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post #1 of 7 Old 06-05-2012, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Dowel Jig Recommendations

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I'm looking to purchase a dowel jig, but am not sure of which to get. It seems that the DowelMax kit is the best rated, but I can't really afford the $300+ price tage. Can anyone recommend something they've used that is more moderately priced?

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-05-2012, 07:32 AM
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I use the Rockler "Dowel Pro Jig" (65730) and have had no problems with it. It is around $40.00.
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I used a craftsman doweling jig for many years before I wore it out. It had a revolving turret for the different drill sizes so there was nothing to lose. The revolving turret was a little unnerving, wiggling a little left or right however it always drilled right on target.
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This is what I just used to make a small hall table, worked great.
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Depends on what is being joined

If you want to edge join boards together, this jig works very well and only $60. It has replaceable inserts, very useful. I have one.,42311,42319

If you want to join edge joints to end joints, this has similar capabilities to the Dowelmax, but less expensive, still not cheap.
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View smokey1945's Photo Album My Photos This is what I use. It works great! After a lot of research I decided this was the best for the money.


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Thanks for all the a proud Canadian, I'll order the one from Lee Valley!

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