Screwdriver bit for hand-brace

//Screwdriver bit for hand-brace
Screwdriver bit for hand-brace 2015-07-10T08:38:11+00:00
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    Nick
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    Good afternoon,

     

    I’m looking to get hold of a slot headed screwdriver bit for hand-brace. Should anyone have one for sale I’d be very interested in hearing from you.

    Thanks in anticipation

     

    Nick

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  • russwolf1960
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  • Jonas Jensen
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    DIY bit

    Hi Nick

    I would make one myself. If you buy or find an old drill bit for a brace, it can even be one that is worn out.

    Just cut the shank to the length you want and grind/file the tip to the size you need.

    I don’t know if you’ll need to harden it, but even that shouldn’t be too hard.

    Good luck

    Brgds Jonas

  • Nick
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    Hand brace bit

    Hi Jonas,

    What an excellent idea, why didn’t I think of that?!

    I’ve got a really tatty old London pattern screwdriver I’ll use, I’ll let you know how it goes.

    Best regards

    Nick

  • Jonas Jensen
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    Glad to be able to help.

    Depending on what type of chuck is on your brace, you might have to file some flat spots on the sides of the shank of your new screwdriver bit. If it is just plain round I am afraid that it will slip when you try to tighten a large screw with it.

    That’s why my idea was to use an old brace type drill bit. They have that conical square end that helps to ensure it doesn’t slip.

    Brgds

    Jonas

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