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Complete Doweling Kit

Item #
10488
Rating:
94% of 100
Complete Doweling Kit includes glue and dowel pins.

Features:
  • Maximum 2" capacity with boring sizes: 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16" and 1/2"
  • Plated to prevent rust
(1) Self Centering Doweling Jig (#49221)
(1) Pint of Titebond glue
(100) 1/4" x 1-1/2" dowels
(100) 3/8" x 1-1/2" dowels
(50) 3/8" x 2" dowels
(50) 5/16" x 2" dowels
(2) each of the following nickel plated dowel centers: 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2"
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 5.1500
4.7 / 5.0
98 Reviews
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Outstanding
I love the way it worked. It greatly simplified my project.
Used the self centering doweling jig to put the skirting on this table
Used the self centering doweling jig to put the skirting on this table
January 15, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very easy to use and accurate
January 10, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The real deal for a Doweling jig.
Should have purchased this a long time ago. It allows me to build shelf boards out of pallet lumber. Easy to use, solidly built, made in Michigan. Recommended.
January 3, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great jig
I love this Dowling jig. It is very well made, sturdy and dependable. It has gotten lots of good use. I love the self centering design. I know the drill holes will always be perfectly centered. I highly recommend this jig
December 28, 2019
Purchased
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
This product worked great! It was easy to use and is built very durable.
December 2, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Sweet tool!
Love it! Works exactly like I anticipated!
September 27, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Doweling jig
Accurate and easy to use.
July 28, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
What I needed.
Used it to build a small shelf unit. Look foward to other projects.
July 22, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This will be taking the place of my biscuit jointer for a lot of projects. Very accurate.
July 18, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Value and accuracy.
Very happy with this compared to the dowel guides with the acrylic panel for panel glue ups. Much more accurate and easy to use. The full kit is a great value.
June 29, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
for doweling jig and dowel centers
Shelton S on Jan 22, 2020
I needed a doweling jig for a desk project and this one came recommended by a family member who is a master craftsman. Being sold as the entire kit was a welcomed upgrade.
JOE R on Jan 1, 2020
for doweling jig and dowel centers
Shelton S on Jan 22, 2020
Rockler quality
Ron on Jan 12, 2020
I needed a doweling jig for a desk project and this one came recommended by a family member who is a master craftsman. Being sold as the entire kit was a welcomed upgrade.
JOE R on Jan 1, 2020
I needed this tool for a project.
William M on Dec 30, 2019
This doweling kit looks like the easiest way to get good results. The kit was also a good buy because it came with the 300 dowels, glue and the drill guides.
Charles R. on Dec 24, 2019
To Assemble one exterior door and repair an other.
Martin W on Dec 15, 2019
User ratings were very high. American made, from Hastings, MI. Since 1948.
A2B on Dec 12, 2019
Christmas gift
Terry A on Nov 30, 2019
Centered dowels give you a more accurate junction when measurement is done right.
Ivan A on Nov 6, 2019
To enhance my dowel joinery efficiency.
Jameson R on Oct 13, 2019
Building a kitchen table.
Robert B on Sep 26, 2019
Great customer reviews plus magazine article.
Joseph S on Sep 24, 2019
I have some furniture I'm going to build and need this to assure alignments.
Andrew C on Sep 14, 2019
I choose this one because of the great reviews.
James F on Aug 25, 2019
I liked the self centering, I have several screen doors to make for an historic preservation.
Bryan W on Jul 19, 2019
Doing some bench tops
MICHAEL H on Jul 9, 2019
Making bunk beds and want to properly line up upper and lower posts.
Richard C on Jun 8, 2019
Needed it for a new project I’m working on.
Gary j on May 23, 2019
Son recommended you
Gary B on May 20, 2019
It would be a good tool in my box. Felt Like a good price as well.<br />Thanks.
l paul S on May 11, 2019
I always look for a quality product and the reviews revealed that.
William B on Apr 2, 2019
I ‘ ve picked these items because I have used them working for my boss in his shop and I know they work very well and I can trust them to work well in my own shop at home. This is a very good product and I will always use these jigs for cabinet making.
John N on Apr 1, 2019
Seen it used by other makers and want to add doweling to my woodworking.
Kati F on Mar 28, 2019
For small wood projects that need doweling
Larry D on Mar 4, 2019
high % good reviews ....seems ez to use and of good quality
Todd W on Feb 18, 2019
Price.
Paul K on Feb 7, 2019
Good reviews and good price.
Justin K on Jan 11, 2019
Had excellent ratings.
Steve M on Jan 8, 2019
The jig has several good reviews on this and other sites. The complete kit i think is an excellent value as well.
Joe L on Dec 13, 2018
looks like good quality and good set of products included
Nathan W on Dec 11, 2018
Made in America! Complete kit.
Eddie Wright D on Nov 27, 2018
Had one (many) years ago, don't know what happened to it and now I really need it
William H on Nov 2, 2018
Have a lot of projects coming up that I need to edge glue boards and do not like biscuits
Paul J on Oct 28, 2018
Looks simple and sturdy, get good reviews.
Tatiana L on Sep 27, 2018
Made in the USA
Thomas Batz Batz D on Sep 16, 2018
Making a storage cabinet and I'm using dowels to join the pieces.
Marlene L on Jun 23, 2018
I chose this item because my lumber is 1 5/8 thick and this will open up wide enough to use it to drill holes for my dowels and of course be centered.
EDZOWIE on Jun 3, 2018
i need one
Calvin K on Apr 30, 2018
clamping some boards togather just starting to put a shop together
Beverly L on Apr 3, 2018
small wood shop
Anthony G on Mar 23, 2018
BUILDING A WOODEN MODEL CAR AND THE AXLES MUST BE IN PERFECT ALIGNMENT.
THOMAS L on Mar 11, 2018
To try an alternative to gluing boards together
Kenneth P on Feb 15, 2018
think it will help with project I'm working on now
Larry B on Feb 10, 2018
Xmas gift for my husband
Patricia L on Dec 9, 2017
Complete package for project
Shawn V on Dec 7, 2017
I am purchasing this as a gift for my daughter who requested it.
Jenny M on Dec 6, 2017
Fits my need when doweling oversized stock
Michael H on Dec 5, 2017
NEEDED FOR SPECIAL PROJECT
Robert S on Nov 30, 2017
have used this before and it works great
Steven B on Nov 9, 2017
it looked like the most accurate
david h on Nov 5, 2017
Rockler quality
Ron on Jan 12, 2020
I needed this tool for a project.
William M on Dec 30, 2019
Can this jig make corner and tee joints?
Garry E on Nov 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It should be able to do that. The big thing that this jig does is to make sure that the dowel is centered on the wood. If you can precisely determine the location of the dowel location on the second piece, it should work. I suggest you also get the dowel marking pieces which would help locate the location of the hole on the second piece.
Dowel Centers Set
Dowel Centers Set
Can I use this kit to drill to an 8" depth?
Scott M on Jul 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You certainly can, if you have a bit long enough. This jig will keep your bit straight as you bore through the wood. The depth is only dependent on the bit length. You'd need a bit that was about 10" long if you want to make the hole without removing the jig and completing the last portion of the hole using the bore that you've already started as a guide for the final depth.
I read in a review that there is plastic on it is this so ?
Bob H on Oct 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This tool is built like a brick. It is very accurate and easy to use. The more you use it the quicker you get with the tool. If it has plastic in it I do not know where it is. I have built doors shutters and picture frames.
GREAT TOOL
How tall is the pilot hole assembly?
Scott M on Jul 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Each of the aluminum sides is 2 3/4" tall. The center bushing plate is 1 1/2" tall.
does the complete doweling set come with bushings?
tom l on Dec 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, everything you need to get started on your project. Love mine
I would like to drill two holes (either 1/4" or 5/16") with a spacing of roughly 1 1/2" with one positioning of the jig. Consistency of the hole spacing is more important than absolute position. Moving the jig for each hole compounds the errors that you make in laying out the hole location. Is this possible?
Ben B on Nov 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: How deep? If you're not drilling more than a half an inch I would get the adjustable shelving jig that Rockler sells. Other wise you will be moving this jig often.
May a person just purchase a self entering jig #49221 with drill stop collar for 1/2” dowels?
Philip H on Dec 13, 2019
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