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Hang pictures easily and precisely.

Rockler Picture-Hanging Keyhole Template

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Hang pictures and other items easily and precisely with this slot cutting template. No measuring is required, just line up the template with the corners of your frame and rout - your slots will always be level. The two short slots are perfectly symmetrical so you can switch easily from left to right. The long slot increases your horizontal adjustability. Use with the 5/8" Short-Shank Guide Bushing (#38756, sold separately), specially designed for 1/4" template stock, and a 3/8" Hanging Slot Router Bit (#92024, sold separately). Use double-faced tape to secure template to workpiece. The narrow venting slots allow chips to escape.

(1) Rockler Picture-Hanging Keyhole Template
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Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 0.2200
Tech Spec
  • Long Slot Measures: 6-1/8"
  • Short Slots Measure 1-7/8"
  • Template Measures: 3" x 9"
  • Material: 1/4" Acrylic
Tech Docs No
Type Keyhole
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4.6 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Keyhole template
This and the keyhole bit are going to make my projects more professional looking
December 13, 2017
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler Keyhole Template
Worked like a charm!
August 6, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Keyhole template
Works great, use it all the time.
July 24, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect and precise
Perfect for fast precision work. Watch the video if you have any question about how to use it.
April 12, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Keyhole guide picture hanging guide
Easy to use, I wish there was a slot for shorter keyholes but not that big of a deal. I like it specifically for odd shaped objects that I can't use with my router table.
November 8, 2016
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great template
This template is very easy to use for making keyholes.
September 13, 2016
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked Perfectly for Cutting Keyholes
I also purchased the guide bushing and after adding some double sided tape to the back of the template, stuck it on an oddly shaped piece I wanted to hang. The guide bushing fit perfectly and the keyhole cut smoothly. Worked great on a few not square pieces which I couldn't use my router table for.

Definitely recommend if you are cutting several keyholes or want repetitive, straight cuts.
June 18, 2016
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Absolutely Amazing
When I ordered a new keyhole bit to replace the one I had misplaced, I noticed this template and ordered one. Previously I had used all kinds of contraptions to put the keyhole in the right place, keep it straight, and stop at the right point, not to mention the plunge and hold aspect. I did one sample which was perfect, and the keyholes in the project were a total success. Using double faced tape avoids any clamps, and my projects don't usually have any place to place a clamp anyway. Great template. rpc
May 11, 2016
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Just what picture hangers need
Does a nice job
April 5, 2016
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Pix hanging template
I bought the whole kit and it was not a waste, I used it for hanging Christmas items that I made. A+
February 15, 2016
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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EDWARD S on May 22, 2018
Needed for hanging corbels.
Kenneth R S on Apr 13, 2018
EDWARD S on May 22, 2018
looking for clean, quick way to create hangers for projects.
Jeff S on Apr 13, 2018
Needed for hanging corbels.
Kenneth R S on Apr 13, 2018
easy way to hang pictures frames
Blaze B on Apr 12, 2018
Makes it easy when making my signs
Michelle G on Mar 5, 2018
to make keyholes to hang picture/ wood signs
Glenn B on Jan 22, 2018
easy placement of key holes
K J on Mar 22, 2017
best pricing
roger T on Mar 16, 2017
Quick and precise
James B on Mar 10, 2017
I need this method of hanging picture frames.
LAWRENCE P on Mar 7, 2017
make it easier
micah r on Feb 9, 2017
its a good template
daniel g on Jan 27, 2017
After battling use of my keyhole router bit with just my router fence, so essentially freehanding the keyholes and finding that no matter what I tried to do, every route had a flaw, I looked for a jig and asked around, and everyone swears by this fail-safe jig.
Charlie B on Jan 16, 2017
Need it
Damon W on Dec 27, 2016
I am going to use this template to help me hang custom picture frames
Tim H on Oct 26, 2016
Watch online video.
James J on Oct 18, 2016
dennis c on Oct 13, 2016
Keith R on Sep 24, 2016
I have not used this yet.
David L on Sep 18, 2016
I need to hang a picture and im a wood guy.
Travis G on Sep 14, 2016
Professional looking results, hopefully!
4playxj on Aug 22, 2016
this is great for hanging large pictures
Jack K on Jul 30, 2016
looked like a good template to complete my picture frame
Conrad M on Jul 2, 2016
I kind of destroyed the first one I got by not using the guide bushing. Now that I know I need a guide and bought it, I shouldn't destroy this one. :)
Julie M on Jul 2, 2016
is the right tool to make sledges
carlos c on May 20, 2016
looked like the way to go
paul k on May 5, 2016
For crafts I plan to built
William L on May 2, 2016
Lots of pictures to hang
Robert L on Mar 14, 2016
To be able to make accurate and repeat keyhole slots on a variety of projects.
Kenneth G on Feb 4, 2016
Long keyhole slot is easy to hang and I don't have to figure out the center of gravity before I cut.
Douglas K. C on Jan 22, 2016
Needed to ensure consistent cut on keyhole slots
James A on Dec 24, 2015
To use with the Keyhole Slot Router Bit
Matt W on Dec 7, 2015
Watched video. Seemed very handy.
Becca M on Oct 2, 2015
to drill precisely placed slots for hanging on the wall without having to measure.
Peter C on Oct 1, 2015
Need to make a couple of hundred keyhole slots and this should make it a lot easier.
Ronald R on Sep 28, 2015
Simple to use made of high quality acrylic. I have also used this to rout straight lines when I made a growth chart for my granddaughter.
Greg on Sep 15, 2015
I thought it might come in handy someday.
Alton S on Sep 7, 2015
I needed a template in order to cut straight consistent keyholes into a shelf.
Edward V on Aug 19, 2015
I saw the video on YouTube of this template in action, and it seems like it will make an easy job of adding keyhole slots to the back of my irregularly shaped artwork.
Stella B on Jul 28, 2015
help make key holes look more professional
R Steve W on Jul 7, 2015
to install keyhole hangers in artwork
Richard H on Jul 4, 2015
To simplify keyhole slot cutting
Steve F on Jun 5, 2015
only one I can find, easy to use, Quick and simple
Joshua R. S on May 28, 2015
Have many frames to hang an the gauge helps with all the work
Frederick J on May 11, 2015
Needed this to make better picture hanging slots in my work. Most of my previous slots are not straight this template will fix that problem.
Bob S on May 11, 2015
I also attempted to cut the slot without the template and it was a disaster (and dangerous).
Russell S on May 11, 2015
Tried free-hand. Did not work well.
Mike T on May 10, 2015
Various projects that need to hang. Thought I'd try something more professional then hanging rings from lowes.
Carl D on Apr 22, 2015
hang pictures
Gregory M on Apr 16, 2015
I got this to go along with a keyhole bit to hang frames without hardware. Could I have made one, Yes but my time is more valuable than that.
James on Apr 12, 2015
looking for clean, quick way to create hangers for projects.
Jeff S on Apr 13, 2018
easy way to hang pictures frames
Blaze B on Apr 12, 2018
Is there a template for the 1/2 inch keyhole bit?
Don A on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Don, great question. I use the Rockler Keyhole Template as well as custom jigs/fixtures I make for specific circumstances. When the situation calls for a direct keyhole mount, the Rockler Keyhole Template is easy and fast. Simply afix the template with 2-sided tape and go to work. Practice first is always a good idea. Frequent or repetitive work, I go with a fixture.
How much weight will the keyhole carry? I want to hang a quilt hanger with a quilt and want to make sure it will hold.
Susan J on Jun 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm no expert, but I have used this method. I think the depth of the keyhole, the type of wood.(walnut ,pine, poplar, etc), and whether course or fine thread screws are used, all affect the amount of weight capacity. My general comment is that the keyhole is a fairly dependable method of hanging light to medium weight objects. Another criteria is the use of two or three keyholes on the one piece. you have to be precise in the placement of multiple keyholes. I have used this configuration and it supports significant weight. hope this helps.
Will a key hole slot work well with signs made with the state park kits?
larry e on Aug 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The thickness of the board is the most important question here. If your keyhole is 3/4 total and your board is 1" you can't go too far with your lettering kit. Practice on spare wood to find the good match keeping in mind the keyhole depth and strength is the most important consideration.
i purchased the picturehanging keyhole template and have the 1/2" 1/4" shank slot bit will this work with the template i bought or do i need the 3/8" bit ?
Stephen on Aug 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No the 1/2" 1/4" bit will work. Thats what I use. It works fine.
Can I use this keyhole template with my Dremel Plunge Attachment? If so, do I still need to purchase the matching Shank Guide?
RA Home Goods on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Would be advisable to use the shank guide the plunge base dose stay in contact wit the guide
Do you sell a template to make the opening required for a recessed ring pull that is 1 1/2" X 1 1/4" to place on kitchen cabinet doors?
Kathleen C on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, we do not have a template for that.
Do you have a template where the slot measures 1 inch?
John U on Jul 10, 2017