When you need to join boards together, a dowel jig is a great tool. These jigs can make joints that are stronger and more secure than using pocket holes.
Dowels are often used for edge-jointing projects, especially tabletops and benches. They also are a good choice when you need to make a tight joint.
If you want to make sure that your dowels are centered, consider getting a self-centering jig. These devices automatically center the dowel holes, irrespective of their size and shape.
This is especially useful if you need to join boards at corners or T joints. It also makes it easy to make edge-to-edge joints (for tabletops, for example), and to secure simple lapped joints on cabinet frames.
The WoodRiver Wide Capacity Deluxe Dowel Jig features automatic self-centering action, which assures accurate center drilling. Its clamping screw has fine threads that increase clamping force across even narrow material. The aluminum frame holds work securely without damaging it.
Easy to use
The kreg dowel jig is a simple yet useful tool that helps woodworkers make strong, tight joints. It can be used by beginner and advanced woodworkers alike.
It’s an essential tool for anyone who is interested in building furniture or home improvement projects. It’s also very easy to use and comes with a variety of accessories that will help you get the job done!
A kreg dowel jig consists of a steel block with holes to guide your drill bit. Center lines for each hole are scribed on the side of the block.
Once you’ve got the jig set up, clamp it onto your workbench or a board. This will keep it in place and prevent it from slipping out as you drill!
In addition, the jig has a stop collar that adjusts to match the thickness of your boards. It’s important to know the thickness of your boards so you can make sure your pocket holes will be strong enough to hold up to the weight of your project.
Easy to clean
A dowel joint is a simple, yet strong, way to join two pieces of wood. It involves drilling holes through the edges of one piece, inserting a dowel into each hole, and then gluing them together.
The jig you use to drill the holes is called a doweling jig. It’s purpose-made to help you do the job properly and safely.
Doweling jigs come in a range of sizes and capacities. Most are designed to handle stock up to 3/8 in. thick, but some can handle thicker stock.
These jigs have metal bushings that hold the drill bit in place, guiding it through the correct hole position while keeping the bit square to the edge being drilled. Many jigs also have bit depth gauges that let you control the depth of the holes drilled.
If you’re going to be using the jig on a lot of different thicknesses of material, it’s a good idea to buy a drill bit stop collar. These are inexpensive and can save you from making mistakes when drilling holes in thin stock.
Easy to store
The kreg dowel jig and its components can be stored in a durable, compact case. This jig has a material thickness gauge and easy-set drill bit that make setup and drilling precise pocket holes quick and simple.
The doweling jig is self-centering, so you can use it anywhere to mark and drill holes. Its integrated clamping mechanism holds the jig in place.
After drilling the holes, apply wood glue and press the parts together. You can also use a wood shim to drill offset holes.
You can also create more decorative plugs by using a contrasting dowel rod. This is easier than using pre-cut plugs, but it does require a flush cut hand saw or an oscillating saw with a flush cut blade.
You can also use a jig to make shelf pin holes in cabinets, especially frameless or face-frame types. Kreg’s new shelf pin jig comes with a fence that can be moved to either side (depending on the cabinet style). Storage for bits and an indexing pin on the back.