Drill Attachments Every DIYer Should Have

Most people get their drills with one of two objectives in mind; drilling holes, or driving screws. Hardly enough to designate an entire toolbox as a drill kit. With that said, most grow to expand their drill with the rest of their tool box, and for good reason. There’s no real reason to use a hand rasp or buy an electric rasp when you can get a bit attachment for your drill to use as one. Following that example, there are a few more that you should make room for to make your most useful tool a little bit more useful.

Rotary Rasps

If you need to file wood or do a bit of rasping, you’ll want a rotary rasp bit. So long as you don’t lean on the tool too heavily while in use this is great for grinding off extra wood, and widening or shaping holes in both wood and plastic.

Be mindful that this is no finishing tool. Think of it as an extra low grit sandpaper that will get you the shape you need fast, you can smooth over the details afterwards.

Drywall Bits

With the right bit and a gentle touch, just about any power drill can be a drywall drill gun. These bits make hanging drywall sheets much easier, and quicker. They are shallow enough to suppose the drywall, but still go deep enough to drive screws in to the proper depth without interfering with the taping trowel.

At some point most DIYers will be hanging drywall, and having this bit ready and waiting for your drill gun will have you ready to go. These are designed with a contoured barrel to make certain the screw drives to the proper depth, preventing damage to the drywall, but still securing it.

Magnetic Bit Holder

These accept plenty of different shaped bits, and keep them in place when you need a bit of space between the drill and where the screw is being driven into. This is a must for plenty of projects, and will be a surefire way to protect your new door handle from being scuffed up after screwing it to the door.

Right Angle Attachment

Tight spaces and closed off corners provide one of the biggest challenges to a DIYer, with a right angle adaptor for your drill, though, they’re no longer a problem.

Connect the attachment onto the tip of your drill and slip the screw into the slot at the top of the adaptor and you’re ready to get to work around those tight corners.
If you’re not sure where to store this or could just use a few upgrades to your current organization, read up on our top storage tips.

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