Rockler Portable Drill Guide and Self-Centering Drill Vise
Portable drill guides essentially turn a handheld drill/driver into a small drill press. The drill attaches to a shaft that is connected to a chuck, which is guided in a straight line on two rails. The angle of the guide can be changed in relation to the workpiece, and most also feature a depth stop. It's a great tool to have if you don't have space for a full-size drill press or if you need to drill angled or repetitive holes when your drill press is either inaccessible or won't work for the application. The problem with most drill guides, however, is they tend to be a little flimsy and not very precise. The Rockler Portable Drill Guide has all of the features of previous drill guides, with the added advantage that it is also built like a tank. A large 1/2"-capacity Jacobs chuck glides amazingly smoothly on ball bearings.
Portable Drill Guide
Self-Centering Drill Vise
You can take the Portable Drill Guide to the next level by pairing it with the Rockler Self-Centering Drill Vise. Its 3" x 3" capacity is ideal for small tasks, such as drilling mandrel holes in pen blanks, but the Vise is big enough to secure larger pieces, too. A rubber knob on the end opens and closes the aluminum jaws simultaneously. Use the Vise independently, or install it on the Rockler Portable Drill Guide with the pre-drilled holes to create a souped-up drilling station. These two tools are impressive on their own, but work even better as a team.
Edge Guide for Rockler Portable Drill Guide
The new Rockler Edge Guide combined with the Portable Drill Guide lets you drill multiple holes the same distance from the edge—great for dog holes, shelf pin holes and Shaker pegs. The Portable Drill Guide is a great tool to have if you don't have space for a full-size drill press or if you need to drill angled or repetitive holes when your drill press is either inaccessible or won't work for the application. The addition of this Edge Guide makes it even more versatile.