2019-09-29 (Su) Wing Nut Drill Bit COMPLETED

At work, I get projects with wingnuts that hold protective plastic sheets over electrified components. I have to take the nuts and plastic off to access the electrical work. Most of the time, this is a simple matter and doesn't require a tool but sometimes have to loosen dozens of wingnuts and retighten them later. I wanted something I could cobble from nearby parts to make the task less repetitive.

Enough background
All the office supplies and available parts were scoured to find something that could hold the wings and connect to a drill. The winners were a medium binder, rubber band, and a 3/8" to 1/4" hex adapter.

Parts to make a wingnut drill bit

The binder provided hands that would grip the nut while the rubber band held the hands together. The 3/8" adapter and binder fit together snugly and kept the clips in a position to hold the nut. A powered bit driver made short work of the wingnuts.
Makeshift tool in action

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