This is an extremely high quality brace with
a three jaw chuck that will securely grip round shank drills and hex shank
tools. When using a traditional auger bit, the end of the bit sits in a square
hole in the bottom of the chuck - that bit is not going to spin for any reason.
Ratchet mechanism allows the brace to work in confined spaces with ease. Many
woodworkers find that this old-fashioned tool is not something easily replaced
in this modern world.