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Offline Bugsysiegals

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8020 Drill Jig Needed with Drill Press?
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:32 PM »
As the title says, do I need to buy the $30 access hole jig or any other jigs for counterboring for anchor fasteners or can I just clamp the extrusion and use my drill press?  Not sure if these are to keep cordless drills straight or if the bit can walk on a press also. The jigs aren’t cheap but if they’re unnecessary I’ll save my money.

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: 8020 Drill Jig Needed with Drill Press?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 01:41 PM »
You can use the drill press but the jig is very handy with a portable drill. At some point you may want to add a hole on something already assembled. Be sure to keep the bushing lubed. A seized drill bit is a pain.

Offline promark747

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Re: 8020 Drill Jig Needed with Drill Press?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 02:00 PM »
I'd recommend getting the jig.  Keeps the spacing perfect and is very durable.

Offline rst

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Re: 8020 Drill Jig Needed with Drill Press?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 04:28 PM »
Ditto on the 8020 jigs, they insure accuracy and keep the holes square.  I have two, one for 10 series and one for 15 series.  They really do save time.  I use and have made drilling jigs with drill bushings for 38 years.  I do commercial glazing and use drilling jigs so that jobs can be prefabbed and assembled on site.  I prepped entire storefronts in the shop and hauled them three hours for installation.  Makes working like playing with erector sets, which I'm old enough to remember having.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 04:34 PM by rst »

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: 8020 Drill Jig Needed with Drill Press?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 07:23 PM »
Thanks for the advice!! I only see the jig for the access hole, does counterbore not have one?

Offline rst

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Re: 8020 Drill Jig Needed with Drill Press?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 07:29 PM »
no jig for counter bores, use one with same size pilot, I use wd-40 for lube, aluminum is gummy and galls