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Craftsman Drill Guide -- Accuracy and Stability
Whether you're making toys or drilling for a garage project, the Craftsman Drill Guide Accessory will give you the accuracy you need.
Mount the guide at an angle or on a flat surface to help define uniform drill patterns or sanding work.
Use with your custom-made or pre-bought jigs for most projects--fancy wooden wreaths and bird houses or metal tubing for a garden fountain. This drill guide will give you the flexibility you want in your workshop.
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Added on May 13, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
I love the idea of this portable drill press. I even love the four holes I drilled with it... until it broke. For a tool that has the words "precision" and "accuracy" on the box, the construction was neither. First, the handle hole in the base was off center from the ribs holding the nut, so the handle couldn't be attached without re-drilling the hole. Far worse, the bushing for the chuck was warped and cracked, keeping the chuck from spinning freely and causing the bit to wobble. After drilling only my fourth hole, the top snap ring holding the chuck in place came off due to the warped bushing rim. Since the rim rises above the shank's snap ring groove on one side, the snap ring can't be reattached. Hence the tool is now fatally broken. I'd expect this from a H***** F****** tool, but Craftsman? Highly disappointing. But you should get one anyway. I'm sure the inspector that approved my drill guide has been fired.
Santa Rosa, CA
Not as rigid as the old Portalign I have on my corded drill but I can use this anywhere with my cordless drill and put it on and take it off in seconds. Plus it does angles, which I haven't tried yet. I have experienced NONE of the problems that those who gave it 1 or 2 stars experienced. It comes nearly completely assembled so the assembly instructions are almost irrelevant. I would have preferred that the base plate were smaller. My Portalign is 4 3/4" diameter, this one is 6", but you can effectively reduce this to ~5 3/8" by removing the rubber pads, as others have mentioned.
Newport News, VA
The assembly instructions do not match reality but its fairly easy to figure it out. Being a member of the Order of the Wandering Drill Bit I can envision vast improvement to my projects using the drill guide. Trying to get both legs aligned and locked at the same angle will require some thought. I'm guessing a framing square for setting it at 90-degrees would work and perhaps a piece of heavy cardboard or a small section of thin plywood could be used for setting it at an angle.
The sliding mechanism is good, the adjustability is good, the base is good, the handle is good, BUT the the shaft that the drill locks onto, and the chuck that holds the bit, both wobble, making the entire tool useless. I'm going to try and exchange it for another and see if I just happened to get a bad one.
Fair Oaks, CA
Does exactly what it's suppose to do. Definately designed for homeowner use and not proffessional use. My only complaints are that it's regular price is a little too high, $20 would be perfect, and the chuck is only 3/8ths instead of 1/2in and I wish the chuck key had some way of attaching to the guide. Since its not attached in any way I know I'm gonna loose it eventually. Craftsman Proffessional should make a version of this with a 1/2in chuck and get rid of all the plastic pieces and replace them with metal. I'd deffinately wouldnt mind paying around $30-$40 for that.
The item works Perfectly as advertised! I mounted to one of my benches and ran it through all of the angles I would need to drill wood doll holes and had no problems at all!
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