|Review by Routerisstillmyname||posted 11-01-2010 05:04 AM||6563 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
About near two decades ago, I purchased a Dowel-it 1000 which I’ve used almost on every other project.
It was made in USA and 100% accurate. And it’s held up to a half a dozen drops and what have you with just slight calibration after all these years. Awesome jig.
Behold the new so called USA made dowel-it 2100.
it has a 6 inch capacity and Two removable bushing screws with 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8” sizes two each. and the 7/16 and 1/2 are permanent.
I purchased this for a project that needed wider jig and dual holes at a price of 65 plus a hefty shipping.
And I can tell you that the jig I received is slightly a notch above the harbor freight jig which has smaller width capacity.
This is embarrassing at best. Not only it misses the center (not 100% accurate as far as drilling, one of the 3/8 Holes looks like it’s been tapped on a slight angle the 1/2 hole I had to force the drill bit through and the 7/16 as you can see from the picture is much smaller than 7/16 and it will not work.
I am giving this a generous 1 star for now. I have to see how the manufacturer www.dowl-it.com and the seller www.mannyswoodworkersplace.com will handle this. did I flush hard earned 80 down the toilet?
So, made in USA? hummmmm, I wonder. maybe assembled?
I hope that the quality of the rest isn’t like the one that I received otherwise made in USA just means more $$$ for less quality.
-- Router è ancora il mio nome.