Very short entry…
This is my Brace & Bit set-up…
Brace – Stanley Handyman, flea-market – $2
Auger Bits – flea-market, sharpened with a file – $8
Stubby auger bits – Harbor Freight – $12 (I Don’t use these that much)
Tool roll – Sewn by my wife with existing fabric – $0
I don’t have much to compare these to, except that with my sharpened antique auger bits, I can make cleaner holes than I can with my modern spade-bits…so I suppose that’s something.
-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!