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Versatile 9" Special Brace
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Versatile 9" Special Brace

A great tool for turning stubborn fittings
Buy the Brace & 6 Drives and Save: $15.05
Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Sale Price Order Qty
47B01.01 Versatile Socket Brace
In Stock $48.90  
66S04.10 Heavy Duty Socket Drives (6)
In Stock $19.95  
47B01.10 Versatile Brace & 6 Drives
In Stock $68.85 $53.80  
47B01.02 Optional 3 Jaw Chuck
In Stock $12.80  
16S01.01 102 Hex Bit Set
In Stock $23.80  
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Our version is a nice twist on the classic. Pulling the standard 4-jaw chuck off (as shown) exposes a 1/2" drive on which you can mount all standard 1/2" mechanic’s socket drives. It also has the added feature of being able to add 6 drivers - 3 slotted 5/16 to 1/2" and 3 phillips #2, #3 & #4 (sold separately) .

For complete versatility you can use standard hex bits (we sell an affordable 102 piece set - see the price lines). A 3-Jaw auxiliary chuck is also available, to grip round shank bits best.

Buy the brace and all 6 drives as a set and save. Made in Taiwan

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Overall Rating :4 
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1  - 
Don't Waste Your Money
Reviewed By:   (Arco, Idaho) 
I purchased this brace early in February along with the 3 jaw chuck so I could use my drill bits. The brace took 3 weeks to get here. The snap on chuck is sloppy and won't stay straight. (its a piece of junk) the three jaw chuck is on back order until April. Must be shipping from Mars or Venus. This is a waste of money and Garrett Wade can't even get the chucks so it can be used. I am very frustrated and am done doing business with Garrett Wade.

Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
We're very sorry to hear that you are still waiting on this item. The dates we receive from the manufacturer are tentative dates. We are not sure if the representative  mentioned this, but we do apologize for the delay. Please call 1-800-221-2942, and ask to speak with our technician. He will be able to tell you if the one you received is defective, and will send a replacement that he has checked thoroughly. Or you may send it back for a refund, using the label that was included. If you need a label, please let us know and we will get one out to you. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.

4  - 
Removable Chucks
Reviewed By:   (Hurricane, Utah) 
Both chucks should be sold individually as they will fit on any 1/2 inch chuck. Could even be sold as a set. Would like to buy the 4 jaw and put it on my 1/2 inch drive speed wrench and adapter to 3/8 drive power tool.

Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for your suggestion on the Versatile Socket Brace. We have passed your comments on to our purchasing agent for review.

5  - 
Reviewed By:   (Hartford, CT) 
Good quality and includes every type of bit I would ever need. I used it the day that it arrived.

5  - 
Modification Suggestion
Reviewed By:   (Cumming, Georgia) 
In regard to my earlier comment where I said the chuck pulled off to easily when extracting a long bit from a deep hole. I would like to make the following modification suggestion for the tool. Rather than using the standard "friction" retention method of most socket wrench sets, modify it to use the center shaft release button. Its an idea you can find on some inexpensive key chains or some expensive socket sets. The idea is that the common spring loaded round bearings providing the "friction" that keeps the chuck in place is replaced with a spring loaded shaft that has a protruding "button." Where that button must be pushed to allow the "retaining" bearings to retract allowing the chuck to be removed. Without pressing that "button" I could pull as much as I wanted to remove a bit from a hole and the chuck would not come off.

Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for your review on the Versatile Socket Brace. Your input is important to us. Our product development team has read your note, and will consider it. Thanks again.

4  - 
4 Jaw or 3 Jaw
Reviewed By:   (Cumming, Georgia) 
I read the review that Patrick Smith of Texas wrote and I can't help but thinking that he was trying to use a round shaft bit in the 4-jaw chuck which is intended for only the 4-sided chisel head type of wood bits. The 4-jaw chuck wouldn't have gripped a round shaft bit well at all. Maybe rather than replacing the brace, you needed to sell him the optional 3-jaw chuck instead. Then again, I guess it could have been broken, maybe. I just have severe doubts that it was broken. The only complaint I would have with this setup is that the chuck assembly would pull off to easily if the bit binds when retracting a long wood bit from a deep hole.

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