Updated April 17, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 8 Best Dowel Jigs

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We spent 22 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Whether you’re a weekend woodworker or a professional carpenter, you’ll appreciate the convenience and precision provided by a quality dowel jig. This handy tool helps you align and drill holes when joining boards together to craft tables, bookcases, and more. You'll enjoy a sturdy finished product, with no unsightly screws visible. Here we rank them for durability, ease-of-use and price. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best dowel jig on Amazon.

8. Wolfcraft 4641404

7. Evwoge Precise

6. Eagle America Wide Capacity

5. Wolfcraft 3751405

4. Milescraft 1309 Kit

3. Task Premium

2. Dowl-it 1000

1. Rockler 3/8” Kit

Editor's Notes

April 16, 2019:

The dowel jig has been used in woodworking for centuries. It’s a clever way of joining two boards or other materials in a seamless manner. Not all of today’s models are created equal, however, so you’ll want to do your research and choose one with a quality build that offers the right features. For a selection that’s simple to use, look to the transparent Rockler 3/8” that appears on our list, and it’s also durable and won’t break the bank.

For one that’s stood the test of time, you can’t go wrong with the Dowl-It 1000, which is made with sturdy aluminum and steel components, clamps tightly shut, and conveniently offers 6 drill sizes. If you’re looking for a full kit, consider the Milescraft 1309, which comes with everything from the jig to the wood glue – except note that it does not offer a clamping mechanism.

No matter which you ultimately go with, all of the ones featured here are up to the task when it comes to proper alignment, durability, and design.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on April 17, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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