What started out years ago as a simple piece of peg board to guide a drill bit into wood, has evolved into a fierce competition among woodworking companies to offer you a sophisticated solution for drilling pre-measured holes into wood.
All of the shelf pin jigs are good at what they do, but some jigs are definitely easier to use than others, and particulary in certain settings. For example, some jigs are used with a hand held router. This works great if your work piece can lay flat; not so good if your working on a project (think cabinet) that has already been assembled! That’s not to say that router type jigs don’t have a place in your shop. They can be very efficient in production work.
A Variety of Jigs to Consider:
With that in mind, we’ll take a look at router-based jigs and hand-held-drill type jigs. Again all offer a unique solution depending on the job at hand. Stay tuned . . .