Hard to believe that this simple hand tool replaces my expensive, milled, red metal doweling system. It replaces my other fancy metal doweling tools that I've gathered over the years. It's so darn trivial to use that I am now doweling everything. The tool is solid and easy to hold. It solves edge to face, edge to edge, for three sizes of dowels. It doesn't easily address offset doweling for edge-to-edge on different thicknesses, but no tool solves that alone. Save yourself a lot of money and pain and buy this great tool.
This is a great product. I had previously ordered and returned two other jigs because they did not fits my project needs as well as this one. I wish that I had found this one first. PROS: The 1/4" bushing is actually 1/4" and not 6mm advertised as 1/4". The knobs for adjusting the fence are much easier to adjust than the screws on other jigs. The side center line guide is much more useful (at least to me) than the ruler guide on other jigs.
Very versatile little device without spending a lot of money. It allows centering by turning it upside down. Aligning opposite side dowels by fitting them in the front slot really made things easy. Using a grip to hold the device will make consistent hole placements.
If you have never used a dowel jog before like me, it was confusing. I highly recommend watching the video tutorial on YouTube to get a better idea of it's capabilities. As soon as I did that everything made sense and has made perfectly aligned holes for my table I'm building. The metal holes are getting shaved and that's my fault but it doesn't seem to affect it's accuracy at all. I'll probably buy another once this one wears down or breaks. I with the whole thing was made of metal instead of plastic. I'm afraid I'm going to drop it and it's going to shatter.
Gadgets come & gadgets go - but If you're joining anything with dowels, this is simplest and surest way to have it turn out right - and this is the best deal on the net. You could easily pay much more for the same tool.