|Forum topic by funchuck||posted 05-12-2012 01:07 AM||2001 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-12-2012 01:07 AM
I am almost an all non-electric, hand tool woodworker, except that I still use my cordless drill.
I’d like to change this and I am looking into hand drills and braces. I can’t really find much information on what all the different types are, what they’re for, etc. I did read a few threads here on hand drills and braces, but they were mostly just pictures.
I would also like to buy new, because I have bad luck whenever I’ve tried buying used things.
On Lee Valley, they have a hand drill, and 2 braces, a 2 jaw, and 3 jaw one.
On Highland WW, they have various cheaper ones.
But, if I want a good setup, would the LV 3 jaw brace be good enough? Highland WW also has a brace that is very cheap… any experiences with that one?
What I’d like to do is buy something(s) that will totally replace my cordless drill. Hopefully, it can also accept my current set of drill bits too.
-- Charles from California