Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob More than I imagine
Very easy to use, and very good information about how to use
March 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Engineer6 Just Adequate
The jig does an acceptable job if you take extreme care and have somebody help you. Alignment is by looking down the drill hole which is completely dark when in position. Thus you must lift it slightly to let light in, move it to the correct position, then hold that position as you lower it to the board. This is difficult and error prone. The method of centering is really neat and uses two pins, one on each side of the stock. It should precisely center the dowel on the board edge, but unfortunately there is no way to clamp the tool in position. You must eyeball the location and then hand hold the tool with the pins against opposite sides of the board while you drill. I found that after considerable time getting things aligned, it would slip during the drilling process. I finally gave up and purchased Harbor Freight’s dowel jig #41345 (which is actually one dollar cheaper). It has its own problems but is significantly better than this jig.
December 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ray great purchase
More than I expected, amazing perfect, neat and compfort performance, very happy to get that amazing peace of toos, you needed get now
October 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fang Just what I needed!
The Jointer was 100% assembled, the instruction are easy to understand. It is exactly what I wanted.
The body and fence are made of plastic, so I suspect durability will be an issue, but for the home DIY it is a good purchase. The drill guides are brass and steel, so these will outlive the body.
There are only three guide sizes for typical dowel diameters. There are more elaborate and diverse drill guides for dowels, but it is simple, easy to set up, and keeps the holes perpendicular with some practices.
Never be in a hurry when drilling dowel holes!
October 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lowesguy Joint crafter
Flimsy plastic. Holes not lining up. Not worth my time and money.
July 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GodsGirl Not what I needed
I had narrow boards it was next to impossible to use this tool. May be ok for wide boards where the dowels can be spread apart. The directions are terrible, I had to call the company twice. I returned it.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tileman Simple easy to use
This product works very well. Is easy to use and makes drilling holes in the center of edges simple. drilling on flat surfaces easy. This is my go to tool when drilling dowel holes.
December 24, 2013