Wolfcraft Doweling Jig

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Wolfcraft
Model:
#3751
Price:
$30

Description

* Compact design coupled with durable construction
* Cast aluminum doweling jig ideal for creating edge-to-edge, edge-to-corner and T-joints
* Hardened steel bushings in 1/4", 5/16", and 3/8" sizes make precision drilling quick and easy
* Works with materials from 1/2" - 1.25" thick
* 5-year warranty

WOOD magazine review

Wolfcraft DowelPro Doweling Jig

Review Summary

The DowelPro kit is so intuitive, we made several edge-to-edge and edge-to-end joints in 3/4" stock before even cracking open the instruction manual. To test it, we clamped the mating workpieces back-to-back in the jig, and drilled matching 1/4", 5/16", and 3/8" dowel holes in both pieces. DowelPro centers holes in 3/4" stock, making it great for face-frame work, but for thinner and thicker (up to 1-1/4") stock, weI had to make shims or leave the holes off-center.
The jig is also capable of edge-to-face or end-to-face joints in the middle of a board, as when doweling shelves into a bookcase or shadow box. For long workpieces, the included clamping fixture supports the top workpiece while sliding the drilling jig down the line. Occasionally, a workpiece drilled with DowelPro slipped unintentionally - a little non-skid tape on the clamp jaws would help here.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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