Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Dowel Press
Woodpeckers OneTime Tools® are special tools available for a limited time. After the ordering period for the tool closes,
Woodpeckers makes the tools and delivers them at a later date. You will be charged for the tool when you place your order.
Order closing date for this WoodPeckers OneTime Tool® is October 31, 2016.
Scheduled delivery for this WoodPeckers OneTime Tool® is May, 2017.
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Make Perfect Dowels for Decorative or Blind Joinery from Any Wood Species
DIY Dowels Right in Your Shop. Woodpeckers latest OneTIME Tool, the Dowel Press, makes it easy to produce more dowels than you can shake a stick at. And you can
make them in numerous sizes in any wood species from ash to zebrawood. You don’t even need a power tool!
Think about it. the Woodpeckers Dowel Press opens limitless design and creative possibilities with exposed dowel joinery. Alternately, you can conveniently make regular hardwood
dowels from scraps right in your shop. With the Dowel Press, you’ll never run out of dowels in the middle of a project.
A Range Of Dowel Sizes and Styles! Whether you need beefy dowels for stout furniture joints or small ones for more delicate applications, the Dowel Press has
you covered. You can make smooth 3/4" dowels, and smooth or fluted dowels in 1/2", 3/8" and 1/4" sizes. If you want to make metric sized dowels
the metric kit makes 10mm, 8mm, 6mm and 5mm sizes.
No Muss, No Fuss, Perfect Sized Dowels. With Woodpeckers Dowel Press, you’ll never have to sharpen a blade. You’ll never endure the tedious trial and error,
adjust and re-adjust the blade routine to get the exact size. There’s no need to fiddle with a blade angle to get a clean cut. That’s because the Dowel Press comes
with 16 precision-machined dies.
These dies are made from A2 steel that’s heat treated to a Rockwell hardness of 60c. The heavy cutting edge is machined at a 90° angle and will provide long
lasting, high performance before getting dull. When sharpening is required, simply rub the flat die surface in a circular motion on a sharpening stone. And because
there isn’t a taper, the hole shape will stay round and the diameter true for the life of the die.
The Simplicity Of The Dowel Press Is Its Genius. To make a dowel you start with a square blank 6" long (or less) and about 1/16"
larger than your desired dowel size.
Let’s say you want a 1/2" finished dowel. You insert the first die– sized at .550"– in the headstock. It just slips into place and is always perfectly centered.
Place the dowel blank in the self-centering tailstock and tighten the blank between the headstock and tailstock. Now press the blank through the die cranking the
handle. On the first pass, the blank’s square corners are sheared off.
Next, insert the .510" die and press the blank again. Now make a finish quality cut using the .500" die. Since you’re only taking a .010" cut a smooth dowel
is produced. That is, unless, you wanted a fluted dowel. In that case you’d insert the .500" die with machined flute cutters for one final pass. These same
simple steps apply to whatever dowel size you make.
This Bad Boy’s A Beast. Any tool or machine user knows first quality always starts with solid construction and ends with fine detailing. You won’t be
disappointed with the Woodpeckers Dowel Press. This aluminum and steel beast measures 15-1/2" x 2-7/8" by 4-5/8" tall and weighs in at about 10 pounds. The
5/8" diameter acme threaded screw travels through an oil less bearing for years of maintenance free use.
All Woodpecker tools are machined in their shop just outside Cleveland, Ohio.
Woodpeckers Dowel Press comes with all 16 interchangeable dies in Imperial sizes laser engraved with decimal sizes and includes finish sized dies for smooth 3/4"
dowels and smooth and fluted dowels for 1/2", 3/8" and 1/4" sizes. Or choose the 16-piece millimeter die kit to produce 5mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm sizes.
Or, you can order an add-on millimeter kit for the inch sized dies that includes the 5mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm dies. All die sets come in a protective case with custom-cut
Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Dowel Press
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