If you have purchased a cordless drill to help you do some DIY at home or in the garden or if you work with a drill on a day to day basis, then you will be pleased to know that you can get so much more from this powerful tool by purchasing some cordless drill accessories.
There are so many different types of accessory that you can buy for your drill, which will improve its performance, making it easier for you to get those jobs done.
If you want to buy a spare battery for your drill or another charger or adapter, then you can find these available for any cordless drill that you have.
You may also want to buy a torch to fit your drill, which will help you see when you are trying to drill into places where there is not much light. This can be very useful because it will mean you do not need to get someone to hold a torch over the spot where you are trying to work.
Many cordless drills come with some drill bits, but you may still need to buy more to ensure you are getting the most from it.
There are drill bits available for almost any type of surface that you would need to drill into to such as concrete, wood, metal, or tiles, for example. You can also buy other accessories for your drills, such as mixing blades for plaster, mortar and paint.
1. Right Angle Chuck
Driving in screws where space is tight has long been one of the biggest problems with cordless drills. For instance, working on the underside of a deck can be a real pain in the bum if you can’t maneuver your drill to the proper angle. The right-angle chuck solves this problem. For the money, it’s one of the most important accessories to acquire. You have a cordless drill.
2. Multi-Tool Chuck
Not every manufacturer makes a multi-tool chuck, but if yours does, you need one. This chuck slightly resembles the guts of an old-fashioned revolver with a spinning cylinder.
You load half a dozen different tools into it, selecting the specific one you need with a simple rotation of the cylinder. Once the tool is set in place, it moves out from the Chuck by a few inches so that the rest of your tools are out of the way.
With a multi-tool chuck, you save a ton of time not having to switch between tools on a single project.
3. Magnetic Bit Holder
I know the magnetic bit holder is not a specific accessory for a specific job, in the same sense as the previous two items, but it is an incredible time and frustration saver. The magnetic bit holder makes it a whole lot easier for your cordless drills to hold onto their tools.
And anyone who does large amounts of work outdoors knows how valuable this is. Nothing is worse than losing your favorite tool in the tall grass, knowing you’ll never see again.
4. Steel Wire Brush
One of my personal favorites is the steel wire brush. This little wire brush has proven to be so useful it has its place in my toolbox.
My only caution with the steel wire brush is that you be careful about what surfaces you use it on. For example, when I used it to remove old grout, the tile in question was high-quality porcelain. I wouldn’t suggest using it on lower quality tiles.
5. Paint Paddle
My all-time favorite has got to be the industrial paint paddle. Now before I go on, to use one of these properly, you have to have a high-powered, commercial-strength drill.
As long as your chuck is big enough to accommodate the over-sized bit, the paint paddle is an absolute gem for cordless drills.