Axminster No.1 Dowelling Jig

Code: 410233

Axminster No.1 Dowelling Jig

Code: 410233

£46.50 (£38.75 Ex. VAT)

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Key Features

  • Use to form E or L type joints
  • Heavy aluminium extrusions sliding on steel bars
  • Supplied with hardened steel bushes and 2 clamps
  • For 6mm, 8mm & 10mm dowels

In Detail

Form either E or L joints in timber up to 32mm(1.1/4") thick. This aluminium extrusion jig slides on steel bars and the bushes are made from hardened steel and are replaceable. A clamp is provided on the main part of the jig for holding the timber during drilling and also a second clamp for securing the boards together whilst the position of the jig is being adjusted. Holes are drilled in both boards at the same setting so an accurate line-up guaranteeing. This jig produces an excellent result. Accommodates 6mm, 8mm and 10mm dowel holes. Supplied with hardened steel bushes for 6mm, 8mm and 10mm dowels.

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Reviews (7)

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kyle

23 July 2016

Brilliant!

very well made good quality doweling jig. I'm a cabinet maker who has bought this for home projects on a lower end budget and this little jig is perfect, very accurate, a few sharp edges, but nothing that 5 minutes with a file won't fix. id recommend this to anyone
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Elio

11 March 2016

Es lo que esperaba.

Articulo pequeño pero preciso, fuerte y fácil de maniobrar, en cuanto se desgasten los recambios por el uso de las brocas pienso comprarlos aqui mismo...
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Ian

7 October 2015

Accurate but not perfect

Sturdy, precision bit of kit, I've recently used it for assembling cabinets and drawer boxes and its accuracy is superb. Can't do T joints - but then it doesn't claim to be able to, so no complaint there. I like the fact that a spare set of bushes is available to purchase rather than having to buy a whole new jig when they wear out, although it would be nice to be able to buy those individually or as a single-sized set rather than have to buy all 9 at once if you're like me and tend only ever to use one dowel size.

There are three reasons this doesn't get 5 stars for quality, the first is that nobody in Taiwan (where this is made) seems to have heard of the concept of rounding off metal corners. Most of the corners of the aluminium parts are very pointed, to the extent that one drew blood when I accidentally knocked my hand against it. 5 minutes with a file and my jig is safe again. Secondly, because the workpiece registers on the two stainless rods that hold the jig together and guide the floating central part, you cannot accurately dowel anything narrower than the distance between them. Thirdly, in order to dowel the ends of narrow pieces that WILL register against both rods, you have to get the E-clamp right up close to the jig - and the knobs that operate the clamps of both interfere with each other... just making the threaded rod on the jig a bit longer would have alleviated that. Mostly however, these downsides are annoyances rather than defects, and should not put you off buying it if accuracy is your primary concern.
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Anne

2 November 2014

Axminster No.1 Dowelling Jig

Purchased this item together with Dowel Points and Drill Stop Collar Set online on 31st October, 2014 and I couldn't believe it arrived the following day. Packaged really well too. I can't comment on the items as it is a present for Xmas, but if the service is anything to go by, I'm 100% sure the recipient will be extremely pleased. Thank you.
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Patrick

20 May 2014

Excellent quality tool

I would recommend this tool for making perfect dowel joints but for extended flexibility I would also recommend purchasing a set of Dowel Point Sets as well. Also available from Axminster Tools.

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