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Rockler Pen Press/Drilling Jig

Enjoy perfectly drilled and assembled pens every time.
Item #
24577
Rating:
74% of 100
Drill and assemble your pens perfectly with flush fittings and a smoothly-operating mechanism! This dual-purpose jig takes care of both prep work and assembly. It holds your blank firmly in position for drilling, creating a precise, perfectly centered hole the entire length of the pen. Later, it smoothly presses your parts together without any bowing or misalignment. Notched jaws automatically center the blank for drilling, while two countersunk holes center the parts during assembly. Large clamping wheel provides slow, controlled pressure so you'll never crack a casing again.

After all the careful work of turning, the worst possible thing is to have something go wrong during assembly. The Pen Press/Drilling Jig prevents this from happening in two ways. It ensures a straight hole to accept your mechanism without binding, and it pushes everything together with steady, parallel clamping action. The result is a smooth operating pen, every time.

Features:
  • Includes 3 replaceable sacrificial wood blanks for the exit hole in drilling operations.
  • Extruded aluminum base provides space for a shop made drawer.
  • Feet are pre-drilled for mounting to an auxiliary base.
  • Cast aluminum jaws are notched for vertical drilling and countersunk for horizontal pen pressing.
  • Self-centering jaws allow for repeatable drilling of various pen blank sizes.
  • Centered countersink in the jaws allows precise pen pressing without bowing and misalignment.
  • Clamping wheel provides slow, controlled pressure when pressing your pen or clamping your pen blank.
(1) Rockler Pen Press/Drilling Jig
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 5.6000
Type Drilling
3.7 / 5.0
82 Reviews
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pen press
works as described, holds pen blanks securely and easily presses pen parts together .
November 17, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
So much easier
This has made drilling straight and somewhat deep holes in blanks and in smaller round pieces SO MUCH easier. Love this.
November 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
I love my new press and drill tool. We were trying to use a large clamp to put the pens together and it was not an easy process. This press works well for any pen project.
October 5, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great help!
I didn’t want to spend the money for this but I sure am glad I did. It really is a great help. I also used it to hold other parts that I needed to drill on the drill press.
August 21, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Makes drilling the center of pen blanks and pressing pens together very easy.
August 2, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Could use more mounting holes. I also built a drawer like depicted in one of the pictures.
Very well built. Love only having one device for both drilling and pressing.
July 17, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great drilling jig
Great for drilling and trimming blanks. I don’t use it for pressing.
July 7, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Pen Press / Drillingn Jig
Excellent product! Very easy to use!
July 6, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Rockler Pen Press / Drillingn Jig
Excellent product! Very easy to use!
July 6, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Rockler Pen/Vise Jig
The Rockler Pen/Drill Press works great, just as advertised!
June 14, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
To drill & press all my pens. Nice to have one thing to do both, so it clears up some space in the shop. 😁
Alan on Nov 11, 2019
duel purpose, vice and pen press.
MOB49 on Oct 26, 2019
To drill & press all my pens. Nice to have one thing to do both, so it clears up some space in the shop. 😁
Alan on Nov 11, 2019
This is the best product for the job and it is reasonable in price.
Fredrick G on Oct 26, 2019
duel purpose, vice and pen press.
MOB49 on Oct 26, 2019
For pen making
BOB G on Oct 25, 2019
I just hope it is what I am looking for!
Alonzo S on Oct 18, 2019
A must for a straight drilling.
Leonard Lescarbeau, S on Oct 10, 2019
Son's birthday present
Stacy F on Jul 16, 2019
Want to learn to turn.
Timothy M on Jun 25, 2019
Good recommendations
Joan R on Jun 10, 2019
to replace older item in the shop
Thomas B on Apr 6, 2019
This looks like a better jig than the first one I bought.
R O on Apr 4, 2019
with this jig you get a two for one money looks well made I'm going to give it a try
Ed on Mar 29, 2019
Awesome setup with dual purpose <br />, drill/assembly
Daniel g on Feb 24, 2019
Looks like a must have for pen turning and assembly of such pens
James G on Feb 21, 2019
This dual purpose jig was well priced. Competitors had similar jigs a much greater cost.
Tony H on Jan 23, 2019
Because of its ability to be used as a pen blank drilling vise and pen assembly press. Dual purpose tool.
Keith V on Jan 7, 2019
I’ve needed a nice vise for my drill press especially to hold small pieces of wood for drilling. Looks like this will do the job for me.
Rick on Nov 7, 2018
Looks better than the one I have.
Bill S on May 26, 2018
Watched it on a video
Rick F on Apr 4, 2018
This should be a great resource
Eric V. B on Mar 29, 2018
Best I found
Ron B on Feb 27, 2018
Bought this for my husband's birthday. He wants to start making pens
PEGGY on Feb 27, 2018
needed a more stable drilling jig
Jeffrey L on Dec 31, 2017
I ordered this jig to help me in drilling my pen blanks easier.
Thomas Y on Dec 29, 2017
Tired of trying to drill blanks on only a drill press.
Lyle on Dec 12, 2017
Out of all the reviews I read, this one had the best reviews.
Rick C on Dec 12, 2017
My son wants this item.
Janice D on Dec 3, 2017
Referral by another pen maker
Roger M on Nov 26, 2017
I have been wanting one of these for some time after seeing a pen turning demo. I did not realize that the drilling jig also was a pen press. Two items in one device!
Jim D on Nov 11, 2017
I watched several videos and the ones that used the Rockler Pen Press/Drilling Jig made it look a little easier, and it looks like it will hold the pen blanks straight and square when drilling.
Ron B on Aug 23, 2017
Tired of the rigging I use. 2 jigs in one.
Frank B on Mar 22, 2017
Really good tool.
Russell G S on Feb 7, 2017
Cost compared to similar products, and Rockler quality, and want to get into pin making
Stevie P on Nov 23, 2016
hobby
L A on Nov 7, 2016
Price and ability to use for drilling and as a press at an overall cost savings.
BRIAN R on Sep 29, 2016
for pen making
Rick B on Sep 12, 2016
I wanted to get into pen turning, I like the idea of having on tool that can serve mulitpule functions, the only thing i wish this tool had was a 1:1 set of plans for a drawer
ANGELA S on Aug 30, 2016
i NEED IT
RONALD P on Aug 25, 2016
Use this jig almost daily for drilling my blanks and then assembling the pen or kit after turning and finishing.
C U on Aug 6, 2016
great help with your drill press
harley e on Jan 13, 2016
Also was not aware that this was available for drilling pen blanks. Again...website should be more intuitive to suggest this when buying pen kits.
Rick S on Jan 7, 2016
mounted on drill press to drill pen blanks accurately
Robert T on Dec 18, 2015
Didn't have one
Fred U on Jun 4, 2015
This is the best product for the job and it is reasonable in price.
Fredrick G on Oct 26, 2019
For pen making
BOB G on Oct 25, 2019
Would his work on a 8” drill press or will it be to talk for it?
Colesammon on Dec 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Normally that is referencing the throat distance and not the table positioning (up/down). This press doesn't take up all that much room, probably 4" in height at most. By lowering the table to a comfortable height for using the press should work fine at even 6" (total) from the chuck. The press is hollow in the middle which takes up part of the pen body length allow you to get closer to the drill bit.
Can this be used for bottle stops?
Mark B on Oct 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not. The jaws open more than wide enough and the faces have divots for assembly of pens. I plan to use mine for this when I start making bottle stops.
The jaws look like aluminum, so when used as a press will this mark, dent, or scratch the pen during assembly from the force? I currently use the wood vise on my bench with no issues marking. I work with more expensive pens often and don't want to risk it if it's an issue.
Greg H. on Jul 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I've had this vice/press for a couple of years now. The jaws are aluminum, I believe, but there are small indentations designed to hold the tip and the back of the pen. I've made dozens of pens using this, including many of the more expensive kits, and have never had any damage to the pen itself. I hope that helps!
How large a blank can you drill with this? I would like to drill blanks for bottle stoppers, and ball knobs, using blanks up to 4" square.
Clyde B on Oct 22, 2019
what are the dimensions of this jig , length, width, hight including jaws. ? thank you for your help in advance.
Dennis C on Aug 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 10 3/4 β€œ long
6 1/2” Hugh including jaws
5” deep
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