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Craftsman  Drill Guide

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Drill guide.

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Added on May 13, 2010

 

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Edgar
Apr 14 , 2007
Drill Guide
Clever jig. Very useful. I still own one of the original drill jigs from about 20 years ago manufactured by Portalign Tool Co. of San Diego, Calif. (a company now long gone). Even with a drill press, the number of times I have reached for this little guy is beyond count; it can perform operations that would be simply impractical or almost impossible on a drill press. The biggest difference from the original is that this one can drill holes at an angle and mount on a workbench with flat head wood screws. Nice improvements. And, if you occasionally want to edge sand using through 2 diameter sanding drums, the instructions show how to mount it under a 2-1/4 hole to do just that (see Craftsman 21 piece sanding drum kit #25262). The first thing I did when I unpacked it was to remove those pesky springs on the guide bars (they do serve a useful purpose, but not for me), remove the rubber pieces on the base (I prefer a flat machined surface), and spray it with a silicone product for smoother operation. My old Portalign still sits on one of my shelves, but I'm afraid its been replaced. Wonderful little jig, and Sears has the best price around for this little fellow.
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WoodowrkerLee
Jan 13 , 2012
The Craftsman Drill Guide - not easy to use

First, the product was missing two of the parts - the chuck key and the handle.  Still haven't been able to get them.  When using the guide I found the action to be rough; it was difficult to get the slides to compress smoothly.  It is OK on a flat, horizontal surface, but it moves around when used in other orientations.  It could benefit from a chuck that does not need a chuck key.  I would recommend looking for another brand.

 

wwwwwwww

Waterford, WI

Jun 20 , 2014
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Did the job

Used this tool to drill through 4x4 posts and sleeves to run cabling. Without this tool, who knows how straight the holes would have been. This tool was the key to the operation.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 8 , 2014
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so easy to use

very nice thanks.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Apr 20 , 2014
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A very handy tool

This was very useful in helping me make some wooden toys for my kids. Easy to set up and easy to use

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ProctorSilex

Elkton, MD

Apr 13 , 2014
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it works

I used it for the first time to drill 1/2" (drill bit) and 7/8" (hole saw) holes in schedule 40 pipe. Despite clamping the pipe and guide to a solid table, it did not do a great job at keeping the holes straight through, however, it did help a bit with preventing the bit from walking a lot and helped me support the drill the whole time so that I could focus more on pressure and cutting fluid. The chuck has mediocre grip and the key should be larger to use comfortably. I am afraid that the important plastic parts will break. It worked in a pinch for me on a low tolerance project and I expect it to be useful on large or unwieldy objects. It should do better on softer and less demanding materials, but it could never be a replacement for a good drill press.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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edsch01

Dallas, TX

Jan 27 , 2013
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Perfect Drill Guide

This drill guide is the perfect solution for those times that you want to drill straight holes without worrying about it. For example I needed to drill straight holes in the studs in my home for lag screws, and this guide allowed me to do it easily. This tool does not replace the hole precission you can get with a drill press; however, you cannot use a drill press to drill holes on a wall or out in the field. This tool is perfect for what it was designed to do!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Geno1224

Lake Villa, IL

Jan 25 , 2013
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So_So

This came with one part missing (Thumbscrew). Tried to find one at Ace but they had none with metric threads. After an hour on phone with Sears I finally have one coming. There are 2 ridges on base where handle fits but the hole in base was off center so I had to taper handle to fit. Like "woodworker Lee" I had problems with carriage binding on slides. The slides have a depth stop on one side thereby compressing springs at different rate. Remedy = I cut a piece of 1/2" PVC 3/8" long for opposite side, or, just remove depth stop. Quality? Not so good but whadda expect from China! I really hate buying something new and then have to modify it to make it work!


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joannekei

Knightdale, NC

May 25 , 2012
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can't get parts for it

After a little more than one year of use the upper sleeve bushing totally disintegrated into dust and the bottom bushing slipped out of place, allowing the shaft to wobble. I tried to find parts on Sears.com but the site would not recognize either the model number on the box or on the instruction manual and it did not recognize the bushing part number either. The Sears chat function did not find anything. A live person at least found the drill guide but could not find anything on a parts search. Finally I checked another drill guide available on the Sears website, went to their website (Wolfcraft) and found their manual, which is identical to the Sears manual. I have contacted Wolfcraft for parts info and am waiting for a reply. I am disappointed in Sears but the drill guide worked fine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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WoodowrkerLee

Columbia, TN

Jan 13 , 2012
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The Craftsman Drill Guide - not easy to use

First, the product was missing two of the parts - the chuck key and the handle.  Still haven't been able to get them.  When using the guide I found the action to be rough; it was difficult to get the slides to compress smoothly.  It is OK on a flat, horizontal surface, but it moves around when used in other orientations.  It could benefit from a chuck that does not need a chuck key.  I would recommend looking for another brand.


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mbwoodworks

Lancaster, California

Jan 1 , 2012
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A great, cheap alternative to a drill press.

Love this drill guide! Price is great, especially compared to the price of a drill press. Very versitale. Love the ability to drill round stock and edges. Only gave 4 stars because the slide sticks a little bit. Had to lube the slides and the drill.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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wbsisk

MOORE, Oklahoma

Dec 28 , 2011
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The Craftsman Drill guide is a versatile tool

Searching for a drill guide I did not find a host of them available. I chose the Craftsman because of my years of experience with Craftsman tools (great products). I have not been disappointed. There are times when a drill press is just too cumbersome and non-portable. And doing angles is often impossible with a press. Any tool has its limitations, and this guide is no exception, but if you use it for what it is designed to do, and do not push its limitations, I think anyone would be satisfied with it.

 

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