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    Posted 11 years ago

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    Also from my grandfathers tool box. as you can tell the bits and brace haven't been used in a long time. If I remember right my grandfather ordered this set from a 1918 Sears,Roebuck and Co catalog.

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    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago
      No 9v, 12v, or 18v battery pack here! Just one rechargeable armstrong (get it, arm strong).
    2. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 11 years ago
      Me too,I still have a old Makita 7.2v for light work and a Craftsman 12v professional. The one that takes the cake is a corded Milwaukee magnum holeshooter with a 1/2" chuck, if your not careful it will rip your arm off.
    3. Dave, 10 years ago
      I learned how to do carpentry with a set like that, a couple of handsaws, some old chisels, and a lot of sweat. Forty years later my right bicep is still bigger than the left from all the drilling and sawing. I can say that nothing teaches you respect for grain, density, and the unique character of wood than working with it using hand tools. I love my power tools, but appreciate the lessons a brace and bit taught me.
    4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      Dave, As a telephone lineman I drilled many holes into telephone poles to hang hardware with a brace and bit like this. The augar bits were longer up to 24 inches.
    5. softailgarage softailgarage, 9 years ago
      Wow , thats something to keep in the family

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