"We wanted to take the drill guide to the next level by offering the perfect combination of precision and portability. Everything about it is bigger and better – and for some users, it could eliminate the expense of a larger drill press." - Steve Krohmer, vice president of product development.
MEDINA, Minn. (PRWEB) July 22, 2020
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced a heavy-duty drill guide and accessory vise that combine the control and precision of a stationary drill press with the portability of a handheld drill.
At 14-1/2" tall, the Portable Drill Guide is more robust than many other drill guides on the market. Steel guide posts provide heft and stability, and the beefy aluminum chuck carriage maintains alignment for smooth, accurate drilling. While other guides typically have 3/8" chucks, the smooth ball-bearing chuck on the Portable Drill Guide fits bit shanks up to 1/2" in diameter. It offers more than 8" in spindle travel for deep drilling, and the large pass-through opening in the sturdy base allows drilling workpieces of virtually any length.
"We wanted to take the drill guide to the next level by offering the perfect combination of precision and portability,” said Steve Krohmer, Rockler's vice president of product development. "Everything about it is bigger and better – and for some users, it could eliminate the expense of a larger drill press."
In addition to the larger 1/2" bit capacity, the drill guide's chuck features a 1/4" hex shank at the other end that fits any handheld drill and works with quick-change chucks for speedy connection and removal of the drill.
The guide also features a stop for setting drilling depth for repeat applications, as well as V-shaped supports in the base that center dowels and other round stock under the bit. The easy-to-grip handle and knob have rubber overmolds to provide a solid, comfortable grip, and they allow the user to lock in the drilling angle anywhere from directly vertical to 60°, using the clearly marked angle lines.
The Self-Centering Drill Vise can be combined with the Portable Drill Guide to hold workpieces up to 3" x 3" for precise drilling in any length of stock.
Jaws at both ends open and close in sync to perfectly center the workpiece — making the vise ideal for drilling turning blanks. Like the drill guide, the vise is made from durable steel and aluminum.
Although it was designed to mount to the Portable Drill Guide, the vice can also be mounted to a different base or used on its own as a typical drill press vise.
The Rockler Portable Drill Guide is priced at $149.99, while the Self-Centering Drill Vise is priced at $99.99. Rockler also offers a package deal including both new products for $219.99. The Guide and Vice are available for purchase exclusively online at http://www.rockler.com or at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, as well as through the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, visit http://www.rockler.com or call 1-877-ROCKLER.
About Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
Celebrating its 66th anniversary as a family-run business, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nation’s premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high-quality woodworking products. Rockler has 37 retail locations across 20 states, as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.
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