Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 34
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BozSr 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 Bastendorf 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 Rikkig 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 lavawill 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 Customer 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 TonyN 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 NicC 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 Nunya Ok, not great
When I got this, it took an hour to get it together, there was plastic in the threads of one of the screw holes and it took heating it up to scrape it out.
This is not a precision device! Not that it should be at this price, but the chuck is very shaky and your holes will not be perfect. I used it to drill 6 holes close together in a 1.75" block. The holes on the other side were VERY random. Not even close to be uniform. I think I could have done them better by hand.
February 14, 2012