Joe and Hank, but you are not going to change my mind and I'm not going to change yours. And thank goodness braces are only available at antique tool places. LOL. Haven't used one in years and don't want to again. (Yes, I know you can get them and maybe the plug cutters only work well on a brace.) I do use purchased plugs but really, they stick out as much as a few minutes with a stain pen and stain on wood filler--in my opinion.