"Dubious about buying this having read reviews, but faced with £150+ for an angled drill I thought it was worth risking 20 quid. I needed to drill over 20 holes at 12mm diameter to bolt joist repairs in place and I'd destroyed a cheap £10 plastic cased angled chuck with only a couple of holes drilled. I have to say that coupled with decent wood boring bits, it was fantastic - forget flat wood bits, which are useless unless very sharp and they seem to dull very quickly. I used an Armeg wood beaver bit, absolutely brilliant, coupled with the angled chuck it drilled through 2 joists in seconds with hardly any effort, only slight problem I found was that putting my drill into reverse to retrieve the bit caused the chuck to unscrew itself from the body, but a minor detail. Product seems sturdy and for the amount of use it gets I expect it to last me some time."
"After reading many bad reviews about this product I was highly suspicious and almost expected it to fail.... However it did exactly what it said and solved my problem which was boring 12mm holes for sistering joists in a confined space.
I was on the point of spending £150 on a dedicated tool but knowing I only had a few holes to do I was loathed to spend the money on anything else.
It's not heavy duty you can tell that but once mated up to my 18v drill it was a champ. Obviously getting any decent leverage behind the drill bit ideally requires 3 hands so get some help, when used at a sensible speed setting with sharp drill bits it could dig you out of a big hole for very little money.
If I were a sparky, plumber or chippy doing this every day I would certainly invest in the Right Angled Drill, however if like me you have a light duty but equally as awkward task then I have no hesitation in recommending this adapter and hopefully help balance the reviews here on this item."
"Great for drilling holes through joists and also for driving screws in awkward positions. A little expensive but a lot cheaper than buying a dedicated angle drill. I haven't used it enough yet to determine how robust it really is but it feels pretty solid."
"This tool allowed me to drill a hole that would not have been possible without the tool or a dedicated angled drill which are much more expensive. It appears to be well made and for the price paid it was the best solution for me. I will only make occasional use of this tool so not too worried about long term reliability."
"I nearly didnt buy this after reading the previous reviews but time constraints to finishing the job forced me into it. On balance I am glad I bought it, I had previously melted the plastic case on my old right angle adaptor (not a screwfix item). This one was solid with a metal casing which didnt overheat during use. I was drilling galvanised steel with HS bits so it was being pushed a bit. Compared to my old one this is great value"
"A lovely sized item which easily deals with those awkward and hard to reach areas. For fairly lightweight jobs, this will last for many trouble-free years. The only criticism I have is that there is no handle to allow one to hold it in place effectively. The cheaper 'angle-drill' has one, but it is not at 90 degrees and is much smaller. A shame on both accounts."
"just ordered my 2nd one as had abused first one .. managed over 50 24mm holes with spade cutter in very hard seasoned 2 1/2" elm.. not surpised it broke as was using brute force, unlike other reviewers the chuck retainer broke on mine.. just wish were cheaper..."
"I needed a right-angle drill for a job in a very confined space. A proper drill was too expensive for this job so an attachment seemed a better choice. I had to return two of these attachments before I got one that worked. (The problem was that the clutch would not grip the drill bit). Having got one that worked I found it eventually could do the job. It was not capable of running at a high speed though and needed to be steadied with one hand as it had a tendency to spin round if not firmly held. Would recommend only in an emergency."
"Thought it would be a cheaper option to an agled drill, but for the job I had in mind for it you needed three hands, one for the drill, one to stop the attachement flopping about and another to hold what I was working on. In the end I finished up purchasing a proper angled drill."
"Returned 2 of these due to internal gear mechanism failure after only drilling several 15mm holes between joists. It is a cheap alternative to stand-alone tool, but only suitable for very very light and occasional use and be prepared for sudden failure."
"Had several of these for drilling between joists with a 19mm flat blade to wire a house, I wore out 4 of them. Very good dea but is not heavy duty. If you are going to do a lot of heavy duty work like drilling with flatblades or high torque screwing then get a right angled drill, it will be cheaper in the end."