What are hand drills and braces?
|Hand drills and braces are manual tools that are used to drill or bore holes into wood or other materials.
|They are used with either a drill bit or auger bit in order to drill holes, or can also be used with a screwdriver bit instead to drive screws or fasteners.
|Hand drills and braces are both very similar in their function and operation, in the sense that they have a simple design that relies on human effort to force the drill bit or fastener through the workpiece material with a rotating action.
They do, however, have their differences, each being more suited to certain tasks. To find out more, see our page:
What is the difference between drilling and boring?
|Drilling is the process of cutting a cylindrical hole into a workpiece with a drill bit. Boring is the act of increasing the size of an existing hole or improving the surface finish and tolerances of inner hole surfaces.