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    Default Question about a tool in Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ATOH

    Hello all,

    In Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ask this old house, Electrician John Barros uses an attachment to screw in a screw at a right angle. I think this would be an excellent Christmas gift, but cannot find any information on it. Does anyone know what the attachment is called?

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    Default Re: Question about a tool in Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ATOH

    Google "right angle attachment".

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    Default Re: Question about a tool in Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ATOH

    It is a drill attachment? His looked pneumatic.

    Thank you for the tip

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    Default Re: Question about a tool in Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ATOH

    You can purchase the attachment for screw guns.
    If you don't buy the cheap one they work very well.
    Most manufactors of screw guns will have them.

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    Default Re: Question about a tool in Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ATOH

    I don't know what you're looking for, as I did not see the show, however, I doubt there is a pneumatic attachment for a screwdriver or drill. What does exist are simple cable style extensions that flex, these work great for driving a screw, but they self destruct when you try to remove a screw. The reason for this is that cables are twisted in one direction, spin them in this direction and the twist gets tighter, works great! Unfortunately, when you spin a cable in the opposite direction of twist, they unravel.

    What you saw may have been a gear driven directional tool, this would be the way to go if you can find such a beast.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Question about a tool in Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ATOH

    There are right angle drills and there are also right angle drill attachments that fit onto a regular drill. I guess a stand alone drill could be pneumatic, but why bother if you don't use pneumatic tools in general. Except for nail guns, that's something I don't see on job sites.
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_143440-54602...ductId=3654042
    Or
    http://www.dewalt.com/tool-categorie...le-drills.aspx
    Last edited by ed21; 07-16-2014 at 03:30 PM.

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    Default Re: Question about a tool in Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ATOH

    We use the right angle attachment for the screw gun it is gear driven reversible and the angle is adjustable.
    Uses a phillips # 1 # 2 & # 3 bit works ok for framing screws don't about how it would work for screws larger than 1/8 inch

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    Default Re: Question about a tool in Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ATOH

    this is what i have and i love it. great tool....works on any drill or impact driver

    http://www.toolup.com/milwaukee_48-3...C04aAhHx8P8HAQ

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    Default Re: Question about a tool in Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ATOH

    That is the tool to use

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    Default Re: Question about a tool in Episode #1217 of Season 12 of ATOH

    Awesome, thank you for the recommendations.

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