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The mighty pistol grip dustbuster

What to do with a dustbuster with leaky batteries and a cordless drill with a burned out motor? Well, the sensible thing to do would be to throw it all in the bin I suppose. But if you're a cheapskate like me, you could combine the working parts of each appliance into this abomination. The Li-Ion battery of the cordless drill supplies juice to the vacuum motor resulting in a fully functional, albeit ergonomically slightly awkward, dustbuster. Waste not, want not.


I didn't have the foresight to take any photos of the build process, but it mostly consisted of soldering two wires together.

The back end of the cordless drill disassembles into two mirrored parts. I removed most of the the dustbusters original handle with pliers. The remaining stump happened to be of the exact right shape to lock into the drill back end after reassembly.


The drill battery pack outputs a higher voltage than the original batteries, so in addition to improved aesthetics it now busts the dust better th…

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