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Rockler JIG IT® Drill Guide

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Rockler JIG IT® Drill Guide

The exclusive JIG IT® Drill Guide can be used with a drill press or a hand drill to ensure perfectly aligned holes every time! Use with our Long Shank Forstner Bits (sold separately) to drill flat-bottomed holes, and optional drill stop (#85953, sold separately).

  • Drill Guide must be used with Long Shank Forstner Bits and associated 3/8" Stop Collar (#85953, sold separately)
  • (1) JIG IT® Drill Guide
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    Brand Rockler
    Weight 0.1500
    Tech Spec
    • Interior Diameter: 3-1/2"
    • Drill Guide Measures: 2-1/2" high
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    3.8 / 5.0
    46 Reviews
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    Almost idiot proof
    Simple and effective tool that is easy to use. Perfect for 90 degree drilling of clean holes.
    September 11, 2018
    10 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Worked well for flat surface guidance
    September 1, 2018
    10 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Convenient and practical
    Simple design that solved the problem that was challenging me.
    July 9, 2018
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Great product
    This is a great product to use with the long shank forstner bit. Haven't found a similar product.
    June 26, 2018
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    This works great , I have used one many times. Always does a good job.
    March 5, 2018
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Drill Guide
    Very useful tool. Used it for dog holes in my workbench, worked better than anticipated
    October 22, 2016
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Better and cheaper product
    Better and cheaper product
    July 29, 2015
    over 4 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    I bought the jig guide & the 3/4" long shank Forstner bit to drill holes in my laminated, maple workbench (also from Rockler), for holdfasts. The workbench is 1 3/4" thick, and the bit (as I used it) cut to only an 1 1/2" or so. I was able to finish the holes by removing the guide and centering the bit in the hole, eyeballing it, and waiting for the drop. The maple is tough (for an old guy) and I had to take it slow for the 22 holes I drilled. Keep the bit clean as you go. I marveled at how well the bit and guide held up. I don't know whether 4 or 5 stars are deserved. The maple seemed to vary in hardness.
    August 28, 2014
    Excellent product
    I bought this jig with apprehension as no one at the store, at the time I was there actually had experience with it. But I really wanted to drill some dog holes in a workbench I am building so I bought it. I tried it several times on waste lumber with no problem. Then I drilled 16 dog holes in a hard maple butcher block top 1-3/4" thick. It worked perfectly. Excellent product.
    July 29, 2014
    Needed extra long shanks to drill...
    Needed extra long shanks to drill in candles. Bits are of excellent quality.
    March 29, 2011
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    Why did you choose this?
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    need to drill dog holes in workbench top
    Brian Saxe C on Jun 12, 2019
    I want to drill straight holes for a change.
    Alan S on May 25, 2019
    need to drill dog holes in workbench top
    Brian Saxe C on Jun 12, 2019
    Best and most affordable solution for the hobbyist to make precise flat-bottomed holes without wander or tear out.
    Frederick P on Jun 3, 2019
    I want to drill straight holes for a change.
    Alan S on May 25, 2019
    Easy to drill at right angle, at places not convenient to bring big drill press.
    John L on Apr 21, 2019
    want to try.
    David M on Jan 22, 2019
    Great idea, I hope it works
    Deborah S on Jan 21, 2019
    Needed a guide until I can afford a drill press.
    M I on Jan 16, 2019
    for work station dog installation
    jeff e on Jan 1, 2019
    Price. Need it to drill a series of holes in my workbench.
    James G on Dec 17, 2018
    The best that I've seen.
    Anthony L on Dec 15, 2018
    more compact than current guide
    Robert H on Dec 8, 2018
    Looks like just what I need
    George P on Dec 1, 2018
    To make straight holes on pieces that I can't get on my drill press.
    Shane W on Nov 29, 2018
    Because I Want it
    Douglas W on Nov 25, 2018
    To drill quality 3/4" holes on work bench, this seems the right tool for it.
    Scott Y on Nov 12, 2018
    Tabletop too big for the drill press.
    Edward b on Aug 6, 2018
    Additional control for specific projects.
    Richard B on Aug 1, 2018
    I have purchased two of the traditional style drill guides, and can rarely get a consistent right angle. The traditional style ones are designed to support a wide range of angles, but I only need 90, so I'm giving this one a try!
    Tony G. on Jun 28, 2018
    Looks like what I need for a project.
    Stuart J on Jun 7, 2018
    replacing hinges and need to have depth control.
    Chris B on Apr 27, 2018
    Handy straight drilling
    Mark H on Apr 26, 2018
    Gene L on Apr 17, 2018
    replacing one I have that has been damaged
    Barbara W on Apr 13, 2018
    Nice straight grid for my sanding and assembly table!
    Foyal C on Apr 9, 2018
    I had not seen an item like this before. I think it will be valuable to make more accurate drilling.
    George W on Apr 4, 2018
    To make bench dog holes in my workbench
    Samuel A on Feb 12, 2018
    Looks simple and effective
    Douglas W on Feb 8, 2018
    Horace C on Feb 7, 2018
    Kerryc C on Feb 5, 2018
    I have a chopped down drill press that I use to drill perfectly flat recesses for plaques and such on the tops of tables. I looked all over for something like this, and Rockler has had it for years, I guess. I wish there was an easier way to find stuff like this on their website.
    Tim N on Jan 9, 2018
    size and cost
    George M on Nov 21, 2017
    Making a cutting board and need to support glue
    Robert S on Oct 16, 2017
    Couldn't find in my area. Handy for precise projects
    Richard H on Oct 8, 2017
    Easy way to drill perpendicular holes when there is no access for drill press.
    Charles H on May 25, 2017
    Drill straight holes with hand drill. Looked for ideas on Internet and this seemed best for my use.
    michael s on Apr 25, 2017
    I am a guy who can't drill a straight hole with a drill press.. So there you go !..
    Warren L on Apr 12, 2017
    Will help when holes must be perpendicular
    Jeremiah B on Feb 20, 2017
    Drilling holes in log furniture that I make. You have to eye-ball when drilling and this should help with un-flat logs.
    Billy G on Jan 30, 2017
    To obtain better results without a drill press
    Francis M on Jan 6, 2017
    35 mm european hinges
    Robet D on Dec 13, 2016
    Quality of item
    Russell N on Nov 23, 2016
    My Maple work bench is 28" deep and 84" wide by 4" thick so I cannot use my drill press.
    Robert T on Nov 18, 2016
    Perfect for drilling straight bench dog holes in my work bench.
    Ron B on Nov 4, 2016
    I make a lot of panel cabinet doors & this is best tool I've seen for making a straight perfect hole for the cupped hinges & I can always count on Rockler quality. thanks
    Trula M on Oct 24, 2016
    building my own cabinets
    Lawrence B on Oct 4, 2016
    Several applications I've needed something like this for in the past
    Steven D on Aug 19, 2016
    Not having a bench press, this was a sure way to get it straight up and down.
    Dorothy W on Jul 21, 2016
    To eliminate my mistakes
    Richard S on Jul 7, 2016
    Tired of holes not going in at 90 degrees.
    Jose V on Jun 16, 2016
    It does a good job at drilling accurate perpendicular holes.
    Efrain C on Jun 4, 2016
    Best and most affordable solution for the hobbyist to make precise flat-bottomed holes without wander or tear out.
    Frederick P on Jun 3, 2019
    Easy to drill at right angle, at places not convenient to bring big drill press.
    John L on Apr 21, 2019
    Will this set up drill a 3/4 inch hole through a 4 inch thick work bench using the Rockler Forstner bit?
    Robert T on Nov 18, 2016
    Will these bits fit in a JIG IT drill guide? I'm looking for a 20mm Forstner but there's no 20mm long shank bit.
    A shopper on May 7, 2015
    Rockler JIG IT® Drill Guide
    Rockler JIG IT® Drill Guide
    Individual Metric Forstner Bits - 3/8
    Individual Metric Forstner Bits - 3/8" Shank
    BEST ANSWER: No, the Jig-It drill guide will need long shank bits, such as http://www.rockler.com/long-shank-carbide-forstner-bits-metric-sizes
    I have specialty bits I need to use ranging from 3/8" to 1/2" diameter. Will my bits work on your guide?
    Mike W on Mar 9, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: the bits designed and sold as a system feature extra length, and a common diameter shank to fit the guide bushing. you will need to determine if your existing bits match the necessary common shank diameter, as well as sufficient travel length.
    Does this jig come with a bit? A lot of the reviews talk about the bits.
    Aaron B on May 12, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: There is no bit that comes with the jig
    can I drill a 25 degree angle?
    michael on Feb 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No you can not. It can only do 90 degree holes. I do not recommend this item because it can only accommodate a few bit. I recommend buying a drill press or a drill mod so that a hand held drill can be used as a drill press.
    how deep can you drill with this jig?
    A shopper on Jun 19, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Technically you can drill as deep as the length of the bit minus the height of the jig itself and the length of bit needed to be secured in the chuck. I used the jig to drill cups for hinges and only needed about 11mm but if you remove the spring and the collar you could probably plunge the thing 3 or 4 inches with the standard Rockler Forstner bit. Having read the other reviews I am not sure why Nicholas B encountered those problems, I didn't encounter anything like that.
    Can Forstner bit extender be used with Rockler drill guide? Or are long-shank bits required?
    Neal G on Apr 2, 2018
    Rockler JIG IT® Drill Guide
    Rockler JIG IT® Drill Guide
    Forstner Bit Extender
    Forstner Bit Extender
    BEST ANSWER: A long shank bit, such as Rockler item 10117, is required with this jig.
    Can I use this jig with a regular straight bit and can that bit be 8" long and still get plumb?
    Scott M on Jul 28, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Yes and no. It will have to be a 3/8" shank bit and the top of the tool will be about 2-1/4" above the work piece. You will have to hold the tool steady.
    What is the outside diameter? I.e. how close can I get to a wall? Thanks
    Andy D on Apr 23, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: The diameter is 3.5".
    How deep a hole can be made with this jig and bit? Will it drill through a 4 x 4?
    Gerald G on Apr 8, 2018
    I want to drill holes through the center of wine corks. I think this will work if I use the forstner bit to drill a hole in a piece of wood that the cork will sit into while I drill, using the the guide, I drill through the cork. My only question... I need a small...(.5 cm) hole actually drilled through the cork. Will the guide accommodate a small drill bit?
    Lynn S on Jul 30, 2017