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Posted on Rockler Pen Press/Drilling Jig - Is It Worth it?

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RetiredCoastie

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#1 posted 12-27-2009 07:32 PM

NO! I have several friends that purchased this drill guide and they replaced them with either shop made guides or bought the one sold by Craft supply http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/Pen_Making___Pen_Making_Tools___Pen_Drilling_Vise___pen_vise?Args=

I was about to buy one myself awhile back and the store clerk at Rockler even said it wasn’t as good as the one that I linked above. There is a lot of slop in the worm drive.

Save your money and use a vise or your DP as an arbor press for assembly. You can build a very simple drill guide that is just as accurate as the retail drill guide or go with the one at Craft USA at a much cheaper price.

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