimal solution that will avoid the purchase of expensive specialized power tools.