Finding the right tool for the job can be hard. I think it was my high school physics teacher/basketball coach who proved, beyond doubt, that you don’t know what you don’t know.

Anyways, I got this question from a ToolCrib visitor recently:

I am needing a right angle drill for very tight spaces. I am fabricating a project which calls for a hole within one half inch from the wall, maybe a little closer through aluminum. Any pneumatic or electric drill available which works WELL in tight, close quarters?

Below is the email I sent back to the questioner:

I submitted your question for follow up in the forum and was blown away by the kindness and knowledge expressed there… here’s the url of the post.

Visit that forum thread for ideas and recommendations for a right angle drill.

Thanks to the Woodnetters for help on this question!