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Easily produces incredibly strong and totally concealed joints.

Rockler Beadlock® Pro Joinery Kit

Item #
37801
Rating:
80% of 100

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).


Features:
  • 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
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Brand Beadlock
Manufacturer Part Number TAMPJ-38K
Weight 7.9500
Tech Spec N/A
Tech Docs
Type N/A
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I can’t believe how the Festool domino system could be any better, especially with the price difference.
Got the beadlock system within a few days after placing the order. My first project was waiting for the delivery. We to work the very next day. I was joining two live edge boards, 2” thick, 17” wide, 88” long. Used six beadlocks rather than what I would normally use - biscuits. I was going for strength and alignment. Tremendous success! This system from Rockler is a true winner and I love the ease of non-problematic set up. Can’t wait for the next project already in the que to use the system.
August 4, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
BEADLOCK PRO SYSTEM
THE BEADLOCK PRO SYSTEM WORKS JUST LIKE IT SAID. THE ONLY THING THAT I WITCH THAT IT HAS IS THE NUMBERS EDGE ON THE THE SIDE SO YOU DON`T HAVE TO KEEPING LOOKING AT MANUEL TO SEE WHAT NUMBERS TO DRILL.

YES I DO RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT
June 12, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
My first time doing dowels or loose tenons was with this jig. I successfully completed 76 dowels/Beadlocks for the project with only one error (which I was able to easily fix by plugging it with a dowel and cutting flush).

My one error was due to drilling a dowel on the wrong side of the line on the jig. However by being mindful of this, I feel confident using the jig for dowels, Beadlocks, or loose tenons.
Combining Beadlock and dowel for a joint.
Using clamps to hold the jig in place when I forgot to drill my holes for before glue up.
Stack of boards with dowels and Beadlocks glued.
Completed project.
March 11, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
An affordable solution compared to the Festool Domino. Takes a little getting used to, but it's a lot faster than some other methods.
January 26, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool!
When we purchased the Beadlock system we were actually considering getting the Festool Domino 700; which has a cost of over $1,400 dollars. We wanted to join table and desk tops and loved the Festool Domino system for that process. In the end, we tried out the Beadlock System and purchased the ½" guide add on. Though the Festool Domino is faster to cut the holes for the Domino fasteners, the Beadlock System will do the same thing by marking the width of the Domino (1.0625") desired and then drilling the first hole in position “A” using guide hole “1”, then drilling the second hole in position “B” using guide hole “4”. You then change the drill guide for the chisel paring guide and pare out the space between the two ½" holes. The Festool SV-DB D14 Domino Connectors fit the mortise perfectly. After using the Beadlock System to drill both the Beadlock mortises and Festool Domino mortises, We are way pleased that we did not buy the Beadlock jig because it has no option for the ½" drill size; and, I can't imagine this tool working as well if any of it was made from plastic.
Beadlock System (with ½" kit) can drill mortises for Beadlock Tenons and Festool Connectors alike.
Beadlock System (with ½" kit) can drill mortises for Beadlock Tenons and Festool Connectors alike.
January 5, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I like it. Like it a lot.
December 19, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
this knuckle-head .
After I emailed and I started paying attention it worked flawlessly.I ran 6-8 test holes because I was using sycamore lumber and there wasn't any leftover. You must tighten the various bolts or tough wood will move the settings. I made an attic door( the current door is just too ugly) and it turned out well. THX for a great product. P. Snyder
September 27, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Beadlock works but be careful with your marking
I was not sure if I wanted to try this after reading all of the reviews, but I had to be able to drill into the end grain of boards longer than my drill press could handle so I got the Master system and 1/2' add on. It took a little practice but it all worked like a charm .I remember one comment about the mortises not being centered TIP: mark all of the same side faces and make sure the marks are on the "fixed" side of the drill gage and even if the boards are off in depth the mortises will still align. Just make sure you have the start and stop points accurately measured and it will work just like the instructions state. I was able to complete all 32 mortises in one day and with no problems except I did cut a couple of tennons too long (my fault) and had to shorten when during dry fit would not seat properly. If you use this I would suggest making a couple of tests with scrap before using your good stuff. I would definitely recommend.
September 13, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Thouroughly Pickled Tink
Purchased couple days ago.
Joining gate frame with an inch and an eighth dado in center for wood lattice.
Instructions were step by stp lettr perfect. Nobody at Rockler could tell me if mitered corners on 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" material could be beadlocked.
It can!
Used 1/2" tenons.
Built first joint with scraps. Thouroughly impressed.
Hard part of assembly was getting all joints glued up before dry joint.
August 18, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Awsome
I rate this product very high, because it works very well. Yes I would recommend. Built well also
June 16, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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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
Alternative to the expensive Festol Domino process
Michael N on Jul 22, 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
Price
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
Most all reviews were very positive and it should prove to be a reasonable solution for some of my joinery needs.
Robert M on Mar 23, 2017
Excellent piece of equipment : 5 stars!
Kurt B on Feb 25, 2017
great alternative to mortise and tenon in certain situations.
Jim F on Feb 9, 2017
Unique system. Need to join oversize timbers
Anthony F on Jan 25, 2017
very handy!
Francis B on Jan 22, 2017
Looks like a simple but strong solution for joinery on a chair project.
Alan G on Dec 7, 2016
bench and tool cart joints
Mike T on Nov 22, 2016
making tables and benches
Anthony P on Nov 1, 2016
I am building a table and this looked to be a great joinery system.
David L on Sep 18, 2016
When we want to do it right we go to Rockler first.
A real time saving jig which is what we need.
Sharon C on Aug 24, 2016
wider usage
Thomas D on Aug 21, 2016
Hope to save time
Gregg M. M on Aug 20, 2016
WANTED TO TRY IT
ANTHONY B on Jul 30, 2016
Looked easy to use and I like having different ways to join wood.
Charles G on Jul 27, 2016
Wanted to try a new way of joinery
THOMAS H on Jul 23, 2016
Tool I need for my shop
Robert E on Jul 17, 2016
make table
sandra k on Jul 14, 2016
Viable alternative to mortise and tenon furniture joinery.
Gregory G on Jul 12, 2016
The Beadlock Pro Joinery Kit contains all the components to start using the Beadlock system...except for the tenon stock. Its like ordering a Combo meal instead of ala carte.
Sparky on Jul 12, 2016
Loose tenons work well
Curtis T on May 11, 2016
Great tool
JAMES E I on May 10, 2016
Save time and be more accurate in placement of tenons as well has have a consistent fit.
KEN C on Apr 17, 2016
easier than doing tenon joints
Mark B 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
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 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 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 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.
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
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!
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
How do i order the extra drill bits?
Francisco L on Apr 8, 2018
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