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Forum topic by HokieMojo posted 09-01-2012 08:13 PM 3745 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2012 08:13 PM

Hi everyone. Its been a while since I’ve posted, so I hope everyone has been well. I still check in regularly but family life has kept me from doing much woodworking.

I’m in need of a right angle drill attachment to fit into a VERY tight space. does anyone have any suggestions. I’m looking for cheap/borderline disposable. I just need to drill one hole in a piece of aluminum machinery I’ve got, so it just needs to be able to drill one 10mm hole and then i’m done with it.

Any advice? I picked up a milescraft attachment at home depot but it is WAY too big. Also, I’m willing to saw down the drill bit to reduce profice as well, but the milescraft wouldn’t fit, even with no drill bit installed.
Thanks everyone!!!!

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 01:42 AM

Can you get the head of a plasma torch in there?

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#2 posted 09-02-2012 03:25 AM

a valid question, but I’m trying to drill it out to add a thread insert. I’m pretty sure a torch would negate any hope of that (-:

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#3 posted 09-02-2012 03:35 AM

I had the same problem, went to Lowes & bought a flex attachment, that really got into a tight space. They only take a hex shaft so you have to buy the appropriate bit.

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#4 posted 09-02-2012 05:59 AM

Lowe’s has the right angle adapter fro drills, HF also. It will probably do ok for what you want.

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#5 posted 09-02-2012 06:36 AM

HD rents tools. Check them out before buying a specialized tool.

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#6 posted 09-02-2012 06:56 AM

I advise you to find a way to solve your problem
without drilling this hole in this way. Take the machine
apart, drill an access hole, or find another way.
There is no cheap and easy way to drill a
right angle hole in a constricted space. Harbor
Freight sells a right angle drill for about 40 that
is decent quality and has a short head, but it
is still about 3” long without a bit chucked in it.

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