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Auger bit doesn't fit in brace?

I recently bought a Stanley No. 78 brace and some auger bits to go with it. My current project calls for a 1" auger bit, however, this doesn't fit in my brace.


It seems like the jaws don't open up enough to accept the tang and as such, I can't properly tighten it.



Is my brace too small or is there something amiss with the jaws? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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Not enough information to answer your question. What is the shank size of your 1" bit? What shank sizes is the brace listed to use?


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This may help.

Thank you, I just gave it a quick clean.



There was some wood caught in the jaws which I cleared out, with a bit of force I can now get the bit in the jaws good and proper but it's a pain to get back out again. Looks like my next weekend project will be a full restoration on my brace, the nickel plating in that video looks like it'd be fun to try!

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What is the shank size of your 1" bit? What shank sizes is the brace listed to use?

Hi George, not sure where I would find that info out. The 1" bit has 16 stamped on the tang but I think that refers to 16ths of an inch?

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bought a new cordless drill?

stop by the house, i'll give you my brace and all the bits i have
haven't used it forever
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Yes auger bits were numbered in 16th inchs on the tang. I think because it may have been easier to stamp it deeper into the tang for better visibility?

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