Accessories

As important as the power tool is itself, it is the drill accessory that determines the finish of your work, and hence the end result. Each drill accessory requires different modes and speeds to operate efficiently and effectively. The manufacturer will state these parameters on the product’s packaging. Your drill will also have optimum and maximum drilling/driving capacities that you should take into consideration.

This section is divided into the five main categories of accessories that can be used with electric drills.

Always ensure the tool is disconnected from the power source prior to changing accessories on any power tool. Most accessories can also become extremely hot after use, and it is therefore recommended you wear gloves when removing them. For more safety recommendations, click here.

Drill Bits

Drill bits are the most common accessory for drills. They come in various forms and sizes, with each being designed for different, specific applications and operated in different ways.
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Hole Saws

A hole saw is a type of drill accessory capable of making very large holes in a variety of materials. Each type is used on a select few materials, and all hole saws are made to varying diameters and depths.
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Screwdriver Bits

Drills can double as electric screwdrivers too; all you need is a screwdriver bit. They each have different styles of shanks and different types of tips to suit each available type of screw.
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Sanding and Polishing

These accessories are used for general purpose preparation and sanding work and/or the buffing and polishing of various materials. They each require varying styles of operation and speeds to work correctly.
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Miscellaneous

This section outlines other various accessories that can be operated by electric drills, including attachments for hard-to reach places, specialised applications, and to convert a drill into different tool altogether.
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