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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
Type Slid Jig Gun
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I found it simple to use and it was the first time I got a drawer slide installed correctly on the first try.Keep up the good work.
June 13, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Another life saving jig!
Very convenient and handy tool. Installed 8 drawers in a cabinet I made to store and hide away a lot of Knick knacks (rolls of blue tape, small hand tools, and other small equipment roaming around my very small shop),and they’ve been put away nice neatly.
June 1, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Recommend this jig for anyone who builds drawers
Make drawer guides easy to install. No re-adjusting. Wish I had bought one a long time ago
May 23, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Device
This jig was so helpful. I was able to install the drawer slider without any difficulty.
April 23, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
very good.
April 22, 2019
2 months ago
It works good. It makes installing drawer slides faster and easier.
April 18, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love the Rockler drawer slide jig.
I first time ever putting drawer slides in. Once I understood how to use the Rockler drawer slide jig. All slides went in perfect every time. I could hold the jig with one hand and drill the screws in the slides holes with the other hand. Perfect every time.
This was my first ever drawer slides.
First ever other half of drawer slide.
April 10, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Product
Makes installing drawer slides very easy and quick.
April 9, 2019
3 months ago
Very useful jig
worked yhr first time and any time thereafter
April 9, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
light weight easy to use
as stated it easily set up your draws for proper alignment and straight 90 degrees. It easily lets you drill the properly.
April 4, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
$20 gift card
Julian F on Jun 13, 2019
My new abode needs new kitchen and bath drawer slides so I will take all the help I can get with installation.
Susan R on Jun 2, 2019
$20 gift card
Julian F on Jun 13, 2019
Maybe I can FINALLY revamp my 1920s cabinet.... maybe... *sigh*
Victoria R on Jun 3, 2019
My new abode needs new kitchen and bath drawer slides so I will take all the help I can get with installation.
Susan R on Jun 2, 2019
Very useful installation aid
Robert P on Jun 2, 2019
Excellent jig for accurate, uniform installation of multiple slides.
Kenneth L on Jun 2, 2019
Bought some sliding drawers and they wanted $400 to install. Thought this would make it easier, and ensure a quality install.
Kevin V on May 30, 2019
Lee F on May 28, 2019
Making vanity
Patrick B on May 27, 2019
Considered others, they came up short to the Rockler. Best choice for me. I've done it by hand, ready for easy!
Jim on May 12, 2019
Easier drawer slide installation.
John F on May 11, 2019
Read comments and was convinced it was the best available for the price.
Ray L on May 10, 2019
Charles W on May 10, 2019
We have 6 residence halls that need repair work over the summer getting ready for the students to return for their fall semester.
Jeffrey D on May 9, 2019
would work well keeping draw slide level
Ray M on May 8, 2019
The jig looks to make repeatable distances easier to manage.
JERRY A. O on May 3, 2019
need it
Cristofer R on Apr 23, 2019
Because I building cabinets where there are 30 individual drawers and I thought this would save a lot of time measuring, and setting up
Mike D on Apr 12, 2019
Looks like it will help make installation easy
Kevin N on Apr 7, 2019
Never installed side mounting hinges. Looking to make the job much easier.
E J on Apr 7, 2019
Building Kitchen island and Chester drawer
Woodworker on Apr 4, 2019
Hopefully it will be easier to accurately install drawer slides.
Joseph P on Mar 30, 2019
Saw it used in a video. David Picciuto - "Make Something" - demonstrated this.
I have a project to build which will have numerous drawers. This seems a good way to get them to function well.
Christopher K on Mar 28, 2019
Installing drawers
Donald W on Mar 26, 2019
Hope this works as advertised.
Meryl R on Mar 26, 2019
have the two projects for drawers (kitchen cabinets and vanity) and this will make putting the slides on a lot easier. with many other projects coming with drawers couldn't pass on the deal.
Duston on Mar 25, 2019
Upcoming bank of drawers project
Robert K on Mar 24, 2019
Description and customer reviews, plus flexibility of the tool
Sam C on Mar 22, 2019
Future project, adding drawers under my workbench
FlyBoy on Mar 20, 2019
Easy to use right out of the box
Michael B on Mar 19, 2019
Ease of installation
JACK J on Mar 18, 2019
to insure that my drawer slides put on accurley
harold h on Mar 17, 2019
To make sure all drawers are level! Question! That just one Jig is good for the left and right side?
Michael C on Mar 14, 2019
I need to install glides efficiently with repeatable results.
William S on Mar 13, 2019
so I could install drawer slides
Kirk M on Mar 12, 2019
first time buying this item
jorge a on Mar 6, 2019
I want to installl the new drawer slides in proper alignment
Ed S on Mar 6, 2019
To set slides the easy way
Charles V on Mar 5, 2019
Robert H on Mar 4, 2019
Seemed to be better than the Kreg guides. But, couldn't find the Kreg face frame clamps in you on line catalog.
John T G on Mar 3, 2019
will be building cabinets with drawers
Keith P on Feb 28, 2019
remodel kitchen
Kevin I on Feb 27, 2019
For ease of installation.
James S on Feb 27, 2019
new drawer's
Morris J on Feb 27, 2019
Building multiple drawers in the night stands I am building.
Cory H on Feb 26, 2019
A video of make something
Matthew G on Feb 26, 2019
Seen comments
Mike T on Feb 25, 2019
I needed the jig for an upcoming project and I recently saw it used on an episode of Ask This Old House.
Dean G on Feb 25, 2019
I needed this for building cabinets.
Robert I on Feb 24, 2019
Installing new soft closer's also adding drawer pullouts to cabinets
Danny Z on Feb 21, 2019
Very Handy
Russell K on Feb 20, 2019
Maybe I can FINALLY revamp my 1920s cabinet.... maybe... *sigh*
Victoria R on Jun 3, 2019
Very useful installation aid
Robert P on Jun 2, 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
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Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig
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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"
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.
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