Stanley Ratchet Brace No. 965-8IN
This is a nice smaller 8 inch swing brace with no rust or damage. It is marked ";STANLEY NO. 965-8 IN" on the steel. The bare steel finish has darkened some, but very little wear. The chuck works very smoothly, and ratchet system works smoothly! The jaws are in great shape also, very simple design on this model, no spring. or a place for a spring to spread the jaws in this design, but work just fine. The end handle flange is not ball bearing drive, but the bushing design works just fine with a drop of oil per each use, so it turns smoothly as it does now. The is a oiling hole on the bushing area for this purpose. The handles are made of an nicely stained hardwood/Maple, with some minor stain wear, very solid, and clean, little wear. We do note some wood grain separations or checking on the end stock wood, but is very solid. It measure 12.2" long overall. A nice clean light to medium duty ratchet brace.