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JIG IT® Shelving Jig w/Self-Centering Bit

Get perfectly, consistently spaced and centered shelf-pin holes!

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86% of 100

Economical and practical, this jig is ideal for adding shelves to assembled, unassembled, new, or existing cabinetry. Re-designed handle includes two storage compartments for self-centering bits! Additional Self-Centering Bit sizes available separately.

  • Drills holes either 1-7/16" or 2-1/2" from edge.
  • Insert shelf pin in top or bottom position to extend jig for continuous drilling.
  • Shelving Jigs measure 20" long
  • Provides exact set back for shelf pin holes of 37mm (1-7/16") or 64mm (2-1/2").
  • Included hex wrench is all you need to remove and tighten fixtures when repositioning handle for different applications.
  • Clear template features laser cut accuracy.
  • Designed for both face frame and frameless construction.
  • Template system designed to work with 4 bit sizes: 1/4" and 5mm for shelf pins, 7/32" and 9/32" for pin sleeves.

Using the Multi-Position Drilling Template:

  1. Determine setback required for your project: 2-1/2'' (64mm) or 1-7/16'' (37mm).
  2. Mount the handle on the appropriate edge of jig
  3. Choose row depending on use: Face Frame or Frameless.

Self-Centering Drill Bits:

Self-centering bits are pre-set to bore a consistent depth for perfect fitting shelf pins and sleeves every time. No adjustments are necessary! Various bit sizes available separately for both shelf pins and shelf pin sleeves. Decorative metal shelf pin sleeves provided added shelf strength.

  • #22567 - 1/4'' Bit for 1/4'' Shelf Pin
  • #22575 - 5mm Bit for 5mm Shelf Pin
  • #34368 - 9/32'' Bit for 1/4'' Shelf Pin Sleeve
  • #34342 - 7/32'' Bit for 5mm Shelf Pin Sleeve
(1) JIG IT® Shelving Jig
(1) Self-Centering Bit
(1) Hex Wrench
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.3200
Tech Spec
  • 32mm system compatible
  • 32mm spacing and 37mm or 64mm setback
Type Shelving
4.3 / 5.0
418 Reviews
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Build shed door
So refreshing to see a woman in these diy videos. Great job!!!! I learned a lot.
January 7, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Great jig for drilling shelf pin holes
Used this to mark up an "in the wall" cabinet that I built and this worked perfectly. I measured, drilled and the shelves I made fit perfectly.
October 16, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
JIG IT® Shelving Jig w/Self-Centering Bit
This is a fantastic time saver. Have used it on several book case projects. Highly recommend it to anyone contemplating a book case/ shelving project.
October 9, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Well worth the convenience
1/4” holes for shelf brackets done with jig it. Made drilling 48 holes a breeze.
1/4” holes for shelf brackets done with jig it. Made drilling 48 holes a breeze.
September 7, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to use
Nice item good buy
March 17, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
jig it
I had to build a shelf unit and saw this on the Rockler website , bought it and used it. Worked just great
December 24, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Best Option for Shelf Holes
Very simple and accurate way to drill holes for movable shelves. I have used it on several projects with good results.
December 15, 2018
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Everything worked great.
August 21, 2018
1 year ago
Great tool!
First time I have used a tool like this. Easy as pie! Holes turned out in exact arrangement. Drill bit slid into holes in jig and made perfect holes for the pins.
July 31, 2018
1 year ago
“Nifty” describes this jig best. Works exactly as it should. Has onboard storage for the bit and wrench to keep it all together. The bit worked flawlessly. It’s made a tedious chore simple.
July 31, 2018
1 year ago
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old jig wore out
Buster B on Aug 18, 2018
Project, book shelf.
Alvin L on Aug 14, 2018
old jig wore out
Buster B on Aug 18, 2018
i have owned a couple of these and they are very simple and reliable
Richard T on Aug 15, 2018
Project, book shelf.
Alvin L on Aug 14, 2018
I have a pantry with 1 inch stock as shelf supports. They take up too much room! Now I can use adjustable shelving.
Richard H on Aug 12, 2018
Cuz I cant consistently drill a line of holes to save my life!
Phillip P on Jul 30, 2018
Build bookcase
Michael E on Jul 29, 2018
Needed one.
Bob A on Jul 27, 2018
JAMES D F on Jul 24, 2018
Planning a project with shelving. Reviews seem to be very good for this jig.
Shawn on Jul 21, 2018
easy way to punch holes and comes with drill bit
harlan p on Jul 20, 2018
I read a review of five different jigs. This one was one of the ones that was recommended. Another which attracted my attention stopped when I learned it cost over $100. This is a bargain by comparison.
John A on Jul 20, 2018
To make accurate holes (I hope) for shelf supports
George H. C on Jul 18, 2018
Needed a new jig
Thomas J on Jul 18, 2018
To enable my bookcase to be adjusted to fit any size book.
Joel on Jul 17, 2018
building cabinet
gary b on Jul 16, 2018
Excellent jig, have used before,
James N on Jul 16, 2018
Broke the one I have.
Don R. Roggenbauer J on Jul 16, 2018
Want to build my own adjustable Shelving Cabinet.
Robert D on Jul 16, 2018
Reviews were good and planing to build a shelf unit soon.
Candy V on Jul 15, 2018
Been needing one for an upcoming project and the timing was great.
Mark on Jul 12, 2018
Time saving and accurate. You can make your own, but it takes time and hard to get perfectly accurate.
Helmut F on Jul 6, 2018
On sale
DON G on Jul 6, 2018
I needed it
Craig M on Jul 4, 2018
I have the Pro Shelf Drilling Jig and it is very good for shelving under construction but will not fit in existing cabinets. This Jig It will fit perfectly in existing cases.
John L on Jun 16, 2018
making a cabinet with shelves
Marianne A on Jun 15, 2018
Other one broke
Martin B on May 25, 2018
To make drilling shelf support holes easier and more accurate
Wayne A R on May 25, 2018
My first attempt to build a shelving unit and needed a tool to drill my shelf support holes.
Donald C on May 22, 2018
I have a storage project that requires ease of installation and a smooth professional finish.
Norbert M on May 16, 2018
Want to make tool shelves for my garage.
Bornface M on May 16, 2018
ease of drilling for shelf holders
John R on May 3, 2018
Sales help
William P on Apr 26, 2018
Advice from Sales lady, Shari
David M on Apr 20, 2018
I purchased this product to speed up the process of drilling shelving holes for three different shelving configurations, all within different segments of one project.
James A on Mar 29, 2018
Learning how to build and work with wood. New hobby. Wanted to make sure I could make movable shelves.
James J on Mar 28, 2018
I previously owned one and left it with a friend 1,500 miles away. Needed it again. Great choice for new and retrofit work.
Stephen M. B on Mar 25, 2018
I preferred the see through design and materials choice of the jig. I also like the side handle which had storage capacity as well for the drill bit which was included with the price. I preferred this design over the Kreg design.
Joe S. on Mar 22, 2018
Getting ready to build shelves that need to be adjustable and hope this works out better than a piece of pegboard.
Richard Z on Mar 16, 2018
Quality/Ease of use
Walter B on Mar 8, 2018
I have many projects to do .
John B on Mar 8, 2018
I need to make cabinets and this is a much needed tool
Carlos A S on Mar 8, 2018
Needed to build a book case. I have alway had good sucesss with Rockler products.
Jimmy S on Feb 28, 2018
We needed it
Allyson C on Feb 26, 2018
Matthew K on Feb 23, 2018
Great when material is to long to use my drill press set up
Glenn C on Feb 8, 2018
i had this product for about 15 years it finally broke. but is still 100% usable. Just wanted to a new one for my installs.
Bret v on Jan 24, 2018
I have a large shelving project and was looking for an easy way to accurately drill the holes to make the shelves adjustable. I saw this jig and it is the perfect solution to my problem. I also purchased a spare drill bit and a goodly supply of pins. My problem solved and the project is on its way. One stop shopping. :-)
John M on Jan 24, 2018
To add adjustable shelves to existing built in shelves
JULIANNE E on Jan 24, 2018
Just what I was looking for, been using a piece of peg board before.
Bill on Jan 22, 2018
up coming project
Peter J on Jan 21, 2018
i have owned a couple of these and they are very simple and reliable
Richard T on Aug 15, 2018
I have a pantry with 1 inch stock as shelf supports. They take up too much room! Now I can use adjustable shelving.
Richard H on Aug 12, 2018
What is the depth of the hole that the Insty Bit drills. I use an import plywood for the sides of my cabinets which is only 15/32'' thick and don't want to drill through the finished side?
Tim A on Jul 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: About 7/16th inch
What are the dimensions of the jig itself? Need to make sure it will fit into the existing cabinet to which I'm adding shelves.
Amy E on Jul 12, 2018
Is this self-centering bit made for Rockler by Insty Bit? What is the size of the jig hole or the outside diameter of the self centering bit sleave? Is it 3/8" or a different diameter? Does the jig plus bit combo come with a Rockler Insty bit or another brand of self-centering bit?
sweedld on Mar 16, 2016
JIG IT® Shelving Jig w/Self-Centering Bit
JIG IT® Shelving Jig w/Self-Centering Bit
Self-Centering Bits
Self-Centering Bits
BEST ANSWER: My original order came with an Insty bit with the template. The holes in the template are 3/8 inch and the bit
I subsequently ordered for 5mm holes also was an Insty bit. There is a "step" on the bottom of the bit which is 3/8 inch which fits into the hole. Did not measure the outer diameter of the bit housing as the step ensures that the bit is centered. Hope this answers your questions.
What is the space center to center of the holes?
Robert L on Mar 28, 2017
I would like to use this jig, but don't like the "slop" that can be introduced with using shelf pins to extend the drilling length. Can indexing pins item number GRP40497 be used with this jig?
Mike K on Dec 8, 2018
Does anyone make a self-centering bit for this jig that drills 7/64" (2.8mm) holes for the euro-style shelf pins?
Robert T on Sep 2, 2017
how do I put 9/32 bit in self-centering bit
Jim B on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you have the 5mm assembly it will only take 5mm bit so you have to get the whole 9/32" set. The 9/32 & 5mm bits are sold seperately as a replacement.
Will this work with existing face frame shelves, I see that it has a fence that wraps around the outside, can you use it flipped the other way or are there proud screws keeping it from laying flush with the work surface?
A W on May 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: yes it does hold it up a little bit and I noticed The jig drill leaves a little bit of a frayed edge because of it
What is the thickness of the jig and how wide is it ?
Buckeye on Feb 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thr jig is 5" wide. The thickness of the actual jig is 1/8", but the thickness of the fence is 1 1/8". The fence moves from side to side depending on how you use the jig. The fence also has storage for two bits. Since the fence works with either 1/4' or 5mm bits, this is good. I originally bought the 1/4" bit, but later also bought the 5mm bit because my local hardware store has a larger selection 5mm shelf supports. Hope this helps.
When do you use the 2-1/2" setback and when do you use the 1-7/16"?
Tom S on Dec 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I believe that it is just a matter of looking at the dimensions of your particular shelves and using your judgement as to which works best for your project. Also keep in mind that you need to keep in mind that you may have the black edge piece attached when drilling the front face of your cabinet shelf pins and then you’ll be flipping the template over to drill the closed-off back edge. It’s actually simple and intuitive when you have it in your hands. It works well.
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