Nice jig with proviso
Posted November 17, 2013
Being mechanically minded, I had no problems. But for the person who doesn't understand mechanical relationships, they'll have a problem. For the money, it is a good choice.
However, watch the relationship between the two pieces you're connecting. What goes where. As long as you keep track of the separate workpieces, and are sure of your dimensions, no problem.
But this jig won't do the work for you. You must think about what you want.
I purchased this expecting to be...
Posted March 4, 2012
I purchased this expecting to be able to properly dowel boards with perfect allignment. It does not work! Boards are misalligned by 1/32-1/16 inch. I will never use it, $ wasted.
This jig made by Wolfcraft is...
Posted April 27, 2011
This jig made by Wolfcraft is NOT a dowel CENTERING jig like 20262, it is a dowel ALIGNING jig! Different dowel jigs work best in different situations, and no single jig I have found is best or even usable for all jobs. Therefore I have found need for a few types and my collection grows from time to time. This one is merely one of my latest additions. You all need more than one for more than one type joint. For example, 35242 is great for mating large flat door/window molding stiles with matching arched top moldings - nature of the beast.
As other reviews have mentioned the...
Posted April 21, 2011
As other reviews have mentioned the dowel hole is off-set by aprox 1/8" so you must realize that the holes align as follows: bottom board stays as is and the top board "hinges" forward to match so you must be sure the "top of the bottom" and the "bottom of the top" are the sides you want to match - I think I got that right. If you're trying to straighten a warped board, as I was, this step is critical.The kit I received was shorted the drill stops. Upon contacting Rockler they sent replacements in a matter of days. The stops don't work very well anyway, they loosen very quickly, so I'd suggest marking your drill bit with tape or another method as a back-up.Overall I am pleased with this jig. It did the job I needed done without much trouble - and it is my first time using a dowel jig.
You get what you pay for....
Posted February 20, 2011
You get what you pay for. If you are new and do not mind sanding for a really long time go for it. It's not that the holes are centered or not. As long as you put the boards in the same way you drill it will be fine. Both of the holes are different distances. If you wish you might be able to insert a playing card in one side.