This exceptional tool is high quality and heavy duty. It is definitely not your average brace. All metal components are thick, strong and heavily plated for corrosion resistance. The high strength plastic plate runs on ball bearings and the handle action is smooth and comfortable. The three jaw chuck accepts round, hex and traditional square auger bit shanks. Square auger style shanks fit deep into a recess and the round shank is clamped by the chuck for a strong, slip-free grip. The ratchet mechanism allows the brace to be used in confined spaces with ease making this a most useful tool for drilling, screw driving and removal. The best part is that there is no electricity is required! 10″ sweep, 14″ overall length. Made in France.
Hand Drill Hand drills offer more than just slow speed drilling. They provide control and safety when drilling small, critical holes especially in materials that are prone to splitting.This quality drill is meant for real work and is useful for all woodworkers from student to seasoned pro. Single pinion gear design with wood handles, side knob and heavy cast steel construction. This tool is a significantly heavier version of the drill shown below. Made by Schroeder of Germany. 5/16″ chuck capacity, 11″ overall length.
These are the bits recommended by teacher and author Jennie Alexander. Here are some of Jennie’s comments about the Universal Bit: “It has two nickers and two lips. Both the nickers and the unthreaded lead point are small and require no modification. The bit is far more accurately made than the [old Stanley] Powerbore and will hold up well. The metal is harder. The bits’ configuration makes it twice as aggressive as the Powerbore.”
Made in Austria from top quality, high carbon steel. Machine sharpenable.