|Review by Eric||posted 01-22-2008 11:09 AM||4646 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
- Millers Falls Model 772 (10 inch) Variable Speed Bit Brace
- Brand: Millers Falls | Category: Drill-Drivers
Millers Falls started making bit braces in 1864. The 772 with a 10-inch sweep was produced from 1914 to 1957. One of the main features is its “Lion” chuck, which allows it to hold square, round or tapered shanks with ease. Indeed, I have had used both auger bits as well as “regular” wood boring bits normally used in electric drills.
Someone who has never used a bit brace will be surprised at the power you have with it, whether boring holes or say, driving screws! And while I used “variable speed” in the description of the brace to be cheeky, it does help that you can start drilling at a VERRRY slow speed. I wouldn’t, however, recommend throwing the brace into “turbo” mode, as you will start to lose control of your tool.
Overall, any review I give of the Millers Falls brace would apply to many bit braces, with the exception of the Lion chuck in my particular model (and later ones by Millers Falls). You just have to try it! As for me, I have yet to reach for my cordless since I got this puppy via my great grandpa.
-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com