Game-Changing Drill Accessories That are Worth Every Penny

Updated: Mar. 18, 2024

With these specialized attachments and bits, there's nothing you can't drill through.

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360-degree orbiter attachment for drill | Construction Pro Tips

Drill Anywhere, Anyplace, Any Angle

The Milescraft 360-Degree Orbiter will get you out of lots of jams. It’s a highly versatile any-angle attachment for a corded or cordless drill.

If you install a lot of cabinets and run into crazy situations where you can’t fit a drill into an awkward space. this tool can do the job. It’s built to last and is easy to set and reset with a quick-release lock in the handle.

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Screw gun that works without bending over | Construction Pro Tips

Back-Saving Screw Gun

Does your back ache just thinking about screwing down subfloor or underlayment? Do you already own a drywall screw gun? If you answered “yes” to both questions, check out Senco’s DuraSpin DS440-AC Auto-Feed System. This kit allows you to attach an extension pole and collated screw head to a standard screw gun, saving your back and increasing productivity.

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A concreted drill kit | Construction Pro Tips

Concrete Screw Drill-Drive Set

This is a great tool for anyone who drives lots of concrete screws. The Irwin 1881131 Impact Performance Series Concrete Screw Drill-Drive Installation Set is a nine-piece set that contains everything you need to drive the most common concrete screw sizes: four drill bits, a drive sleeve, two hex drive bits and two Phillips drive bits. The drive sleeve makes it simple to shift from drilling to driving in seconds.

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An expandable neck for reaching tight spaces | Construction Pro Tips

A Bit Holder for Close Quarters

The new DeWalt pivot holder pivots at a 20-degree angle, which works great for driving screws in tight places. This is especially handy when you can’t have a spinning drill chuck marring up a surface like a door frame. The collar spins independent of the holder and can be hand-guided to keep the bit stable. Slide the collar down and you’ve got a regular bit holder. You’ll find them online or at home centers.

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One handy drill bit for a lot of uses | Construction Pro Tips

One Handy Drill Bit

There’s nothing better than a step bit for drilling through thinner metal. A step bit is designed to drill incrementally larger holes the deeper you drive the bit, so you can drill several size holes with one bit. It creates a nice clean hole and doesn’t catch and kick back like a twist bit.

Electricians use step bits all the time to drill electrical boxes and circuit panels. This bit also works great to prep storm door hardware and drill large starter holes in gutters so you can cut out a downspout hole with tin snips. You can save money by buying step bits in a set.

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Nut driver with a magnet holder | Construction Pro Tips

Brush Away Your Worries

Whoever put the first magnet in a nut driver was a genius. It’s so nice to have your fasteners hold tight in the driver instead of falling to the ground. However, after a few hours of installing a steel roof or fastening steel studs, metal shavings tend to plug up the driver and cling to that same magnet. DeWalt solved this problem by making a nut driver that has a magnet holder with a little plunger so you can simply brush away the shavings—it beats the heck out of picking them out with tweezers.

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Removing block from a hole saw | Construction Pro Tips

Hole Saws Unplugged

You know how it goes. You spend two minutes drilling a hole with a hole saw and five minutes prying the dang plug out. The “Speed Slot” on Lenox Tools’ hole saws changes all that. Most hole saws have a vertical slot, which is useful for getting the plug a third of the way out, but Lenox’s stepped slot hole saw actually allows you to work the plug out really fast. It’s simple but ingenious.

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Stubby Boring Bits | Construction Pro Tips

Drill Big Holes in Tight Spaces

If you need to drill holes between joists or studs but don’t own a right angle drill, these stubby boring bits are just the ticket. They’re the shortest bits (3-1/2 in.) around. Chuck one up and drill straight into the joist—no more angle drilling.

The eight-piece Milwaukee stubby flat boring bit set comes with seven bit sizes and a locking extension. Store the bit set in the soft case and snap it onto your tool bucket or belt with the included carabiner.

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Belt attachment for hanging tools at the ready | Construction Pro Tips

Quick Draw for the Tool Slinger

If your drill hangs from your pouch by a hook clipped onto your belt, when you go for your drill, how often do you pull the hook right off with the drill? And that hook gets caught on ladders, planks, tree branches, you name it, right?

Here’s something better and safer. The Bigg Lugg 2 uses a bungee ball/socket system instead of a hook. Just wrap the bungee ball around the tool, and slide the ball into the socket on the belt clip. Tools hold fast but are still easy to remove.

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A powerful tool for tight spots | Construction Pro Tips

A Powerful Tool for Tight Spots

Milwaukee makes a right-angle drill attachment that can handle twice as much torque as most models on the market. You can use it with a spade bit or any other 1/4-inch hex-based accessory. This tool won’t take the place of your Hole Hawg, but its 2-inch profile will allow you to get into spaces where most right angle drills won’t fit. You can find the Milwaukee 49-22-8510 online here.

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Drill bit for removing nails | Construction Pro Tips

A Drill Bit That Eats Nails for Breakfast

In no way are nail-eating drill bits new. Plumbers and electricians have been hooked on them for years. Those guys drill thousands of holes every year, sometimes hitting nails along the way. A Nail Eater drill bit will chew right through the occasional nail without missing a beat—or losing its edge.

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