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Install drawer slides quickly, accurately and more easily than ever with this innovative jig!

Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig

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57302
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Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig

The Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig is the ultimate aid for installing drawer slides of almost any type, including ball-bearing or epoxy-coated side-mount slides and even center-mount slides! The jig features a locking wedge that holds the slide securely with no risk of slippage. Press the jig against the face of your cabinet and your slide is positioned perfectly level, with the proper setback. The jig can be clamped in place if desired, and it also features an adjustable rod that references off of the face frame rails or cabinet bottom for fast, repeatable height settings.


Features:
  • Sliding wedge locks slide securely into the jig
  • Adjustable indexing foot allows perfect repeatability
  • Foot can be rotated for use on top or bottom
  • Cutouts in jig allow access for drill and driver bits
  • Large clamping area so jig can be clamped in place
  • Durable foamed nylon body with steel indexing rod and ABS foot
  • Indexing rod is stored onboard when not in use
  • Not compatible with Blum Tandem Drawer Slides.
  • The maximum drawer slide height that this jig can accommodate is 1-3/4 inch.
(1) Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number N/A
Weight 1.4500
Tech Spec
  • Overall Height: 6 in.
  • End Height: 4 1/4 in.
  • Working Length: 10 7/8 in.
  • Rod Length: 14 in.
Technical Documents
Type Slid Jig Gun
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Great tool
Exactly as described. Made life easy. Will never install drawer slides without this now. Very easy to set up and use right out of the package.
September 20, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use
September 11, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Great
Work great for hanging drawer slides
September 9, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Neat as a pin.
Neat as a pin. Works great. Would recommend to my friends
September 4, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
nice unit
looks well built, haven't use it yet
September 3, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Great Drawer Slide Jig from Rockler
Works really well. Don’t overlook the spacer rod. It really makes alignment (top to bottom) fool proof. Makes quick work of installing drawer slides.
Mine came damaged (box corner was crushed). Called Rockler and they sent a replacement out - shipped the next day. Very happy with the jig and Rockler support.
August 8, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Makes drawer alignment easy
If you are doing drawer slides this is a must!
August 1, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Drawer Slide Jig Worked Great
I made a 4 drawer knotty pine chest of drawers to match a head board and 2 night stands. I used the Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig to mount Blum Euro style slides and it worked great. It aligned the slides perfectly, held them tight and the drawers went in without a hitch.
August 1, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The Rockler jig and the drawer slides worked perfectly
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July 31, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler is great shopping experience
My drawer slide jig is fantastic very
High end money well spent....
Highly recommended....
July 25, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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This Jig was recommended in one of the reviews I read for the 3832SC Drawer Slides. Any thing that might help this project go smoother will be greatly appreciated.
Ginger K on Oct 15, 2018
Have a few projects involving cabinets and drawers, with face frames. With good reviews I am hoping this helps improve speed and accuracy.
Alex (DIY/Maker) on Sep 17, 2018
This Jig was recommended in one of the reviews I read for the 3832SC Drawer Slides. Any thing that might help this project go smoother will be greatly appreciated.
Ginger K on Oct 15, 2018
for installing cabinet slides
L J on Sep 27, 2018
Have a few projects involving cabinets and drawers, with face frames. With good reviews I am hoping this helps improve speed and accuracy.
Alex (DIY/Maker) on Sep 17, 2018
Convenience
Matt S on Sep 9, 2018
have a lot of drawers to install think it will make it much faster and more presice
Have a lot of drawers to mount and this will definitely make the job quicker and more precise.
Michael H on Aug 29, 2018
always have trouble getting slides to work smoothly
Laurie W on Aug 28, 2018
I had been planning to by one, eventually. It was on sale so I jumped on it.
Dan on Aug 27, 2018
Putting in custom drawers in an kitchen island.
Beverly McIntyre M on Aug 24, 2018
My family and I are moving to a new home and I am going to restore and modernize a few antique pieces of furniture
Michael H on Aug 22, 2018
Make work easier.
Steven Spencer S on Aug 22, 2018
I’ll be making many bureaus and cabinets in the near future.
Alton B on Aug 20, 2018
About to tackle a project involving installing drawers, and $10 off.
Jose M on Aug 19, 2018
It looks like a very easy way of installing drawer slides. I haven't seen any thing like this so I'm going to try it. And see if my son in law who builds cabinets would find it useful.
John N on Aug 19, 2018
like to make cabinet someday
FEE K on Aug 18, 2018
I am upgrading some drawers.
Robert K on Aug 17, 2018
I am creating a kitchen and need lots of drawers.
Carol C on Aug 16, 2018
I BUILD CABINETS OCCASIONALLY AND THIS LOOKS USEFULL.
HUBERT H on Aug 16, 2018
Because it’s nice,an exactly what I need to finish my project
Enrique D on Aug 16, 2018
Needed a tool to assist in accurately and repeatedly attach drawer slides to cabinets. The set once and repeat feature caught my attention.
Darryl M on Aug 16, 2018
Looks like a very usefull tool.
Donald O on Aug 15, 2018
I chose this to eliminate the painful and frustrating process of installing draw slides in existing cabinets
Anthony W on Aug 14, 2018
same comment as for drawer installation brackets
Benny G on Aug 14, 2018
To have peace of mind when installing sliders.
Roberto A on Aug 13, 2018
saw it in a video
Jonathan K on Aug 13, 2018
Planning to make a couple of drawer cabinets and drawer furniture
Stan W on Aug 13, 2018
I am interested in using this after seeing April Wilkerson using it on her YouTube channel. It seems a much easier way to put in drawers.
matthew s on Aug 13, 2018
I build furniture and cabinets and I feel this jig will make my tasks easier.
Don G on Aug 13, 2018
To make the installation of drawer slides less frustrating.
Hector J. R on Aug 9, 2018
I like this style over the other leading brand.
Dennis T on Aug 9, 2018
We have made purchases of Rockler Products in the past and they have been of superior quality and performance. You can always count on Rocker Products.
Helen S on Aug 8, 2018
After installing slides for 25 drawers, with 75 to go, I need something to help ensure all slides are correctly aligned in the frame.
Mike on Aug 8, 2018
I will have a bunch of drawers to install, this jig will make it a lot easier
bernard d on Aug 8, 2018
on sale
Larry A on Aug 8, 2018
I am getting ready to install pullout shelves in the Pantry in the kitchen
Thomas N. B on Aug 5, 2018
Good price
Sue R on Aug 5, 2018
make things easier
Robert J. Way J on Aug 4, 2018
Hopefully it will speed slide hardware application.
Edward B on Aug 3, 2018
convenience
David S on Aug 1, 2018
Pluto is a planet.
Bryan T on Jul 5, 2018
Installing drawer slides so that drawers work properly can be tricky.
Thomas C on Jul 3, 2018
I really like Rockler's quality and convenience
Daric M on Jul 2, 2018
looks like it is a accurate and economical jig to speed up drawer slide installs
warren h on Jun 24, 2018
To easily mount new drawer slides in cabinets
Jimbo on Jun 24, 2018
I'M INSTALLING DRAWER IN KITCHEN CABIENTS. THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMP DOING THIS
JOHN D on Jun 23, 2018
Look like it should work
Curtis H on Jun 20, 2018
To install drawer slides more quickly
Andy M on Jun 20, 2018
I have several projects that are going to need drawer slides and I thought this would make drawer installation much faster.
DAVID P on Jun 18, 2018
for easy and accurate installatiom
ken e on Jun 17, 2018
It looks like it will be handy
Jon J on Jun 12, 2018
for installing cabinet slides
L J on Sep 27, 2018
Convenience
Matt S on Sep 9, 2018
Can anyone tell me if this works for installing the BLUM undermount slides? Thanks ahead of time!
Matt R on Aug 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I have only used it for side mounts guides and it works well for that. Ken
How does it work for inset drawers?
J S on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You're going to have to mark the inset and put the front of your runner on that line. A little more work, but still easier than the alternatives.
Installation video shows details of installing the inside half of the drawer slide, then stops. How about completing the installation by showing how to accurately install the remaining half of the slide to the drawer?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: the jig is for mounting the slide to the wall of the cabinet, which is often difficult to get one's body into to accurately hold, and maneuver tools. slide, screws, driver, light, etc plus your body leaning on an elbow, as as most people are not ambidextrous one side is always harder to mount than the other side. You don't need the jig for the slide portion that attaches to the drawer. It is assumed that the drawer can be laid or stood on edge on a work bench where you have easy access. Further the position of the slide on the drawer determines where the drawer lands when installed. The best way to do a slide install, is to position the fully assembled slide on the side of the drawer and draw a line along the top and bottom edge of the slide. Then measure from this top line to the top of the drawer face, and use this dimension to determine where the top edge of the drawer slide will be mounted to the cabinet wall (make sure to include the necessary clearance gap between the top of the drawer face and the front support bar/rail of the cabinet. Then disassemble the slide, mount the larger/wide section to the cabinet wall, and then mount the smaller/inside slide section to the drawer (it will lie halfway between the upper and lower of your lines). To allow some adjustment to the drawer closed position, only install a few screws in the slot positions, test the drawer, adjust either/both of the slides to make the drawer close as you wish, then add screws in 'fixed' holes to make sure that the slides don't move with drawer use.
Mounting holes for the Accuride 3832 slides with the face frame conversion kit can not be accessed?
Mike M on Feb 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You only need the front and rear screws to secure the runner. Then remove the jig and put in the rest required.
Does it work with cabinets having a face frame?
Francis C on Jul 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I was able to clamp the jig to my cabinet face frame. I ended up using a vise grip clamp that is used with the Kreg pocket hole jig. I found this style to work the best.
Do I need these in addition to the Universal Drawer Slide jig? What about the Undermount Drawer slide jig? I'm a confused newbie.
Marty B on May 23, 2016
Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig
Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig
Rockler Drawer Installation Brackets
Rockler Drawer Installation Brackets
Rockler Undermount Drawer Slide Jig
Rockler Undermount Drawer Slide Jig
BEST ANSWER: if you are installing side mount drawer slides these do make it easier. After you have used the drawer slide jig to install the slides to the cabinet box, you use the brackets to hold the drawer box in the proper position for screwing the slides to the drawer box. If you don't have the brackets then you need to take the drawer slides apart, and measure both sides and attach the drawer part of the slide to the box. It takes longer but is not hard to do.

You do not need the Undermount drawer slide jig at all if you are using side mount drawer slides. You do not need the drawer slide installation brackets at all if you are using Undermount drawer slides. On Undermount drawer slides the drawer box just sits on top of the Undermount slides and snaps into position, no measuring.
What is the minimum size opening the slide will fit into?
Chris R on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The minimum opening on the Rockler Universal drawer slide jig is 3/4"
It appears you have to purchase two jigs? one left and one right or can it be used for both sides?
Russ I on Aug 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The same jig will do both left and right sides
I see that Rockler says the jig only works for slides up to 1 3/4" wide. A common width for drawer slides is 1 13/16" (1.8"). Will this jig work with a slide that wide?
Dave F on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dave,
To answer your question about The Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig, well I went out to my shop and cut a piece of oak stock to 5/8" thick and 1 7/8" wide and put it in the jig and it seemed to hold the stock pretty secure,
I would suggest go to Home depot and purchase a roll of heavy duty 2 faced rubber tape ( I use to hold templates to stock when using straight trimming bits on router table) this tape you could mount a couple locations on the jig to insure that it does not move until you would get at least screw secured.
Hope this helps. Thanks for asking, Mark
I purchased this jig and attempted to use on push to open slides. It doesn't seem to work because it sets the front of the slide back. The insteuctions for the slide says the slide has to be flush with the front of the face frame. Has anyone used this jig successfully with the push to open slides?
Mike T on Jun 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I purchased this same drawer slide jig also I know when they say flush to the face front I kept mine flush to thee inside of the face frame so the slide glide by the face with about 1/8 clearance on both sides.
Push to open slides may require a little trial and error to get it right. Good Luck.
Does this jig work with standard under drawer mounts (the earlier question specifically addressed only BLUM under drawer mounts)?
Dan H on Apr 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dan,
It helps but it's certainly not a panacea.
Budd
Hi there. Is this jig available in metric measurements or only feet and inches?
Neill on Feb 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't Know. Please check with Rockler
I see a lot of negative comments on the slide holder. Is this something That has been addressed?
john G on Jun 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have used the jig in impossible situations and have had no trouble with it. The main thing I have to say is that you have to follow the instructions. I will admit that the instructions are a little lite, could use better explanations.
Hi, Which Kreg´s clamp recommends to use with the universal drawer slide jig for better support on the wood?
Yunito on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A C or F clamp works fine
just received the jig today and upon opening and checking it out, the adjustable guide for height does not work as the plastic guides are misalligned and the rod will not slide past the first guide as one pushes down... as the rod is stiff, there is no way to pass this guide...any suggestions???
David S on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's hexagon shaped and the plastic has some give. Take your time and work it.
The drawer slide jig has a built in stop that sets the slide back 2 mm. Yet the drawer slide instructions say to mount the slide flush with the cabinet. Why the conflict and which one do you follow?
DennisD on Aug 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Set the jig flush to the cabinet. The 2mm set back allows the drawer to fully close.
It appears this jig will not work if you mount the drawer slides on the bottom of the drawer. Even at the 0 mark it holds it about 1/4" above the bottom of the drawer. Is this true? If so i will likely be returning.
Amy B on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This jig is used to hold the half of the slide that mounts in the cabinet box in place. You measure where you want the bottom of the drawer to be in box and then using the foot place the slide in the exact location on both sides of the box. The 1/4" just becomes part of that overall measurement.
My drawer opening is only 3-1/2 inches from top to bottom. Will the Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig fit in that opening?
EricD on Mar 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately it doesn't what i do is tack a strip of wood from the top square and put the track right up to it
The important note above says that it will only accommodate a drawer slide that is a maximum of 1.75" high, but every drawer slide I find is 1.8. Will it fit those?
Todd G on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have the same slides and they do fit. There in little to no extra room and the slide holding slide will move only slightly, but it works for me. Amazing amount of frustration and vocabulary use eliminated.