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    Question Help please, I need a bit to fit grandpa's old brace

    I’m looking for a four-sided shank drill bit to fit my grandfather’s old hand brace, 7/16” to drill maple taps in trees. The newer ones don't stay put. Any ideas on where to find a source?

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    Default Re: Help please, I need a bit to fit grandpa's old brace

    A lot of traditional woodworking suppliers and large hardware stores carry them like http://www.irwin.com/irwin/consumer/...rwinProd100166
    or
    http://www.woodking.com/auger_bits_&_auger_bit_set.htm

    If you search the net search for "hand brace auger bits" rather than "drill bits".
    Jack
    Last edited by JLMCDANIEL; 03-25-2009 at 12:19 PM.
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    Default Re: Help please, I need a bit to fit grandpa's old brace

    Nothing like an old fashioned brace & bit to bore a hole in a piece of wood. I still use my fathers on occasion especially if the hole is large or deep. Love to see those curls of wood coming out.

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    Default Re: Help please, I need a bit to fit grandpa's old brace

    There's gotta be a power tool for any job worth doing. I remember playing with my fathers brace and bit back on the ranch.

    If you can't find anything ******, you may want to check out a few swap meets/community style garage sales.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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