A right angle drill for tight spaces is an attachment you need in your toolbox for those times when no other tool can fit into a hard-to-reach place.
A right angle drill for tight spaces is a must-have tool all DIYers need. At some point we’ll be working on a DIY furniture project, chuck the pocket hole driver in our drill, attempt to drive the pocket hole screw into the pocket hole and CRASH!!! The drill and driver combo is too large to fit. We can’t tighten the screw. What do we do now? Don’t worry. Today, I’m sharing the secret weapon I keep in my small workshop arsenal for hard-to-reach pocket holes!
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Originally published September 19, 2017
A few weeks ago I shared the plans for the outdoor coffee table I designed for Build Something and Kreg Jig. If you haven’t checked out the table, please do, it’s a really cool design if I do say so myself! The coffee table has four hidden side tables that store under the table and can be pulled out when you need more space for entertaining. Skate over here to get the free outdoor coffee table plans.
The side tables are where I ran into a little trouble. I designed the legs of the side tables to attach with pocket holes. What I didn’t account for in my design was the interior space of the side table was small. When I attempted to drive the pocket hole screw into the pocket hole… CRASH!!! The pocket hole driver and cordless drill were too large to fit. What would I do now? How would I attach the legs?
Right Angle Drill for Tight Spaces
Then I remembered I had a secret weapon in my tool arsenal. A secret weapon I bought a while back but had never used. I bought it because I knew someday it would come in handy. Today was that day and the secret weapon was a DEWALT Right Angle Attachment!
I sliced open the plastic container and chucked the right angle attachment in my drill. Then I chucked a short pocket hole driver in the right angle attachment.
The right angle attachment easily fit in the tight space of the side table and zzzzzzzzzzzzzip the pocket screw was in! Sooo easy!
You can use the right angle attachment for just about any hex-shank bit you can chuck in a drill which makes it an indispensable secret weapon you need in your toolbox or workshop. It’s the perfect tool for hard-to-reach pocket holes or any screw in a tight space. A right angle drill for tight spaces is one of those tools you’ll want to add to your tool arsenal before you actually need it. I’m glad I bought mine long before I needed to use it on the outdoor coffee table. There’s nothing more annoying than having to stop building and run to the big box store!
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