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This does seem a little strange, but the multi-angle drill attachment adjusts (and locks) at any angle between 180 and 90 degrees so you can drill in all sorts of odd locations.  At least that’s the idea — it looks cumbersome and unwieldy to us, though.

The site says you just hook this thing to your drill like any other attachment, and off you go drilling holes at funny angles. However, even in the picture here, you clearly could’ve drilled that hole at that angle without the use of the funky contraption. Still, if you must have one, it runs about $38 from Garrett Wade. As luck would have it, they’re in stock and on sale.

Multi-Angle Drill Attachment [Garrett Wade]

 

14 Responses to Drill Attachments That Make You Go Hmm?

  1. Fred says:

    It looks like the same Milescraft unit sold at Lowes and through Amazon for a lot less.
    Garrett Wade allways seems to me to be higher-priced than most other outlets – but hey sometimes have unique tools. When they were located on 6th Avenue in Manhattan – I sometimes stopped by – but now that they’ve moved to the Midwest – I never shop them.

    Here’s a link to the product via Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Milescraft-1300-Orbiter-Keyless-Attachment/dp/B0006U66E8/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1203628228&sr=8-14

  2. Zathrus says:

    Sears also carries it, I looked at it during the $5 off coupon binge and also wondered what on earth it would actually be useful for.

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/s_10153_12605_Tools_Power+Tool+Accessories_Drill+Doctor+%26+Drill+Attachments

  3. LG in Toronto says:

    Yep, it’s the Milescraft all right…

    In Canada they’re sold under the Mastercraft Maximum name, and frequently go on sale for C$19.99.

    I have one and have used it with success in applications where the drill alone would not have worked – like between studs.

    WARNING: I did break mine, though. The round housing just cracked in two! With Canadian Tire’s no-hassle warranty, I just brought it back & was issued another, but be aware if ordering this online or from a less-accommodating retailer. It probably just isn’t very heavy-duty…

  4. Randy says:

    Purchased a very similar unit from Lowes about a year ago. Didn’t last very long before it broke. Lowes refunded full purchase price luckily.

  5. PutnamEco says:

    Re:
    Nothing beats our Hole Hawg:
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    Have you tried the Super Hawg??

    http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-1680-21-Super-2-Inch-Joist/dp/B00006AGPX/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1203661932&sr=8-1

    Nice clutch in low range, longer handle for better leverage against binding.

    13 amp vs. hole hawgs 7.5 amps.

  6. ToolFreak says:

    It’s probably good for occasional use, but if you’re frequently drilling holes and a regular drill won’t fit, some kind of right angle drill is probably a better investment.

  7. Fred says:

    Re: PutnamEco Says:
    Have you tried the Super Hawg??

    http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-1680-21-Super-2-Inch-Joist/dp/B00006AGPX/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1203661932&sr=8-1

    Nice clutch in low range, longer handle for better leverage against binding.

    We tried something similar looking years ago – made by either B&D or Dewalt. I burnt out. The Hole Hawgs have not even though we drill with large self-feed bits (up to 3-5/8) to rough in pipe – often in old very tough joists. The hole hawgs we have use pipe handles to resist the torque – and the reverse gearcase provides plenty.
    We also use these with Borzits to do modest directional boring under sidewalks.

  8. PutnamEco says:

    Re:Fred Says
    We tried something similar looking years ago.
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    Super hawg is a whole different animal. If and when you ever need a replacement for the hole hawg try the super. I find it a lot more comfortable to use, and it doesn’t need a pipe handle to keep it under control. 4″ no problems.

    Milwaukees self feed bits are awesome no matter what drill you use them in.
    http://www.milwaukeeconnect.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category_27_40028_-1_192638_192327

  9. Tim says:

    Got one for a gift and it broke in short order. Junk

  10. Fred says:

    Re; PutnamEco Says

    If one of our Hole Hawgs fail or evaoprates in the sunlight (some of my crews swear that this can happen) – I’ll try one out.

    The pipe arm actually helps though – especially when we use the drill in a hole/ditch with a Borzit.

    http://www.borzit.com

    We have old Greenlee bits too that look a lot like the Milwaukee self feeds – but the latter are better because you can replace the pilot screws.

  11. Fred says:

    Btw the Borzit is OK for small jobs – comensurate with my skills and work as a remodeler/plumber/sometimes GC – but if you need the big guns look to vermeer.

    http://www.vermeer.com/vcom/TrenchlessEquipment/Line.jsp?PrdlnID=3383

    Or if smaller guns will do:

    http://www.southern-tool.com/store/uw_boring_machines.html

  12. PutnamEco says:

    Re:
    Fred Says:
    February 22nd, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    Btw the Borzit is OK for small jobs – comensurate with my skills and work as a remodeler/plumber/sometimes GC – but if you need the big guns look to vermeer
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    Great tip, Hope to see the Borzit on Toolmonger.

    Most of my underground work is ditch witch or backhoe material. We tend towards the bigger hammer method of doing things down here in north central Florida (redneckville) I certainly will be looking into a Borzit rig when the need arises.

    Vermeer=Good stuff. I haven’t used their boring rigs but their chippers work quite well.

  13. Eli says:

    Right angle thingy is crap. I had one, it broke.

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