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Model # 36/37

Internet # 100349264

Drill Guide and Chuck

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$40.52 /each




Model # 36/37

Internet # 100349264

General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. The General Tools Drill Guide and Chuck can be adjusted in 5 increments from 0 - 45, left and right. V-guides on the base permit drilling through dowel or other rounded stock. Slide lock for sanding and buffing applications. Use with 3/8 in. and 1/2 in. portable electric drills. Portable and lightweight, it folds flat for toolbox storage.

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  • Drills accurate right-angled or variable angled holes with built-in protractor scale
  • Adjusts from 0 to 45° in either direction of vertical drill position
  • Built-in depth stop
  • V-groove for positioning round stock, pipe or tubing
  • Anchoring pins hold the guide securely in place on flat surfaces, narrow edges or large tubing

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Product Depth (in.) 
2 in 
Product Height (in.) 
13 in 
Product Width (in.) 
5 in 
Color Family 
Power Tool Accessory Type 
Oscillating Tool Accessory/Part 
Power Tool Product Type 
Drill Attachment 
Product Weight (lb.) 
2 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Hand Tool 


Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 34 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great baluster jig First of all this is not a precision drill guide, but for the money I have no complaints. This is my second one and I have drilled thousands of holes with the first. My particular use for it is drilling baluster holes for stair and deck railings. Added a jig of my own to glide on 2x4's for aluminum deck balusters. Spray a little silicone on it and it does the job nicely. By the way the first one was damaged by my helper dropping a 6x6 post on it, it was still hanging in there. September 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by No good at all Absolutely worthless. I couldn't drill a single hole with this overpriced failure of a guide. The part that was intended to hold the drill bit failed its job from the word "go". It had no bite. No matter how hard I tightened it, the drill would spin, but the bit would remain motionless in it. It wasn't built very secure, either, as the drill bit would wobble around, making it hard to line it up. Bits of plastic in the threads of the screw holes on the guide made it almost impossible to put it together. This thing might be ok if you're drilling really soft materials, but I highly recommend completely avoiding this product. Mine is going straight into the trash. Abysmal. September 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by An excellent tool! Don't be fooled by the naysayers, I just received this and easily and accurately mortised two deadbolts and a pull on a door where there was zero room for error. Just read the instructions (duh!) make sure you oil the spindle before use and you will be fine. This is a keeper. April 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Junk I bought this on clearance from my local HD. My Dad had a tool similar to this one that was all aluminum and worked great. This one though is all plastic the slides stick from one side to the other to the point it is unusable, and the screws also fall out of it in the toolbox rendering it useless. April 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by It broke It is an adequate tool. Somewhat wobbly but this is likely inherent in its design. I used it perhaps for 30 holes and it bound up-now it is useless. June 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by A Guide That Doesn't I picked this up to add some bench-dog holes to a new set of workbenches that I had built. Assembly was easy, but I quickly noticed that the bearing for the chuck was not ideal for this. Once I chucked up a bit, and this to my drill, the end of the bit moved in an almost 1/8" circle. Also, when assembling the guide, I set both sides to zero, but it was clearly not square. March 15, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't waste your money Absolute garbage - chuck bearing bound up after drilling two holes. January 17, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Good idea, bad design Good idea, but bad design. Slide is a bit sticky, but I eased this with some silicon lube. The hinge mechanism allows easy adjustment for the desired angle, but doesn't keep the guide aligned from side-to-side. Unfortunately, it's not possible to position a square against the slide rails. It is also difficult to read angle gauge as it is inside the rails and obscured by body of the guide. Won't be using it again. June 26, 2013
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