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Rockler Pen Press/Drilling Jig

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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.

  • 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
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Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 5.6000
Tech Spec No
Tech Docs No
Type Drilling
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3.4 / 5.0
64 Reviews
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Great jig. Smooth turning and very versatile
February 23, 2018
7 months ago
It really makes drilling the blanks easy. Works great as a press also.
December 19, 2017
9 months ago
Great tool makes it much easier for drilling holes straight and assembly of pen.
October 23, 2017
11 months ago
Pen Drill Press
I have not had a chance to use it yet.
October 16, 2017
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This press works great, it does a nice job aligning the wood in the jig, makes the job a lot easier
September 19, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great
Works great! Makes pen making easier
July 28, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
110% satisfaction
This is my second one and I think it is GREAT
July 9, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Up until I purchased this, press/drilling Jig, I have used one I purchased from another source and used it for many years. This Jig is much, much better. It is more accurate, easier to use and it can also be used as a press. I would recommend this item to anyone.
May 31, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great multiuse tool.
Great vice for pen making, added a storage drawer and mounted it to a base for secure clamping to the drill press table. Love it!
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January 2, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
This tool is amazing. I am able to set it up and drill all my blanks accurately and quickly without having to reset it repeatedly! I recommend it to anyone planning on making multiple pens and being accurate all the time.
December 20, 2016
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Looks better than the one I have.
Bill S on May 26, 2018
This should be a great resource
Eric V. B on Mar 29, 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 K 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
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
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
Watched it on a video
Rick F on Apr 4, 2018
Best I found
Ron B on Feb 27, 2018
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.
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 “ long
6 1/2” Hugh including jaws
5” deep
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