Versatile 9" Brace Drill

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

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66S04.10 Heavy Duty Socket Drives (6)

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47B01.10 Versatile Brace & 6 Drives

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Regular Price: $74.30

Special Price $59.90

47B01.02 Optional 3 Jaw Chuck

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16S01.01 102 Hex Bit Set

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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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  • 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.
  • Good overall design, but end handle didn't last long

    Kris, 3/15/2018 I purchased this as part of my woodworking kit to build a table. I have primarily been using it to drive in #12-#14 screws with a PH3 hex bit using a magnetic extender and the 3 bit chuck, and a 3/8" auger drill bit.Pros: I purchased this with the two chucks, for use with my auger bits (4 jaw) but also with a separate set of 3/8" bits and hex drive bits (3 jaw). This works pretty well although it takes a bit of hand strength to get the chuck tight around the bit. For some reason it seems backwards intuitively when I'm trying to tighten or loosen the chuck but it otherwise feels fine.
    The ratcheting mechanism is great and works well.Socket swapping is pretty easy. The snap is fine and secure.The swing is fine, I'm yet to run into any problems where the 9" sweep won't do the trick. I've used it for extracting bolts, screwing in screws that would be quite fatiguing to do with a screwdriver, and counterboring 3/8" and 1/2" holes for screws.I won't comment on the suitability of the tool to the task: if you're looking for a hand brace, you probably know why you want or need one. It does what a hand brace should do, and it does it well.Cons: The bearings that sit in the handle and help it rotate fell out almost straight away. On the first project that I'm using it on, making a table, the bearings popped out and went all over the floor. I managed to find what I hope is all of them but now the handle is rattling loose and no longer has bearings in it, with a clear gap where they exited. The tool is still usable, but the handle no longer sits square while I'm using it.The plastic handles honestly feel really, really cheap. I was surprised at how much slop they had, particularly the swinging portion of the brace, but since the slop doesn't affect the ability of the tool to get the job done I was willing to live with it. After using it quite a bit for a portion of my project (hand brace 48 holes with the 3/8" bit) I've started wearing gloves to prevent hand fatigue and injury.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for your review on the Versatile Brace Drill. Our technician will be in touch with you shortly regarding the issues with this tool.
  • 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

    25toptools.com, 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. ASIN: 25toptools.com
  • 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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