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Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig

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

  • 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.
(1) Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig
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Brand Rockler
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.
Type Slid Jig Gun
4.2 / 5.0
400 Reviews
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Worked well
October 8, 2019
1 month ago
I love it best tool I ever purchased. I’ll highly recommend it to any body that makes or repairs cabinets.
October 2, 2019
1 month ago
drawer slide jig
Used for the first time today, worked well
September 30, 2019
1 year ago
Worth the price and time spent learning to properly use it.
Enables one to properly install drawer slides without the need to worry about measuring each side accurately and alike to have good working drawers.? It is a time saver and confidence builder.
September 25, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to use. Cuts down on time a lot.
September 25, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
What a time saver!
Very impressed with this jig. I have a couple other similar jigs but were not working well with some heavy duty 100lb ball-bearing full extension slides. These slides are heavy and wide and just about max out the capacity of the slide lock on this jig but worked like a charm. It let me accurately place these slides in a face-frame cabinet quickly and easily. Highly recommended.
Quick and easy!
Quick and easy!
September 24, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool!
I’m a weekend woodwork warrior so don’t install drawers every day. It was a huge help getting the glides right!
September 23, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Drawer Slide Jig
I tried another big name drawer slide jig and couldn't get it to stay level. With the Rockler jig the slide installations were a breeze.
September 17, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Drawer guide
I bought this to help with drawer guide installation. It made the job go alot easier the the other way i use to do it.
September 17, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler universal drawer jig
This was extremely helpful, it left me with free hands for screw installation. A good buy.
September 15, 2019
1 month ago
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It is hard to get drawer slides positioned without a jig. This tool should help with installation.
Don W on Oct 12, 2019
Install replacement drawer slide
James M on Oct 3, 2019
It is hard to get drawer slides positioned without a jig. This tool should help with installation.
Don W on Oct 12, 2019
Building a desk. Need four drawers and an easy installation.
Bryan B on Oct 7, 2019
Install replacement drawer slide
James M on Oct 3, 2019
speed up draw installation
D A on Sep 28, 2019
new project
Dan M on Sep 26, 2019
On sale and my homemade one is looking pretty sad these days.
Jared S on Sep 26, 2019
I saw it being used on This Old House and it was on sale
Joseph C on Sep 25, 2019
Planning to build some garage cabinets.
ALLAN G on Sep 25, 2019
Looks like an easy way to install drawer slides
Calvin C on Sep 25, 2019
works for my application and sale price
Henry C on Sep 24, 2019
Charlie on Sep 22, 2019
Been looking at it for awhile. Got several slides to install and decided to order it now.
Kenneth W on Sep 22, 2019
The person holding the drill has nice looking hands. The drill is a pretty yellow color
patrick wood T on Sep 20, 2019
Better than the Kreg from what I have read.
Rob on Sep 17, 2019
I have a number of drawers to fit, so I was looking for an error free way of installing them. Excellent reviews gave me the confidence to purchase the Jig. Rockler always has the most innovative ways to make the job easier...
Nick R on Sep 15, 2019
Ease of use
Michael Stone S on Sep 15, 2019
Seems it will make installing draws much simpler and easier
Victor C on Sep 12, 2019
ease of use
Patricia S on Sep 12, 2019
Looks like a big time saver and will save my sanity!
Gerald F on Sep 11, 2019
Actually used it today, worked great
David K on Sep 9, 2019
Price and ease to use
Humberto G on Sep 9, 2019
Looks like a great tool
Charles A on Sep 9, 2019
Reviews and price
Jerry S on Sep 4, 2019
I'm planning to install a built in desk in our home office, and I think this should help with creating filing cabinets and printer sliding drawers.
Dustin B on Sep 4, 2019
I am a novice woodworking enthusiast who is always looking to make tasks easier. This tool would be a great help into installing drawers.
Joshep C on Sep 4, 2019
Teaching basic woodworking to early teens. Expect it to be a big help in teaching the mounting of drawers in projects and in shop benches.
Clifford E on Sep 2, 2019
I I have a lot of drawers to set and this looks like it would make the job go easier and faster
Tim F on Aug 31, 2019
easy to use
miguel g on Aug 30, 2019
ease of use
caywood p on Aug 28, 2019
this makes doing slides so much easier
Stephen J on Aug 28, 2019
Will be working on a project with drawer slides
Mark F on Aug 28, 2019
Will building drawer and saw the video
David B on Aug 25, 2019
been looking at these for sometime
GARY S on Aug 24, 2019
Installing drawers is time consuming and painful if in tight spaces. I am hoping this helps
Robert A on Aug 19, 2019
I am remodeling the kitchen and I hope this drawer slide jig will help make the job easier installing the drawer slides.
Jared B on Aug 17, 2019
help with current project
Greg W on Aug 14, 2019
Accuracy and repeatability
Niccole H on Aug 12, 2019
Should make installing 10 drawers faster and easier.
Johanna U on Aug 7, 2019
Should have bought this years ago. Hope it works better than my system!
Michael B on Aug 4, 2019
For ease of installing slides.
Thomas S on Jul 31, 2019
These will help with building garage cabinet drawers..
Richard S on Jul 29, 2019
I am getting into making cabinets for fun.these will make it a lot easier
Richard P on Jul 29, 2019
Make drawer slides easy
Travis L on Jul 29, 2019
Because it lets you put the white euro drawer sliders in it. They have also videos on youtube that allows to install your sliders easy in your dressers or cabinets or whatever your project is. I am a woman and I've never done this before but after watching your video on youtube I was felt secure in doing my projects with this tool.
Michelle F on Jul 27, 2019
I may not use it often, but it will save me hours in the long run!
Joseph B on Jul 27, 2019
Getting a perfect fit is difficult. This tool should greatly enhance success.
Edwin H on Jul 25, 2019
Plan on making quite a few items with draws and will be using self-closing slides so really felt it would make things easier and speed things along.
Richard G on Jul 24, 2019
Looked helpful for one-man operation with installing a variety of drawer slides.
LB on Jul 20, 2019
I'm going to build a number of storage cabinets and book shelves. This jig will be a "labor saver" (along with assured accuracy) when making adjustable shelving.
Donald W on Jul 20, 2019
The handle allows for drilling without trying to clamp it to the cabinet. It also does undermount slides.
Steve M on Jul 19, 2019
Building a desk. Need four drawers and an easy installation.
Bryan B on Oct 7, 2019
speed up draw installation
D A on Sep 28, 2019
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: It does not work for undermount slides
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.
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
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Rockler Drawer Installation Brackets
Rockler Undermount Drawer Slide Jig
Rockler Undermount Drawer Slide Jig
BEST ANSWER: The Rockler Undermount jig is for undermount slides, typically Blum and the drawer sits on the slide. Totally different slide and install. Side mounts have 2 components, one attached to the drawer, the other to the cabinet. The Rockler Drawer Installation is to help install the drawer component in the correct position, the Universal Drawer Slide Jig is for the cabinet component.
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.
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"
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
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 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
How does it help installing on the drawer sides?
John V on Apr 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The jig is helpful to keep the slide aligned (both level, and perpendicular to the face) to the cabinet, so that it can be fastened to the cabinet in the proper position. It was especially useful for me to install undermount drawer slides (the less expensive types, with nylon wheels rather than ball bearings) in a faceframe cabinet (bathroom vanity). In my case there was no structure to fasten the slide to in the rear, and it needed the end bracket to support the rear of the slide. Lining up the slide under those conditions would be difficult without this jig.
Watching video of slide mount jig only saw left hand drawer slide application but no demo for right hand slide,; noticed that jig would have to be turned upside down to mount right hand slide.
Please correct me if I’m incorrect?
Clinton B on Oct 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The slides can be locked in on either side of the jig. In the video the slide is on back side of the jig for installation on the left side of cabinet carcass. To mount slide on right side of carcass the slide would be locked in on near side of jig. Hope this clears up your confusion. The jig is ambidextrous, that is slide mounts on either side of jigs center rail.

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How do you line up the drawer with the slide for mounting, after you use the universal drawer slide jig?
Brad S on Apr 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Well if you bought the same slides I bought it came with very specific instructions on how to do just that. If your one of the people who think you don't need the instructions think again. It has been some time since I put mine in but I do remember one very criticle step was to be sure you have them turned in the proper direction. Hope this helps. Most important of all is the instructions for both the jig and the slides themselves. You will need both.
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.
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
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
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
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