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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2015, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by RubenZ View Post
man I have mad respect for people back in the day that had to do that type of work by hand like that.

I hear you! We made and used a Bow Drill as part of a demonstration on woodworking 2000 years ago, and those woodworkers must have been in fantastic shape!

The tool works and drills well, it just takes a lot of co-ordination between both hands, and just the right amount of downward force on the bit.

My Hitachi drill earned a lot more appreciation from me following that!

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2015, 10:42 AM
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That is a brace powerfeed, when using large augers or tank cutters
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Chain drill it is. It was primarily used with twist drill bits that fit a hand brace instead of auger bits. It was used as a power feed and worked amazingly well.
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