The cordless drill is probably your most-used power tool, so why not make it as easily accessible as possible? Instead of searching through tool cases every time and then trying to locate a charged battery, keep your drills and drivers within easy reach above your workbench by storing them in these DIY tool holsters.
The holsters are built from 3-inch PVC pipe cut to 8-inch lengths. The slot that the tool slides into measures 1 1/2 inches across and 5 inches from the end. Use a holesaw or spade bit to cut the rounded end and then cut the sides out using a jigsaw. Read more about this project from ToolBox Buzz.
To finish the project, sand the edges and then mount the holsters to the underside of a shelf, as seen above.
Make sure you measure the distance from the wall before you start, however, to make sure you’ll have enough space, and remember that you’ll need a little extra space if you plan to leave bits in the drills for instant action.