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First-Rate Dowel Jig Palm Beach Gardens FL

Spacers are included to create offset joints or to center dowels on material thicker than 3/4-in. An indexing pin and rod are included for positioning the jig on long edges. One-quarter-inch drill guides are available for $35 per set.

The Home Depot
(561)627-9555
3860 Northlake Blvd
Lake Park, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(561)683-7221
1550 Palm Bch Lakes Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(561)793-7048
220 S State Road 7
West Palm Beach, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(561)964-2168
5750 Jog Rd
Lake Worth, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Gardens
(561) 775-8455
3101 Pga Blvd
Palm Bch Gdns, FL
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18

The Home Depot
(561)747-6561
1694 W Indiantown Rd
Jupiter, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(561)478-0783
6800 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(561)642-2626
4241 Lake Worth Rd
Lake Worth, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Palm Beach Gardens Hardware
(561) 624-0377
9820 Highway A1a Alt
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 
Kmart 3164 / Cross Merch
(561) 842-5711
1220 Northlake Blvd
Lake Park, FL
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

First-Rate Dowel Jig

First-Rate Dowel Jig



Locating and drilling dowel holes is usually so fussy it drives you nuts! A self-centering jig works fine on stock of equal thickness, like a face frame, but you may have a hard time setting it up to join parts of unequal thickness, like a thick table leg and a thinner rail. The DowelMax ($170) makes doweling much easier. It's a cinch to set up because the holes can be positioned any distance you want from the jig's reference face. It's a beautifully engineered tool, but it costs about twice as much as a self-centering jig. Dowels are widely used in the furniture industry to join parts because they're quick and easy, but factories use expensive machines for accurate alignment. The best tool for making joints quickly in a home shop is a biscuit joiner, but biscuits have limitations. They don't work well with narrow pieces, for example. The DowelMax doesn't replace a biscuit joiner, but together they make quite a team. In its standard configuration the DowelMax centers 3/8-in.-diameter dowels on 3/4-in.-thick material. Spacers are included to create offset joints or to center dowels on material thicker than 3/4-in. An indexing pin and rod are included for positioning the jig on long edges. One-quarter-inch drill guides are available for $35 per set.

Sources:
O.M.S. Tool Company, (877) 986-9400, www.dowelmax.com, DowelMax, $170.


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