Drilling by hand: Wheel Brace, Jaw Drill, Pin Vise, Stock for Bits, Small Brace "Kuri Kuri"

Drilling by hand: Wheel Brace, Jaw Brace, Pin Vise, Stock for Bits, Small Brace "Kuri Kuri"

Reliable tools for drilling holes by hand! Every standard type of bit for wood or metal with a circular shank which is commercially available can be inserted into the wheelbraces, up to the size given in each case. For square-ended bits you need a jaw brace. Adaptors (bottom of page) will help to attach many other bits.

Stock for Bits
SCHRÖDER Stock for Bits
This holder, which can also be used to grip other tools, has an overall length of 150 mm and accepts bits from 0.75 to 9 mm. Handle made of plastic.
Order nr. 304046 cart
Price € 14.80
Three-Jaw Steel Chuck with Hex Adaptor
Schröder Three-Jaw Steel Chuck with Hex Adaptor
Schroeder in Wuppertal produces these steel chucks system Goodell. They come with hardened and grinded jaws for high tension and precise concentritry. The 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) adaptor allows a large variety of uses.
Interior thread 8 x 0.75 mm, max. speed 10000 rpm

for Tool
diameter
Head
Diameter
Total
length
Order
nr.
Price
0.4 - 3.2 mm 17 mm 52 mm 304057 cart € 11.50
up to 6 mm 21 mm 56 mm 304058 cart € 10.90
up to 8 mm 26 mm 64 mm 304059 cart € 14.90
STARRETT Pin Vises
STARRETT Pin Vises
These pin vises are useful for securely holding small stock, taps, drills, reamers, scribers, wire, small files, and other tools. The jaws on all are hardened and with a few turns of the binding nut, a firm grip may be obtained. Handles and binding nuts are nickel plated. A hole extends to the full length of the handles so that wires of any length can be held. The handles are reduced in size so that they can be rapidly rotated between thumb and finger when filling small work. Detail

for Tool diameter Length Order nr. Price
0 - 1 mm 76 mm 306550 cart € 9.40
0,8 - 1,6 mm 90 mm 306551 cart € 9.40
1,3 - 3,2 mm 98 mm 306552 cart € 11.50
2,9 - 4,8 mm 102 mm 306553 cart € 13.60
Small Brace "Kuri Kuri"
Small Brace "Kuri Kuri"
This small Japanese made precision brace has a 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) hexagonal chuck. It comes with 5 precision wood bits: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 mm and 2 slightly conical bits 3 and 6 mm. The cutting depth is 32 mm (1-1/8 in.)
View size comparison with standard jaw brace
More bits for the "Kuri Kuri"
Order nr. 312200 cart
Price € 39.90
Replacement Bits for Small Brace "Kuri Kuri"
Replacement Bits for Small Brace "Kuri Kuri"
Total length 60 mm
Cutting length 30 mm
Hex shaft 6.35 mm (1/4 in.)

Type Diameter Order nr. Price
standard 3 mm 312201 cart € 6,50
standard 4 mm 312202 cart € 6.50
standard 5 mm 312203 cart € 6.50
standard 6 mm 312204 cart € 6.50
standard 8 mm 312205 cart € 6.50
conical 3 mm 312206 cart € 6.50
conical 6 mm 312207 cart € 6.50
SCHRÖDER Small Wheel Brace
SCHRÖDER Small Wheel Brace
This wheel brace accepts bits up to 6 mm or 1/4 in. Extremely useful for small jobs. Overall length 235 mm, handle made of wood. Enlargement front side Enlargement rear side
Order nr. 304044 cart
Price € 16.90

Replacement Chuck 6 mm
Interior thread 9 x 1 mm
Head diameter 21 mm
Length 26 mm
Order nr. 304050 cart
Price € 7.50
SCHRÖDER Large Wheel Brace
SCHRÖDER Large Wheel Brace
SCHRÖDER's larger brace accepts bits up to 8 mm or 5/16 in. There is an extra handle to make work easier. Overall length 295 mm, handle made of wood. Rear side
Order nr. 304045 cart
Price € 29.90

Replacement Chuck 8 mm
Interior thread 9 x 1 mm
Head diameter 26 mm
Length 34 mm
Order nr. 304051 cart
Price € 10.50

Chucks nr. 304050 and nr. 304051 are interchangeable!
SCHRÖDER Heavy Duty Wheel Brace
SCHRÖDER Heavy Duty Wheel Brace This wheel brace with a breast piece, the crank shaft in a housing, two speeds, and the possibility of reversing sides for crank and side handle. There is an extra handle to make work easier. Overall length 360 mm, handle made of wood.

Heavy Duty Wheel Brace with 10 mm (3/8 inch) chuck
Order nr. 304001 cart
Price € 75.90

Heavy Duty Wheel Brace with 13 mm (1/2 inch) chuck
Order nr. 304003 cart
Price € 75.90

Replacement Chuck 10 mm
Interior thread 13 x 1 mm
Head diameter 31 mm
Length 42 mm
Order nr. 304052 cart
Price € 13.50

Replacement Chuck 13 mm
Interior thread 13 x 1 mm
Head diameter 35 mm
Length 45 mm
Order nr. 304053 cart
Price € 16.50

Chucks nr. 304052 and nr. 304053 are interchangeable!
Jaw Brace with plastic handles
Jaw Brace with plastic handles
This jaw brace has a four-jaw chuck, which means that the bit is clamped by a very reliable mechanism with four jaws. There is an integral ratchet to make drilling easier in confined spaces. Handles made of black plastic. An ideal brace for square-ended bits (as found on our spiral bit page), which are gripped immovably. Because the brace is designed to take bits with a square-ended shaft that fits into a square ( 8 x 8 mm) socket at the base of the chuck, bits with round shafts are held in place only by pressure from the four jaws in the chuck. Round bits will tend to slip when torque is applied using the brace, and so are not recommended. Made in Taiwan.
Currently not in stock!
Order nr. 301185 cart
Price € 19.90
Jaw Brace with wooden handles
Jaw Brace with wooden handles

The wooden grips on this jaw brace add a bit of warmth and good looks to this quality tool. The wooden parts are not oiled or finished in any way. We, like many other woodworkers, think this is the best way to treat grips like this, as the wood is free to absorb sweat from one's hands, making the tool many times more comfortable to use. If it is important that the wood not become soiled in use, then one can finish the wood using oil or varnish, for example. Large picture

This jaw brace has a four-jaw chuck, which means that the bit is clamped by a really reliable mechanism with four jaws. There is an integral ratchet to make drilling easier in confined spaces. An ideal brace for square-ended bits (as found on our spiral bit page), which are gripped immovably. Because the brace is designed to take bits with a square-ended shaft that fits into a square ( 8 x 8 mm) socket at the base of the chuck, bits with round shafts are held in place only by pressure from the four jaws in the chuck. Round bits will tend to slip when torque is applied using the brace, and so are not recommended. Made in Taiwan.

Order nr. 300200 cart
Our old Price 29.90
Now: € 19.90
Adapter for small conical square Shafts
Adapter for small conical square Shafts
Our braces have, at the base of the chuck, a square hole to hold immobile the square end of the shaft of various kinds of bits. The size of the hole is designed to accept the most common sizes of square-ended bits. There are however a variety of square-ended bits that are too small to be securely held in the normal, 8 x 8 mm hole. So if used in this brace, they will be held only by the four jaws and can turn or come loose under pressure. With this simple, inexpensive adapter, this problem can be solved. It is a section of square brass tube (in the photo down and to the right). Placed in the square hole at the base of the chuck, it reduces the 8 x 8 mm hole to 6 x 6 mm to hold smaller bits firmly in place. More...
Outside diameter 8 x 8 mm
Inside diameter 6 x 6 mm
Material thickness 1 mm
Length 18 mm
Order nr. 308239 cart
Price € 0.75
Brace Accessory with 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) square external Socket Drive and conical square Shaft
Brace Accessory with 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) square external Socket Drive and conical square Shaft
Use a lot of common tools with this adapter.
Total length 107 mm
Order nr. 300220 cart
Price € 5.90
Brace Accessory with 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) hex internal bit Holder 9.5 mm deep with Magnet and conical square Shaft
Brace Accessory with 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) hex internal bit Holder 9.5 mm deep with Magnet and conical square Shaft
Use all common 1/4 inch hex bits with this adapter.
Depth of hex hole 9.5 mm
Outside diameter 12.5 mm
Total length 114 mm
Order nr. 300221 cart
Price € 6.90
Brace Accessory with 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) hex internal Bit Holder 21 mm deep with Screw and conical square Shaft
Brace Accessory with 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) hex internal Bit Holder 21 mm deep with Screw and conical square Shaft
For Auger bits with 1/4 inch hex shank. This adapter with fixing screw holds these bits secure in place. Our Japanese Auger bits with hex shank and diameter up to 19 mm are now ideal tools for use with a jaw brace.
Depth of hex hole 21 mm
Screw position: 7 mm from end
Outside diameter 14 mm
Total length 114 mm
Order nr. 300222 cart
Price € 6.90
Brace Accessory with 9 mm hex internal bit Holder 21 mm deep with Screw and conical square Shaft
Brace Accessory with 9 mm hex internal bit Holder 21 mm deep with Screw and conical square Shaft
For Auger bits with 9 mm hex shank. This adapter with fixing screw holds these bits secure in place. Our Japanese Auger bits with hex shank and diameter from 20 mm to 30 mm are now ideal tools for use with a jaw brace.
Depth of hex hole 21 mm
Screw position: 7 mm from end
Outside diameter 17 mm
Total length 112 mm
Order nr. 300223 cart
Price € 6.90

Tools with conical shaft for use with brace

The brace can be a very versatile tool, given a good choice of bits with square-ended shafts to fit it. Unfortunately the range of these tools currently available is much reduced and many useful bits are now difficult or almost impossible to find. Over the years though, we have made an effort to track down supplies of these kinds of tools, and on our website one can find a relatively wide variety of them, some of which are currently in production, and others that come on the market from time to time, from warehouse sales for instance. We are working to increase the range of these types of tools that we can offer, because we think hand braces are an enormously useful and versatile tool and one that is far too under-appreciated these days. Here is a list of links:

Jennings Pattern Screw Bits made by Clifton
Gimlets from old stock
Auger bits from old stock
Spoon Bits for boring holes in Windsor Chairs → fit many old braces but unfortunately not our braces nr. 300200 und nr. 300185, as the shank of these tools are too short.
Brace Adapter for tools with 8 mm hex shank
Countersinks
Screwdriver Brace Bit

 
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