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Rockler Pen Press/Drilling Jig

Item #: 24577
$99.99
Each In Stock
Enjoy perfectly drilled and assembled pens every time.

Overview

Drill and assemble your pens perfectly with flush fittings and a smoothly-operating mechanism! This dual-purpose jig takes care of both prep work and assembly. It holds your blank firmly in position for drilling, creating a precise, perfectly centered hole the entire length of the pen. Later, it smoothly presses your parts together without any bowing or misalignment. Notched jaws automatically center the blank for drilling, while two countersunk holes center the parts during assembly. Large clamping wheel provides slow, controlled pressure so you'll never crack a casing again.

After all the careful work of turning, the worst possible thing is to have something go wrong during assembly. The Pen Press/Drilling Jig prevents this from happening in two ways. It ensures a straight hole to accept your mechanism without binding, and it pushes everything together with steady, parallel clamping action. The result is a smooth operating pen, every time.
  • Includes 3 replaceable sacrificial wood blanks for the exit hole in drilling operations.
  • Extruded aluminum base provides space for a shop made drawer.
  • Feet are pre-drilled for mounting to an auxiliary base.
  • Cast aluminum jaws are notched for vertical drilling and countersunk for horizontal pen pressing.
  • Self-centering jaws allow for repeatable drilling of various pen blank sizes.
  • Centered countersink in the jaws allows precise pen pressing without bowing and misalignment.
  • Clamping wheel provides slow, controlled pressure when pressing your pen or clamping your pen blank.
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Tech Spec

Brand Rockler
Weight (lbs) 5.6000
Type Drilling

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Customer Reviews

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I am a game call maker...

Jim P from Brookline Station, MO Posted December 22, 2011
I am a game call maker and bought one of these to hold my 2" square stock just to try it out. This is the best clamp I have ever used. I bought one on each drill press, one for the barrels and one for the stoppers. Now all I need is something to hold them down.

After reading some of the reviews...

Antonio G from Victorville, CA Posted December 31, 2010
After reading some of the reviews I was not sure about buying it. It went on sale and I took a chance. It is a great product. Some people did not like the slow turning wheel. I think it is great. When putting your pens together it gives you complete control. I was using my bench vice and broke som pens because it was hard to control, this is not. Also it makes drilling a snap. I am so glad I bought this as it will save me a lot of time and make things eaiser.

I bought this product to save...

Edward E from Winter Park, FL Posted December 27, 2010
I bought this product to save money from buying 2 pieces of equipment. I use the jig to drill my blanks first then change over to a pen press. It's a little tight trying to get fingers in between jaws when pressing smaller pieces. So I turned two round dowels that fit in the 1 countersink and are turned down to ½ . The length depends on the length of the pen tubes. I also made one with a cone tapered hole to hold the pen tip. It works great.

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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

What People are Saying:

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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