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We’ve covered jigs for drilling perpendicular holes without a drill press here, here, and here.  Though it may not be as versatile, Gladstone’s simple and elegant solution requires no assembly, and there are no parts to lose.

Gladstone makes their drill guide from hardened steel to last a lifetime. Looking somewhat like a miniature hockey puck with holes, it allows you to drill 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, and 1/2″ holes accurately with just a hand drill. If you need an angled hole Gladstone recommends using a tapered “pillow” underneath the guide.  Say you need to drill an 80° hole — you’d create a shim with a 10° taper.

You’ll pay $22 for Gladstone’s drill guide.

Drill Guide [Gladstone Tools]
Drill Guide [Manny’s Woodworkers Place]

4 Responses to Drill Guide Might Make A Wicked Hockey Puck

  1. Andyman says:

    That is neat, although twenty-two dollars is rather pricey…

  2. Michael says:

    I’d like to see someone come up with a DIY model made from a hockey puck. Does anyone have a hockey puck I can borrow?

  3. Dan says:

    I remember seeing something like this a couple of years ago only it was marketed for starting taps. I copied the idea using a chunk of aluminum I found in the back of the shop.

  4. Kelly says:

    I cannot find a website or link to purchase this Gladstone’s drill guide.

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