Without sounding like a kid on Christmas morning, the Dowelmax is perhaps
one of the best jigs I have ever used, for any task. ... Dowelmax jig
has restored my faith in the possibility and usefulness that dowel
joints offer. I have never seen another dowel jig that is as accurate,
as simple to use and as uncomplicated as the Dowelmax system. The precise
engineering of the system is something other jig makers should really
be ashamed of. I can certainly recommend this system with my highest
praise. It is solid, it has proven to do what it says it will do, and
it is great fun to use.
Dean Bielanowski, OnlineToolReviews.
joints with the Dowelmax"
As I looked it over, my first thought was that it had a fit and finish
more like an aircraft part than a woodworking jig.... I can't think
of many tools that can do as much or as well for a comparable cost.
Shopnotes Magazine, March/April 2005
doweling jig we've ever used"
The Dowelmax doweling jig is... dead-on accurate and a breeze to use.
Rated 5 stars out of 5.
Wood Magazine, May 2003
STARS OUT OF 5!
You can't beat this Dowelmax system for ease of use, speed, strength,
accuracy, and totally precise joints - Bob Feeser (Springfield, PA)
I am not an experienced woodworker, so I have learned and experimented
with different methods of joinery, including using biscuits. Even though
I had inconsistent results with the biscuit, it did work pretty well.
However, the Dowelmax has been much, much easier and quicker to use
and significantly more accurate. The resulting joints are dead-on accurate,
strong and almost seamless. - R. L. Powley (Hoboken, NJ)
It easily replaces a pocket joiner and a biscuit joiner, and simply
cannot be beat for speed or precision. If you have been mortizing and
tennoning, chances are you can get an equally secure joint much faster
using this tool and multiple rows of dowels, in a lot less time.- J.
W Wendt (Lubbock, TX)
Universal Tape Gauge by Dowelmax
(Patent Fully Insured Against Infringement)
The Universal Tape Gauge is now available at Lee Valley and Woodcraft stores
The old inaccurate method of taking an approximate inside measurement.
The new UTG method for taking an inside measurement that is accurate to within 1/64 of an inch or better. The Tape Gauge is ideal for applications such as the gap free installation of crown molding, studs, shelves, windowsills and for accurately checking the lengths and assembled squareness of framework components.
INSIDE MEASUREMENT: To obtain a precise inside measurement, extend tape so outer surface of tape hook and rear stop touch inner surfaces. Take precise reading from crosshair, then: ADD 5 INCHES
OUTSIDE MEASUREMENT: To obtain a precise outside measurement (using crosshair) hook tape over edge of workpiece, butt forward stop against side of workpiece. Take precise reading from crosshair, then: SUBTRACT 1 INCH
To mark work piece for cut, hook tape over edge. Lock tape at desired size. For precise measurement, reading from the crosshair, add 1 inch to the desired size.
Use sharp pencil and angle pencil on 10 degree beveled UTG Forward Stop to obtain most accurate result. Mark work piece.
CALIBRATION: To calibrate Universal Tape Gauge for inside measurement within thousandths of an inch, use digital caliper set at (eg.) 6 inches. Reading from the cross hair, set the tape to inch and ten calibrate the UTG using the allen screw UTG Rear Stop
Universal Tape Gauge
Extend and lock tape, then install your tape measure into carrier with tape extending under lens as shown above.
Compatible with 99% of all existing tape measures`