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Rockler Pro Shelf Drilling Jig

Item #: 31571
$84.99
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Eliminate the possibility of misaligned shelves and cut your setup time in half with the easy-to-use Pro Shelf Drilling Jig!

Overview

Just lay the jig on your stock, tighten the two horizontal tracking knobs and start drilling error-free rows.

  • Guarantees each row is perfectly in line
  • Spaces each hole exactly 37mm from the edge of your stock
  • Jig is easy to set up and easy to adjust for multiple rows
  • Rows are spaced exactly 1-1/4" (32mm) apart
  • Pin holes are set back exactly 1-7/16" (37mm) from each edge
  • 32mm spacing and 37mm setback are fully compatible with the Euro hinge system
  • 24" long twin template tracks are joined by rigid rails that lock in place for error-free drilling
  • Drill two rows with one jig to save time and ensure accuracy
  • Locking 3-star tracking knobs allow for adjustments and ensure the jig stays firmly in place
  • Reversible guide rails have a smooth aluminum surface on one side and a rubber fence on the other for better gripping power
  • Includes two 5mm and two 1/4" indexing pins that eliminate the need for clamps and allow you to extend long rows of holes indefinitely
  • Included indexing pins store conveniently in the ends of each guide rail when not in use
  • Drilling template is made of thick acrylic for durability
  • Designed for un-assembled cabinet components from 8-1/4"W to 25-1/4"W

Self-Centering Drill Bits:

Self-centering bits are pre-set to bore a consistent depth for perfect fitting shelf pins and sleeves every time. No adjustments are necessary! Various bit sizes available separately for both shelf pins and shelf pin sleeves. Decorative metal shelf pin sleeves provided added shelf strength.

  • #40604 - 1/4'' Bit for 1/4'' Shelf Pin
  • #40608 - 5mm Bit for 5mm Shelf Pin
  • #41983 - 9/32'' Bit for 1/4'' Shelf Pin Sleeve
  • #41981 - 7/32'' Bit for 5mm Shelf Pin Sleeve

Tech Spec

Brand Rockler
Weight (lbs) 5.2800
Type Shelving

What's included:

(1) Pro Shelf Drilling Jig (2) 1/4'' Indexing Pins (2) 5mm Indexing Pins

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

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This Jig is a no brainer...

Guest from Novar, Ontario, Canada Posted December 8, 2012
This Jig is a no brainer !! Just buy it . It works great . It would be nice if it hand some kind of clip so you could store the drill bit with the Jig .

Well made. Sturdy supports, PERFECT alignment...

Michael C from Gig Harbor, WA Posted October 10, 2011
Well made. Sturdy supports, PERFECT alignment every time. With this jig you will never have to worry about front and back alignment again. A 7' run of holes remains exact from top to bottom. Drilling shelf pin support holes now takes moments. It is well worth the extra cost of the jig. The Pro self centering drill is required for this jig.

The main problem with the original...

Helen D from Waterlooville, Hampshire UK Posted July 13, 2011
The main problem with the original JIG IT shelf drilling template is that even with the jig clamped onto the work piece it is difficult to prevent the front row of holes becoming misaligned with the rear row of holes. This is caused by the centring action of the self centring drill bit which will slightly move the jig out of position. The problem is not so apparent with short runs of 30 inches or so but over longer distances when the jig has to be repositioned several times serious misalignment can occur between front and rear holes. The problem is magnified when drilling the larger holes required for shelf pin sleeves since the shelf pin is not an exact fit in the drilled hole and consequently the jig cannot be positioned precisely as drilling proceeds along the work piece. Happily Rockler's Pro Shelf Drilling Jig has completely overcome the shortcomings of the older JIG IT system. The new jig guarantees 100% accuracy by using two parallel jigs which in combination with machined index pins ensure that the jig's accuracy is always maintained whatever the length of the workpiece and there is no need for clamps. So well done Rockler!! A shelf drilling jig in the UK can cost $240 so the Pro Shelf Drilling Jig at $80 even with shipping and UK import taxes is still excellent value.

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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

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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