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Screwdriving or drilling around the corner – this is a success

You'd like to screw in a screw, but cannot get close enough to it with your cordless screwdriver? You would like to drill a hole into a narrow niche, but you are asking yourself how? These situations can be tricky, as screwdriving around a corner is not always easy. We will show you how you can position your screws perfectly despite a lack of space and drill even very difficult holes into your wall.

1. Screwdriving in hard-to-reach areas

Close-up of screwing a bracket into a kitchen worktop with a cordless screwdriver from the Bosch brand along with an off-set angle adapter.
You can hardly find space when screwdriving? Your cordless screwdriver is sure to help!

1.1 Fastening brackets and tightening cupboard doors

Especially when screwdriving at angles or in hard-to-reach corners of your furniture, it can sometimes be really quite narrow for your cordless screwdriver. An especially handy and flexible tool is the most suitable for this. For example a compact cordless screwdriver, which allows you various gripping positions thanks to the small shape of the tool. Should it nevertheless be the case that you cannot get near enough with your cordless screwdriver, use a flexible extension or an off-set angle adapter. You've always asked yourself what this can in fact do? Easy! It helps you to screw in screws even right on the edge of a surface. A more precise guide on handling the cordless screwdriver with adapters can be found on this page.


1.2 Screwing in screws on adjoining surfaces

A man kneels in front of a white wall and screws a screw into the lower part of a white bar.
This is how you can get everywhere even with your large cordless drill/driver!

Is this familiar to you? You must screw in your screw tight enough to an adjacent surface that you cannot get right to the edge with your large cordless drill/driver? Do you also find it difficult to hold the screw in position, as your finger is always in the way when screwing in? Sometimes there is work for which you cannot fall back on a more agile cordless screwdriver, as you require more power. With cordless screwdrivers and drill/drivers, you can screwdrive exactly and close to the edge by using an off-set angle adapter. You thereby reach up to ten millimetres from your edge.


1.3 Screwdriving around the corner in narrow niches and narrow gaps

A man screwdriving with a cordless screwdriver in a niche between a beam and a cupboard.
Too narrow for your cordless drill/driver? An angle screw adapter solves your space problem.

Whether screwdriving work on the edges of cupboards or in narrow niches, there are areas which you simply cannot access with your drill/driver. To be able to place your screw down here, you would have to really be able to bend your tool. That is luckily not necessary: Combine your cordless screwdriver or cordless drill/driver with an angle screw adapter . With this, you can comfortably screwdrive around corners and can choose the most appropriate for you out of eight different angle settings. Rather than applying pressure to the rear end of the cordless screwdriver as you do with a "straight" screwdriver, you apply pressure to the angle screw adapter itself when driving screws around corners.

Hold something and simultaneously tighten? Quite cumbersome! A magnetic screw holder helps here as an accessory for your cordless screwdriver. With this, you can position your screw without any complications in the required place and screw it in. As your left hand remains free here, you can fix the required object to the wall with this.

2. Drilling in tiles and joints

A man positions a drill bit on a wall with white tiles.
This is how you drill holes into a tiled wall without difficulty!

Drilling holes in tiles is tricky. We will show you how to leave behind no damage with a suitable drill bit and the right technique.

2.1 Drilling in tiles

When drilling into tiles, there are a few tips and tricks that make this task easier for you. First make sure that no water pipes or electrical cables run along under the place into which you want to drill. Read here about how you can drill more safely. To ensure that you always find this point again, mark it with a pencil. Carefully strike the tile surface at the corresponding point with a hammer and a nail. As your tile may splinter quickly when drilling, attach two strips of transparent adhesive tape crosswise on your required point. This also prevents you from slipping when drilling. When drilling, resort to a cordless drill/driver or switch the impact drilling function off. This prevents your tiles from jumping accidentally.

Position your cordless drill/driver in the right bracket and drill through the tile with low pressure. Should your progress stop due to the concrete underneath, you can switch to a drill bit with an impact drilling function. Then remove the adhesive tape et voilà – drilling into tiles can be this easy!

2.2 Drilling in joints

Sometimes it can also be sensible for you to drill into one of the joints. Generally, however, the distance between the tiles is a mere half centimetre. For this, combine your cordless drill/driver with a drilling adapter. With this, you can get close to the tiles without touching them. You can also select a cordless combi drill  – you should then use this first in drill mode and only then with an impact drilling function. Proceed cautiously here, as otherwise several panels could be damaged. An advantage that you have when drilling in joints: You can easily seal the holes again later – if necessary – with sealant.


3. Drilling in hard to reach areas

A decorative strip and a wall projection can be seen on one wall.

3.1 Drilling into and next to a stucco or decorative strip

In your trendy new "old build" flat, are a few curtains still missing? In "old build" flats with all-round stucco and decorative strips, it can be difficult to find a suitable space here for the drill holes. Often the bars form a slope or else you encounter wall projections, angles and little corners that make your task harder. An angle screw adapter and off-set angle adapter help you here: With an angle screw adapter on your cordless drill/driver or cordless combi drill you can get into the corners, and with the off-set angle adapter you get close to the wall. Very helpful if you want to drill between a stucco decoration and door or window frame.


3.2 Drilling in narrow niches

Close-up of a man who is drilling a hole into a cupboard with a cordless drill/driver of the Bosch brand.
You subsequently want to drill a hole into a shelf or cupboard? With your cordless drill/driver plus angle screw adapter, you can get close enough.

For drilling work, you often have to bend and get down onto your knees in order to reach the right places. If, however, there is not enough space for your cordless drill/driver, there's nothing you can do. For example, if you subsequently want to attach safety mechanisms for furniture in children's rooms. This can be so easy! Use an angle screw adapter in situations in which you want to drill without an impact drilling function in narrow spaces. This is offset by 90 degrees to the drill and consequently drills for you quite easily around the corner.

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