Review

No matter how well I plan my projects, there are times when I need to drill a hole or drive a screw in a place too cramped to fit an ordinary drill.
Because this doesn’t happen often, I can’t justify buying a dedicated right-angle drill. That’s why Orbiter brings a new twist to my drilling and driving arsenal. Unlike a right-angle drill or right-angle drilling accessory, Orbiter puts the bit at any angle between 0° and 90° from the drill chuck. Both halves of the spherical gear case rotate independently of one another to accomplish this nifty trick. That gear case also adds bulk, so Orbiter can’t get into the really tight spaces that a right-angle drill or 90°-only accessory can. Still, it’s versatile and easy to use. Simply mount the hex-shank driveshaft into your drill’s chuck and a bit into Orbiter’s 3/8" keyless chuck. Twist the handle to release the angle-locking mechanism, rotate the halves and handle into the best position for the task, and then twist the handle again to lock in the angle. Because of the light weight and moderate price of Orbiter, I wanted to challenge the tool’s ability. So I bored ten 1/2" holes through a 2×4 stood on edge (changing the angle between every hole) with no problem. —Tested by Dean Fiene

Product

Performance

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Features

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Value

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
4.0
out of 5