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Forum topic by gmaffPappy posted 03-31-2019 02:34 PM 200 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2019 02:34 PM

My old Drill Jig has nearly made its last hole. It’s cheap plastic is cracked and I’m looking for something with more capability. Short of a drill press (sometimes it’s easier to bring the drill to the wood and not the wood to the drill), does anyone have suggestions on a replacement?

There’s the obvious plastic replacements from a big box store that have different sized holes for various bits, all set at 90 degrees. Some have metal drill guide inserts, which would be better. But I want something a little more versatile.

Has anyone used anything like: Wolfcraft 4525404 Multi-Angle Drill Guide?

I like the premise of being able to set angles, but this doesn’t look like it would produce accurate results.


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#1 posted 03-31-2019 06:08 PM

If I’m going to bring the drill to the wood, I create a block that I drill on the drill press and then clamp that block to the piece. This ensures straight holes.

I would use that method over what you are suggesting and buy a used drill press off of craigslist.

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