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CT-16 Palm Brace

This item is no longer in production and is not available for purchase. It is listed here for reference purposes only.

Item Number: 1101-212D

Availability: Discontinued

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Each year we produce one tool that we pledge to never make again. With this effort we do our best as toolmakers to celebrate not only our passion for quality, durability and the desire to create tools that pass to new generations, but your woodworking passion as a tool user.

$279.00

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Product Description

Each year we produce one tool that we pledge to never make again. With this effort we do our best as toolmakers to celebrate not only our passion for quality, durability and the desire to create tools that pass to new generations, but your woodworking passion as a tool user.


We are thrilled to introduce the sixteenth edition in this remarkable series—please meet the CT-16 Palm Brace—truly one of the finest tools in our 25 year history.


We introduced our first palm brace in 2000, a small, hand powered brace that uses ¼” hex shank tooling. This edition, using the same 1/4 " hex shank bits, is precision crafted from steel, stainless steel and aluminum. The swing handle, chuck housing and top knob are black chromed, a unique combination of form and finish that celebrates our woodworking heritage and a new visual aesthetic only possible with modern processes. It is a stunningly beautiful tool that you will cherish with each use. The overall height of the CT-16 is 8-1/2". There is a 2-1/4" radius swing. Most of the small holes needed in project construction do not require a drill press or powered hand drills. In fact, as many know, these tools make it easy to drill past your intent. Combine the CT-16 Palm Brace with our DJ-1 Drilling Jig and you can achieve accuracy that in many cases surpasses that of a drill press—all without a single volt of electricity.


The CT-16 is without question the finest screwdriver I have ever used and it is particularly beneficial when inserting brass screws—you can precisely keep the bit where it belongs while feeling the exact torque to avoid trashing or twisting off the head of the screw. Drilling is remarkably fast and the bits are all positive locked in the chuck while exiting a hole. We have available all the common screwdriver bits, countersink bits, tapered bits, twist drills and brad point drills, self-centering bits for hinge installations and a countersink.


We guarantee that the CT-16 will be one of those tools that you feel compelled to show your woodworking friends. It works extraordinarily well and has a charm that is hard to match—and is a perfect candidate for our special Commemorative series of tools. There are many bits available today that will fit in the CT-16 and we selected 60 bit assortment, all made in America, that will address 99% of your needs within the capacity of this gorgeous tool. They were available as a seperate and optional Drill and Driver complete set.. As with other Commemorative tools, we will not make the CT-16 again and we will not stock bits for this item after the closing of the offer (hex shank bits are readily available).

Materials: stainless steel, mild steel, black nickel chrome, aluminum

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