Plus, with our online Shutter Design Wizard, you'll get a FREE Downloadable Plan for creating custom shutters, complete with detailed technical drawings, cross-section diagrams, elevations, and lists of all the supplies you need to complete your project! Before entering your dimensions into the design wizard, consult the Measuring Guide to determine your final shutter panel dimensions.
- Easy, do-it-yourself jigs and templates for creating movable plantation-style shutters
- Save up to 75% over the cost of custom ordered shutters
- Heavy acrylic templates and aluminum fences
- Jigs make it a fool-proof process for drilling louver and control arm holes
- Includes three self-centering bits for drilling shutter pin holes and control arm holes
- Stile jig/template measures 1-5/8"H x 3-1/2"W x 20"L
- Shutter louver jig measures 2-3/4" H x 1-3/4" W x 5-3/4" L
- Drill bits have self-centering tips that fit perfectly into specific shutter template mounting holes
- A spring-loaded guide in the drill bits retract as pressure is applied and the drill bit advances
- Drill bits have a 1/4" hex power bit shank
- 1/4" drill bit measures 4"L
- 3/32" drill bit measures 3-3/4"L
- 9/64" drill bit measures 4-1/8"L
- Patent Pending
- 3-1/2'' Louver Template Set for Movable or Fixed Shutters (47674): One stile jig, one louver jig, one 3/32'' shutter drilling bit, one 1/4'' shutter drilling bit, one 9/64'' shutter drilling bit, and two 1/4'' index pins
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After 4 windows, it gets an A-Posted August 17, 2014
2. Basswood is easy to use and cuts like butter if your saw blades are well maintained.
3. It also routes fairly well but because it's a stringy wood you may get tear out occasionally.
4. Louver pins come with tension pins that are great for keeping the shutters open to your liking. Control Arm Fasteners are much easier to use than staples (push them firmly in with the "claw" portion of a tap hammer to get them to set correctly).
Cons: 1. The directions for the jig indicate that if your window is taller than 48", you should add a middle rail for stability. Great advice, but then the Shutter Wizard does not give you the option of selecting this middle rail so that all dimensions for such an addition are given. Plus, the middle rail does not show up in the parts list. Twice now I have ordered the wood for shutters and had to reorder for the middle rail, which cost me more in shipping.
2. When using the mouse hole jig, make sure you route the mouse hole BEFORE cutting the rabbets for the top and middle rail. This is not stated in the directions but would be helpful.
3. Directions state to subtract 1/16" for hinges and 1/8" for spacing. True. However don't be surprised if you still need to trim the stiles to make the shutters fit correctly once they are built. This is NOT a fault of the jig/hardware, but of home builders who do not care if a window is square when it's being built. I have to re-frame all of our windows with 1/2" pine and decorative moulding to get things square, then remeasure the window and reinput into the Shutter Design Wizard. After all shutters are built I still need to take it back to the tablesaw and trim. This will also be true depending on the hinges you buy.
Overall, a great product with great results. I think once they add the middle rail option to the Shutter Wizard and advise in the directions when to rout the mouse hole, this will be an A+ product.