Many of Bridge City Tool Work’s tools make it into our Tool Pr0n category, but their limited edition CT-16 palm brace has got to be one of the most frivolous offerings since the $100 plumb bob.
Bridge City Tool Works crafts the brace from steel, stainless-steel, and aluminum and then chromes the outer chuck, swing handle, and knob in black, a look which they call “stunningly beautiful.” The handle of the 8-1/2″ inch long brace swings in a 4-1/2″ circle around the bit and accepts 1/4″ hex shank bits in its chuck.
If you are crazy enough to spend the $280 for this limited edition palm brace, you need to get your 50% deposit down by December 3rd, 2009. Then you’ll have to wait until February 2010 for delivery. Or you could also just buy a perfectly serviceable bit brace from a number of other stores for around $20.