Now you can drain toilets or fill a fountain with your drill — and Jabsco’s drill-powered pump. You simply attach the built-in 1/4″ diameter shaft to your portable drill, and pull the trigger. The self-priming pump does the rest. Jabsco’s pump can move 3-1/2 gallons per minute, and it even comes with 3/4″ garden hose adapters.
The drill pump will probably appeal to people looking for a middle ground between a wet/dry vac and a pricey standalone pump. Unlike flimsy prime-it-yourself pumps that cost half as much, Jabsco’s pumps won’t leave you high and dry when you least expect it.
Several distributors mention that a 1/4″ x 40″ dipstick probe is included with the pump to make it easy to drain engine oil through the dipstick tube. Since Jabsco mostly caters to marine and industrial customers, it’s not safe to assume you can use this on your car. You can also forget about pumping gasoline and other flammable liquids with this pump.
Caveats aside, for less than $30 via Amazon you get an excellent, portable pump that can even be cordless, depending on your drill.