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Dowelmax Classic Doweling Jig

Item #: 1002683
$249.00
Each Direct Ship
Create perfect joints quickly.
  • Ships directly from the manufacturer.
  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
  • Estimated Delivery time: 10 business days.

Overview

Dowelmax Classic is a highly versatile and adjustable dowel joinery system that enables the creation of perfect joints that can be completed in as little as 5 minutes, and that are independently destructive test proven to be stronger than comparable mortise and tenon joints.

The system creates quick, easy accurate and strong joints using 3/8" dowels in virtually any configuration that can be flush, offset, mitered, face type, t-type, double or triple row, and of any length or thickness. The standard clamping capacity for work piece thickness is 4 inches which can be expanded to any width by detaching the clamp bracket and using an external clamp.

No measuring is required; simply place check marks on the work pieces to be joined, then align the end of Dowelmax with the end of the first work piece so that the check marks on the Dowelmax correspond with the check marks on the work piece. Then drill, and repeat the process for the second work piece.

Perfect alignment of all joints is guaranteed because the precise spacing and alignment of the five precision machined drill guides is maintained exactly the same for both work pieces. The design of Dowelmax, coupled with rigorously maintained manufacturing tolerances, ensure that the system is accurate and repeatable from work piece to work piece, and through any adjustment.

For even greater functionality, add the optional 1/4" drill guide package for use with 1/2" and 5/8" stock. With 1" thick work pieces, use a 1/8" spacer plate (also included with the 1/4" drill guide package).

Technical Details:

  • Components are made of top quality aluminum, brass, and hardened steel
  • Precision-machined to a tolerance of 0.002"
  • 3.2 lbs (1.45 kg)

Tech Spec

Brand Dowelmax
Manufacturer Part Number DMX-Classic
Weight (lbs) 4.0000

What's included:

  • Dowelmax precision machined main device with 5 hardened steel 3/8" drill guides
  • Dowelmax precision machined 1/16", 3/8", 3/4" and 1-5/8" spacers
  • Dowelmax precision machined distance gauge
  • Dowelmax precision machined index pin
  • Dowelmax 3/8" drill bit and collar
  • Dowelmax DVD and instruction manual
  • Sample of 3/8" dowels

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Great product

Norby Posted August 19, 2014
I've had the Dowel Max for about a year and have used it many times. Yes, based on price per pound it is on of the most expensive tools in my shop, but it is also my favorite. It is very versatile and easy to use and product description pretty much says it all, "create perfect joints quickly".

A great doweling system

Daniel Posted March 28, 2014
This isn't just a tool it is a complete doweling system. Being a DYI'r I don't have room or high end woodworking tools but this tool makes almost any joint easy and extremely accurate. I bought my dowelmax before Rockler carried it. Being skeptical that not all tools do what the manufacturer says they will I bought the Dowelmax Jr first and although it will do most of the things the classic will do it is just more time consuming. I have since ordered parts from the manufacturer so that I have most of the parts of the classic kit. I was amazed the first day I got it I made a joint and it was perfect. Don't make the same mistake I did and buy the Junior. The price of the Classic has come down since I bought mine so go for it. Also the people at the company are very helpful and friendly. If you go on YouTube there are many videos showing how to use the system and also stress test to show how strong the joints are. You can use dowels almost anywhere you use mortise and tenon. I don't know about you but dowels are so much easier and faster than mortice and tenon.

I'm glad to see Rockler is...

George A from Ellicott City, MD Posted February 16, 2013
I'm glad to see Rockler is carrying the Dowelmax. I've had mine for several years now and can attest to this is being great product. Dowels certainly create a quick and superb joint and the precision of this product takes the uncertainty out of having you dowel holes line up. The tool also has several registration marks ensuring you do not drill you holes in the incorrect surface, not that this has ever happened to me.

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I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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