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Easily produces incredibly strong and totally concealed joints.

Rockler Beadlock® Pro Joinery Kit

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Get incredibly strong, totally concealed joints with just your hand drill and the Beadlock Pro Kit. Beadlock® Pro does everything Beadlock® Basic does, but adds greater capacity and adjustability, plus the ability to create traditional smooth-sided mortises. Just pop the included paring block into the jig to provide an accurate guide for your chisel. With a 3-1/2" width capacity, it will easily handle the large joints found in tables, chairs and big casework. Slide the guide block along the rails to place your mortise precisely where you want it. Includes Beadlock® Pro Jig, 3/8" drill bit, 3/8" stop collar, 3/8" Beadlock® guide block, 3/8" mortise paring guide block and a molded plastic case with added space for the optional accessory kits. All Accessory Kits include corresponding guide block, mortise paring guide block, HSS drill bit and stop collar. Storage case is molded with additional spacing for optional 1/4" and 1/2" drill block sizes (#39882 and #36546, sold separately).

  • Beadlock® system overlaps drill bit holes precisely to accept a special Beadlock® loose tenon
  • Creates an extremely strong, totally concealed joint
  • Integral clamp
  • Infinite adjustability
  • Constructed of heavy-duty 3/8" anodized aluminum with
  • All adjustments are made with easy-grip knobs
  • Index lines on the guide block allow you to precisely align the jig with your reference marks
  • Index lines on the ends of jig, allow you to line up mortise width-wise on the piece
  • Handles stock thicknesses of 3/4" and up
(1) Beadlock® Pro Jig
(1) 3/8" HSS Drill Bit
(1) 3/8" Stop Collar
(1) 3/8" Beadlock® Guide Block
(1) 3/8" Mortise Paring Guide Block
(1) Molded plastic case with space for Accessory Kit
More Information
Brand Beadlock
Manufacturer Part Number TAMPJ-38K
Weight 7.9500
Technical Documents
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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Works Great
It is not the fastest way to do things but it better than others. It has a place in every shop. Makes great connections and not hard to learn to use.
August 21, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to use if you pay attention
Produced strong joints quickly without a lot of setup. I admit to drilling the wrong hole or using the incorrect target line a couple of times (doing 12 joints) but you can recover if you need to.
August 18, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Tool
I have used my new BEADLOCK jig a couple of times with great results. The BEADLOCK joined two pieces together so well that when I dry fitted them, it took some effort two get them apart.
August 15, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works very well and exceeded my expectations.
August 11, 2019
2 months ago
beadlock pro
This is the best tool that I have ever purchased for furniture joinery. Works perfectly once I mastered the left/right set up. Can't wait to use it on the walnut dining room table that I am about to start. Well made and priced right. It will save you $800 over that other system. Rockler will sell boocuus of these once the word is out.
August 8, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works very well
I was making a teak table that required dozens of loose tenon joints and this system worked great in my small shop. I did modify the jig a little, in that it was easier for me to locate the position of the tenons by centering them on the wood piece as the smaller beadlock jig does. Once I marked the center on the jig I just had to line it up with the center of the joint and drill away. Worked great!
July 18, 2019
3 months ago
Easy/simple to use. Just make sure of you exact center. Waste time and money if not. Beadlock works as designed.
This systems works perfect as long as you make sure you have the exact center of the board. Because of milling the thickness was of 1/32 in. Had to replane everything.
July 12, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I am very Happy that I bought the beadlock it exceed my expectations.
I ordered the headlock pro to make the connections with instead of the tendons . I found the headlock was a very easy to user friendly and it only took me a few minutes after reading the instructions. I am building a cherry hardwood bed for my son using the headlock to make all my connections and they are very strong connections.
June 26, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to use.
Easy to work with. Best results. Strong joints. The quality of tenon stock is good.
June 1, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I just purchased the BeadLock system. I played with it for about 10 minutes then proceeded to build cabinet door frames for my tool cabinets with the system. Perfect Joints! Better than biscuits as far as strength, easy to use and a good value.
May 10, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Building furniture
Thomas P on Sep 15, 2019
Good value for a handy tool.
Kurt h on Jul 30, 2019
Building furniture
Thomas P on Sep 15, 2019
Going to make end tables
Barry R on Jul 30, 2019
Good value for a handy tool.
Kurt h on Jul 30, 2019
Looking to using for joinery on a table I am going to build
Gordon P on Jul 26, 2019
Hoping for the simplicity of a dowel jig and the strength of a domino
chris p on Jul 23, 2019
For my husband's birthday gift.
Ethel F on Jul 22, 2019
I'm going to use this Beadlock system instead of biscuit joinery on a stair case progect I'm going too do in the near future .
leon l on Jul 21, 2019
Buddy loves his!
K C on Jul 6, 2019
Needed an alternative to making standard Mortisse and Tenon joints
John A on Jun 5, 2019
Furniture making
Terry on May 12, 2019
It looks a lot easier to do than the alternatives I first thought of.
Rosario D on Apr 22, 2019
Love this alignment system over the standard biscuit system.
K. A on Mar 19, 2019
Getting ready to build an entry door out of Walnut. Wanted to try this system. Details to follow in the coming weeks....
Action J on Mar 7, 2019
I have a special furniture repair to make, hope this will help make it easy. Will see.
Daniel H on Feb 22, 2019
For the project I am working on.
Paul B on Jan 13, 2019
Good tool and good price
Alberto T on Jan 7, 2019
Gift for my son.
Karen H on Dec 12, 2018
Jill R on Dec 1, 2018
Richard P on Nov 23, 2018
Like the option of using beadloc instead of traditional mortise and tenon
Bluto on Nov 15, 2018
Seems like a cost effective way to achieve mortise & tenon strength easily.
James K on Nov 10, 2018
I want to make mortises easily
Joshua T on Nov 1, 2018
lower cost option to make tenon joints for cabinet doors where a mitered corner is desired. A biscuit would be too weak and the other design requirements would not allow screws to be used to stabilize the joints.
John Y on Aug 13, 2018
easier than doing tenon joints
Mark B on Jul 22, 2018
Alternative to the expensive Festol Domino process
Michael N on Jul 22, 2018
A friend of mine used it to make some beautiful and tables and stated that "I had to get it!"
Kevin B on Jul 3, 2018
Didn’t want to purchase a big mortising rig.
Peter H on Jun 6, 2018
I am starting a few projects which require a mortise and tenon, but the traditional options are far more expensive and least versatile.
Toure D on May 29, 2018
I see in you tube video. its good tool
Jesus Z on Apr 17, 2018
same reason
hugh b on Apr 7, 2018
to make stronger connection
james b on Mar 7, 2018
Versatility flexibility strength and price
Eric G on Feb 23, 2018
Choose because of reviews and the aspect that I don’t need the tradtional tools needed to make this type of joint
James K on Jan 6, 2018
a gift
John L on Dec 4, 2017
I need to create some mortise and tenon jopints and want to check out the Beadlock® Pro Joinery Kit as a quick otpion to setting up my Roblan Combination machine.
Team Law on Dec 1, 2017
It was recommended to me for loose tenon joinery
wilma o on Nov 19, 2017
I have a multi size tenoning jig which I can place on my floor model drill press. It's okay but it is time consuming having to set it up and then take it down again to make use of the drill press. With the Beadlock Pro, I don't need to make a tenon on a table saw and match it to the mortise.
Steve on Oct 30, 2017
Chose in order to try a new method.
Robert B on Oct 24, 2017
This company has excellent products and its tools provide perfect solutions to our jobs
same as above
Dave D on Oct 3, 2017
Building tables
David F on Sep 15, 2017
this system s a simpler and less expensive alternative to traditional M &T joinery
Anthony V on Sep 13, 2017
Alexander L on Sep 11, 2017
same as above
William P on Aug 8, 2017
Looks easier than cutting mortises and tenons.
Gerald on May 5, 2017
Product had good reviews and wanted to try it myself.
Bill T on May 1, 2017
Assist in making strong joints.
James J on Apr 30, 2017
It is a must have item for my wood shop.
dale M on Apr 29, 2017
Wanted to start building better quality tables
David N on Apr 29, 2017
I am working on a project that calls for tenons. This like like a simple and quick way to make tenons.
Carl J on Apr 12, 2017
Going to make end tables
Barry R on Jul 30, 2019
Looking to using for joinery on a table I am going to build
Gordon P on Jul 26, 2019
Are there any plans to upgrade the Beedlock jig with improved parts to address the issues of plastic parts slipping out of alignment while drilling?

The Beadlock is a great and more affordable alternative to the Domino. I'm confident people would pay more for a beefed up version with top notch bass knobs and upgraded version.
Steven O on Aug 17, 2017
What is the minimum board size that can be used?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Refer to http://go.rockler.com/tech/RTD10000432AA.pdf for info on material sizing.
I am building a dining room table out of walnut. I am fairly new into woodworking, but I have put in a ton of time on this project, and it been turning out great. I decided to buy and use the beadlock pro with 1/2" dowels/tenon stock. After measuring over and over I still ended up not lining up two of my leg to apron connections. They are centered, but the holes and off very minimal, maybe 1/8" at the most. That little of an off measure makes to table to line up and sit flat. Any suggestions on what I can do without keep drilling holes with the danger of the same problem?
shnewmyer on Sep 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'd cut some plugs and make new holes and make sure you the same side to drill holes.
Can the 1/2" Beadlock® Pro Accessory Kit ($59.99 each) be used with the Rockler 3/8'' Beadlock® Basic Starter Kit ($29.99
each), Or I'm I stuck buying the Rockler Beadlock® Pro Joinery Kit ($149.99 each) to make 1/2" mortises?
I'm joining some 2x6 cedar for deck railing caps and making mitered joints, but I don't want to blow my deck project budget any more than I already have. Any and all comments and suggestions would be appreciated at this point.
Joe D on May 28, 2018
Rockler Beadlock® Pro Joinery Kit
Rockler Beadlock® Pro Joinery Kit
Rockler 3/8'' Beadlock® Basic Starter Kit
Rockler 3/8'' Beadlock® Basic Starter Kit
Rockler 1/2
Rockler 1/2" Beadlock® Pro Accessory Kit
BEST ANSWER: I bought the Rockler 3/8" Beadlock Basic Starter Kit Item # 34802 ($29.99 each) and the Beadlock 1/2" Accessory Kit Item # 34985 ($27.99 each). They worked great together and the accessory kit pieces store in the starter kit's box.
Can the Beadlock Pro jig be clamped on to stock 5.5" by 5.5" wide to create a tenon in the middle of the stock?
James H on Oct 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, the best you will be able to do is 3.5". The jaws are 3 7/8 inches but the screw down clamp uses about a 1/4". It MAY BE POSSIBLE to replace the guide rods (silver rods held to the jaws with cap screws in the photos) with longer ones, but I am pretty sure that would void the warranty and I am not going to take mine apart to try it.
Can this be used on 45 degree miters?
Albert D on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes I have done this many times for long miters, with the jig as it ships (no special mounting system). For 3/8 the miter cut needs to be over 2" long, 2 1/2 would be better. Cut your miter. Place the miter edge up into the jig. You will need to determine the best alignment (left/right) so the drill holes are towards the inside of the miter, where there is more depth. Precisely note your alignment left right, since the second miter will need to match it, but you will be coming form the opposite angle. Suggest trying on scrap first.
Can Beadlock be used for face to edge joint?
Dale B on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has simular thickness as dowel which would be edge thickness consideration. Other then that should work fine.
Could this system be used to attach a bread board end to a table?
Craig O on Jul 14, 2019
Rockler Beadlock® Pro Joinery Kit
Rockler Beadlock® Pro Joinery Kit
Beadlock® Tenon Stock
Beadlock® Tenon Stock
Rockler 1/2
Rockler 1/2" Beadlock® Pro Accessory Kit
BEST ANSWER: Glue the beadlock tenons to the panel. Glue only the inner tenons to the breadboard. Slot the holes in the outer tenons, so the panel can move. Pin the outer tenons through the breadboard. Tenons = beadlock inserts.
I'm planning on using beadlock on the leg of a stand and the rails. The legs are splayed at 4 Deg. So the rail ends will be beveled accordingly. Can the beadlock system work on a bevel?
JAMES R on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am going to make two assumptions based on your question. One, you are going to also bevel the tops & bottoms of the rails so that they also splay outward and are parallel, and Two, that the tops of the legs will be square profile and have a compound cut (the inside corner will be long, and the outside corner will be the shortest).
Yes, as long as you will be drilling parallel to the faces of the rail board, but you will need to be extra careful in your layout. The Beadlock tenon stock will travel perpendicular to the end of the rail, so, at an angle to the grain, but must travel parallel to the faces of the rail so that it doesn't come through the faces and show. The tenon stock will travel like normal in the leg of the stand, but you are not going to have a good reference face in the end grain due to the compound cut there. Layout is key, I suggest you layout the entire tenon on each piece on the outside so that you can visualize where it needs to be and how it travels, give yourself extra space above it and below it, because in the leg it will be traveling uphill towards the shortest corner, but in the rail you will be traveling downhill towards the lowest edge (which bevels backwards and is shorter on the inside face). It may make sense to not do the top & bottom bevels on the rail or the compound bevel on the legs until after you have done the Beadlock mortises and leave that board wider than necessary (you WILL need to cut the ends of the rails to properly do this, though). Since you are not going to be able to use an end or corner as reference like you can with a square project, after you do the layout, you will need to make yourself a reference point/lines to work from with the Beadlock. You will use that set of lines for all the mortises so all the mortises will be drilled from the same reference line. You will need to drill the rails slowly because you will be fighting the grain. Good Luck! In your case definitely Measure Twice and Cut Once!
Beadlock® Tenon Stock
Beadlock® Tenon Stock
How do you ensure that the holes are perfectly aligned on the two pieces that you are morticing together?
Vern B on Nov 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I always use the center line of the pieces. Match them before I drill. And then slide them together after drilling. The bit must be sharp! This tool require a bit of practice.
Which way is the best buying the Beadlock basic or buying the Beadlock pro.
tmsbmx on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: After research and thought about the the (2) beadlock fixtures I chose to buy the "Beadlock Pro" kit as it accommodates wider stock with greater ease, its kit box allows the user to purchase and store the other sizes and accessories.

While the plastic tri-wing knobs work well in many applications due to my larger hands I was skinning my knuckles too much and replaced the knobs with socket hex-head cap screws and use an Allen hex wrench to tighten those fasteners.

To insure that the beadlock fixture does not move during use I use an Irwin Quick Clamp for added insurance.

The sale price of $109.99 is a great offering and this system produces solid, well aligned joints in minimal time.
Will a 1/2" beadlock be "enough" to hold two 4x4's together for a 4x4 constructed workbench?
Potter on Feb 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have done this but I also abuse my workbench. Saying that I also would recommend drilling and countersinking a lag bolt 90 degrees into the tenon. No matter what I am doing the bench does not move!
can I remove one side plate to drill holes in wide boards?
chris d on Aug 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If you removed a side plate, I think it would be difficult to drill the loose tenon holes accurately. The side plate keeps your alignment true.
If I buy the bead lock pro do I also need the basic kit?
Hammerhead on Nov 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No not at all.
can i use a forstner bit with this jig?
BigBoss on Oct 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. You can't drill the holes deep enough with a forstner bit. The bit needs to be in the jig for alignment and a forstner bit is very short.
Are the joints produced by this tool strong enough for an exterior mahogany storm door?
H J on Feb 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, of course, with the right glue and clamping technique.
Is it possible to use this on something wider than 3 1/2”?
LEE S on Jan 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 4” max.
Is 3/8 Beadlock too wide for use with 3/4 in boards or should I use the 1/4 inch Beadlock?
JPalazzolo on Sep 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 3/8 is fine
Does headlock do half inch mortice ?
Leslie S on Nov 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The parts that come with the kit are for the 3/8" mortises, there are two additional parts kits available for 1/2" and 1/4" mortises that have the drill block, paring block for square mortises, drill bit, and stop collar for each size. I attached the Rockler items to this response.
Rockler 1/4
Rockler 1/4" Beadlock® Pro Accessory Kit
Rockler 1/2
Rockler 1/2" Beadlock® Pro Accessory Kit
All the joints are about 1/16 inches off,what am I doing wrong?
Jerry W on Jan 15, 2019
How do i order the extra drill bits?
Francisco L on Apr 8, 2018
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