Washer melted into plastic after drilling only a few holes
Posted November 18, 2013
This jig is pretty handy, but like a few other reviewers experienced, after drilling only a few holes the metal washer got so hot that it melted into the plastic. This increased the hole depth by about 1/8th of an inch. Unfortunately, I didn't notice it right away, so I drilled several holes in my cabinet doors too deeply, which is really annoying. Seems like a design flaw. Otherwise I like the jig, which is why I'm still giving it 3 stars.
Bought this for a small project,...
Posted May 1, 2013
Bought this for a small project, and it worked so well I have since used it to drill hinge holes on 34 doors with not problems. Door were all solid oak and used carbide bit. It has been so easy.
5 stars for the first 3...
Posted February 7, 2013
5 stars for the first 3 uses of the product. Minus 4 stars for poor design. The housing is made of plastic. So, after a couple of uses, the spring gets hot, transmits the heat through the washer into the plastic housing, which melts. LOL, yes it melts. And when it melts, it increases the depth of the cup, compromising the hinge's weight carrying capacity. mpractical. Poor design.
This jig works well but the...
Posted June 22, 2011
This jig works well but the washer that rests on the plastic shaft can overheat and melt that part of the jig. I had to add two steel washers when the one supplied melted into the plastic. The dimensions also changed when that happened so the hole was not the correct depth. This needs to be improved.
Well, first of all, Rockler shipped...
Posted April 16, 2011
Well, first of all, Rockler shipped out the order within 24 hours. so kudos to them for that.I was stuck with a project that needed 8 sets of hinges. I hated to buy a drill press right now just for a small project, so I thought this jig would do the job. It did the job perfectly. I did have the doors on a workbench, and clamped the doors down to keep them stable, and used my left hand to push down and make sure the guide laid flat on all sides of the receiving end. BUT, I only have one HUGE suggestion: buy the carbide bit! If you think it is more expensive, it actually SAVES you loads of time. I was boring into oak, and the Rockler carbide bit performed flawlessly. Don't think twice, just buy it.