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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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Rockler Universal Drawer Slide 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.


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.
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More Information
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.
Technical Documents
Type Slid Jig Gun
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Very handy and easy to use
December 4, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
UDSG
Worked great! Quicker alignment/positioning of drawer slides. Used along with the Drawer Installation Beackets & saved time and tweaking!
November 26, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worked great. Used 28' full extension glides. Best install I've every had.
November 21, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is an awesome tool
November 13, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great
This Jig freed up a hand to make it more managable to install the drawer slides. Especially for a 70 yr old Rookie.
November 11, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
This is a great tool to simplify your life.
November 5, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very well made
Works great,able to install slides very quickly
November 2, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
drawer slide jig
love the jig. Made installing the drawer slide very simple. Highly recommend
October 20, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use
September 11, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
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I will be working on projects with drawer instulations
Kevin H on Dec 10, 2018
Need to build & cabinets
Dan W on Dec 8, 2018
I will be working on projects with drawer instulations
Kevin H on Dec 10, 2018
I knew about it from trade magizines
Need to build & cabinets
Dan W on Dec 8, 2018
I have 12+ drawer slides to add this year..
James L on Dec 8, 2018
have a bunch of slides to install in existing cabinets, Back saver!
MARK S on Dec 7, 2018
Need to do drawers. HELP in install slides
Tom H on Dec 5, 2018
for ease of installation.
Scott D on Dec 1, 2018
Speeds up drawer slide install as well as more accurate the first time.
Keith B on Nov 30, 2018
to make life easier
Charles K on Nov 29, 2018
quality and price
Robert R on Nov 29, 2018
Easily repeatable slide placement.
Stephen B on Nov 29, 2018
A GREAT PROBLEM SOLVED
ALBERT E on Nov 28, 2018
everything I get from Rockler is always very good! it should help do the drawers
John O on Nov 28, 2018
slick product...
Michael M on Nov 28, 2018
Based on the advertisement and demonstration videos, this will be of tremendous help to me in reducing the time that I spend on the installation of drawers
Kenwyn P on Nov 28, 2018
If you've installed drawer slides before then you can appreciate how much this jig can speed up the process and make it less frustrating to get the slide in the right position.
Jeffrey M on Nov 28, 2018
Doing several drawers and this should speed things up.
Lydia D on Nov 27, 2018
It makes installing the guides on the drawers much easier and fast with no problems
Fernando M on Nov 27, 2018
works great and a good price
Paul P on Nov 27, 2018
Going to start making draws for my bar
DAVID O on Nov 27, 2018
Help with installing
Keith M on Nov 27, 2018
Based on the video, it appears making draw slides installation much easier, faster than the old way of struggling and frustration. This comes with "Aloha"
Robert G on Nov 26, 2018
Hope to make some cabinets in the future
Randall B on Nov 26, 2018
Building a kitchen Island with lots of drawers.
Evan M on Nov 26, 2018
I need it for a project
Lisa L on Nov 26, 2018
Make mounting drawer slides easier
Tom B on Nov 26, 2018
Ease of positioning and accuracy
Walter H on Nov 24, 2018
Less expensive than alternative
Bob S on Nov 12, 2018
to make current cabinet project easier
Max B on Nov 9, 2018
Building a 'kitchen cart' w/drawers. Will give this jig a try.
Sonny B on Nov 1, 2018
i am going to be making cabinets for my kitchen and i want it as easy as possible on me.
Bryan B on Oct 29, 2018
I am fixing to build some Storage Cabinets for my Shop. Was watching a Utube How To Install drawer slides. Saw them using the jig and have to have it.
Robert H on Oct 21, 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
I knew about it from trade magizines
I have 12+ drawer slides to add this year..
James L on Dec 8, 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
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
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.
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.
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