Versatile 9" Brace Drill

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A great tool for turning stubborn fittings
47B01.01 Versatile Socket Brace

Available 03/01/2021


66S04.10 Heavy Duty Socket Drives (6)

Available 01/20/2021


47B01.10 Versatile Brace & 6 Drives

Available 03/01/2021


47B01.02 Optional 3 Jaw Chuck

Available 03/01/2021


16S01.01 102 Hex Bit Set

In stock

Regular Price: $26.70

Special Price $19.95

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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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  • 9" Bit Brace...Just what I was looking for!

    Steve AuBuchon, 1/2/2021 I have been working my way into hand-tool woodworking and wanted to get a brace. I saw this brace reviewed on Rex Kreuger's You-Tube channel and realized it was everything I was looking for. I wanted to be able to turn everything in the shop I needed to turn, bits, augers, screws and sockets. This brace allows me to do it all. When I received it, I was concerned that it might not be of the quality I was looking for. I usually don't buy tools sight unseen, but I was wrong to be worried. The quality is excellent and is performing exactly as advertised. I would definitely recommend this tool for anyone looking to use a brace!
  • Great add

    Wayne Critzman, 12/23/2020 This is an exceptional add to a brace. With this you can drill holes using standard twist drills just as quietly as can be. No more wobbling holes as the brace turns!
  • Very Versatile

    Sherrill Cover, 11/9/2020 Looks like a well-made tool. My son is looking forward to using it! It was a gift.
  • Farmers new best friend.

    William, 10/18/2020 Bit Braces are a very useful tool. Being able to have complete delicate manual control over your drill bit can make all the difference, especially when you need a perfect and clean hole in furniture you are building. Bit braces need to be strong and well built. The Garrett-Wade bit brace is, at base, strong. The handle and brace are made from durable dense plastic that does not feel slippery or cheap. The ratchet controls are super robust, much strong than you would find on a typical socket wrench. On top of all that, having the 1/2" socket head converts a very useful tool for drilling into an amazingly versatile workhorse. From wood working to mechanical work, this bit brace is a beast that is conquering a host of work on my farm.
  • Hand Brace - 3 & 4 Jaw Chucks - 6 Drives - 102 Hex Bit Set

    Mark Whitney, 8/17/2020 I am doing a re-wiring job in our older house (a 1953 Ranch with Additions), and I need to turn a small original bedroom into a modern home office. However, I do not want to gut the interior lathe board -paster walls, which are still in very good shape (just sand &re-paint). The grounded / filtered electrical power, coaxial cable, optical fiber, and 1000 Base-T cables all have to come up from the full finished basement, in some cases through 6 inch thick load carrying beams into the load carrying stud walls. After burning out one heavy duty portable drill, and shattering the cast side arm yoke on another heavy duty corded drill (both brand new and supposed to be contractor grade) - I figured I better go old school (while my knuckles are still intact). So with this Hand Brace, the Heavy Duty 3-Jaw Chuck, and a two foot long L-6 Hardened Tool Steel "Nail Biter" Ships Auger from Cleveland Tool (yes, I am a retired machinist & consulting mechanical engineer), off I went. Fifteen Minutes of hard hand cranking later, and I have chewed a neat ½ inch diameter hole through a six inch thick beam into the stud wall. Wiring Success! I love this Rugged Hand Brace. Put the right bit in the chuck, apply some muscle, and you can drill through anything!
  • Excellent value on a really good tool

    Chris Holmes, 8/8/2020 Really good tool and less expensive than a used 'classic' on eBay. Do wish they had a similar version with a 12IN swing-diameter, and a 3 jaw chuck as standard.
  • Chuck for a special need!

    Dan Hollenberg, 4/25/2020 I was needing a tool for a special socket to manually operate the jack on our Airstream, should the battery or jack motor fail. The socket was designed to fit the chuck of an electric drill but I didn't want to depend on another battery powered tool. This 3-jawed chuck works with a half-inch socket wrench, which makes it the perfect tool for the job.
  • Versatile Brace & 6 Drives + 3 jaw chuck

    Walter, 10/4/2018 Really like the easily changeable chuck. I have an equal number of hex end augers along with my old style square auger bits so being able to switch out as needed is a real bonus.
    I couldn't wait to try it out so I used it on some ponderosa pine & cottonwood logs I was seasoning. It went in nice and easy with no straining and came out the same way. I know some people only like wood but I prefer the plastic as I don't have to maintain and stain it like wood. I bought mine with the 6 drive set which is essential in my opinion and the 3 jaw chuck.
  • Nice Tool at nice price

    Bruce, 1/29/2018 Very nice tool at a nice price that fits an opening in the toolbox not filled by any other tool. One thing it is particularly good for removing slotted screws. You can put your weight into the slot and turn it with little danger of turning out the slotted head. Would be nice if the higher (highest(?)) quality antique Stanley braces with the enclose rachet mechanisms were available as well as Stanley's corner brace. I doubt many people will use this as a wrench speeder as the top handle is made for pressure which is not required for mechanical work.
  • Not your usual Garret Wade hand tool

    Ian Hurley, 4/15/2017 A workmanlike bit brace. Not gold-plated; no exotic wood handle. A plastic-and plated-steel tool that works well. And at a very reasonable price.
  • Mr

    Michael Garrett, 9/27/2016 The product is high quality as are most G-W products!I received the order twice.I will be sending the second one back.
  • Great tool

    Shaun Griffith, 5/13/2016 The three jaw chuck is great. It holds bits tighter than the four jaw chuck that the brace comes with. The brace really should come with the three jaw chuck and have the four jaw chuck optional.
  • Is there a way to buy just the 4 jaw chuck.?

    DANNY74 , 11/27/2015 This is a really good tool for more than just wood working. I ended up using the brace more often for automotive applications, rebuilding engines and such. I really want to just buy the 4 jaw Chuck for this tool. I lost mine. Is there a way to buy just the chuck.?

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for your review on the Versatile 9" Brace. We're happy to hear that it's serving you well! Please call our technical department at 1-800-221-2942 regarding the chuck. Thanks again.
  • Removable Chucks

    Danny Comsa, 1/29/2015 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.
  • Comprehensive

    M, 1/21/2015 Good quality and includes every type of bit I would ever need. I used it the day that it arrived.
  • Compact, Complete, Clearly Marked, 12/11/2014 This is the set I keep at home. Explaining why is a chapter in itself. In short, if the words torx, posi-drive, tri-wing, and snake-eye sound familiar, then you know what I'm talking about. If you don't know (and don't want to know), if you just need a bit to fit the tricycle you're trying to help Santa assemble on Christmas eve, then you can find it by looking at the pictures in this box, and if by any chance you take out 4 or 5 at a time, you can always return them to the right slots. If someone (not you of course) accidentally turns the box upside down, the bits do not fall out.
  • 4 Jaw or 3 Jaw

    James, 7/26/2014 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.
  • Modification Suggestion

    James, 7/26/2014 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."
  • Hex Driver Bit Set

    Margaret G Phillips, 6/21/2014 Great to have all the needed sizes and shapes in one bundle. The box keeps it all together, so no hunting through a tool chest for the right bit.
  • No Hex On This

    Joel, 3/18/2014 Great set. Handy, convenient and well priced.
  • 3-Jaw Chuck

    Ron Bradford, 10/17/2013 When I saw this item, I had to have it and I am very pleased with the chuck that has the capacity to be used on a 1/2 adapter. Shipping was prompt, price was excellent, quality was 5 of 5! Thanks for your attention to customers!"
  • Great

    Scott, 3/15/2013 This is awesome. This drill works. I work a lot where no electricity is present, so a battery operated drill is no good. This drill works. I would recommend getting the three jaw chuck, since the four jaw chuck has a hard time sitting flat and grabbing some bits. I would recommend this to anyone
  • High Quality Tool

    Blake, 1/2/2013 This tool is perfect for use with soft and hard wood hand tool projects. The steel neck and hand-grip are sure to last a lifetime. The jaw on the chuck is exceptionally tight as well. I am looking forward to spending years with this tool and handing it on to my family after me.
  • Really Works!

    Lisa Kearns, 4/16/2011 We recently had a brick mailbox built, and I wanted to mount a plaque with the house number on it. We didn't have a cordless drill, so I took a chance and ordered this brace. I used a mortar drill bit and it took me 10 minutes to drill 4 holes and install the anchors. I'm a fan of manual tools and appliances anyway, but this tool is wonderful. Well made, sturdy, ingenious! So glad I bought it!
  • No end to uses!

    Leon Garcia, 4/16/2010 The first set I bought did not have the light duty ratchet and I used it all the time for everything around the house. I ended up giving that set as a gift. I then bought the set with the Hex ratchet. There is no end to the uses I find myself going to this set for more than I did before. It's versatility is endless.
  • Good buy!!

    Walter M Payne, 11/11/2009 Great set. I use all the time for work. It's very handy and versatile. It would be nice if the case had space for the ratchet handle.
  • Very Good and Versatile Brace

    MRG, 9/15/2009 I used Stanley brace for years before battery powered tools became reliable. This brace is nearly as strong (lighter frame and plastic used in place of wood) but the 1/2 drive makes it a truly great tool. The ratchet mechanism allows for drilling in impossibly tight spaces. Get both 3 and 4 jaw chucks and you will have a drill that will handle all of the torque you can generate and keeps on going when the batteries give out or the cords won't reach."
  • Handy Dandy

    Ray Louie, 4/16/2009 Great hex driver bit set. Use it all the time around the house. Has all the bits you need and various adapter included. A real handy tool to have in your tool box. Love it!
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