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Woodpeckers Combination Shelf Pin Drill Template

Woodpeckers Combination Shelf Pin Drill Template
Highland Item # 162681

Price : $84.99
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Woodpeckers Combination Shelf Pin Drill Template

The Woodpeckers Shelf Pin Template makes it easy to accurately and reliably drill holes spaced correctly for 1/4" or 5mm shelf pins. The sturdy 3/8" thick phenolic template has 38 precision milled guide holes (21 1/4" and 17 5mm.)

Position the template on your workpiece using the steel guide pins (3 for 1/4" and 3 for 5mm - all included). The guide holes for 1/4" shelf pins are at a 1" on-center spacing and can be set for 1-1/2", 2" or 2-1/2" setback. The guide holes for 5mm shelf pins are at a 32mm on-center spacing with a 37mm setback. All guide holes are 3/8" ID for use with self-centering drill bits or a 3/8" OD router template guide (see below for details). While the jig is only 23" long, it can be easily re-positioned to continue drilling shelf pin holes on longer pieces.

Please note that this jig does NOT come with a self centering drill bit.

There are two options for drilling the shelf pin holes.

Drill - corded or cordless
This is the simplest method. All you need is a drill and a Self Centering Shelf Drill bit (sold separately). The drill bit seats in the guide holes of the template so your holes will be precisely placed. Make sure you guide your drill carefully so the holes are perpendicular. — Self-centering drill bit sold separately.

Plunge Router
Use a router with a 3/8" OD template guide bushing and 1/4" or 5mm down-cut spiral bit (sold separately). The router cuts the holes faster than a drill, the plunge mechanism of the router ensures that the holes will be exactly perpendicular and the down-cut spiral bit ensures a clean cut - even in veneered plywood. — Router bit & template guide bushing sold separately.

Made in USA.

Additional Information

Download instruction manual for Shelf Pin Template

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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