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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 11-08-2014 07:51 PM 1113 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-08-2014 07:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router chisel hammerhead brace

That even said something about “Barn finds” too.

Spent a whopping $5 on a decent looking Brace type drill

Seems to be in decent enough shape. Got to cleaning it off a bit, found a stamping on the chuck:


Ratchet parts work good.

On an arm of the brace was stamped:
on the other side of that arm:
No 935 ( or maybe 985?) 8 in.

Cleaned the wood handles off. Once all that black grime was gone, Rosewood appeared!

Not sure what to apply to the handles, yet.

As for the rest of the $9 I spent that day ( and about froze my rearend off)just a few little things

That $3 router is a B&D Heavy Duty, 1/4” “PRO” all metal No. 2720.

That hammer head is at least 32oz
That chisel is trying to look like a Stanley. Over an inch wide, too.

Not too bad, for $9 for all of those small items….

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#1 posted 11-09-2014 12:02 AM

Glote, Glote!

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#2 posted 11-09-2014 12:13 AM

Nice way to spend your lunch money, Bandito!! What’s the swing on that bit brace?

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#3 posted 11-09-2014 12:37 AM

Looks like a good find. I never seem to find those.

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#4 posted 11-09-2014 06:27 PM

Brace is an 8” one.

Chisel is 1-1/2” wide!!!

Found the two wrenches that will fit the collet and the “lock nut” on the router… my tool box at work. 21mm and a 1” wrench seem to work just fine. Collet seems to be in good shape, too.

Brace appears to have been made about 1907-1917 era. Rosewood was used for the handles. MIGHT be missing the spring in the chuck, not sure IF it needs one.

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#5 posted 11-09-2014 08:12 PM

I have a router just like that one. Bought it back in the 1970s. Still runs.
If that one is like mine the collet has a tendancy to loosen up after running a few feet.

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