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1/4" Dowel Centers - Package of 8
1/4" Dowel Centers - Package of 8 Item #: 42341
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$6.99
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5/16" Dowel Centers - Package of 8
5/16" Dowel Centers - Package of 8 Item #: 42358
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$6.99
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3/8" Dowel Centers - Package of 8
3/8" Dowel Centers - Package of 8 Item #: 42366
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$6.99
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1/2" Dowel Centers - Package of 8
1/2" Dowel Centers - Package of 8 Item #: 42374
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$6.99
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Dowel Centers-Individual Sizes

Item #
GRP859_1
Rating:
94% of 100
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Dowel centers allow you to precisely transfer the location of one set of dowel holes to the corresponding holes 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. Available in four different sizes (each includes eight transfer pins of whichever size you choose): 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2".

(8) Dowel centers
More Information
Brand No
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • Nickle Finish
  • Made from plated steel
  • Four different sizes to choose from
Technical Documents
Dimensions 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2".
Type Wood Dowels and Biscuits
Species No
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

4.7 / 5.0
34 Reviews
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Perfect
Used these to mark holes in table top. Worked perfectly.
July 16, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
my first try
I tried using dowels for the first time. I was using biscuits. With theses pins I can Line up tap with a hammer and drill.
May 18, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
handy
very handy. far better than driving in a sharpened brad
December 17, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Dowel centers
My order was as described in your catalog, I'm happy with my order.
November 6, 2017
Purchased
12 months ago
Dowel Centers
Couldn't have completed my project without them!
July 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Love these things!!!
These are a real time saver! Instead of trying to perfectly align two separately drilled holes for the dowel, just drill the first hole, insert the dowel center, align the two boards where you want them, and the mark from the center shows you EXACTLY where to drill the mating hole...... Perfect alignment when the two pieces are joined!
June 27, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
They work perfectly.
May 9, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
A must for aligning dowel holes to flat surfaces like table tops.
These centering units do the job very effectively every time.
April 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Met my simple need
February 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Dowel Centers
Very handy for accurately marking boards for new dowel pins. I use them a lot.
February 13, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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I am using dowels to center and to lock down my removable workbench table tops.
Guest on Jul 9, 2018
I needed 4
Johnny J on Jun 10, 2018
I am using dowels to center and to lock down my removable workbench table tops.
Guest on Jul 9, 2018
may need manual holes
christopher k on Jun 23, 2018
I needed 4
Johnny J on Jun 10, 2018
Specific need
Jim S on May 31, 2018
needed more than I had for present project
Dennis T on Apr 20, 2018
Temp wall touch points
Jeff C on Mar 28, 2018
necessary for project
Normna H on Mar 27, 2018
i needed them
thomas k on Mar 2, 2018
You guys always have what I need when I need it.
Bruce R on Jan 30, 2018
I need them to line up parts on a project I am making.
Glen B on Jan 8, 2018
building table top
alfred s q on Dec 9, 2017
The only place that I can find a pack of this type which fits the drilled holes not over the dowel pins.
Bob W on Dec 5, 2017
Christmas gifts
Todd E on Dec 3, 2017
Experience with other Rockler products
ScubaDave on Oct 15, 2017
These are a good way to place dowels-
Bryan E on Oct 11, 2017
Easier to get two sides to line up
Glen G on Oct 9, 2017
I'm doweling two parts of a leaf from a drop-leaf table.
Richard G on Aug 3, 2017
Use to mount seat on children's rocker
Donald H on Jul 26, 2017
Got two sets of the most common I use
Mark G on Jun 2, 2017
It is the size I use for the items I make.
Peter G on Apr 17, 2017
the ones I had were lost during moving
John L on Apr 15, 2017
sometimes jig won't work in all places
David F on Mar 19, 2017
Because they are great time savers and increase accuracy in alignment at assembly
V A on Mar 18, 2017
for dowel joinery
RAFAEL R on Feb 27, 2017
A project
DARRYL P on Feb 26, 2017
Needed them.
david d on Feb 22, 2017
Needed to transfer dowel positions to other part of the project
Lynn F on Feb 17, 2017
to complete restoration /replacement of antique round table top
richard b on Feb 14, 2017
Suggestion of rep
Empress G on Feb 3, 2017
working on a project that requires this size
Tricia P on Jan 31, 2017
To accurately locate drilling location for dowel placement/workpiece alignment
Mark M on Dec 29, 2016
Because I need them.
Darrell S on Dec 26, 2016
Been making toy boxes from cedar and i find it easier to use the dowel pins for aligning the boards for drilling. I am a novice woodworker.
Donald H. W on Dec 20, 2016
often have the need for two or more
Richard K on Dec 5, 2016
Good for mating up dowel holes with dowels.
Charles R on Nov 16, 2016
Our current ones are getting very dull. They work great when they have a point on them.
Dan B on Nov 8, 2016
hoping it will help me find a plumb line, once and for all.
Robert J on Nov 4, 2016
I need to center holes on another piece
lester s on Oct 25, 2016
I never seem to have enough of the sizes I frequently use
Ed S on Sep 21, 2016
To use with the dowel jigs to locate hole placement. They are effective.
Jeffery O on Aug 29, 2016
Very few to pick from and most were metric
Dale on Aug 18, 2016
WORKS GREAT
Darryl L on Aug 15, 2016
Specific to a project I am working on
Don B on Aug 14, 2016
They make creating joins much easier. Simple yet great idea.
Radoslaw J on Jul 15, 2016
good product
Stephen on Jun 29, 2016
Because my design for a spice rack failed miserably because the holes didn't line up.
Kevin K on Jun 9, 2016
To make my joints better and more precise
Lonnie D on May 21, 2016
Easiest way I can find to insure my dowels go where I want them too.
Neil W on Apr 4, 2016
My husbands furniture tool inventory,
Sue B on Apr 4, 2016
Made table leaves.
Brenda L on Mar 31, 2016
may need manual holes
christopher k on Jun 23, 2018
Specific need
Jim S on May 31, 2018
is the 1/2" inside or outside diameter?
Michael C on Jun 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The given value (1/2 inch) is O. D. of dowel center. Fits in 1/2 inch hole, for purpose of fitting a 1/2 inch dowel.