I am sure that it would work. Not all drills are that weak. A stuck bit will twist mine right out of my hand. This drill below would work, I think, because it has enough torque and it has the handles to allow you to hold on to it. We are talking about a 1/2 VW, and that's not a lot of torque. Something bigger, maybe not...
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Yeah, catching an unseen framing nail with a big Forstner bit is a beeeeaaaaatch.When building my last house, I got a broken arm from drilling the studs for wiring using a heavy duty 1/2" drill and still using the side handle. My elbow was against the other stub when the bit caught and was not free to move with the drill.
A 1/2 VW is very easy to hand prop. Most people will just stand behind the prop on the left side and give a prop blade an little flip down to start. Dan