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Bridge City Tool Works For the past twenty-five years we have been producing innovative and impeccably crafted heirloom tools for serious woodworkers and collectors worldwide. Made in America, all of our tools are produced in limited numbers and with minimal care should continue to inspire your children's children. I believe the look, feel and accuracy of each Bridge City tool will always influence you to do your best work. Quality is contagious. Regards, John Economaki President & Founder

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Old 11-12-2009, 12:36 AM
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The drill bits are 135 split point. Brad points don't seem to work as quickly in end grain as the split point bits do.

The centrotec bits fit in the CT-16 chuck. They don't lock in because they put the groove in a different spot place when compared to any of non-festool standard bits available to us here in the US.

This is not a full size brace, like you see commonly. There is no ratchet on the chuck. It is direct drive....hmm maybe I could use that as a marketing term..."direct drive palm brace...." it has a ring to it.

Drill on.
This might be pushing it but ultimatley it's also solar powered.
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The drill bits are 135 split point. Brad points don't seem to work as quickly in end grain as the split point bits do.

The centrotec bits fit in the CT-16 chuck. They don't lock in because they put the groove in a different spot place when compared to any of non-festool standard bits available to us here in the US.

This is not a full size brace, like you see commonly. There is no ratchet on the chuck. It is direct drive....hmm maybe I could use that as a marketing term..."direct drive palm brace...." it has a ring to it.

Drill on.
Mike, is there any chance of adding a second detent ball for the Centrotec bits? Perhaps on a different wall so that they wouldn't interfere with each other?
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:33 AM
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I wish it were that simple. But it would require different proportions on the chuck. The detent on the centrotec bits is 5/8" from the end of the shaft. Ordinary hex shank bits have the detent 1/4" from the end.
Currently our chuck is not deep enough for the centrotec.
I'll look into it, and then we can change our name to BridgeFestWorks!
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The drill bits are 135 split point. Brad points don't seem to work as quickly in end grain as the split point bits do.

The centrotec bits fit in the CT-16 chuck. They don't lock in because they put the groove in a different spot place when compared to any of non-festool standard bits available to us here in the US.

This is not a full size brace, like you see commonly. There is no ratchet on the chuck. It is direct drive....hmm maybe I could use that as a marketing term..."direct drive palm brace...." it has a ring to it.

Drill on.
It's also "Continuously Variable Speed"...
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:53 AM
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I wish it were that simple. But it would require different proportions on the chuck. The detent on the centrotec bits is 5/8" from the end of the shaft. Ordinary hex shank bits have the detent 1/4" from the end.
Currently our chuck is not deep enough for the centrotec.
I'll look into it, and then we can change our name to BridgeFestWorks!
Sounds like we just need to grind off the ends of our Centrotec bits...
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:04 PM
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I may have gotten this wrong yesterday. But looking at this more closely, you can see on the centrotec bits that the hex section transitions into a just barely larger round shaft, and then the detent.
The round shaft part is the thing that interferes. It does not go in to the hex section of our chuck.
This is getting confusing I am sure. But the best solution would be a new chuck for these bits! I don't think grinding would to the trick.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:49 PM
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I may have gotten this wrong yesterday. But looking at this more closely, you can see on the centrotec bits that the hex section transitions into a just barely larger round shaft, and then the detent.
The round shaft part is the thing that interferes. It does not go in to the hex section of our chuck.
This is getting confusing I am sure. But the best solution would be a new chuck for these bits! I don't think grinding would to the trick.
Is this the official announcement of the BCT black chroooome special edition Centrotec Palm Brace?
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Is this the official announcement of the BCT black chroooome special edition Centrotec Palm Brace?
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Gosh, If this was a courtroom that would be considered entrapment.


hmmm, ...........entrap away!

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Old 11-12-2009, 09:00 PM
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Um, no.
You have more than 3 of you who want this?
Preferably 100 or so..heh
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Funny guy.

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