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11 Different Power Tool Accessories

A collage of power tool accessories.

I’m not afraid to admit: I LOVE my power tools. My garage is full of them: power drills, saws, sanders, you name it. I even have a power washer and a power leaf blower.

And I take excellent care of my tools because I know they’re an enormous investment. But just like any other tool, they need the right accessories to function at their best.

That’s why, today, I want to talk about power tool accessories. These are must-have items that any power tool user should have on hand, regardless of what kind of project they’re working on. Trust me, having the right accessories will make your life much easier – and your work will turn out better too.

So, without further ado, here is the ultimate list of power tool accessories:

1. Power Drill Accessories

Drill Bits

Of course, you need drill bits! But did you know there are different drill bits for other materials? Make sure you have the correct type of bit for the job at hand, or you might damage your drill – and the material you’re trying to drill into.

Different Drill Bit Types

Here are some of the different drill bit attachments you can add to your garage or workshop:

Twist drill bits

DEWALT Titanium Nitride Coated Drill Bit Set, Pilot Point, 21-Piece (DW1361)

These are the most common type of drill bits. I use them for drilling into wood, plastic, and metal. My last job was drilling many holes into metal, and I went through about 10 drill bits!

Spade bits

BOSCH DSB5012 Daredevil 12 pc. Spade Bit Drill Bit Set

These have a pointed tip and can drill large holes in wood. My favorite project with spade bits is making a birdhouse – the hole has to be big enough for the bird to get in, after all!

Auger bits

DEWALT Drill Bit, Ship Auger, 1 Inch x 17 Inch (DW1687)

I use these for drilling deep, narrow holes, such as plumbing or electrical work. A great tip is to use a piece of tape around the bit attachment as a depth guide so you don’t drill too deep and damage whatever is behind the wall.

Paddle bits

Spade Drill Bit Set for Wood (13 Pack - Carpenter Grade) Black Coated Paddle Bits in 13 Sizes 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 1-1/8", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2"

These are great for drilling wide holes in wood. I have used paddle bits for making TV stands, for example. Once, I needed to make a hole for the Ethernet to go through, and this type of bit made it a breeze.

Hole saws

Meiwaltee Hole Saw kit,19PCS Hole Saw Set with 3/4"-6"(19-152mm) 13PCS Saw Blades,2 Mandrels,2 Drill Bits,1 Installation Plate,1 Hex Key,Ideal for Soft Wood,Plywood,Drywall,PVC Board

A hole saw is a tool if you need to make a big hole in wood, metal, or plastic. A few years ago I used one to make a cat door in a door for my previous home.

Step drill bits

Step Drill Kit,Knoweasy 5PCS HSS Titanium Step Drill Bit Set with Automatic Center Punch and Multiple Hole 50 Sizes of High Speed Steel Step Drill Set with Aluminum Case

These are great for making holes in thin metal, such as for air conditioning work.

2. Power Drill Attachments

If you’re doing a lot of drilling, consider getting some attachments for your drill. These will make your life much easier – and your drilling projects will go much quicker.

Drill press

WEN 4214T 5-Amp 12-Inch Variable Speed Cast Iron Benchtop Drill Press with Laser and Work Light

You can buy a portable option that works with a drill. A drill press is a type of drill that attaches to a workbench. It’s great for doing large projects or projects requiring precision drilling.

Magnet

Magnet power drill attachment.

You can buy a magnet attachment that goes on your drill bit. This is great for holding onto screws or other small metal objects while working. I never drill without my magnet attachment – it’s saved me so many times!

Level

Klein Tools 935AB1V Level, 2.5-Inch Conduit Bending Level, 1 Vial, ACCU-BEND Level Eliminates Dog-Legs in Offsets and Saddle Bends

You can also buy a level attachment that goes on your drill bit. This helps make sure your holes are perfectly level. I have a few different size levels that I use depending on the project.

Angler

LEXIVON Aluminum Miter Saw Protractor | 7-Inch Rust Proof Angle Finder Featuring Precision Laser Engraved Scales (LX-230)

An angler attachment helps you drill at a perfect 90-degree angle.

Sockets

CASOMAN 3/8" Drive Impact Socket Set, 48 Piece Standard SAE and Metric Sizes (5/16-Inch to 3/4-Inch and 8-22 mm), 6 Point, Cr-V Steel Socket Set

If you’re doing a lot of work with screws, consider getting a socket attachment. It’s easy to switch out the different socket sizes depending on the project you’re working on. This will save you a lot of time and effort.

Paint mixer

Edward Tools Paint and Mud Mixer for drill in 1 to 5 gallon buckets - Fits all standard drills - Zinc plated steel - Reinforced weld - Hex head for non slip - Easy to clean - Paint mixer attachment

For painting projects, buy a paint mixer attachment. This will help you mix paint quickly and easily.

Right angle attachment

DEWALT Right Angle Attachment, Impact Ready (DWARA120)

This is a must-have if you’re doing any work in tight spaces. It allows you to drill at a 90-degree angle.

Auger

Auger power drill attachment.

An auger is a drill bit used to make deep, narrow holes. It’s perfect for projects like plumbing or electrical work.

Buffer attachment

Holikme 30 Piece Drill Brush Attachments Set,Scrub Pads & Sponge, Power Scrubber Brush with Extend Long Attachment All Purpose Clean for Grout, Tiles, Sinks, Bathtub, Bathroom, Kitchen

Consider getting a buffer attachment for projects requiring a lot of sanding. This will make the job go much faster. I use mine for tasks like refinishing furniture and polishing my car. I also have scrub pads, scrubber brush, and long wand attachments for my buffer to handle many jobs around the house.

Nut driver set

PANOVOS 14pcs Power Nuts Driver Drill Bit Tools Set Metric Socket Wrench Screw 1/4'' Driver Hex Keys

This is a must-have for projects involving screws. A nut driver set will save you a lot of time and effort. I use one whenever I’m working on a project that requires screws.

Countersink set

Snappy Tools Quick-Change 5-Pc. Countersink Drill Bit Set. Proudly Made in the USA.

This is another excellent accessory for screw projects. A countersink set will help you create the perfect hole for your screws.

Battery Charger

You’re going to need a battery charger if you want to keep your power drill running. I recommend getting one that can charge multiple batteries at once. That way, you can always have a backup battery on hand. Buy ones compatible with your devices.

Battery

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Battery, Lithium Ion, 5.0Ah (DCB205)

Of course, you’re going to need a battery for your drill. I recommend getting a Lithium-ion battery. They’re more expensive but last longer and require little upkeep.

Case

I also recommend getting a case for your drill. This will protect it from dust and debris and keep all your drill accessories organized in one place.

3. Power Drill Safety Accessories

Of course, with any power tool, safety is paramount. Here are some safety accessories you should consider:

Goggles

XIFU Ourlook Safety Protective Goggles, Crystal Clear & Anti-Fog Design, High Impact Resistance, Perfect Eye Protection for Lab, Chemical, and Workplace Safety Goggles

You should always wear goggles when working with power tools. This will protect your eyes from debris. Make sure your goggles fit snugly and don’t fog up.

Earplugs

Earplug Power Drill Safety Accessories.

Power drills can be very loud. To protect your ears, wear earplugs or noise-canceling headphones. For the most protection, use both.

Mask

Mask Power Drill Safety Accessories.

If you’re working with paint or other chemicals, wear a mask. This will protect your lungs from harmful fumes. Use one that’s rated for the specific task you’re doing.

Gloves

Gloves Power Drill Safety Accessories.

Wearing gloves will protect your hands from debris, and the heat generated by the drill. Only use gloves that are rated for use with power tools.

First Aid Kit

First Aide Power Drill Safety Accessories

Having a first aid kit on hand is always a good idea. This is handy if you injure yourself while working with your power drill.

Fire Extinguisher

FIRST ALERT Fire Extinguisher, Garage Fire Extinguisher, Red, Garage10 FE10GR

Keep a fire extinguisher close by in case of an emergency.

4. Impact Driver Accessories

An impact driver is a power tool that’s becoming more and more popular. It’s similar to a power drill but delivers more torque. That makes it perfect for projects like driving screws and bolts. Here are some essential accessories for your impact driver:

Driver bits

DEWALT Screwdriver Bit Set, Impact Ready, FlexTorq, 40-Piece (DWA2T40IR)

You’re going to need different driver bits for your impact driver. I recommend getting a set that has a variety of sizes and shapes. That way, you can always have the right bit on hand for the job.

Socket adapter

DeWalt Impact Driver Ready 3-Piece Socket Adapter Set DW2541IR, DW2542IR, DW2547IR

If you’re going to be using your impact driver for driving screws, get a socket adapter. This will make it easier to switch out the different socket sizes.

Extension

Extension Impact Driver Accessories.

An extension is a must-have for projects that require reaching tight or hard-to-reach spaces. It allows you to extend the reach of your impact driver.

Case

As with any power tool, I recommend getting a case for your impact driver. This will keep it organized and protected when not in use.

Magnetic bit holder

Magnetic bit holder.

A magnetic bit holder will keep your driver’s bits in place. That way, you don’t have to worry about them falling out and getting lost.

5. Impact Wrench Accessories

An impact wrench is a power tool used for projects requiring a lot of torque. It’s perfect for tasks like loosening and tightening nuts and bolts. Here are some impact wrench accessories you should consider:

Sockets

Neiko 02448A 1/2" Drive Master Impact Socket Set, 65 Piece Deep & Shallow Socket Assortment | Standard SAE (3/8-Inch to 1-1/4-Inch) and Metric (10-24 mm) Sizes | Includes Adapters and Ratchet Handle

You’re going to need different sockets for your impact wrench. I recommend getting a set that has a variety of sizes. That way, you can always have the right socket on hand for the job.

Socket adapter

AMM 6-Piece Impact Grade Socket Adapter Set,3-Inch and 6-Inch Socket Driver Adaptor,1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" Drive,Adapt Your Power Drill To High Torque Impact Wrench

If you’re going to be using your impact wrench for driving screws, get a socket adapter. This will make it easier to switch out the different socket sizes.

Extension

Extension of Impact Wrench Accessories.

An extension is a must-have for projects that require reaching tight or hard-to-reach spaces. It allows you to extend the reach of your impact wrench.

Case

I recommend investing in a case for your impact wrench, just like I would with any other power tool. It will be more organized and safe inside the casing when not in use.

6. Hammer Drill Accessories

A hammer drill is a power tool that’s perfect for projects that require drilling into hard surfaces. Here are some essential accessories for your hammer drill:

Drill bits

Hammer Drill bits.

You’re going to need different drill bits for your hammer drill. I recommend getting a set that has a variety of sizes and shapes. That way, you can always have the right bit on hand for the job.

Socket adapter

Hammer drill socket adapter.

Get a socket adaptor if you want to use your hammer drill for screw driving. It will be simpler to change the various socket sizes with this.

Extension

Hammer drill extension.

With an extension, you can extend the reach of your hammer drill to hit those hard-to-reach places.

Case

Yup. You guessed it. Don’t skip on the case for your hammer drill. It will help to keep it clean and safe.

7. Power Saw Accessories

Did I mention I love my power sander? It’s saved me hours of work on projects like refinishing furniture and sanding my deck. I’ve also used it to remove paint from walls, trim my hedges, and more. If you’re doing any woodworking, a power sander is a must-have. And, of course, there are a few accessories you should consider:

Sander pads

XXGO 51 Pcs Finger Oscillating Multi Tool Sanding Pads Accessories Kits Compatible with Bosch, Chicago, Craftsman, Dremel, Fein, Harbor Freight, Makita, Milwaukee, Porter Cable, Ridgid XG3051A

You’ll need different sander pads for various projects. For example, I have a rough pad for sanding down wood and a more delicate place for finishing work.

Sandpaper

Dura-Gold Premium 3-2/3" x 9" Wet or Dry Sandpaper, Grits 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000 (5 Ea) - Automotive Car Color Sanding Polishing, Woodworking Wood Furniture Metal Finishing Hand Sand Block Sander

You’ll need different grits of sandpaper for other projects. I like to have a variety on hand to choose the right one for the job.

Dust collector

WEN DC3401 5.7-Amp 660 CFM Rolling Dust Collector with 12-Gallon Bag and Optional Wall Mount , Black

A dust collector is a must-have if you’re doing any Sanding. This will help to keep your workspace clean and free of dust.

Power saws are another essential tool for any woodworker. And there are a few must-have accessories for your power saw:

Saw blades:

Saw blades.

You’ll need different saw blades for various projects. I like to have a few on hand to choose the right one for the job.

Circular saw guide

Circular Saw Track (Circular Saw Track)

A circular saw guide is excellent accessory for making precision cuts. I have a few different directions for different projects.

Miter saw stand

DEWALT Miter Saw Mounting Brackets, Large (DW7231)

A miter saw stand is essential for making cut-offs and other precision cuts.

Miter Saw Blade Arbor Adapter

Dewalt DW718/DWS780 Miter Saw Blade Adapter Ring (2 Pack) # 152636-00-2pk

This is an excellent accessory for using different saw blades with your miter saw.

8. Power Router Accessories

A power router is an excellent tool for any woodworker. And there are a few must-have accessories for your power router:

Router bits

Router bits.

You’ll need different router bits for other projects. I like to have a few on hand to choose the right one for the job.

Router bit set

Router bit set.

A router bit set is a great way to get a variety of router bits. I use this set for most of my projects.

Router table

Benchtop Router Table with 1-3/4 HP Router

A router table is an excellent accessory for making precision cuts. I have a few different tables for different projects.

Power router fence

JessEm Mast-R-Fence III Router Table Fence (04400)

A power router fence is a great accessory for making precision cuts. It’s excellent for making repetitive cuts.

9. Power Lathe Accessories

A power lathe is an excellent tool for any woodworker. And there are a few must-have accessories for your power lathe:

Lathe chisels

Lathe chisels.

You’ll need different lathe chisels for various projects. I like to have a few on hand to choose the right one for the job.

Lathe chuck

Lathe chuck.

A lathe chuck is a great accessory for holding your workpiece. I have a few different chucks for different projects.

Lathe stand

WEN LA8800 225-Pound Capacity Height Adjustable Steel Lathe Stand

I use a lathe stand to support my workpiece while I’m working. It’s essential for making precision cuts.

10. Power Grinder Accessories

This is one of my favorite tools. I use it for everything from grinding coffee beans to sharpening my knives. And there are a few must-have accessories for your power grinder:

Grinding wheels

50 Pack Grinding Wheels 4.5" x 1/4" x 7/8" For Metal

You’ll need different grinding wheels for other projects. I like to have a few on hand to choose the right one for the job. My favorite is the diamond wheel.

Grinding Wheel Dresser

TruePower 02-8321 Grinding Wheel Dresser

A grinding wheel dresser is a great accessory for keeping your wheels clean and free while working.

Wire brush

Wire Brush,Stainless Steel Wire Scratch Brush for Cleaning Rust with 14" Long Curved Beechwood Handle,Large

A wire brush is an excellent accessory for cleaning your grinder. I have a few different meetings for different projects.

Dust shroud

DEWALT Angle Grinder Dust Shroud, 5-Inch (DWE46152)

A dust shroud is a must-have if you’re doing any grinding. This will help to keep your workspace clean and free of dust.

Grinder/Sander conversion kit

3.0A (360W) Orbit Sander, GoGonova 6 Speeds Random Orbital Sander, 5” Electric Sander Kit with 15pcs Sandpapers, Dust Collector and Vacuum Adapter, Ideal Power Sander for Woodworking

A grinder/sander conversion kit is an excellent accessory for any woodworker. It allows you to use your grinder as a sander and vice versa.

11. Belt sander Accessories

This is one of my favorite tools. I use it for everything from sanding down wood to finishing work. And there are a few must-have accessories for your belt sander:

Belt

Sandpaper belts

POWERTEC 110110 4 x 36 Inch Sanding Belts | 120 Grit Aluminum Oxide Sanding Belt | Premium Sandpaper – 10 Pack

You’ll need different sandpaper belts for various jobs. I like to have a few on hand to choose the right one for the job.

Belt sander stand

RIKON Power Tools Professional Power Tools 6" x 48" Belt with 10î Disc Sander, 50-122

I use a belt sander stand to support my workpiece while I’m working. It’s essential for making precision cuts.

Belt sander table

Belt sander table.

A belt sander table is another excellent accessory for producing quality woodwork. I have a few different tables for different projects.

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