Woodpeckers Universal Cross Dowel Jig

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WOODPECKERS-UNIVERSAL-CROSS-DOWEL-JIG-GROUP

Build Clever Furniture Designed to Move and Store


Design and build quality furniture that assembles in minutes with Woodpeckers new Universal Cross Dowel Jig. A “cross dowel” is a handy piece of hardware with standard threads cut across a standard dimension steel dowel. Drill two intersecting holes in one piece of stock and a matching hole in its mating piece and you have a joint with mechanical strength equal or greater than the most complicated traditional joinery. 

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Product Image Product Name Price
Woodpeckers Universal Cross Dowel Jig Deluxe Kit Woodpeckers Universal Cross Dowel Jig Deluxe Kit SKU: UCDJ
Includes all Drill Bushings - #10, 1/4”, 5/16”, and 3/8” bolts and guide bushings for 3/8”, 1/2” and 5/8” outside diameter cross dowels.

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$179.99
Woodpeckers Universal Cross Dowel Jig Basic Kit Woodpeckers Universal Cross Dowel Jig Basic Kit SKU: UCDJ14
Includes Bushings for #10 and 1/4" only.

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$109.99
16mm Drill Guide Bushing For 3/8-16 Cross Dowels 16mm Drill Guide Bushing For 3/8-16 Cross Dowels SKU: UCDJ-DB-16

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$24.99
12mm Drill Guide Bushing For 5/16-18 Cross Dowels 12mm Drill Guide Bushing For 5/16-18 Cross Dowels SKU: UCDJ-DB-12

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$21.99
.406 Drill Guide Bushing For 3/8-16 Bolts .406 Drill Guide Bushing For 3/8-16 Bolts SKU: UCDJ-DB-406

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$13.99
.344 Drill Guide Bushing For 5/16-18 Bolts .344 Drill Guide Bushing For 5/16-18 Bolts SKU: UCDJ-DB-344

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$12.99

Woodpeckers Universal Cross Dowel Jig

The trick in cross dowel joinery is getting the hole for the cross dowel exactly centered with the bolt hole. That’s where Woodpeckers Universal Cross Dowel Jig comes in. By wrapping around your workpiece, you have stainless steel guide bushings on the end and the side at the same time, and they’re on exactly the same centerline. The end guide bushing directs your drill bit perfectly straight for the bolt hole and the side guide bushing does the same for the cross-dowel insertion hole. 

Not only is cross dowel joinery strong, the joint can be put together and taken apart as many times as you like without ever loosing integrity. You can build an apartment full of furniture that all knocks down to a small stack of boards and a bag full of hardware. 

Our product development staff worked hard to put the “Universal” into the Universal Cross Dowel Jig. It accommodates all the cross-dowel sizes on the market, from tiny 10-24’s up to the massive 3/8”-16tpi versions made for workbench leg stretchers. The cross-dowel position can be adjusted from 7/8” up to 2-7/8” from the end of the board. The bolt hole can be centered on stock from 3/4" up to 1-3/4" thick. 

The hole for the cross dowel can be stopped, hiding the cross dowel on the outside of the project, or drill a hole all the way through and use the cross dowel as an accent. We manufacture a line of bright-finished stainless steel cross dowels to add some style to your project. As you can tell, the design possibilities are limited only by your imagination. 

The Universal Cross Dowel Jig comes with guide bushings for clearance of #10, 1/4", 5/16", and 3/8" bolts and guide bushings for 3/8", 1/2" and 5/8" outside diameter cross dowels. Scales for locating the bushings are graduated in both inch and metric measurements. Indicators are laser-cut into the stainless steel locating washers, making it easy to position the jig on your centerline and hit your measurements accurately.

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Country of Manufacture United States
Product Manual Woodpeckers_Univ-Cross-Dowel-Jig_2.0_Instruction Book_REV012519.pdf

Universal Cross Dowel Jig - FAQ

Q: What size drill bits do I need to use this tool?

A: Depending on which model you purchased, Basic or Deluxe, you will need

  • 7/32” bit for 10-24 connector bolts
  • 9/32” bit for 1/4-20 connector bolts
  • 11/32” bit for 5/16-18 connector bolts
  • 13/32” bit for 3/8-16 connector bolts
  • 10mm bit for 10-24 and 1/4-20 cross dowel
  • 12mm bit for 5/16-18 cross dowels
  • 16mm or ⅝” drill bit for 3/8-16 cross dowels