3/8'' Beadlock® Basic Starter Kit  Zoom

3/8'' Beadlock® Basic Starter Kit

Item #: 34802
$29.99
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Easily create rock-solid mortise and tenon joints.

Overview

Create rock-solid mortise and tenon joints with just your hand drill and this Beadlock® Kit.

  • Patented system overlaps drill bit holes precisely to accept a special Beadlock® loose tenon.
  • Ribbed tenon design prevents racking and increases the amount of precious face-grain glue surface. The result is an extremely strong, totally concealed joint. Included shim set allows you to mortise a variety of stock thicknesses, as well as to offset your mortises.
  • Mortises in curved and tapered parts are simple.
  • For narrow material, rip the tenon stock down to fewer "beads."
  • It's also ideal for reinforcing glass panel cabinet doors.
  • Includes four .060" shims, two .030" shims, 3/8" HSS Drill Bit and a molded plastic case with added space for the optional accessory kits.
  • All Accessory Kits include corresponding guide block, HSS drill bit and shim set.

 

Technical Details:

  • Beveled cutout in the drill plate allows you to precisely align the jig with your reference marks.
  • Handles stock thicknesses of 3/4" and up.
  • Includes all necessary hardware for cutting 3/8" joints. (Tenon stock sold separately.)
  • Storage case is molded with additional spacing for optional 1/4" and 1/2" drill block sizes (38088 and 34985, sold below).

 

Tech Spec

Brand Beadlock
Weight (lbs) 1.7500

What's included:

  • Anodized Drill Plate
  • 3/8" HSS Drill Bit
  • 3/8" Drill Block
  • (4) 0.060" Shims
  • (2) 0.030" Shims

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I bought this to build a...

Guest from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Posted January 24, 2012
I bought this to build a Walnut coffee table and a sofa table. About 16 joints in total. All came out perfectly using the 3/8 jig. Alignment was NOT a problem because I used an incra gauge to set up perfect registration. I used two ratchet clamps to hold the jig securely in place and facilitate quick release. Actually, this simple starter unit may be better than the pro in terms of secure clamping versus the small plastic knobs. Just bought the 1/4" add-on jig and quickly built two craftsman style 16x20 picture frames from quarter sawn oak. Another perfect alignment and secure joint without all of the hassle of mortise and tenon joints. Great product!

I bought this to make 4...

Kris W from Denver, CO Posted October 14, 2011
I bought this to make 4 chairs and absolutely love it. I promptly cut off the tab so I could use a depth collar. I used 30 joints per chair. So 120 joints later-240 mortises,1,920 drilled holes, everything is dandy with no issues or mistakes. I plan on getting the pro model sometime as I can see using both jigs for unlimited joinery. The joints are rock solid and easy to align after practicing on scrap. I'm just mad I didn't think of this simple jig first.

I purchased the jig along with...

Guest from St Paul, MN Posted December 21, 2010
I purchased the jig along with the 1/4 block which I used almost exclusively for my first project. I had no problems with the 1/4 lining up or drilling correctly. Two high chairs with no screws in them whatsoever later, it worked excellent. The only down side is that I put drill stop collars on my bit to get fast, consistent holes. The stop curved top piece of the jig does not have clearance for drill stops for the last holes. I removed a portion of the block to accommodate this. It takes a little more attention especially since I ripped all the stock to five beads instead of seven for this project. Very pleased.

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