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These dowel centers can be used for marking the center of a round stock or tenon centering.

Dowel Centers Set

Item #
27179
Rating:
92% of 100
Dowel Centers Set
Dowel Centers Set

Dowel centers allow you to precisely transfer the location of one set of dowel holes to the corresponding locations in the other half of a doweled joint. Just drill one set of holes, slip in the dowel centers and press the joint together. The pins on the dowel centers will precisely mark the hole locations on the other member. A complete set, includes two transfer pins of each size; 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2" (eight pieces total). Made from plated steel.

(2) 1/4" O.D. x 3/16" I.D. Dowel Centers
(2) 5/16" O.D. x 1/4" I.D. Dowel Centers
(2) 3/8" O.D. x 5/16" I.D. Dowel Centers
(2) 1/2" O.D. x 3/8" I.D. Dowel Centers
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number TC-8
Weight 0.0500
Tech Spec
  • Material: Steel with Zinc
  • Internal and extrenal marking points
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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Dowel Centers Helpful
Nice set for my needs (toys and other small to medium projects).
March 25, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
dowel make possible an excellent match when glueing panels
February 11, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Essential tool for dowel projecets
Sleigh bed headboard and footboard top rails are held in place with dowels. After drilling dowel holes in top rail I used the dowel points to transfer the location of the holders to the legs. Can’t imagine how to do this without this tool.
Top rail held in place with dowels
Dowel points to transfer location top rail to leg.
January 24, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
These have helped me improve my dowel hole placement immensly.
May 7, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Perfect for exactly lining up dowel holes. Very snug fit eliminates any error.
January 17, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Dowel centers
They worked great and I liked that the one package contained numerous sizes eliminating the need to buy individual bags of each size.
December 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Handy tool
Certainly saves lots of time and mistakes.
October 13, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Invaluable for dowel alignment...
The title says it all...
July 25, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
They fit in the holes and sport a sharp point
They are simple and do what they are designed to dy.
March 19, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
They worked well
February 6, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Have old Stanley dowel jig not dowel centers
Jim C on Mar 8, 2019
Need to transfer dowel locations for a current project. The package with four different sizes makes it more versitile for long term use.
James P on Feb 11, 2019
Have old Stanley dowel jig not dowel centers
Jim C on Mar 8, 2019
saw in diy video
Connie H on Mar 2, 2019
Need to transfer dowel locations for a current project. The package with four different sizes makes it more versitile for long term use.
James P on Feb 11, 2019
needed for dowel assembly
William C on Jan 31, 2019
Only tool for the job.
Justin K on Jan 11, 2019
I learned how useful these were when working on a class project.
Jeannette S on Jan 4, 2019
Can come in handy for model airplane construction.
John L on Jan 2, 2019
I need some dowel centers for a project and I'm not sure yet what size so got some of all sizes. Great value.
Larry N on Dec 27, 2018
very helpful when using dowel joinery
John D on Dec 21, 2018
gift
jodiebritton L on Dec 18, 2018
They'll come in handy.
Craig T on Dec 17, 2018
Husband's wish list
Emily E on Dec 13, 2018
I need an accurate way to position some alignment pegs
Stephen S on Nov 16, 2018
I needed them for a project and could not find them anywhere else.
John B on Nov 3, 2018
to repair a chair
Bill M on Oct 8, 2018
It is important that it is made in the USA. Well built will last for years.
Thomas Batz Batz D on Sep 16, 2018
Had a single set. I decided that having four centers of the size dowels I was planning on using made set-up easier; so I bought some more sets.
Absolute B on Jul 27, 2018
project
Jeffrey C on Jul 8, 2018
need for project
John C. S on Jul 7, 2018
Replacement for a lost set. Useful for many projects.
a l on May 3, 2018
needed item
James W on Apr 16, 2018
Need better accuracy than my "homemade" version.
Merlyn I on Apr 8, 2018
To help align base and cover for a project
Terry Van A on Mar 15, 2018
Needed a quick way to center things.
Dallas C on Feb 25, 2018
I am working on a project where I need them
Bruce R on Jan 11, 2018
I needed this item for a project.
William K on Dec 29, 2017
can't find the others I bought, good to have in the shop.
jerry on Dec 29, 2017
Starting to get back into doweling
John D on Dec 16, 2017
NEED THEM
Ann B on Nov 9, 2017
what I have been looking for Don't know why I did not come here first.
William A on Nov 4, 2017
to have an extra set on hand
Teddy A on Oct 22, 2017
Great for corner joins.
Randy J on Sep 26, 2017
I wanted Centers that would be well made. I trust the quality at Rockler
Tom G on Aug 30, 2017
i have a dowell center tool withdifferent size holes and can use this assortment, i have the 1/2'' centers but not the smaller sizes so thats why i chose this package
Stephen on Jul 12, 2017
Need them to help line up my dowels so I get it right!
Jennifer F on Jun 28, 2017
I have been doing a lot of dowel work lately and have found that sometimes it is difficult to center the dowel that I am working with and I thought that this would help alleviate some of the guess work.
John S on Jun 26, 2017
Needed to complete a project.
LYN C on Jun 21, 2017
They're needed for a project for the kitchen that involves a towel rack made from a dowel.
David F on Jun 5, 2017
Need for a project
Chuck M on May 17, 2017
need to find center of magnet i'm using to lock cabinet doors.
Raphael S on Apr 26, 2017
Projects
Craig B on Mar 25, 2017
for dowel joinery
RAFAEL R on Feb 27, 2017
Couldn't find in local hardware stores.
Walter H on Feb 18, 2017
for future project use
richard b on Feb 14, 2017
use them at times
Mark K on Jan 29, 2017
to mate to pieces being joined by dowels.
J L on Jan 19, 2017
You never know when you may need these.
Edwin R on Jan 12, 2017
Only way to repair and align dowel joint properly.
Guy B M on Jan 6, 2017
To accomplish repair work to wood dining room suite with dowel repairs.
Stan B on Dec 31, 2016
Because they meet my needs
Theodore M on Dec 28, 2016
saw in diy video
Connie H on Mar 2, 2019
needed for dowel assembly
William C on Jan 31, 2019
Do these have a hollow shaft that fits over existing dowels to locate new holes?
Brad on Jul 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. You drill the holes the size of the inserts and insert the appropriately sized insert. Then you lay the board with the inserts on a flat surface. Slide the matching piece near the inserts. Use a straight edge to properly align the sides of the two pieces. Then push the two matching pieces together. The dowel inserts make an indentation in the matching piece. You can then drill a hole using the dent as the center of the drill bit. Works great aligning two boards for matching doweled surfaces.
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