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Woodhaven Shelf Pin Jig

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Review by Chris posted 1920 days ago 6093 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was half way into my current project of building a pair of Chimney Bookcases when I realized I would benefit from a shelf pin jig instead of trying to make my own. I have very little time for my hobby lately and so using a pre-made jig is far more cost effective for me so I borrowed this Woodhaven jig from a friend.

The package comes with the pins that let you align it to the side of the workpiece (with extras) as well two other pins (5mm & 1/4”), the 1/4” is shown in the 3rd picture. These pins are used when you must drill a line of holes longer than the jig. You simply slide your jig down and insert the pin through the last hole in the jig and into the last hole in the work piece.

Simple and easy to use… It’s an especially good product for people, like me, who do not require one very often.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein




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#1 posted 1920 days ago

Thanks for this review.

I have a Woodhaven miter gauge, it is extremely accurate and well made. I like their products!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 1920 days ago

Thanks for the review.

Please tell us more about this jig. Does it space the line of holes 37 millimeters from the edge? Are they spaced 32 mm apart?

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#3 posted 1920 days ago

I wonder could you tell us the price and also how easy did you find it to use??It looks easy enough but I would make one if this was pricey.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 1920 days ago

Thanks for the reveiw. For years I used a strip of peg board and a 1/4” forestner bit.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1920 days ago

I have the same jig and it works great. Just make sure that you hold it tight to the bottom and the sides. The human and still screw it up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 1920 days ago

I have a similar jig from rockler. Very easy to use and comes with a bit with a bushing to avoid chewing up the jig and the bit has a built in depth stop. The jig is $34.99. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5876&filter=shelf%20pin%20jig

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#7 posted 1920 days ago

I have never heard of this one. Looks good though. Price?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 1920 days ago

Is this a router based jig (if so does it have a collet with it?) or a simple drilling template?

Thanks for the info, it’s always useful.
—Joe

-- JMP

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#9 posted 1919 days ago

I like the peg board idea A1Jim…......quick, cheap and easy.

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#10 posted 1919 days ago

For those who asked what it costs… I did not purchase this (as I stated in the review) I borrowed it; but, because I’m such a nice guy I googled it for you: Woodhaven Shelf Pin Jig

Offset from edge: 1 1/2”
Cost @ Woodcraft: $26.99
Used With: router or a drill; does not include the bits

Finding information on the internet: Priceless

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 1919 days ago

Wow I thought your jig would have been much more money than that seems very fair to me the perspex one looks more breakable to me but Maybe I am wrong .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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