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Ugly old carpenter drill - $20 (Seal Bay Park)

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Bates road near Waveland
condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Stanley Fray Millers Falls P&B
model name / number: Peck Stow Wilcox
size / dimensions: 10 - 12 - 14”
The brace & bit - the most under-rated woodworking tool in history.

If you aren’t using this tool on every single wood-based project, you’re missing out. A brace offers more torque than you’ll ever need, more consistent control for setting fasteners, and precision depth control for boring blind holes. Oh, and all of your holes will be level / plumb / orthogonal for the rest of your life. I use these with Robertson bits, torx, Phillips, Allan and hex sockets; Brad-points, augers, twist-points.

Prices vary…Some here in the pictures are pretty scarce and collectible, I suppose. One stamped with both Fray and the Stanley Rule & Level co trademarks. A pair of no. 921’s with cocobolo handles - 10” and 12” sweeps. A large Millers Falls 14” sweep with Hold-All chuck. An earlier P.S.&W. and a really early (1867-1871ish) Millers Falls. A couple I would donate for parts, if you buy that last one.

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