Best power right angle drills according to redditors

We found 29 Reddit comments discussing the best power right angle drills. We ranked the 14 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Power Right Angle Drills:

u/Pindogger · 8 pointsr/Tools

Those are big holes. I wouldn't even attempt that with a standard cordless drill no matter who the manufacturer.

With that said:

Wold work nicely, specifically calls out 2 9/16" holes

u/digifork · 6 pointsr/specializedtools

I use this flexible shaft bit. You are not going to use it to drill through bricks, but I found it extremely useful when drilling holes to install blinds.

u/slugbutter · 4 pointsr/woodworking

Yeah you gotta be more specific.

If your just looking for something random that I've always coveted but never actually bought cause it didn't make sense:

Awesome little drill, just under $300.

u/Anylite · 3 pointsr/turning

I have had good luck with the Neiko Close quarter drill .

One word of advise, those sanding pads tend to heat up and melt the Velcro on the back, making them useless after that (learned the hard way). So take it slow and let it cool often.

u/MojoMonster · 3 pointsr/Luthier

Not gonna lie, that's an extreme angle, but if it works for you, go for it.

Moving the strap button is relatively easy.

The primary problem is that for the screw angle to be correct, the neck will interfere with the drill.

Easiest solution is to get a drill that has a right angle built into it or a right angle attachment(these can be a bit tricky to use, so get assistance).

First tape off around the area you are drilling. I like to drape a towel to protect the finish, as well.

Take the screw out of your current strap button and get a dill bit anywhere from 1/2 to 3/4 of the diameter of that screw. Just don't use a bit that's roughly the same or larger.

Put some tape on the drill bit that's about 3/4 the length of the button strap screw to mark how deep you need to drill.

Using the screw, make a little indentation in the finish so the drill bit won't wander around as you start drilling.

Go slowly.

Once you've gotten to the correct depth, you're golden.

If you have a bar of soap in the house, just run the screw across it a couple of times to pick up some of the wax(or you can use a candle).
This will make it easier to screw in.

Because of the neck you will probably need a right angle screw driver, although a shorter scerwdriver might work too.

I would do this by hand and not use a power tool just to be on the safe side.

Attach the button to the screw and screw that puppy in.


Good luck!

u/tigermaple · 2 pointsr/woodworking

Thanks! Yes, power sanding is the way to go! (And part of the decision to dry and turn these blanks a second time- they were simply too wet to sand right now). Get something cheap like this since it's hard on the tool anyway. (Or maybe you have a better recommendation on this style cheap drill, this one gets bashed quite a bit on the reviews there and I don't have it myself. The brand I have though was equally cheap from a no-name "Denver tool company" and it's still going strong).

Then get something like this and these. Hold the drill upside down and the rotation should be going the opposite of the rotation of the lathe- this will help minimize the scratch pattern. If the lathe is in "forward" you would basically only want to touch the tool to the bowl between 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock. (Get the tool rest out of the way for sanding).

As far as cutting off the tenon at the end, there are a ton of methods that work from vacuum-chucking, to these to these. Lots of guys do a shop-made version of the Longworth chuck, and that might be right up your alley- I've seen your cross-cut sled and I'd say making one of those looks like about an equal level of commitment to the jig! (I haven't made one).

A donut chuck is a another shop-made way to go. (And I have made one of these- easy peasy!)

The method I use most often is even more low-tech though- a jam chuck, with is basically just a cylinder or really crude bowl shape with a layer of foam held in between the cylinder bowl's rim and the inside of the bowl you're finishing held there again in between centers. (that 1/16" or so stuff that comes in tons of colors in about 9×12 sheets at the craft store works really well). Then you just turn off the tenon and this leaves a little bit of a nub (what the live center was up against) and you can just carve that off with a hook knife or a carving chisel (I like the Flexcuts for this).

u/woodbycolin · 2 pointsr/turning

Well, I never did find the electric, angled, 2" random orbital sander on Amazon. I did find these right angle drills though. A few of the reviews are from bowl turners.

And there are a couple different ones at HF if you type "angle drill" in their search box.

A normal drill works. But perhaps the right angle style has better ergonomics, and a grip that is closer to your work. If I ever do find the one I was thinking of I'll be sure to post up.

u/V0RT3XXX · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

At my house we have a horizontal 2x4 as well and the way we got around it is to make a small hole right above or below the horizontal beam then use a 90 degree drill bit tool thingy and drill a small hole through the beam. Then when you drop the cable from the attic down, one person can look through the dry wall hole and navigate the cable through the hole in the beam.

Edit: this:

Or this:

u/DirtyDoucher1991 · 2 pointsr/Skookum


The makita sockets also come in metric and the dewalt is 20 at Home Depot, all available at Home Depot

u/mooglobe · 1 pointr/fixit

I would go with a makita or a Bosch. If he has regular bits already then a drill would probably be better. I would go with an impact driver personally, you would need to buy hex bits though since they don't have adjustable chucks.

Edit: this looks like a good deal

u/djenp · 1 pointr/BeginnerWoodWorking

Use a hammer to start the screws by hammering them partially in like nails, then use a socket wrench and a 1/4" socket with a screw bit in it to drive the screws all the way home.

If you don't have a socket wrench, it can also be done with a pair of large pliers and lots and lots of patience.

Also DeWalt (and others) makes a right angle attachment for drills for just this useage case.

u/ComeOnYouApes · 1 pointr/DIY

Dewalt makes two attachments you could look at.

This is their impact driver rated right angle attachment. I use mine fairly often on the job, and it's held up to hard use, including running 1" spade bits with my impact driver. It's not something I use often but it can really get you out of a jamb.

They also make this flex shaft one, but I don't own one so can't personally comment on its toughness. It looks lighter duty but it would fit into even tighter or awkward spots.

u/morgantm · 1 pointr/Tools

This is kind of pricey but super handy for those situations

DEWALT DWARAFS Right Angle Flex Shaft, 12"

u/mrrp · 1 pointr/Tools

If you have a rental center near you, see if they have a 1/2" right angle drill. I can get one for ~$10/day. That and a stubby auger bit will make it almost fun.

u/skippingstone · 1 pointr/DIY

First of all, verify what you read on the Internet.

  1. Go to the power panel, and see if your circuit breaker is 20 amp or 15 amp.

  2. If it is 15 amp, buy 14 gauge wire. If 20 amp, buy 12 gauge wire.

  3. If 14 gauge wire, buy 15 amp outlets
    If 12 gauge wire, you can buy either 20 amp or 15 amp
  4. To drill through the studs, you can use the following adapter below. I would use a 3/4 inch spade bit. Make sure you hit the center of the stud

    You can buy a drywall knife to cut the drywall
u/Hawkeyes7977 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

This is the drill I have at home.
I bought mine at Lowe's but they only seem to carry the bare tool. I only had one issue and that was the chuck was defective & the gears stripped out after 6 months. Called dewalt up and they sent me a new chuck with no hassle. Other option was sending the tool to a repair center. That was over 2 years ago and haven't had a problem since.

u/agent4573 · 1 pointr/Fixxit

Maybe not this exact model, but a 90 degree screwdriver allows you to adjust mixture screws on the bottom of carbs without removing the whole assembly or trying to get just a flathead tip in there and dropping it repeatedly.

u/elder65 · 1 pointr/turning

Here is the one I use. Get the kit with the two batteries, as they are about $30 apiece.

I've used mine for about three years - no problems and having two batteries means you always have power for it.

u/billydreamer · 1 pointr/turning

this angle drill is widely used by turners for all grits + buffing. They're inexpensive, they don't last forever, they are much better than hand sanding.

u/ZippyTheChicken · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

might as well go for the whole drill

I got one for less than that at biglots but biglots isn't what it use to be.. but they work well

u/sleet01 · 1 pointr/apple