I was wondering what people's experiences have been trying to create Jigs
for guiding drill bits. I tend to find that wooden guides tend to develop
play over time (The softer the wood the sooner you get the play). I just
recently tried an aluminum jig, but it wasn't thick aluminum, and thus will
not keep the drill bit pointed straight. Is there a better/more permanent
way to make a drill jig?
jigs for drilling with a hand drill are by their nature temporary.
consider the number of holes you need to make. if it's 1 to 20 or so,
you can get away with hardwood. if it's more like a few hundred
consider bushing your jig with a tool steel sleeve (standard industry
practice). if it's going to be a lot of holes, thousands or more, you
probably need a dedicated machine.
I really like my crapsman Drill Guide...
Go to www.craftsman.com and search on "drill guide". I don't have a
drill press and use it along with some pegboard scrap for adjustable
shelf holes. I wish it had a keyless chuck, though.
Sears item #00967173000
Mfr. model #67173
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