Rockler Jig-It Shelf Jig

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Rockler
Model:
#32991
Price:
$35

Description

* Vertical hole spacing: 1.25"
* Horizontal row spacing: 1.5" & 2.5" from fence
* Standard hole size/included bit: 1/4"
* Optional bits: 5mm, 7/32", 9/32"
* Get perfectly, consistently spaced and centered shelf-pin holes! Economical and practical, this jig can be used on assembled or unassembled cabinetry.
* Re-designed handle includes two storage compartments for self-centering bits!
* Ideal for adding shelves to new or existing cabinets
* Drills holes either 1.5" or 2.5" from edge
* Insert shelf pin in top or bottom position to extend jig for continuous drilling.
* Provides exact set back for shelf pin holes of 37mm (1-7/16") or 64mm (2-1/2")
* Storage areas in handle holds additional drill bits
* Clear template features laser cut accuracy
* Designed for both face frame and frameless construction
* Template system designed to work with 4 bit sizes: 1/4" and 5mm for shelf pins, 7/32" and 9/32" for pin sleeves
* 32mm system compatible
* 32mm spacing and 37mm or 64mm setback

WOOD magazine review

Rockler Shelf-Pin Drilling Jig

Review Summary

Although similar to other plastic shelf-pin jig in this price range, the Jig-It also provides onboard storage in its fence for the included 1⁄4" bit and setscrew hex wrench. Great idea, but protruding latches on the compartment doors prevent the fence from sitting flat on the benchtop when clamped to a 3/4"-thick workpiece. So we had to hang it over the edge of the bench—a minor inconvenience.
Rockler offers 7⁄32" and 9⁄32" self-centering bits for drilling larger holes to accept brass shelf-pin sleeves that fit 5mm or 1/4" pins. Both work perfectly with this jig with no adaptation required, so this single jig lets you drill all the common pin-hole sizes.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Jig-it well worth the money.

Review Summary

Bought this earlier this year. It is everything Rockler said it was. Works like a dream

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Good user on real wood, not the best on melamine though !

Review Summary

This jig works very well in plywood and solid wood but not so well in melamine as it has a tendency to chip out the holes. I found that the drill bit works even better when chucked into a drill press. Rockler tends to be a little pricey on a lot of their stuff so shop around and definitely don't buy unless it's on sale or you have a coupon.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Pretty good value if you get it on sale.

Review Summary

It works as advertised. The on-jig storage is nice. I did get some chipout on some solid wood. The key to avoid it is a electric drill with high RPMs. It is nice that you are able to drill holes after the cabinet is assembled. As with everything from Rockler, wait for a sale or you have a coupon.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Best Shelf Pin Jig

Review Summary

As previous reviewers have said wait until it goes on sale. It is an incredible shelf pin drilling jig. I like being able to drill the shelf pins after assembly so that I can determine where I would like to locate my shelf pin holes. It has assisted me on quite a few projects and it was well worth the money to avoid fabricating my own jig.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Rockler Shelf Jig

Review Summary

I simple love it! It makes drilling your mounting pin holes so easy, it is a joy to use. Even my wife likes using it.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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