Originally Posted by markopolo
I like the idea of using hex shank drill bits with the right angle drill attachment.
Slow speed is probably best for the right angle attachment.
I have a Dremel right angle attachment but that's only for small diameter bits. I also have hex end drill chuck but that combined with the Dewalt right angle attachment and a typical 1/4" bit would need 7" or space to work.
90 degree power tools are really handy, although they often are self destructing just due to the nature of trying to put much force through a directions change. I have destroyed several of the add on units over the years.
I have a Makita 90* plug in variable speed drill that takes only a couple of inches of space and often put a 1/4" hex bit in the chuck directly so can go in very tight spots.
I had a 90* 3/8" air ratchet that is now deceased, but I didn't care for it anyway as it didn't have enough power to loosen in place bolts so you had to have swing room anyway. I won't be replacing it. I also rarely use an impact wrench on much of anything other than lugnuts, and things that can turn like damper pullies, as I have just done to much damage to bolts with them if they are hard to align.
One of the most useful things I have found lately is a 1/4" ratchet that takes hex pits instead of sockets. Gets in tight spots, extra turning force, reversible ratchet. It was one of those things sitting on the counter of the auto parts store to get impulsive buys (that part worked well) and it has turned out to be one of the most used tools I have.
Also as an impulsive was getting a micro screwdriver set that has (a billion) interchangeable bits and a flexible shaft that can be put on. Great for small stuff in crowded cabinets or equipment. It came from MicroCenter while I was getting a new computer fixed.
A 90* die grinder is also a very handy thing to have, especially if you have one setup for collets for stones, carbides, and sanding discs. I have a 40 year old Chicago Pheumatic which is IIRC 1/2hp but has somehow survived. Most of the 90* units are much less powerful than that.
Lots of useful tools out there, and so little time and justification.....