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Corner Key Doweling Jig with Set of 3 Drill Bits

Beautify and strengthen mitered joints using hardwood dowels and other materials—includes all 3 drill bits!



Item #
64775
Rating:
88% of 100

Our Corner Key Doweling Jig lets you join mitered corners by running dowels through the joint at 45°. The exposed oval dowel ends result in a unique decorative effect, and the dowels serve to strengthen the joint, much like splines. You can use solid wood dowels in a contrasting species, non-ferrous metal tubes, a combination of both, or even tie the joint together with leather laces. More advanced decorative effects can be achieved by double-drilling to create dowels with a multi-layered core. The jig makes the angled drilling accurate and easy. No other product on the market offers the same functionality, repeatability and convenience.


Features:

  • Creates beautiful, decorative mitered joints, and also strengthen mitered corners on boxes, drawers and more
  • Once set, the jig can be easily moved and re-clamped to drill the next hole (clamps sold separately)
  • Precisely molded reference lines and clear alignment window for fast, accurate setups
  • Includes 1/8'', 1/4'' and 3/8'' drill guide assemblies and all three corresponding drill bits
(1) Rockler Corner Key Doweling Jig
(1) 1/8'' guide
(1) 1/4'' guide
(1) 3/8'' guide
(1) Extended-Length Drill Bit, 1/8'' Dia. x 6'' Long
(1) Extended-Length Drill Bit, 1/4'' Dia. x 6'' Long
(1) Extended-Length Drill Bit, 3/8'' Dia. x 6'' Long
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number
Weight 2.0000
Tech Spec Drilling Jig:
  • Jig Material: Polymer
  • Drill Guide Material: Steel
  • Drill Guide Sizes: 1/8'', 1/4'', 3/8''

Drill Bits:
  • Material: M2 high speed steel
  • Tip Style: 135° Split Point
  • Drill Bit Length: 6''
  • Drill Bit Diameters: 1/8'', 1/4'', 3/8''
4.4 / 5.0
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Works great
April 14, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
A good jig
Works well as expected, the key to a good outcome is to clamp securely on both sides/ends of the jig.
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March 13, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Corner Key Doweling Jig
The usual Rockler quality. Well made, easy to operate, with excellent results. All reasons why I continue to shop at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.
March 11, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
corner key doweling jig
have used it to inhance my planter boxes
February 27, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
my first mantle clock
Made my first mantle clock out of Ash with walnut dove tail and dowel splines. The Rockler dove tail spline and dowel jigs work seemlessly.
I used the Rockler router table dove tail spline jig and the dowel jig for my first mantle clock.
I used the Rockler router table dove tail spline jig and the dowel jig for my first mantle clock.
October 16, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
First impressionsv
Haven’t used it yet , but very well made and instructions are well thought out
August 10, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
super cool
added flair to my boxes
July 10, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Love it!
Adds some needed strength and a unique look to your mitered corners.
July 8, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
Easy to use and did a great job
June 24, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very nice looking jobs
June 17, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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for decoration on jewelry boxes
Larry M on May 12, 2020
To add decorative touches to projects
Philip H on Apr 17, 2020
for decoration on jewelry boxes
Larry M on May 12, 2020
Needed for projects plus beautiful results
Reverdy A on Apr 17, 2020
To add decorative touches to projects
Philip H on Apr 17, 2020
Excellent idea to have the JIg and Drill bits together!
Mark G on Apr 8, 2020
I build custom boxes for custom tool boxes in classic cars & the people like the decorative and unusual look of them.
Gene D on Mar 26, 2020
I want to try a different method of fixing and strengthening corner joints that would be decorative at the same time
Gary S on Feb 1, 2020
Woodworkers journal article in dec 2019 Speaker wireless
Robert B on Dec 31, 2019
opportunity to make unique looking projects
Bruce on Dec 23, 2019
A gift for my son-in-law.
Marcy C on Dec 18, 2019
Looks interesting
Jon S on Dec 5, 2019
I wanted to added some flair to some of my projects! This jig will to the trick.
Tom on Dec 5, 2019
plan to make some boxes and use the dowels for some added decoration
Roger V on Dec 2, 2019
Gift for husband
David K on Nov 12, 2019
Looks like an interesting solution for attractive strengthening of corner joints.
R O on Nov 11, 2019
Going to use on the Bluetooth speaker boxes.
David L on Nov 6, 2019
Saw it in Wood magazine, started making some items that this would help me be more efficient.
BONNIE S on Oct 25, 2019
gift request
Aileen M on Sep 25, 2019
Wanted to do something different and yet simple. This is one good option.
ignacio e on Aug 30, 2019
wanted to try it on boxes i am building
Richard east N on Aug 17, 2019
neat
Robert F on Aug 14, 2019
Got to try it
S T on May 26, 2019
Birthday present for daughter-in-law
Diana R on May 23, 2019
I am looking forward to using this tool. I think it can make some very nice looking boxes.
Dave C on Apr 13, 2019
To fancy up box corners
D A on Apr 13, 2019
To complete the free project plan Kitchen Knife Block
Joseph G on Feb 23, 2019
I would like to dress up some drawer joints
Jim B on Feb 22, 2019
boxes
John C on Feb 14, 2019
I wanted to try the product out on a specific project I'm working on.
Jeffrey K on Feb 3, 2019
Add decorative element and strength to small projects
Wanda H on Jan 29, 2019
I thought it is a good idea.I Will use it for boxes Bases.For my l e d signs.
Richard C on Jan 14, 2019
Looks so awesome, gotta try it
Brian K on Jan 12, 2019
Using to make gift Boxes
Gary L B on Jan 11, 2019
Looks like a great jig to replace splines that I have used for so many years!!!
Bill L on Jan 3, 2019
I want to at some flair to mitered corners on decorative keepsake boxes
Dan D on Jan 3, 2019
It can be used on almost any size box to straighten corners and add color.
Carl B on Dec 20, 2018
I just think it's a great addition to the shop.
Joel W on Dec 13, 2018
Making mitered boxes and this looks easier and more decorative than full length cross grained splines, my present method of reinforcing the corner joints.
Charles V. L on Dec 9, 2018
Will use it for for picture frames and boxes
Don W on Dec 6, 2018
Unique design for small boxes.
Doyle D on Dec 3, 2018
Because I think it will be very useful in making meat loaf.
Robert S on Dec 3, 2018
I want to make cool looking boxes.
MARC P on Nov 23, 2018
Add interest to my work
Paul C on Nov 22, 2018
It will add to the look of the fancy boxes I build.
wr on Nov 22, 2018
Strengthen mitre joints
Walter S D on Nov 14, 2018
Looks like fun boxes.
Johnny N on Nov 5, 2018
It looked like a cool addition to my tools
randy a on Nov 4, 2018
I do lots of woodworking and I think this Jig set up is going to save me time on doing different projects.<br />I have been very happy with your service and have given my old catalogs to several of my woodworking friends.
Dan on Oct 30, 2018
Needed for projects plus beautiful results
Reverdy A on Apr 17, 2020
Excellent idea to have the JIg and Drill bits together!
Mark G on Apr 8, 2020
Does the doweling jig kit comes with a case, I noticed the Doweling Jig w/out drill bits has a case?
Rick H on Nov 21, 2018
Corner Key Doweling Jig with Set of 3 Drill Bits
Corner Key Doweling Jig with Set of 3 Drill Bits
Rockler Corner Key Doweling Jig
Rockler Corner Key Doweling Jig
BEST ANSWER: No case other than the original hard cardboard package. The cardboard is formed to fit the peices within the box, but it is not a plastic case.
Are the extra long bits required?
Raleigh on Sep 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Use the ones that is sent with the tool. The angle on the jigs at angle and the drill must be long enough to bore to the other side and not to have the drill hit the jig while drilling
all the pics I see usually have blowout, is this common with these jigs ?
Russell S on Apr 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have had a little bit of blowout, so far nothing very bad. Just ease up as you get to the bottom of your hole and the blowout is usually negated. or at least minimalized.
What is the greatest thickness that this jig will work on?
Gary H on Dec 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It’s easy to use and set up. I have made many projects with the jig since I received it.
What thickness of the stock will it work on, does it work on 3/8 & 1/2 " or just 3/4" an up?
Harry P on Feb 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: In the "Technical Documents" tab the instructions state on page 9 that "Use only on 45° miter
joints made with material that is at least 1/4" thick." I have used this jig on 1/2" material.
how far can you drill the hole from the edge of the workpiece?
Michael T on Sep 18, 2019
Corner Key Doweling Jig with Set of 3 Drill Bits
Corner Key Doweling Jig with Set of 3 Drill Bits
Rockler Corner Key Doweling Jig
Rockler Corner Key Doweling Jig
BEST ANSWER: The farthest that you can set it for is with the 3/4 inch setting. The drill the centers about 3/4 inch from the tip of the miter and goes through at a 45 degree angle.
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