Great Neck® Bit Brace (BR10)

Item no: 20675 | 076812013514
$23.99
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  • 10"
  • Ball bearing movement
  • Nickel plated


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Great Neck® Bit Brace (BR10)
 
2.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (4)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Small projects (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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1.0

Do Not Waste Your Time or Money

By Bruce

from Duluth, MN

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Not Effective
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Great Neck® Bit Brace (BR10):

      If you have ever used a good brace before, you will find this one sorely lacking. I attempted to use it once and set it aside to return to the company. Borrowed a "real" one from a friend. This brace is shoddily constructed and does not hold a bit well. What ever happened to pride in craftmanship? I would not recommend this product to anyone.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Excellent for cub scouts!

      By JerrBerr

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Projects

        Comments about Great Neck® Bit Brace (BR10):

        Looks and works just like the one my father had. Excellent for teaching Webelos (who are not allowed to use electric tools on Craftsman projects) to drill holes.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Classic tool!

        By ScottZepher

        from Harrisburg, PA

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Repair
          • Small Projects

          Comments about Great Neck® Bit Brace (BR10):

          I bought this to replace a similar tool that was stolen from my shop. The paint job might be trendy-looking, but it's the same quality tool as the vintage one it replaced. Well recommended

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Living fossil

          By Nate

          from Maine

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Archaic Design
          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Small Projects

          Comments about Great Neck® Bit Brace (BR10):

          This hand brace uses a very old 3/8 taper square design that will never work with modern auger bits. It is next to impossible to find auger bits that fit and very few if any companies carry: "hand brace sold center auger bits with a 3/8" taper square"

          This would be a great bit brace but Ace Hardware does not carry new Irwin solid center auger bits with a taper square shank type.

          How excatly am I supposed to use this without a bit?

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Sending it Back

          By Bee

          from Burley

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction
            • Not Effective
            • Won't hold the bit

            Best Uses

              Comments about Great Neck® Bit Brace (BR10):

              This product is poorly made and the bit won't even stay in.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Works O.K.,poor quality finish.

              By Dave

              from Rupert,ID

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Small Projects

              Comments about Great Neck® Bit Brace (BR10):

              Paint looks like it was done with a rattle can,and looks like it was cast in a sand mold.Nickle plating doesn't even cover everything.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exceptional Brace

              By old pine and cedar worker

              from Da UP of Michigan eh?

              Comments about Great Neck® Bit Brace (BR10):

              Ignore the post where the guy says it slips and is not a "jacobs" chuck...he is using the wrong bits if they fit in a jacobs chuck

              These are for the "screw type auger bits", of course they will slip with a ordinary drill bit! The handle is offset a bit, it more closely matches the natural motion when you crank it.

              That being said these old school bit and braces are still a very good tool, especially for deep holes, and the auger style bits will cut the outer edge first to prevent splintering

              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Low Quality Brace

              By Poor Boy

              from Central Illinois

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction
                • Not Effective
                • Poor design

                Best Uses

                • Unsuable

                Comments about Great Neck® Bit Brace (BR10):

                Terrible product, when you TRY to use it with a drill, the chuck will slip on the drill bit, it's not a jacobs chuck, the jaws are uneven when tightening drill. The Knob is NOT centered over the center of the axis of the drill bit, you can see that in the picture here on the ACE site.

                So to drill a straight hole, pray the bit does not slip in the chuck, crank the handle while turning the knob in a circle. A really cheap electric drill will at least drill a straight hole.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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