Great addition to my growing collection of wood working tools
Posted September 10, 2014
This is a solid, well engineered tool that I hope is with me for the long haul. As with most products, before I make a purchase I check the reviews, mainly the 1 & 2 star reviews to get an idea of what people didn't like about the product. The two complaints that stood out to me were the inability to see the center mark on the material for drilling and that the hole diameters weren't clearly marked. First off, the hole diameters are clearly marked...on the side of the jig. I'm sure most people with this complaint were looking at the top of the jig. Secondly, and this is where looking at the directions before use is really important, on the same side that the holes are marked there is a slot cut into the side. Inside this slot there are scrawl marks acting as center lines for the holes. When marking where you want to drill along a piece of material, you need to make a mark along the side of the material perpendicular to the side you'll be drilling, making it visible through the slot so that you can line it up with the centering scrawl mark on the jig. Obviously, the jig centers itself to the width of the material and you're good to go. It seems those with this complaint probably marked a center line on the edge they intended to drill and then found it difficult to see that mark through the dark drill guide holes. If I sound condescending, I apologize. It just bothers me when people give such a great tool a bad review simply because they didn't take the time to learn how to use it properly. I'm very glad I didn't let their reviews dissuade me.
What in the world took me...
Posted March 17, 2013
What in the world took me so long to get this jig? This is hands down the best jig I have ever owned. It is very sturdy and well made. Exceedingly easy to use it has taken all of the frustration and questionable results that I got from my previous doweling jig. Get this made in America jig, you will not regret it!
This is easily the best dowling...
Posted September 17, 2012
This is easily the best dowling jig I have ever used - and my newest favorite tool...It's easy to use, accurate, and I suspect that my biscuit jointer is going to be gathering dust in the future.