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Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 04:58 AM »
I have a similar version. I haven't used it much, but my recollection is that it is a great workaround when a drill press isn't practical or convenient.
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Offline Scorpion

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 08:16 AM »
Growing up I remember seeing one of these under my dads workbench.  He had only necessary tools given the times.   It nicely enabled him to drill holes drill-press style without having a drill-press.  This unit looks a lot nicer than the one he had.  Recalling his usage issues, the biggest challenge was keeping the unit in place as you're drilling the angled hole.  If you can clamp it to the object it works well.  If you think you'll hold it in place with that handle I suspect it'll end up where my father left his (under the bench).

Since I don't need to be mobile, this is one of the tools I just have no desire to own..


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Offline mattmass

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 08:43 AM »
I have a similar style guide, which I've used a bunch. It has tons of slop, and also also vibrates quite badly while in use. I would really love a press, but I just don't have the room. I suppose a guide is better than nothing, but mine is definitely not great.

This one looks nice and solid. The clamping/attachment options are also interesting. That's something I've struggled with as well, particularly when using at angles. And, a centrotec-compatible shank really adds to the convenience. Would prefer a ratcheting chuck, though.

I'd love to give it a shot - any one know if it is available in NA?

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 10:37 AM »
Coming to the US via Lee Valley?
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Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 10:45 AM »
I have a similar style guide, which I've used a bunch. It has tons of slop, and also also vibrates quite badly while in use. I would really love a press, but I just don't have the room. I suppose a guide is better than nothing, but mine is definitely not great.

This one looks nice and solid. The clamping/attachment options are also interesting. That's something I've struggled with as well, particularly when using at angles. And, a centrotec-compatible shank really adds to the convenience. Would prefer a ratcheting chuck, though.

I'd love to give it a shot - any one know if it is available in NA?

If its the one from Rockler I have it and yeah it's very sloppy, I can free hand as well.

I would love to check this version out, it looks solid!
« Last Edit: August 25, 2017, 10:48 AM by Dovetail65 »
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Offline clark_fork

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 01:40 PM »
 Lots of choices:

http://wonderfulengineering.com/10-best-drill-guide-systems/

but I get good results for non-angled holes from Big Gator

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Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 03:23 PM »
The only one on that list worth buying is big gator, I have tried them all and still own at least 3 of those models.
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 06:45 PM »
Lots of choices:

http://wonderfulengineering.com/10-best-drill-guide-systems/

but I get good results for non-angled holes from Big Gator

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I use one of those myself. Simple and good product.
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Offline Cheese

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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 07:33 PM »
Make it 4 for Big Gator...I also have their ANSI tap guide, it's slick.  [cool]

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 08:25 AM »
FWIW...just noticed that Big Gator is having a 11% off sale on all of their guides.

http://www.shop.biggatortools.com/Standard-V-DrillGuide-1-8-3-8-STD1000DGNP-STD1000DGNP.htm

If you purchase these guides from Woodcraft, they come just mounted on a card, however if you purchase these from Big Gator directly, they come in a nice plastic storage case. The same style case that precision tooling is packaged in.

Offline rst

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 08:34 AM »
Thanks for the heads up regarding Big Gator...just ordered the two sets going from 1/8 - 1/2.  I should have had them the last two days as I installed two steel entrances and they would have been mush better than the eyeball and square method for installing the hardware.   [unsure]

Offline deepcreek

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 09:23 AM »
Be sure to check Amazon for Big Gator drill guides.  They're less expensive there.
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Offline tazprime38

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 02:08 PM »
I have a similar guide to the gator one but is a type of plastic with steel inserts.

Anyone know of a supplier for those type of plastic storage tubes as I need some preferably in the UK? What is thete proper name so maybe I could do a search?

Offline Cheese

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 02:31 PM »
Google Beckett Packaging or

End mill storage
« Last Edit: August 30, 2017, 02:34 PM by Cheese »

Offline VW MICK

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2017, 03:00 PM »
That looks nice.very handy

Is it available in woodpeckers red though

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Offline tazprime38

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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2017, 08:32 PM »
Google Beckett Packaging or

End mill storage

Cheese , thank you. Just what I was looking for. Now I have to see if I can buy from them without the minimum quantities😕

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2017, 08:51 AM »
Cheese , thank you. Just what I was looking for. Now I have to see if I can buy from them without the minimum quantities😕

Ya, the Beckett Packaging info was just to get you heading in the right direction. The real issue as you've stated, is finding a source to purchase small quantities.  [tongue]

Offline Kevin D.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2017, 08:58 AM »
Coming to the US via Lee Valley?

It's already been here for a few years now.  Made by MilesCraft.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=73237&cat=1,180,42311

I bought one a few years ago when it came out and have used it a few times.  It works fine.
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2017, 02:28 PM »
Coming to the US via Lee Valley?

It's already been here for a few years now.  Made by MilesCraft.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=73237&cat=1,180,42311

I bought one a few years ago when it came out and have used it a few times.  It works fine.
Ive seen that one before but that one definitely doesnt look as well built as the UJK one.
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Offline Kevin D.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2017, 02:51 PM »
Probably not, but I've been cautious when using it and it has been fine for me thus far.
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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2017, 03:22 PM »
There have been several threads on mobile devices to allow the drilling of angled holes. This device seems a step up in quality from the cheaper versions

https://knowledge.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-drill-guide/?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image+-+New+UJK+Technology+Drill+Guide&utm_content=Drill+perfect+holes+without+a+pillar+drill&utm_campaign=17wk32jh1+UJK+Technology+Drill+Guide

look for this UJK Drill Guide accessory at TSO Products along with the UJK ParfGuide System sometime later next month (October).

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2017, 05:37 PM »
Sure hope you're not pulling our leg @Hans Especially about the Parf Guide System!


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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2017, 09:00 PM »
Sure hope you're not pulling our leg @Hans Especially about the Parf Guide System!


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@Rusty Miller  - no, we're certainly not pulling anyone's leg.
We're bringing in an opening quantity of stock, selling first come - first served after announcement on TSO Insider and here on the FOG.
Customer response will determine our future stock levels, as you would expect. Neither of these items are high production volume so we generally encounter some lead time before our stock orders are shipped to us from the UK.

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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2017, 08:29 AM »
Thanks Han!  Put me down for one of the first Parf Guides you get!!

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2017, 12:19 PM »
@Rusty Miller - you're on "THE LIST" for a ParfGuide.
please email your contact information to
info@tsoproducts.com

thanks
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Offline Bob D.

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« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2017, 01:44 PM »
I am looking forward to one of Peter's in-depth product reviews of the new UJK Drill Guide.
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Offline Holmz

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« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2017, 08:30 AM »
How long do people wait?
The Mafell BST and the powered version have been around a long time, and the Protools version probably a decade or more.

These are not new concepts...


Offline tazprime38

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2017, 08:41 PM »
Went to the local Axminster store in High Wycombe to check this ukj drill guide out on Saturday.

Sadly there were none in stock as they have been recalled due to a part breaking from a casting issue. The part is being redesigned so casting will not cause issues.

Was told it could be around three months before the new stock  come in.

I think a side fence like a router's parallel side fence would be a cool improvement to enable drilling preset distances from an edge that is repeatable. This would be beneficial for euro cam and dowel fittings and hinge drilling to name a few.

Offline neilc

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2017, 09:46 PM »
I ordered and received one a couple of weeks back.  It's probably the best drill guide that I have found.  Really rigid and nicely made.

I had an older, but similarly capable one years ago  but it required removal of the chuck on the drill.  This one works with the Centrotec adapter and is really handy when you want accuracy but can't bring the piece to the drill press.

With shipping and the exchange rate, I think the cost was about $155.

You could easily add a fence / measuring setup with a wooden base screwed to the bottom, since it comes with predrilled holes for adapting to a base.