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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

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.
  • 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
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
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Type Slid Jig Gun
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Drawer slide jig
I purchased this jig last fall. I just used it to install slides in a new custom cabinet I’m building for my shop. Awesome jig. I sure wish this jig had been available years ago. It aligns and holds the slide until you secure it. I will recommend this product to all Rockler customers.
February 17, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Best designed drawer slide installation tool so far!
Right now I have only used this tool on a couple of drawer slides. It worked fine. The Kreg jig I purchased a few month ago will not fit into cabinets and furniture with dust panels, and restrictions prohibit it to be used in most applications. So, after a few month of use I will evaluate this further and respond. Rockler presently has the best tool on the market.
February 14, 2019
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Another tool in the box.
Works great. Speeds up installations.
February 11, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
universal drawer slide
I really haven't had a chance to use it yet but it doesn't look to complicated and it should help me to put the drawer slides in, thank you Rockler for having this product, it should come in handy in the future as well.
February 7, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Affordable, easy to use jig makes drawer slide installation quick and simple.
February 4, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
January 28, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
This jig works well and is definitely universal.
January 28, 2019
1 month ago
Universal Drawer Slide Jig
Awesome. I can't wait to use it on the cabinet I'm building.
January 23, 2019
1 month ago
Great product!
This jig makes installing the glides a snap. Wish I would have bought it years go.
January 18, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Universal Drawer Slide Jig
I had to replace two drawer tracks which were not “like for like” so the challenge was going to be the horizontal and vertical alignment of the plastic support at the end of the end of each track. I looked on YouTube and found a video on the Rockler Universal Drawer Slider Jig and felt this might be what I needed. I bought the jig and was very pleased to see it held the track in position which allowed me to mark the holes for the plastic supports. Upon installation, the drawer moved in and out perfectly without requiring redrilling of holes. Thanks for such a great tool. While I will not offer to help my neighbors replace drawer tracks (due to restricted spaces), I will lend them my Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig so they can do it themselves....
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January 8, 2019
2 months ago
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Very Handy
Russell K on Feb 20, 2019
Need to install a ton of drawers - Darbin Orvar used on youtube vid for drawer installation
Andria W on Feb 17, 2019
Very Handy
Russell K on Feb 20, 2019
Ease of installation.
Larry J on Feb 19, 2019
Need to install a ton of drawers - Darbin Orvar used on youtube vid for drawer installation
Andria W on Feb 17, 2019
Building cabinets this will help mounting drawers
Ed J on Feb 17, 2019
To mount drawer glides in my new shop cabinets; it will make it much easier.
Michael S on Feb 17, 2019
Will make drawer slides installation easier.
Dirk S on Feb 17, 2019
Looks like easy tool to use
edyta . on Feb 17, 2019
Getting ready to build cabinets under my table saw and drill press
Johnny H on Feb 16, 2019
I have to install several drawer guides
Anthony S on Feb 15, 2019
I haven't tried it yet, but it looks to eliminate a headache.
Mike C on Feb 15, 2019
will simplify projects
john d on Feb 11, 2019
Saw a man using it on a video so I ordered it for my husband...because I keep asking for more and more drawers to be installed!! John W's wife
John W on Feb 11, 2019
Works good enough. About $20 on sale saves me money over making my own jig.
Rodrigo F on Feb 11, 2019
Make Life A Easier
Justin V on Feb 11, 2019
I'm going to be building kitchen cabinets and think it will make the job easier.
Jack M on Feb 11, 2019
Project required 6 drawer installations. This should make the job easier
Ronald T on Feb 10, 2019
time saver
Davida W on Feb 10, 2019
It’s cool and I have future plans for it
John C on Feb 10, 2019
Russell C on Feb 8, 2019
they look simple and easy to use, yet functional
R J on Feb 8, 2019
Recommendations and DIY videos on Youtube
J O on Feb 8, 2019
Because of the ease of use and accuracy .
MONTE R on Feb 6, 2019
I have many drawers to make so I decided to give this a try
Craig T on Feb 6, 2019
Why not
NATHAN TRAHAN A on Feb 4, 2019
I need a time saver for installing slides. It is one of those jobs that’s etimes needs 3 hands
Jim S on Feb 4, 2019
Hoping this will be easier to keep in position than the Kreg jig
Bill F on Feb 4, 2019
I have been looking for this tool for some time
Christian B on Feb 4, 2019
Building cabinets
Howard M on Feb 4, 2019
Remodeling my kitchen and will have many slides to install, the I have installed so far were lots of trouble to get aligned and hold in place.
James M on Feb 3, 2019
Need to replace drawer slides
Ronald D on Feb 3, 2019
Robert C on Feb 3, 2019
Appears to work well and because of the reviews.
Ronald J. K on Feb 3, 2019
with the trouble that I have had in the past lining up the slides, I saw this as a way to eliminate my problems
John Schroeder O on Feb 3, 2019
Have installed many slides lately and want to expedite that process.
Brendan F on Feb 3, 2019
I plan to make some cabinets for my kitchens both at home and at my cabin.
Mary Lou E on Feb 2, 2019
I bought this drawer slide jig to make my life easier when installing drawers in the tables that i build.
Murphy E on Feb 1, 2019
quicker installation
Carl Polisena L on Jan 30, 2019
I am relatively new to woodworking and have struggled with drawer slides with the cabinets/chests I have made. This looks like just the thing to help as I make a dresser for a friend!
Joy W on Jan 29, 2019
Hope to make the install go faster.
Louis F on Jan 29, 2019
For convenience as a jig
Clarence L on Jan 29, 2019
always wanted a tool for this
michael m on Jan 23, 2019
bought it to make life easier
Carolyn S on Jan 22, 2019
Was impressed with the video
Harry C on Jan 20, 2019
More accurate installation in close quarters
M I on Jan 19, 2019
I'm building cabinets .I will be installing drawer glides soon. drawer slide jig will help with the installation.
Jon C on Jan 18, 2019
I have installed many drawer slide using a wood spacer. after watching the video I felt this tool would be a great help and speed the process.
Curtis M on Jan 16, 2019
To ease slide installation
John D on Jan 13, 2019
Needed item for assistance with my 1st attempt at installing slides.
Darrel M on Jan 10, 2019
needed a good jig for drawer slides, this one was highly rated
Michael J on Jan 9, 2019
May do more in the future and wanted to try this.
Darrell K on Jan 9, 2019
Ease of installation.
Larry J on Feb 19, 2019
Building cabinets this will help mounting drawers
Ed J on Feb 17, 2019
Can anyone tell me if this works for installing the BLUM undermount slides? Thanks ahead of time!
Matt R on Aug 2, 2015
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
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.
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"
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
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.
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
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
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
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