DIY Tools: Tips on Using The Brace and Bit

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For the job of boring holes on your woodwork project, there's this wonderful tool called the brace and bit. When boring holes in wood, a few turns would feed the bit into the wood without much pressure. To drive screws, the pressure should be maintained. When working in corners or other tight areas wherein a full turn of the crank is out of the question, a ratchet mechanism is plied to ratchet the bit either to the right (to drive) or to the left (to withdraw) just by turning the cam ring.

Holes are often bored at the wrong angle since the woodworker may not be aware how uncomplicated it is to bore them perpendicular to the pierced surface. The main problems that go with boring a hole are getting it straight and not breaking rough the wood at the bottom of the hole.>>>READ MORE