New Bit Brace

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Blog entry by marcb posted 05-14-2008 09:14 PM 807 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always thought that people who used hand cranked bit braces where a little crazy. Reading about the one of the benchs in Woodworking Magazine they use a brace to drill holes.

Anyways on my way to pickup the lumber I”m going to use for my bench I stop as this little Antique/misc junk shop that I always meant to check out and I found a 10” Stanley brace, model 945 for 3 bucks. Its in great shape. A little surface rust but all the parts that move are smooth and the wood while a little nicked and dented is in good shape.

So now I’ve got to check this out and see how it works.

Bit Brace

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#1 posted 05-14-2008 11:01 PM

Nice find… I love mine. It is easy and quicker than getting out a a regular drill

Thought you might like to read this:
Woodworking Magazine - Chris Schwarz

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 05-14-2008 11:11 PM

Sounds like a great deal to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-15-2008 12:47 AM

...and it is cordless! (I have two)

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#4 posted 05-15-2008 03:08 AM

i love to use mine on angled mortises,makes a nicer cut then a regular drill bit.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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