|Review by MsDebbieP||posted 01-16-2008 07:01 PM||5120 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
(photo by DowelMax.com)
The DowelMax is a joinery tool, which helps you align holes for dowels, in a quick and easy process.
The DowelMax comes with the drill guides, drill bit, dowels and some other alignment tools. It also comes with a DVD to help you visualize how to set up the tool for different joinery styles.
Easy To Use
Because of the precision alignment guides, you simply clamp and drill one piece of wood and align the tool on the second piece of wood and repeat the process. The dowels will fit like a charm!
To align the guide, you mark the matching face of the wood and the outer edge of the wood on both pieces so that you are starting to measure from the same place. The directions say to use an X and a checkmark to get your orientation correct. I have found that I prefer to place a little painter’s tape on the edges of the face to make sure I have everything going in the same direction.
Once you get a handle of the alignment marking, the rest is as easy as 1,2,3.
For me, this opened the door to tons of possibilities for my woodworking. No more screws. And it’s easy.
This has become one of the most used tools in my shop.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)