|Forum topic by Tim Kindrick||posted 08-12-2011 09:47 AM||1479 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-12-2011 09:47 AM
I saw one of my buddies blogs a couple of days ago where he was gloating about his recent purchase of three Braces. It reminded me that I have two braces and several bits that I have no use for. I sent my buddy a message to ask him if he wanted mine or at least some of the bits and we could work some kind of cheap trade but I haven’t heard back from him yet. I’m sure he’s just been busy.
I’m wondering if anyone actually uses these things any more? If so, WHY? Is there a specific reason why you would you these instead of a power drill other than the “COOL” factor?
As you can see in the pic above, one brace ratchets and the other doen’t. The ratcheting brace ratchets left, right and locks at center. They both work very well although they do have some surface rust. I also sanded the finish off of one of them and have not refinished it yet.
The brace that doesn’t ratchet has a straight head screw driver bit in it and it’s the only driver bit I have. As you can also see I have an adapter collett so the regular drill bits can be used with these braces. I also have two different looking bits that resemble adjustable spade bits. The adjustable cutter is missing from one :(
Most of the bits are the auger style except for one. Some of the other bits don’t actually go with this brace set but they were in the same box so if someone want them they can have them.
OK NOW, does anyone know the approximate value of all this stuff shown? To be honest, I can’t physically use it and probably wouldn’t if I could!!! I’m also not a collector or anything. These were left behind in a shop when my mom bought her last house. My main objective is to get them into the hands of someone who will appreciate them and may even use them from time to time. My buddy that I mentioned earlier has the first choice and I’m not in a hung hurry. I’m not looking to sell these for lots of cash and make a killing. I’d rather work out some kind of barter. I’m not even sure if this is allowed on LJ’s so if I’m doing something againsts the rules, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP!!!! PLEASE, Send me a private message if you’re interested!!
-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!