|Review by Dan Tindall||posted 12-16-2013 03:06 PM||2266 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
As a followup to my post in the project blog, I thought that I would post a review of this product. I’ve used it now to drill about 64 holes and I can say without a doubt that this product is a good idea that was not executed very well.
First, the “dial a size” portion of the jig is attached via a screw and cannot be tightend enough to keep it from wobbeling.
Next, the alignment markers are very hard to read and the jig was difficult to position on smaller stock.
The drill bits that come with the kit come with stops that didn’t work at all. They would not lock into place with the set screw regardless of how tight you make them.
I also noticed after about 10 holes that the guide hole was starting to show signs of wear and when i was finished with the 64 holes, the guide was no longer exactly 1/4” nor exactly round. I’m not sure what materials the guide was made from, but it clearly cannot stand up to a steel bit.
Overall, I would not buy another one of these and do not recomend them to anyone else.