Drill Ease - MJ Engineering
Overview

MJ Engineering continues to collaborate with Focused Technology Solutions to develop groundbreaking products. This time the product is the Drill Ease. This is the world’s most advanced battery operated tie drill. This product is an investment in safety and productivity that pays for itself in faster, safer tie drilling with less labor and no need for hydraulic fluid, hoses, and generators.

The tool was designed to be lighter, stronger, and more ergonomic than previous tools.

 

Benefits
  • 3-5 seconds per hole in wooden ties
  • Only 30 pounds
  • No hydraulics, hoses, or fluids
  • No gas-powered generators
  • No setup time
  • One worker to operate
Goals
  • Design a battery-powered tie drill
  • Minimize drill time
  • Minimize the cost of and weight of the drill
  • Maximize the strength and useful life of the drill
  • Maximize the ergonomics of the dill
  • Implement safety features to cover the drill bit
  • Provide an aligning feature to align the tool with the tie plate
  • Develop a depth stop and spring assisted tool removal
Specifications
  • About 30 pounds
  • 3-5 seconds per hole
  • A rechargeable battery pack and a commercially available drill
  • Easy to transport anywhere the rail takes you
  • No hydraulic system to risk leaks or environmental hazards