Sometimes, being The Manly Housekeeper just isn’t that fun. I figured I would be cleaning the bathtub Cinderella-style forever. That is, until my friend Jordan told me how he cleans his tub – with a scrub brush on the end of his cordless drill. I was intrigued, to say the least. I made a couple of modifications to Jordan’s design to make a permanent brush attachment, but the idea is all his.
Scroll down to learn how to make your own power scrub brush, and view video of the brush in action.
How well does this attachment actually work? Pretty well, though it’s probably not a replacement for old-fashioned elbow grease. Because the brush is only held onto the nut driver by a magnet, the brush can fall off the drill if you aren’t holding the drill perpendicular to the scrubbing surface. I got the hang of using the brush pretty quickly, however, and the high RPMs certainly remove soap scum quickly!
Provided you already have a drill and drill bit, the equipment is not expensive, either – less than $6.