How to make a plastic handle on a screwdriver

Making a handle out of Polimo plastic

On the resource there are very detailed reviews of this plastic, for softening which it is enough just boiling water. But I noticed long ago, no one reads old reviews. So, I’ll just show you one of the applications, and also remind you of the existence of such an unusual material as polymo. In fact, polymom, I stocked up during the coupon fever on Ali. Give the links to the sellers from whom I bought, there is no point, because the I picked up then under a coupon of 2. In the header I showed the seller with the greatest number of orders. There may be better deals. Polimo has been lying around for a long time waiting for its time, and finally got the opportunity to. I bought a rather expensive knife, it comes with a special wrench for the axial screw in the form of a triangular rod.

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In principle, can be inserted in a screwdriver with a collet clamp. But you can not carry it with the knife, and besides, I only have one. So for me it is more practical to bake a handle for the key. And since it is supposed to be carried in a pouch with a knife, with a flat handle. Getting a supply of polymo. Bag of bags. I took 50 gram bags under the coupon. Some came in torn. Looked around for a “bathtub” for the polymo. The lid from an electronic scale fit. Poured a pinch. The pellets look like rice. Got a technical bowl from the cupboard. Poured “boiling water” from the thermopot into it. Also prepared a “spatula” and a knife just in case. Poured the pellets into the water. Should turn clear. Waiting and waiting, progress is minimal. The water in the water heater is not hot enough, even though I pressed the Reboil button. Went to the kitchen, boiled the kettle. Refill. Quite a different matter. Apply half the mass to the rod. Next I made a flat handle with my bare hands. Cut off the excess with a knife. Dipped it again in boiling water and smoothed out a few fingerprints and sharp corners. It’s not pretty. Alternatively, the handle could have been molded with epoxy or thermal glue, but it would probably look even scarier. And this is an easy fix. Tossed the scraps back into the boiling water. They softened and became translucent, so you can reuse them. Got them all together in a flat lump. This is what the cured plastic looks like. Time to put the wrench to the test. The handle is quite sturdy. Unscrewed the axle with no problem (and tightened it afterwards too). And that concludes my review. Actually this plastic has a lot of uses. Plus, it can be painted. I advise you to read the reviews I gave you at the beginning. Review of the blue knife will be next week. The quality of the workmanship and the steel impressed me nicely. All the best.

The screwdriver broke

I recently bought a screwdriver, worked with it for a day and its plastic handle just split in two. Tell me who knows how and what to make a new handle for the screwdriver? (Screwdriver sorry to throw away, because made of good strong steel). This is a very interesting way. You need a “special” kind of plastic, or any bottle will do?

Well, with wood is bad, it splits, and to put it tightly, I do this, a ketchup bottle, cut in a spiral, then I take the left hand put on a tight two or three CHB gloves, the right one, turn on the stove, hold over a plate the screwdriver end where the handle should be, and wrap melted plastic on the handle, pressing with the right hand, crimping, you get a good solid handle.

Make yourself a mold and fill it with epoxy. Best of all. I myself am also such a fellow hoarder. It seems like a good thing, broke, but to throw away is a pity. But lately thoughts come to mind: I bought something, I wanted to buy a good thing. And that thing breaks very quickly. The first idea is to try to repair it and keep on using it. And then you start thinking: aha, I bought a thing that is supposed to perform some function, it broke while performing them. So it’s not that good and you can throw it away.

The handle on the tool is easier and better to make a wooden one. It all depends on the tool at hand and the desire to throw it away. The easiest option is to buy at the bazaar a pen of the appropriate size. They come (mostly) with a clamping ring on the side where the handle was the screwdriver should be “petals” so the screwdriver does not twist.You hammer this end of the screwdriver into the handle (first remove the metal crimp ring). The handle must have a smaller diameter hole or it will just split. Then you put the crimp ring on and you probably have to hammer it in as well. because the size of the ring will be a little bit larger by the screwdriver body. This is the easiest way. But you can make a handle out of wood, preferably birch. But again you need to take care of fixing the screwdriver body.

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To glue the handle and wrap it with masking tape:) It is of course a temporary and controversial option, but, as they say, cheap and hardy:) And in the future you can make a strong wooden handle, and the screwdriver may serve you for a long time. And in general, the quality of tools lately is just that. Last year, for example, I broke 3 metal garlic presses in a month, even though I’m small and fragile:)

It all depends on what tools you have and what you know how to do. If it fell apart into two even halves so to speak at the seam, you can solder it back on. Well, or as they say out of wood to make, there are many options, it all depends on your skills and location tools!

It all depends on your ability and skill, I can offer several options. It is possible not to make a handle, and to use as a bit having clamped in a chuck of a drill or a screwdriver. You can make a mold and pour epoxy resin, you can use a wooden file handle. you can turn the handle of Plexiglas or other plastic drill a hole smaller in diameter than the screwdriver shank and melt the screwdriver, you can make a universal handle of metal with a clamp if you do not need insulation. There’s a lot more you can do. But the easiest is to buy a normal screwdriver.

Hi. As strange as it sounds, but it is better out of wood (a good one), but if you have a welder and plus you can use a welder, I think you can weld a good handle, and the top pull the rubber to be pleasant to hands when working.

Types and sizes

There are several varieties of file handles. They are most often made as a simple cylinder with a rounded end on one side and a collet on the other. For thinner and lighter sharpening files, a more ergonomic pear-shaped handle tapered toward the working part of the tool is used. Flat versions are used with sharp-nosed and blunt-nosed tools of the same shape.

Standard handle dimensions are chosen individually, taking into account the width of the foreman’s palm. It is important that the length of this element be at least 1/4 of the working length of the tool. Otherwise it would be uncomfortable to hold the tool. Usual lengths are 80 to 160 mm, variants of 200 mm in combination with a particularly large file are also possible.

According to the way of fitting, there are variants of handles for files with a collet clip or a ring, and solidly molded, in which the base of the tool is melted during the production process. The second option is typical for plastic and composite products.

In addition, there are universal quick-release versions with a tapered type of shank. They are easy to adapt to the size you want.

How to make a curved handle for a screwdriver

At this point, you can add glue or starch if you don’t think one of the components is enough. The finished mass should be plastic enough to hold its shape well.

Manually mold the L-shaped blanks for the handle, in which one side is shorter than the other, so that the finished screwdriver is suitable for all difficult fixing cases. I have a square-shaped handle, because I was afraid that the round shape would not hold when drying and would deform. Use an oiled plastic or metal ruler or the blade of a knife to adjust the shape, although, as you can see, the handle is not perfect.

Shaping the notches and holes for the tips

The reverse side of the construction knife blade has longitudinal strips so that the screwdriver will not slip in your hand when working. I made notches on all sides of the handle. To form holes I just pressed the nibs from both sides of the handle. Oiled the tips a lot beforehand. In the photo you can see the grooves right after molding, but that’s just for demonstration purposes, in general the tips should stay in the handle until the drying, because the mass will tightly clamp around, and the diameter of the original hole decreases.

To put the pen away and forget it for at least a couple of weeks, as it seemed to me by the change in its condition. The mass becomes more transparent as it dries. I took the tips out a few more times, oiled them, and carefully inserted them into the grooves again. At the end of the drying process I could only use pliers to get the tips out of the handle. To double-check, I did not use the screwdriver for about another half month. In total the pen dried for a month.

This is what my finished screwdriver for hard to reach places looks like. Already tried and tested on the body of the bed, and for screwing several self-tapping screws into. So far there is no indication that the handle is not stable. Finally the problem with the bent screwdriver is closed. This is what my detachable tip handle looks like after testing.

After making the handle I had an idea that it would be possible to insert a rigid wire inside the curved part to make it stronger.

You can use the described mass not only for a curved handle, but also for restoration of a broken handle for an ordinary screwdriver.

You can add a small amount of acrylic paint to this mass if you want to make a colored pen.

You don’t have to use interchangeable tips. If you want a firm connection between the tip and the screwdriver for hard-to-reach places, then lubricate it with glue, not oil, before pressing it into the handle.

In this short video tutorial blogger Serega Otvertka explains how to make a screwdriver from a simple nail. To make this simple, but necessary tool, with their own hands will need a small wooden bar and a nail of 150 millimeters. The length of the bar is approximately 10 centimeters. On the sides of the wooden workpiece to make marks, which will be done rounding. We measure 1 centimeter at the back and 1.5 centimeters at the front.

Round off the edges well with a file on the back side, and make a groove on the other side. For easy holding in the hands will need to be made with a chisel small notches, as is usually done on the factory screwdriver.

When the workpiece is ready, it is necessary to do the nailing. It is necessary to cut off the head and flatten one end. This can be done with a hammer and an anvil. Drill a hole in the handle, insert the nail, and fasten it with epoxy resin.

It is convenient to use a vice. Heat the nail and tap with a hammer to give it the desired shape. Naturally, all this will need to be processed with a metal file. That is, you need to align the edges and make a small tip of the sting.

The nail stinger needs to be sanded and tempered in the. The nail is heated up to red hot and dipped into cold sunflower or machine oil. The result is a hardened handle with a slight blue tint. After we have drilled a hole in the wooden handle, we put the sting about 5 centimeters deep inside. The side of the nail that will be inserted into the wood should be wrapped in bandage, dipped in epoxy resin and pressed into the handle.

After the epoxy has dried, let’s clean everything with null sandpaper and paint the handle with colorless lacquer. Before that, you can make a small decorative firing of the handle.

A homemade screwdriver does the job just fine. The advantage of this method is that you can make screwdrivers of the right size, desired configuration, you can vary the length of the handle and bit. And, most importantly, it’s creative!

Screwdriver handle. a second life

Screwdriver. a seemingly inconspicuous tool in construction and in the household as well.

Although on the other hand without a screwdriver, I would even say a set of screwdrivers do not do, as in the economy,

If we talk about the construction, then when you make repairs to change the sockets, switches hang

chandeliers or sconces and in these works, as you have already guessed without a screwdriver can not do.

So there are construction tools that are regulated screwdriver.

And in everyday life is enough work where the screwdriver is used, let’s say you bought a kitchen and to assemble it you need a screwdriver.

The list goes on, but I will return to our invisible screwdriver.

You know, a screwdriver is like people who are noticeable important and do not do anything, but in front of everyone and there are inconspicuous that do a lot of good, but no one sees them.

So the screwdriver would seem to be an inconspicuous tool, but in the economy can not do without it.

So I want to share a tip about the screwdriver handle, because there are favorite tools and if they break it is unpleasant.

The screwdriver handle is cracked? How you can fix this nuisance?

Of course it is not nice when the screwdriver handle splits, but there is a way out, that is to make a new one from vinyl plastic or plexiglass.

First you need to find a suitable material for the handle, as I said will work for it, vinyl plastic or plexiglass.

Then you need to make a billet to the right size and grind it on the sandpaper, so it becomes comfortable in your hand.

After sanding, finish with sandpaper and. To keep our screwdriver handle in perfect condition you need to polish it on an emery wheel with a felt wheel. Now the screwdriver handle is ready, and all that’s left is to connect the handle to the rod

Drill a hole in the plastic with a diameter half a millimeter smaller than the rod. Then, fix the rod in the chuck of the electric drill and turn on the drill, the rod pressed against the hole in the handle.

After the first few revolutions, the friction will melt the thin layer of plastic, and the knob will sit on the rod easily.

When the polymer hardens, the connection of such dissimilar materials is very strong and the screwdriver handle is ready. In this not so complicated way you can make a ruined tool or I would say make it even better.

Handle for a screwdriver made of epoxy and self-tapping screws in tab 2

There was a similar article about the handle from the shells earlier, but this master uses a slightly different technique of casting.

Materials. Two-part epoxy Resin Sandpaper Abrasive polishing paste Screwdriver Painting tape Self-tapping screws or screws.

Tools used by the author. Lathe Chisels Glue gun.

Manufacturing process. So, the author got some self-tapping screwdrivers, a screwdriver with a not very aesthetic handle, and plastic for the formwork.

He will also use this two-component epoxy resin.

Then using a glue gun makes the formwork. Before pouring, it is desirable to treat its edges with a divider, for easy disassembly, but the author decides not to do this. After the resin hardens, it will just break the plastic.

Mixes both components of the epoxy resin and pours a third of the height of the future mold. This is to make sure the self-tapping screws stay inside the handle, not protrude outside the handle.

The next day, after the first layer has cured, he lays self-tapping screws on it and pours a second layer twice as thick as the first one. Then collects all the self-tapping screws in the central part, and leaves it for another day.

Clamps the workpiece on the lathe, and begins machining. First aligns it to a cylindrical shape. At every stage of the turning process, it is extremely important not to overheat the workpiece. Epoxy loses its strength when overheated, and becomes brittle. And certain grades of resin can change color and turn yellow.

After that, it is possible to give the handle the desired profile.

At the bottom face of the workpiece is chipped, it will have to grind, and notch the top of the handle.

The next step is sanding, starting with abrasive paper P100, up to P600. The final polishing is done with water and P1000 paper.

Now the stage of polishing with abrasive paste. In the former Soviet Union the abrasive paste GOI is used.

It remains only to drill a hole for the screwdriver.

And, protecting the finished handle with painter’s tape, glue the screwdriver into it.

That is all, you get a very unusual screwdriver handle.

Thanks to the author for this simple but interesting way to improve the appearance of the tool!


Draw diagonals on both ends of the workpiece and mark the centers at the intersection points with a punch. Then mount a drill chuck with a 16 mm drill bit on the spindle and insert the gear center in the quill of the tailstock.

Mark the depth of the hole on the drill with a flag from masking tape. Place the workpiece between the tip of the drill bit and the toothed center. Now, holding the workpiece from rotation with your left hand, smoothly feed the backhead pin while rotating the handwheel with your right hand to drill the hole.

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