TP-1934 Cabinet Hardware Jig w/ Case - Template For Installation Of Handles And Knobs On Doors And Drawers
TP-1934 Cabinet Hardware Jig w/ Case - Template For Installation Of Handles And Knobs On Doors And Drawers
Install Knobs and Handles without the tedious hours of measuring or making jigs – Fast, accurate hardware installation in seconds, every time.
Install Hardware: Simply, Accurately, The First Time.
For Cabinet Doors and Drawers
Set Hardware Spacing
Hold & Drill
Flip Tool to Opposite Cabinet Door
Imitations Won’t Do
While most cabinet hardware templates will replicate any error built into their design, our original jig is calibrated to +/- 0.001” square. Forged from a legacy of precision, the undeniable accuracy of the TP-1934 remains as the remarkable exception.
Pinnacle of Innovation
Realize the improvements that 20+ years of attention-to-detail have produced. Always scrutinizing, we never stop looking for ways to improve and strive for the best user experience possible.
Premium Build Quality
- Case hardened steel bushings
- Hardened aircraft aluminum
- Lightweight with steel strength
- Laser engraved rulers
- Stainless steel thumbscrews
- Made in USA
Why Use High-Grade Materials?
Fast and accurate drawer front centering
Introducing the TP-1934, the most accurate and versatile hardware jig on the market.
Built for speed, this tool doesn’t require marking or clamping. Created from a superior, hardened anodized aluminum that comes equipped with laser engraved rulers and case hardened bushings, its durability shockingly isn’t its greatest feature. Supported by a money back guarantee, the TP-1934 delivers a proven, step-by-step formula of accuracy, saving anyone who uses it from costly replacement do-over’s.
True Position Tools has invested heavily in designing the tool so both professional tradesmen and DIY’ers alike can realize the benefits after just one project. Our customers have been delighted to recognize the hours of labor and cost savings that result in just their first project, by using our product instead of other methods or instruments.
Discover what has been known for years: True Position Tools has forged a legacy of quality and accuracy in their products, all made here in the USA.
T-Square w/ Center Bushing
2x Sliding Drill Guides
Sliding End Stop
5mm Drill Bit
Blow Molded Carrying Case
Max C-C: 12″ (300mm)
Drawers: End Stop centers on any width of drawer up to 16″ depth
Doors: Centers on Stile and Rail minimum width 1/2″
Jig Body Material: Durable aircraft quality anodized aluminum
Bushings: 3x 5mm case hardened steel, Lifetime Warranty
Weight: 2.35 lbs
Notice: Proposition 65
Our “Precision Guarantee” promise is that each jig we produce is created to our exact specifications, with the highest quality American parts. We have meticulously refined professional grade components and a proprietary aerospace manufacturing process that makes accuracy its primary focus. We adhere to strict measurements and fine craftsmanship on our end because we know our customers value it on theirs. And we insist on extra time to test and precisely align each jig prior to shipping. Our goal is for everyone who purchases our jigs to experience unequaled precision and premium quality, along with measurable time and cost savings in using a superior tool. If you receive your hardware jig and feel that it’s not one of the best products you’ve ever purchased, return it to True Position Tools within 60 days of purchase for a full refund.
True Position Drill GuideUsed this for installing cabinet handles and it made the job very easy and every hole was spot on.Highly recommended.
I used the TP1934 for drilling out our custom kitchen cabinets handles. This was a dreaded task but wow was it easy with this! I looked at a few other jigs including the align rite, some cheaper ones from retail wood stores, but none matched the quality and ease of use of this product. I suggest getting the TP1935 if you have hardware with a spacing larger than 12′ to install or plan to do any adjustable shelving holes. We were able to add the long hardware / line boring extensions on separately but would have been cheaper to buy together. I highly suggest this product to anyone doing this professionally or a DIY homeowner like myself who likes things done right without re-do’s!
After doing some online and local home depot searching, decided on the basic tool for doing a kitchen and bath cabinets for pulls. No knobs done, pulls only that had two 8 32 screws. Tool works geat and easy to use.ProWould buy again (I like high quality tools that make hard tasks simple and fast)Would recommend if you want all the knobs/pulls to align well from door to drawerGreat quality product and shipping package well builtConCost is high so unless you have a big home project or do cabinets for a living hard to justify the costThe lock down screws have a hard plastic knurled finish. It does not seem to have good grip but okay…The tools knurled plastic knobs are easy to chip if the tool is handled roughly, but the tool kit comes with a few extra ones if you break one.The drill bit provided works okay but could be higher quality as it gums up easy in soft cabinet doorsOVERALLI Enjoy the tool and wife likes it as wellWould buy again if I had to do a ‘quality’ large kitchen and wanted the pulls and knobs placed correctly. (Or if you do this work for a living)Would not buy for a low quality cabinet single job due to the high cost of this tool
I’m a ‘suit’ with home repair / remodeling as a major hobby.For a total kitchen renovation, I decided to do most things myself – including installing 28 door / drawer pulls. This device is straightforward, simple to use, flawlessly designed and executed. For accuracy, time savings, confidence building and excellent results, the tp-1934 was well worth the price.
This jig works extremely well! Accurate scales made it simple to set drill guides to the proper spacing. Large contact point with door/drawer made it easy to hold the jig in place while drilling. Using this jig cuts the time to install cabinet/drawer hardware in half.
High Quility, easy to use, and saves time. I installed two kitchens with hardware, kitchens had the same amount of hardware, the first took 2 hours and 15 min. the next one took 1 hour and 30 min.The more I used the jig it took less time per handle.
I purchased the TP 1935, but for most people the TP 1934 will do.I build cabinets and everyone wants a different style and size pull or handle.This guide is precision made and can handle all of them.a simple twist of a knob and set the handle width. Twist the other knob and set the set off distance from the edge, top or bottom.Drill your holes and move on.I’ve dropped it on concrete and didn’t faze it.It’s a bit expensive but since it can easily handle whatever you throw at it I think it’s worth it.The only negative is the price.If they would knock about $50 off I think they would be a best seller!
Got this tool a while back and it has saved me so much time installing hardware. I definitely recommend getting the TP-1935! it really helps with those 32mm shelf holes. This tool has changed the way that I work now adays. can’t believe I ever got by making my own jigs for ever job. Fully adjustable and easy to work. If you are installing hardware, in the shop or on the job, get this tool!!
easy to use, and change from one size to another. I highly recommend it for any cabinet builder.I have been using wooden templates that I made myself for years but this eliminates the need for any of those any more.
Great professional quality jig. Very well constructed. Easy to set up. It will last a very long time.A carrying case would be nice for storage.
This is a great universal tool that is used everyday at our facility to mark and drill drawer fronts. A great time saving device.
The TP-1934 is not inexpensive. It is elegantly designed, beautifully made, and a joy to use. If you install hardware frequently do yourself a favor and buy one. It will pay for itself in no time with faster better work and fewer mistakes. If you are a DIYer and only have a few handles to install, well it’s hard to justify the cost, but on the other hand it is cheaper than messing up an expensive cabinet door.I bought it to install 9 pulls (though there will be more in the future). There were three different setups. It took just a few moments to set up the jig and drill the holes, correctly, every time. I’ve installed a fair number of pulls without this jig and I’m always nervous. The TP-1934 made the job easy, even fun. Eliminating the stress and mistakes from what can be a nerve wracking job was well worth the money. I don’t regret a penny of the price.
Ordered this jig based on reviews I read online at various sites.Had about 65 knobs & handles to install & lowest bid I got to install them was $300.So this jig paid for itself & then some.It’s easy to set up & use & is dead on once it is set and as long as you hold it tight against the workpiece.Plus, it’s made in the USA!
Great tool extremely efficient, I bought a set of cabinets and had to install the hardware. This tool worked great everything came out even and precise. I thought for sure I was gonna mess it up, but this tool is idiot proof-I love it and my wife is happy too. Came in one day after ordering.
I tried using the cheap plastic templates to install knobs and handles for a kitchen, but the hardware was apparently not a ‘standard’ size. This jig allowed me to customize the locations exactly and saved hours of tedious measuring.I only have two criticisms of the product:- The two pieces were misaligned by about 1/32 of an inch. It wasn’t enough to affect the final results, but for the price, they should have been perfect.- Why are the bushings 5mm? That might be okay for drilling shelf holes in a foreign country, but this particular model is advertised primarily for installing cabinet knobs and handles. I ended up using an Empire automatic center punch sheathed in a brass hobby tube to mark the holes. I would like to have seen an assortment of bushings or a custom center punch.Maybe I’m missing something because the cheap plastic templates were also 5mm, but I’ve never seen a 5mm knob screw.
Purchased to install Hardware throughout new home. This item is worth every penny and then some! Easy to use, very well made. Highly recommended.
We had to put pulls on kitchen and bath cabinets.This was an overall 70+ pulls.The jig madethe positioning easy and so accurate.NO miss drilled holes
Great tool, but way to expensive.I have friends in the machining industry and we both agree, it could be about 1/3 the price.
I enjoy tools good tools and this one is Fine well made, accurate and easy to setup and a pleasure to use. The instructions were well written and easy to understand. After it was set up I test fit a handle on it to double check my self ‘right on’. In the next day and a half I installed 100+ Handles on doors and drawers easily .
Just finished using the TP1934 to do a kitchen/ full pantry, master & guest baths & it worked great. No, actually it worked perfectly for about 75 cabinets & drawers.First time I’ve ever installed cabinethardware, and this was on our new cabinets, so needless to say I was a bit nervous. Lots of measure twice- drill one happened today, but by the time I was half way through, i was very comfortable with it & it all went perfectly.Highly recommended for anyone. Well worth the price.
It worked great and saved alot of time, I had over 59 pulls to put on at 5 inches on center. It was worth every penny.
We gave this tool a 5 star because it is a wonder tool!It enabled us to install new kitchen handles in minutes!No tricky measuring, no slipping position.I would recommend this jig to any woodworker or even the weekend warrior!And the price was very affordable and the delivery was very quick.
Rated a five because it was so easy to use.Adjusted easily and changed over from knobs to handles with ease.No more loss of time making jigs and taping drawer pulls.What a time saver………especially on large kitchens with numerous knobs and handles.
Very well made, does exactly what it is meant to do with precision,Would definetly reccomend. the shelf pin extensions are also reccomended.
perfect for me and hubby! we did put our handles and knobs to our drawers and kitchen, man look like installed by PRO!
I have been doing trim and cabinet work for many years this is one of the best tools I have purchased, Why didn’t they have this 30 years ago. Great addition to my tool box
Easy to set, mark and hold. Sturdy, well bit with metal lined drilling holes. This Jig, is the best yet!
excellent quality tool. Easy to set up and use, everything makes sense, Takes the mistakes out. Tool is a little expensive so willtake I little while to pay for it..
Installed 77 cabinet pulls in just one day. Amazing!Intuitive tool that made installing pulls on both doors and drawers quick and easy. Well worth the cost of the tool. Once it was set it was easily reversible for left and right hand swings.
I agree with many of the other reviewers that this tool is expensive. However, I bit the bullet and used this tool to drill holes to install 50+ cabinet pulls. I didnâ€™t want to make the expensive mistake of ruining thousands of dollars worth of cabinet doors.Two features I would improve about this tool:1) The horizontal alignment of the jig seems to be off by 1-2mm. When I drill holes in a cabinet door with the handle installed on the left hand side (measurement markings on the tool facing me) then no problem. The holes are perfectly centered where I want them to be. When I drill holes on the adjacent cabinet door with the handle installed on the right hand side (measurement markings on the tool facing the door), then the holes are slightly off center by 1-2mm. This may not matter to a casual observer, but I know that the holes are off center by a little bit.2) I used a plastic clamp and a piece of folded cardboard underneath the â€œTâ€ to support the tool against the cabinet door. Placing a piece of metal on each side of the â€œTâ€ may be a good idea to improve this tool. This would make the â€œTâ€ the same width as the adjustable jigs. I placed my clamp right on top of the â€œTâ€ with the cardboard underneath.Other useful hints:1) Make sure to use a drill with a bubble level so that your hole is straight in a vertical orientation.2) Make sure to pay attention that your drill bit is placed at 90 degrees to the face of the cabinet door, otherwise your holes will not be straight in a horizontal orientation.3) Use a clamp and a piece of folded cardboard underneath the â€œTâ€ to support the tool against the cabinet door.4) This jig is good, but it still will not save you from making careless mistakes. It is only a guide for the drill bit.Would I buy this tool again? Sure. It is obvious that the tool manufacturer reads these reviews, because I received a version of the tool that was slightly different than what was described in earlier reviews. My tool came with adjustable screw knobs instead of the Allen wrench screws that everyone else complained about.
Sturdy fairly easy to use.A bit more instruction would be good other than what comes with the jig.Satisfied with results.
It works really good
This jig is a must have if you’re a cabinet installer. I was using the Sommerfield jig, until the last job and it kept messing up.Doors are NOT cheap to replace!It is a bit pricey, but the results are always accurite, so therefore it’s like the old saying,’You get what you pay for.’Overall I give it a 5 star rating.
Expensive at first blush, but built to last forever!I have an older one about 15 years old, and a newer one. Bone is kept in the work van, one in the shop.Accurate, easy to use, incredibly versatile for door ad drawer hardware.
Simply a must have tool for the finish carpenter.Do the math, set the jig and bore away.I do all the doors first,then the pull outs (trash, recycling, etc) and then the drawers.Only way to screw up is with a mathematical error.I honestly don’t remember how I installed hdw without this tool.And as an example of how great it is, I can install an average 30-40 box kitchen in under 30 mins.
My cabinet installers were taking a lot of time to install hardware, getting it a little off sometimes, and not making or using the shop made jigs they used to make for every job. I decided to invest in an Italian Sports Car jig. This is worth every penny. Paid for itself on the first job, 78 pcs of 8 inch spread cabinet pulls. In fact, my installer said the jig was more precise than the hardware itself! They actually had to tweak a couple of pulls that were off!
I bought this jig after using handmade jigs that I would make as necessary. They were made in the field, and sometimes were slightly off by 1mm or so. On a large handle, or row of cabinets, that can be very noticeable.Now with this jig, drilling for handles is DEAD ON ACCURATE EVERY SINGLE TIME. This jig is solid and extremely well built. The box doubles as a cardboard carrying case so it sits on the shelf in my truck rather than bouncing around in the toolbox. (The box will eventually need to be replaced–it’s not a hard case, unfortunately).The options are endless with this jig. It is a bit pricey, but you will not regret it.I have also purchased the line boring extensions (you can buy the whole thing as the TP-1935 kit). I look forward to using those for drilling holes for those custom jobs that hard to program on the CNC.UPDATE:After purchasing the add-on line boring extensions, I still can say this is a VERY well built, well put together jig. They all fit in one case which is nice. The line boring extensions are very well built with nice bushings. All in all it is an EXCELLENT purchase. The precision of the markings on the jig is dead on accurate and very easy to line up and set with the set screws.A few comments:When using the line boring extensions: Start by registering one end of the extensions overlapping with an existing hole, if possible. Put a drill bit in there to hold it. I found that there is some flex over the length of the entire jig, so measure the distance perfectly and drill one hole on the other end and put in a drill bit or 5mm peg to hold it. Then drill the bulk of the holes. Otherwise, you may be off by 2-3mm which is more than enough to throw things off.The drill stop collar that is included with the drill bits is junk. Throw it away and get a decent set of drill stops for controlling the depth of the drill. I purchased these and i am happy with them:Â General Tools & Instruments S838 6 Piece 3/16-Inch to 1/2-Inch Drill Stop AssortmentI wasn’t very impressed with the included drill bits either. I was drilling melamine and they had some tear out. I found putting a strip of blue painters tape under the jig helps. And apply pressure to the jig where you are drilling. That should help with tear out. Same on the back side, if you are drilling holes all the way through the material.
top quality.made installing hardware a breeze on 50 cabinets.
Worth every penny’I’ll second that!Used Festool 5mm drill bit.
Expensive, but made installing non-standard (european) drawer/door pulls throughout the house, a piece of cake.
A must of cabinet makers and anyone who installs cabinet handles.
Seems expensive – but cheaper than getting a handy person to come out and install door handles on kitchen and bathroom cabinets on the level.And way cheaper than screwing it up free hand, and having to live with your partner’s dirty looks every time s/he uses the off kilter handle.Simple to use – but take your time: remember your cabinet doors/drawers may not be exactly the same – ya’ still gotta measure at least once.Well constructed and sturdy – but still wouldn’t recommend dropping it from a ladder (It is a little ungainly to juggle along with a drill, screwdriver and a handful of hardware: but I doubt you will do this job unsupervised!)
I’m a professional renovation contractor. My biggest fear is drilling hole is expensive cabinets that I just installed and putting them in the wrong place.Also when I have twenty or so handles to install the more repetition I can do, the faster I can get done.This jig, ( actually a tool as jig is to unkind a description) allows for accuracy, repetition, and no errors ( if you’re paying attention!).The best thing is that you can set up to center a pull or knob on a set of drawers and even if the depth of the drawer front changes you will still be centered, just reset for the depth. I just installed a bunch of cabs that had a 6x 20 drawer up top and on 6 different cabs and 2-10×10 drawers under the top drawer.I did all the upper 6′ drawers, then reset set for the 10’s.All of them came out perfectly centered and all were the same dimension down on each set of cabs.The trick is to make sure all the cabs draw front are lined up and index from the same side of al the drawers.I also used a laser to take the mid pointy of the top drawer and transfer it to the lower drawers.So if the drawer fronts were slightly misaligned you couldn’t tell visually.Also this was the only tool ( jig) that works with wide spread handles.I was working with 10′ wide pulls and I think it can go to 12′ or larger.Stop reading and buy it!
None of my cabinets in my entire house (bathrooms, kitchen) had pulls and handles.I was always reluctant to start the project due to not being able to precisely place the holes in the right spot.This jig made the whole project effortless.Great product.
The unit is smaller than I had anticipated.
Easy to use.Perfect alignment on the knobs and pulls I installed in my new kitchen.Was so happy with it, my bathrooms and laundry room also have new hardware!!!
great tool except, it should be longer for wider handles
Must have product for professionals or DIY-ers.Great easy to use and well made here in the USA. Price might seems a little high at first, don’t worry it will pay for itself in the first job. Also I don’t mind paying for quality product and support a small US business who is kept manufacturing in the country. I used many other different types of jigs and used different methods by far True Position jig is the overall winner.
Will buy again. Great product.
super nice jig am getting a second one for my son.
this tool is the bomb wouldnt go to work with out it. well made and easy to use. if you make a mistake with cabinets you can usualy fix it but if you drill a door or drawer wrong you are sunk. i highly recommend this tool
Absolutely the best jig ever. Totally worth the $190 bucks. This tool is awesome.
FABULOUS! If you install cabinets and hardware for a living you need to get this guide and throw everything else away. It will pay for itself in one job.Only weak point is the set screws can come loose due to the fact that the metal that the point presses against is hard and so it doesn’t get as tight a grip as I would like. To avoid problems I regularly check the tightness of them. If they were to make the threaded point of a softer metal so it locks tighter that might solve the problem,
Very easy to use.Ensured that each set of holes were in the same location for each door.My wife is very picky about details and this jig was able to meet her expectations.Would have given 5 stars but it’s difficult to keep the thumb screws tight in guide placement.Having some nylon locker on the threads or lock washer would be helpful.Almost drilled a set of holes in wrong place but caught it as I had both marked holes with fine tip sharpie and double checked alignment of jig with existing holes.This only happened once as I would check thumb screws after drilling every pair of doors.Being able to flip jig for left / right or upper/ lower is a gem.Also the storage box will ensure the jigs longevity and prevent it from being banged around with other tools.Box makes it easy to store.Forget about the fixed position plastic jigs.If your doing multiple door / drawer layouts with different spaced hardware this is what you want.FYI – I was using 96mm spaced hardware.But jig is adjustable for a wider or smaller sizes.
Worth every penny. That is the only way I can describe this.I am a complete DIY’er and after these cabinets, I really do not have an immediate need for this.I am keeping it though. This really is not all that expensive considering you are drilling holes into cabinets that are worth thousands of dollars.For those who work in the industry mounting cabinet hardware, surely this tool is a time-saver.I have only done the doors so far as I am waiting for the drawers pulls to arrive.With this tool, I was able to mount the hardware on over 30 doors in just about an hour and they all look perfectly aligned.The hardest part was figuring out the initial setting of where I wanted the knobs located on the doors.Then it was just put on, drill, screw, repeat.Of course I wish it was less expensive, but for something that seems so simple, it is truly worth every penny.
This is PROFESSIONAL grade strength stuff. It will last a long time.
Great product.One of those why didn’t i think of it.I am a full time cabinet installer worked great.I used it for the first time today 2 small issues i had with it still bit that came with it snapped on me about 20 holes deep.Also when i lined it up exactly on points it didn’t match up about 32 off, but other than that saved me easily half the time.Would be helpful to have some type of plug to throw in when drilling handles to keep it exact.
The best jig ever , saves time and costly mistakes,
Works fine. Easy to use. Down side, For this price you should get the attachments with it. You are limited with just this unit
very helpful to make the holes for handle!
This jig was worth every penny.My wife and I installed over 50 handles in our kitchen in about two hours and everything came out perfect. Saved hours of time and grief trying to line everything up with a paper template or cheaper jig. Highly recommended.
Outstanding, PROFESSIONAL tool. Saved $750 putting all the handles and drawer pulls on in our new house. Pros often charge $1 per hole… do the math. Paid for the device with savings in the kitchen alone. VERY easy to use and extremely versatile. Not anything like the little flimsy cheap plastic guides. This is quality aluminum with hardened steel guides for the drill bit. Makes FAST work of installing a whole series of knobs and pulls. Easily adjustable for almost any configuration. HIGHLY recommended.
I am a kitchen installer and usually make my own jigs for handles and knobs but since I purchased this I wonder how I have gotten along without it . the ease of use and accuracy is incredible will be buying another for my other crew soon. thanks for offering this product on your site.
one of the best tools a true craftsman should have in their tool box. I recently did a job with 38 sets of holes, that’s 76 separate holes.. Before this trusted tool you would have to measure for each hole, then drillthe 76 holes hoping you were dead nuts on. Chances are you may be a fraction off using this old method … of measuring for each hole.With my new ‘True Position Hardware Jig’ no problem… just set up the drill guides, measure the positing for each set of holes, set up your ‘ drill guides,and you will be ‘ dead nuts on’. No more guess work or hoping you measured all 76 holes correctly. With this jig no guess work, just measure for positioning centered or what ever the drawer calls for and you will be ‘ dead nuts on’ each time.This jig has helped to cut my hardware installation time by more then half, and with less guess work and hoping you got it right… It’s worth the money and in the end you can do more hardware installations which means a better job and more of them as a result, Production is up, revenue is up, and my time spent on the job for hardware installation is cut by more then half. Every true craftsman should have the ‘ True Position Hardware Jig’ ….Thank youJoe V, Omaha, NE
I’m a cabinet builder who has been in business for over 20 years. This is the Best jig I have ever used for door and drawer hardware.
This tool is worth its weight in gold if you’re installing cabinet hardware. Loved it! I’m a little sad all of my hardware is installed, I want to use it again. The key is the setup, obviously, and making sure you made your measurements and placements correct. Once you get it setup (which is pretty easy) things fly along. There’s little room for error as long as you’re careful. I installed hardware in a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a laundry room in under 2 hours. It’s expensive, but not bad considering the cost of replacing a mis-drilled drawer or cabinet, or the amount of time you’ll save.
This is a fantastic Made in America tool.It is well built and I expect it will last a long time. I was also pleasantly surprised that it is packaged in a sturdy re-usable cardboard container to prevent damage in storage.My one complaint would be that for the price of the tool, I would expect the directions to be much better.They were a bit confusing and hard to follow, but a little common sense will prevail.
This does what it saysit can do easy to usegreattool
I little pricey for a jig to just put handles on, but honestly it’s well made and when you do a few kitchens you are thankful that you have it.
Great Tool very easy to use.
easy set up for multiple width doors and drawers.
this is hands down the greatest tool for any high level carpenter or at home hobbiest.
Great tool – designed and built well. I know that when I set it up, the holes will be where they need to be.
great tool , extremely accurate , a real time saver
We remodeled our kitchen ourselves and the last part was installing the hardware. Of course, we wanted the new cabinets pulls that are so big and none of the guides we could find would fit. I didn’t feel like making my own jig, so I got this one. It’s pricey, but worked like a charm. I am impressed!
As I wrote for a similar item, I gave this item 5 stars for it’s quality in manufacturing.However, it isn’t quite as flexible as the description suggested.The guide holes didn’t line up for the very first handle I tried to install.
I purchased this to install cabinet pulls in my new house.I was a little hesitant since it cost so much, but wow, this thing is amazing.Its perfect for installing cabinet hardware larger than 3′.I was able to install 6′ pulls throughout my house.Plus it has drill guides directly on the jig so its literally just set it and start drilling.Drill bit included too!If you have any doubt about if this is worth i just think about why to buy it:- Larger than 3′ pulls- Want drill bit guides to stabilize drill holes- easily repeatable results on all cabinets
Couldn’t have been more satisfied would recommend highly
This is an excellent tool, well built, easy to use and accurate. Makes all you hardware look professionally installed.
If you install hardware on a regular basis this is the jig you want. It will pay for itself in one or two jobs. The only issue I had was learning that the set screws have to be very tight or they will loosen up and the guides will start to move. The set screws need to be slightly more than finger tight. Or put some Teflon tape on them so the screws do not loosen up for a finger tight snugness. I am going to get the jig for drilling shelf pin holes that goes with this system because I like the quality of this jig so much.
Hands down the best cabinet hardware jig you can buy for installing cabinet hardware!I am a professional carpenter and this is the only tool I use to install hardware on all my cabinet sets. This tool is amazingly accurate and can be used on all types of cabinets, recessed or flat.It can cost you more than the price of this tool if you mess up one of your cabinet doors or drawers. This will help take the chance for errors drastically down. Small, light weight, we’ll built aluminum, tough tool!This is expensive because you will never have to buy another one.The only thing that will eventually wear out is the steel guides, but they sell them so you don’t have to buy the whole tool again. I have personally used this tool to put hardware on over 75 cabinet sets and I am nowhere near replacing the guides yet. I’m thinking about 300 to 400 sets and I will have to replace them. This tool is worth every penny for pro’s and amateurs alike!
just the best tool ever
Don’t even try to do a kitchen without this jig!!! Yes, it’s not cheap but it is truly a great tool — for accuracy and time-savings it’s the best thing I have found when mounting knobs and handles. It’s very easy to set up and once you have checked your setting you just go! I did a kitchen with 75 handles in less than 2 hours, another one with 30 handles in about an hour. If you’re doing an IKEA kitchen you will be really happy because the True Position is also labeled in metric.
Overall great product. It does take a bit to figure out exactly how to use it. Also, guides could be made to clamp more securely. It would be great if it could clamp to the drawer/door. It can be difficult to hold while drilling. Also it’s extremely overpriced for a couple of metal rulers fused together with a couple of guides attached. Could probably get by just fine by making your own jig out of plywood, but I wanted a tool that would make the process easier, that I could use again later if needed.
worked well on one small job. It will be tested on bigger jobs soon
high quality…excellent product…..not inexpensive…but the only way to go if you have more than a few to install…turned a major project (90 holes to drill) into a ‘cake walk’
This tool is now one of my most prized possessions. Would never install another cabinet handle without it.Installed 28 cabinet handles and drawer pulls in less then 3 hours.
a must for a perfect job
The device was incredibly easy to set up. Just a few measurements and off you go. The reviews were also very helpful. I read every one of them because it’s a sizable purchase if you’re going to use it only a few times. So please keep that in mind. More than satisfied with the purchase. Good luck!
Local cabinet installer wanted $3.50 per HOLE (not per pull) so the cost of the tool paid for itself in it’s first use. I installed 90 drawer and cabinet pulls inmatter of a few hours and every one of the pulls were perfectly aligned and placed. I’m sure that I will use it again over the years or I’ll lend it to my family & friends.
My husband and son love the True Position Drill guide. It’s well made and provides a true guide for drilling holes. It’s perfect forwoodworking projects.
Definitely a bit pricey, I professionally install cabinets so this is a worth while investment (I would not recommend for the weekend warrior).My only complaint with this tool is that you have to continually tighten / make sure the hole spacers are where they should be and tightened down.I guess every tool has its pros / cons.Overall an awesome tool.
I work construction in multi million dollar houses that are very large and have a lot of cabinets, this tool is a HUGE time saver in my world!! I used to measure mark and drill all my holes individually and I would sometimes take a few hours to mark and drill cabinet hardware in a kitchen, now it takes about 20 minutes or less. This tool is without a doubt the best tool for the job and in my opinion well worth the money. It’s design is well thought out and construction is very sturdy I love that it not only has inch marks but also has millimeter. I wish it would come in a plastic hard case but I bought a plastic handgun carrying case that works just fine for storing the tool.
I have been in the cabinet industry for 27 years and this is the best hardware jig I have ever seen and used. The set up for handles takes seconds and does not require a tape measure or tools to accomplish.The only thing that would make this jig better is if the width was longer. I ordered the line jig today as I have a job coming up that will have very long pulls.
Excellent tool. Makes quick work of cabinet hardware. Just make sure you have it against the stops or you will make a lot of mistakes quickly.
Great product. When working with high end cabinets, one mistake can cost you hundreds of dollars. It is well worth the price.
So let’s just get this out of the way; this thing is very expensive compared to other options.But good gracious does it work!I had 50+ pulls that were both 128mm and 160mm, in addition a 9′ appliance pull, and then some knobs.It’s really hard to overstate how easy this jig made the whole process.Set your depth to 1/2 drawer height (assuming you want it centered), set your width to 1/2 handle width (64mm/80mm respectively for my handles) then align the jig with the centerline that you’ve already marked on some blue tape on the front of your drawer.Then drill.Amazingly fast and accurate.I finished in under 3 hours for an entirely new kitchen.I did not have a single mis-drill.I might try to resell it to get some money back, but let me tell you the cost of mis-drilling one door/drawer would have been about the same price as this jig.Well worth it.
This jig is absolutely awesome! The only thing better than this jig is the customer service. I recently called to inquire about some other products and received the best phone service I have ever encountered in my life. It is so refreshing to see a company out there that actually has their act together. Thank you true position!
Best tool for hardware.
I purchased about $23,000 worth of Dura-Supreme cabinets. I had my designer/contractor install the cabinets, but they wanted charge extra to install the hardware (2 guys for ~6 hours).That would have cost over a $1,000 in labor….yes, maybe my contractor is high, but you don’t want a couple of hacks working on cabinets that cost that much.I bought this tool and installed the hardware myself.This tool saved a TON of time.Once you get it set up for your cabinet door knobs, you just drill and go the the next cabinet door and drill, repeat, repeat, etc.Same with the drawer fronts, although you do have to adjust the tool of you have different drawer front heights.Nonetheless, this tool saves a ton of time.I was able to successfully install all knobs and drawer pulls without any errors.That is huge because if you screw up with the placement of the holes, you will be buying a new cabinet door or drawer front.Spending $175 on this tool is a no brainer if you are an accomplished DIY’r or professional.
OMG I wish I invented this I have been installing kitchens since 1983 and hardware has always been a pain in the neck this makes it SOOOOOOO easy wish I had it years ago well worth every penny all the installers I work with that see it are buying them!!
This is proof that having the right tool makes a difference! It took the stress away!
Excellent, well manufactured product with clear, easy to follow instructions.I consistently drilled straight, accurate measured parallel holes for long pulls quickly.Made installing crystal knobs in the exact right place a breeze. Take the time to set the hole guides where they should be for any size pull, lock the placement with machined precision and itâ€™s an excellent tool.Yes, itâ€™s more $ than the plastic guides but if you want first-time, no mistakes high end results quickly this durable tool is the unit.And, its machined in the US.BTW, I paid full price for it.Perhaps not required for shorter cabinet pulls where being off plumb is not going to create an issue, but this is a superb product for accuracy and speed of install.I had to install some long pulls with narrow bases ( Alno A419-6-CHBRZ) on 42â€ painted cabinets.If the install is was off plumb on side by side by side doors or the pulls did not exactly match height it will be noticeable. With the A419s there is essentially no room for error.The base, where it touches the cabinet, is VERY narrow. Those how to videos that say use a bigger hole size to allow wiggle and adjustment would cause a hole that will be seen, especially as the handle shifts in daily use.Back to the unit, it even comes with a quality 5mm drill that fits the machined guides perfectly. The 5mm will be fine for most applications.But if you want finer precision, as I did for A419s, I used the tip of a 5mm bad point bit to lightly mark exact hole center. Removed the guide and used a 5/32 brad point for the actual screw hole.My old Ryobi 18V has a fairly accurate bubble level to guide level and by looking down on the drill I could keep the hole darn near exactly 90 degrees.With the holes marked exactly where there should be on all the doors and drawers, and tightly holding narrow bases with no slop,its quality.Summary: great tool â€“ machined and marked well. Produces accurate results with any size pulls over and over quickly.
Well worth the money. Top quality.
Very good tool
Works like a charm! Not being a skilled contractor I purchased this to make sure my holes were drilled based on the jig rather than rely totally on the plastic template. The plastic template worked well for most of my handles that were smaller but what I liked most about this jig is the ability to screw the handle into the jig itself so you can line up the alignment right on the door. The plastic templates are great if you want the standard positions. If you want a more custom look but still want to DIY then this tool is worth the investment. I am installing cabinet hardware throughout the home and this tool has certainly reduce the time and provided a higher level of confidence during install.
ALL MY HANDES ARE PERFECTEZ TO USE
It’s too small for deeper drawers, and also too small for longer handles.For almost $200 I thought it would have a little more flexibilitySo, I guess they’re get you for another $100+ buying the extension piece.It’s well made, but for that price, they could have included a case and a little bit more to work with.Not really worth your purchase.Just make your own jig, plenty of videos online you can learn how.
OMG, don’t install cabinet/drawer hardware without this. This is a must-have for perfection! It cut my installation time significantly and it all came out so perfect. Looks like it was professionally done. Who says a lady can’t be handy?!
Turning hours in to minutes.I am a professional carpenter and I am always looking to do things faster with out cutting any corners.Great jig!
Amazing. Did our entire kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts in one day. Everything lined up perfectly and consistently. Don’t bother trying to make a plywood jig or worse, a cardboard one. Bite the bullet and pay for this thing. It worked beautifully.
Truly worth the cost!I’m a common DIY homeowner who had a $2,500 vanity installed by a carpenter who had to leave before he could install the handles (handles were special order and didn’t arrive on time).I found MUCH cheaper plastic tools and read where people used cardboard, etc.Then I found this.I had to talk my wife into it but she finally agreed.I didn’t want to use cardboard or chance our expensive vanity to a piece of plastic.Further, it would cost just as much to hire a carpenter to come out and install 15 handles.Jig arrived and after spending 20 minutes reading the literature and lining it up on a practice cabinet door and adjusting the components, I was ready.Adjusted the jig to where I wanted to drill the holes, lined it up and using my drill went for it.Jig didn’t move at all and hole was drilled perfectly.1)I went ahead and purchased the drill bit Amazon recommended…2)Our handles were six inches on center – this worked perfectly!3)Job was extremely easy and very quick to drill 30+ holes4)I removed drawers and doors to make drilling easierAfter I was done with the vanity, I as worried that I wouldn’t have another use for the tool for a long time, if ever.Well, that proved wrong yesterday as I had to install a toilet paper hold.The directions called for two holes, 160mm apart.I was able to use this jig for that job and it worked perfectly.Other uses?Anytime you need to transfer the layout of two or more holes from something you want to mount on wall – which is something I do a lot of!Bottom line – money WELL spent with this…
I rarely take the time to write reviews. I am not a carpenter, but a medical professional. I am somewhat of a perfectionist. A recent kitchen remodel, 35K in cabinets and some quality issues will some contrators, I decided to do over 100 handle holes myself. The True Position Drill GuideIs simply one of the best, well made and most accurate tools I have ever brought. I save $1000 in labor cost and had perfect cabinet handles.
Great time saver! Well worth the price!
I’ve only had this jig for a couple of weeks but it has saved me a lot of time! I’m a cabinet installer and highly recommend this jig. Only four stars because there is a very popular type of knob that has two holes 1′ apart and this will only go to 1 1/8′ at minimum. Aside from that, if you’re installing cabinets for a living this is a must have.
This tool make installing hardware easy
Completely agree with other review that I am so happy I spent the money to buy this.The thought of creating custom jigs to drill cabinet hardware wholes was daunting.After doing some research and finding this product I was initially hesitant because of the cost.Once I got past that and purchased it I have been very happy with it.This jig allowed me to really fly through the install of hardware on all of the cabinets in my kitchen.That then allowed me to use it for the draws and doors in my bathrooms as well.This product give me the confidence needed to complete my projects and I don’t fear any future projects that require measured pre-drilled holes.
Absolutely perfect. I have a remodeling company doing kitchen and bath remodels.We use a lot of odd sized cabinet hardware and this cuts the hardware install time by 75%.EXTREMELY well made.I also got the shelf pin hole extension arms. Well worth the money.Paid for it self in employee labor time saved on two jobs.I did go to Cabela’s and bought one of their nice padded pistol cases that has the foam inside where you make your own custom cut outs to protect from damage as this is a precise instrument that you don’t throw in the toolbox
Stop Reading the reviews and just buy it
Pricy but works great. If you are only putting on a few pieces of hardware probably not for you. However, if you are poutting on a lot of hardware repeatedly its a good investment.
Love this Jig made short work of installing drawer and door pulls.Really well made and accurate.Too bad it doesn’t have a good case to protect it, but is well worth the money.
Really goodquality and strong for the job.But specially good design and fast shipping.
The only jig I would ever consider buying again for handles and knob. It’s seems expensive but after you do your first kitchen you are happy you paid the price.
Honestly if you are doing a lot of holes you simply cannot afford not to buy this product! Work out the cost for any damaged doors and with quotes of around $4 a hole…..I am not the greatest DIY guy but the jig was a breeze to use. I cannot speak highly enough of this product.
Like the title say…truly precision! Built and designed super well and made in USA.
take a all day task down to 30 mins works great only thing i would say is they should make a nice case for it instead of the box
Well worth the money. A good investment.
This drill guide is phenomenal.As a novice, I installed 47 pulls over the weekend on a variety of doors and drawers.The drill guide made it super easy to make perfect holes from one drawer and door to the next.I have 120mm hardware that none of the standard templates worked with.This product is worth every penny for anyone from a DIY to a professional.
Worked great! Saved me a ton of time
There were over 50 pulls and knobs in our project, and this tool helped make everything perfect.We had mostly 6′ CTC pulls, and none of the plastic gizmos could handle the spread.This jig is everything you need to masterfully apply all your ‘cabinet jewelry’ with ease and with professional results.It’s worth the money and I’m glad I bought it.
I’m a cabinet installer and bought this tool a year ago. Perfect tool but just keep an eye on the operator. Its so fast that easy mistakes are made. Slow down a little and always double check your numbers. As far as the card board case that it came in,that went right in the garbage. I bought analuminum pistol case and fits perfectly. Expensive tool so protect it.
A good buy, you get value for your money.Product well made and very good quality.Installing handware like a piece of chocolate
The tool was a lot more than we wanted to spend but given that we had 70 drawers and cabinets, we went ahead and purchased it.The time and effort it saved made it totally worth the investment!!!
Saves me so much time on cabinet door hardware.
You can teach an old dog new tricks. Best thing since sliced bread. Installed about 275 knobs and handles on cabinet,in new house no problems. Well made, simple to use. Watch your fingers though, keep them away from drill bit!
This jig is better than anything else I’ve used in 35 years of cabinet work.Well worth the money, it will pay for itself quickly.Very precise and almost foolproof.
I’ve been looking for a precision jig like this for years. It is everything I was expecting and more
Spend the extra money and get the wider version. Excellent tool.
Looks good, haven’t used it yet, but it appears to be An accurate devic
Settings do not ‘lock’. They slip too easily.
The jig to me is worth the money. It’s expensive but does save on set up time and having to build quick individual jigs. BUT…. It has nasty little problem. The stop for drilling doors has a beveled shoulder on it that can catch the drawer/door edge before the blade of the stop does… This causes about a 1/2—9/16 error in hole position. The point of this jig is to be able to set it and go… But I know find myself really double checking were it is because I don’t trust it…certainly not something I would have a helper do anymore. This now takes me off more important install tasks…. So well made but not sure I won’t go back to homemade jigs that don’t require helper supervision.
Very expensive for what it does. The ‘Eurohandle it’ can be used to lay out and drill drawer fonts much faster than measuring each drawer front. (costs about $50.) Also had to file the edge stop down because it would drill one handle 1/16′ higher than the one next to it. Not really acurate for the money. Thankfully it is made of aluminum and was wasy to file down. I am a professionalcabinet installer and use it every day. But I use the eurohandle it for the drawer fronts.
overpriced like crazy but works nice. if you seldom install handles then making ur own jig is best.
This hardware jig works as advertised. It’s fairly expensive but if you are mounting hardware with mounting holes over 5 or 6 inches its a great tool to own. You can set it up in a couple of minutes then you can zip through a room of cabinets very quickly. Its a very solid, well built tool.
Great jig does exactly what it claims !
I have owned a couple other jigs and this is the best
Awesome tool, pays for itself immediately. We use this tool daily and it makes boring for hardware so much faster and accurate. Highly recommended.
As a pro for 20 years cabinet jigs are a must. Wether you make one your self or spend your life savings on this one. My last rockler jig got stolen this was my replacement. This jig is accurate however, I have drilled 3 holes in the wrong place since I got it. There are many knob that can catch thinking you have the jig in the right place or it won’t slide good on the cabinet giving you the impression it’s in the right place. You have to verify its right rather than just using the positive stops by feel.
This tool is not exactly cheap for a non-professional to use, but I had to place 30 drawer and cabinet pulls.This tool did the trick and made them all line up perfectly.In just a few hours, I had all the pulls done without the stress of everything looking uneven and wonky.
Excellent product. I’m a do it yourselfer. This product worked awesome. If I was a professional cabinet maker or cabinet installer, I couldn’t imagine not owning this guide.
It works great! Did exactly what I wanted to do.
Made drawer handle installation a breeze set for a size of drawer, drill the 2 holes, install the handles was easy. Including door handles, installed a total of 38 handles all in a couple of hours
Expensive but so worth it
This jig is the best jig out there. Despite being hesitant about the price I went ahead and bought this anyway. On average I use this jig to do 30 sets of hardware everyday. This jig it cuts the time of install of hardware in half and with no errors.
As a handyman I have done several cabinet hardware jobs in the past with 3 homemade jigs with good success. The True Position jig is phenomenal! I only have to set it up once and away I go! Repeatable results and more efficient. I just installed 50 cabinet handles in 2 hours. The time it would have taken me with my homemade jigs would have been close to 3 or 3 1/2 hours! The holes are straight so there’s no need to ‘fine tune’ any of the holes! I highly recommend this jig!! The only drawback is that it does not come in a case, only a cardboard box.
Its a beutiful tool , time saving.
It’s not cheap, but I was drilling the drawer fronts for our new kitchen.There was no way I was going to be the guy who drills the holes in the wrong spot. (‘But honey, being asymmetrical is in style!’)It’s very well made and will surely last a lifetime. Lend it to your neighbor when they put in a new kitchen, and make friends for life.
Awesome jig – well worth the money due to its flexibility and longevity. Don’t waste your time with those flimsy plastic templates sold at the big stores.I did approximately60 cabinet doors and 40 drawer pulls with 5′ and 7′ handles in about 7 hours with this, cleaning as I went. It produced fabulous results.A few tips: Every few cabinets, double check the tightness on all your settings. Use a quick clamp for high cabinet doors when you might to be on a ladder to reach. When doing false panels, such of those in front of sinks, double check your clearance behind the frame to the sink before drilling.
Works great, saved me a lot of time… worth every penny …
Time Saver! No more taping, measuring 12 times, drilling, and questioning if the handles are straight again.Measure twice, set it, drill. Next, set and drill. Next, set and drill.I got 3 bathrooms done in under an hour. Waiting on the 47 handles to show up for the kitchen and rest of the house. I’m excited to install them! Weird.
Amazing tool!Best money I’ve ever spent on a tool. Invested a lot of money in the cabinets so it was important to do this right. Easy to use and set up. Don’t spend the money to hire someone if you have a little hire than basic DIY skills.Measure twice and then again. Set it and tighten between handles and you won’t have a problem.
I bought this jig a year and a half ago and it has paid for itself more times than I could count. I did buy the kit with the line boring jig and those attachments are a must have for any cabinet maker and custom wood worker. This jig is engineered to perfection for putting handles on cabinet doors and drawer faces. I’ve used other jigs in the past and even made my own with fiber glass. But this jig just blows all the competitions away. I can’t imagine doing my work without it. The inventor truly did his homework and made sure that his product is very well made I might add. I really really would incourage all professionals and DIYers to buy it. Y’all won’t regret it.
This is, hands down, one of the best tools I’ve purchased in years. If you’re on the fence about it because of the price, just buy it! You’ll be glad you did!
It works very well. It did exactly what I wanted.
This tool was awesome. I started out my project using the plastic templates from the store, and quickly messed things up. The square cabinet knobs I was using were very unforgiving and looked awful if even a tiny bit uneven. So I bit the bullet and bought this, and even though I’m a novice, the hardware looks great now. I’m just sad I won’t have much opportunity to use it again. Maybe I should start a side business installing hardware…
Rarely do I give glowing reviews, but this one deserves it. How much time it saves me is amazing. A true pleasure working with intelligently designed tools.
This is a well designed tool to facilitate speed and accuracy!After just one job, I know this tool is worth the money for us as cabinet installers. Although it doesn’t self center on drawer fronts like the one we were using, it is much easier to get accurate holes. I will probably get the extensions to help center the large drawers.
This is great to use and you get the hardware the same every time.
Best tool I’ve ever purchased.Time saver for sure.
The quality and design truly are next to none.Best made and designed jig I’ve ever seen.Never buy another one again.
This is a must for professional cabinet installers. It’s the jig you’ve been looking for. Your clients will appreciate and trust it, you will be able to relax and wrap up a job without any costly mistakes, and you won’t be tied to the stock spacings of lower end jigs. Set a 5-11/16′ spaced pull dead center on a 9-3/8′ drawer front no problem. Loses one star for shipping a $200 jig in a freaking cardboard case.
This product is amazing! My father and I have been in the caninet business for years, where has this been all my life?? The hardware jig cut my time in half… probably more!! It is very well thought out. I could drill faster than my helper could knobs on! Great workmanship!! Well worth the money!! Thanks guys!!
I’m a finish Carpenter..so I will use this tool weekly…it’s great and saves time. Probably a little pricey for the Diy people. Got to be a way to get the price tag down. But it’s worth the time I save with the amount I will use it.
Cut my carpenters time by 90% and with no errors installing 40+ pulls in my kitchen cabinet remodeling project.
been a professional cabinetmaker for 35 years.. used all sorts of hugs, handmade and otherwise.. I love this jig and it really does save a ton of time and simplifies the drilling procedure for knobs, and pulls.. while although it’s a little pricey, it does pay for itself in cutting time off by a good margin on jobs.
Simply put, an easy and well built tool. Super easy to use!
The best tool on the marketIf you are a kitchen cabinets installer you need this tool.Very easy and accurate hardware install kitDefinitely recommend it to buy
If you are looking for the best way to install cabinet hardware, this tool is for the rookie and the pro, price is high however you get what you pay for. This universal tool helps to take the risk out of drilling incorrect holes. I was skeptical like you to spend $189.00 to install my hardware, but I spent thousands on my kitchen and didn’t want to skimp something im going to have to look at every day, and A crooked/ misplaced handle was not something I could stand.I set up and marked every cabinet door with a pencil then went back and drilled the holes, the jig is reverseable so you just have to set it once for both left and right hand doors. I rate this as a must have.
Big time saver and totalyworth it.
One of the best tools I ever bought.Pro results highly recommended
Very precise quick and easy to use.I would highly recommend it for any cabinet installer.
I had already struggled with changing the hardware in my kitchen, and the plastic jigs were useless to me (they move, slip and are never the right size).Only when I was tasked to replace the hardware on a lovely ’80’s kitchen that had previously centered handles did I have to find something that would really do the job.I just wasn’t going to suffer adjusting and readjusting until they were perfect.I was sure there was something that really solved the problem, and I couldn’t be the only person looking for one.There are pro’s doing this and I was sure they wouldn’t put up with the junk offered in big box stores (hey, I love them too).Finally I found this jig – and wow – it is expensive.I called it a birthday present ( and maybe Christmas too) and bought it.It comes in a cheesy cardboard box.At least the box protects the jig, and I was reminded to store it somewhere high and dry.The jig is lovely and well made.When I made my handle adjustments and measurements it was not challenging to finish the handle placements.Be aware that the screws can loosen if not snug, so give them an extra twist for good measure.All your holes are going to be straight as the jig guides the drill bit. It was very satisfying to stand back and admire the fine job the jig made possible.Considering the original price of the cabinets, and the cost of the handles, I was able to make it easier to swallow the price.This jig is worth the extra stretch to buy it.
I am a contractor.I used this to install all the knobs and pulls on an entire house the day it came.No slipping, no problems.Best jig Ive owned.I am going to buy the rest of their products for the larger handles.You wont regret buying this.
This is a great hardware jig. I’m a professional hardware installer and love this product
Great product. Big time saver. Well worth the money.
Excellent tool! Don’t waste your time on those flimsey plastic guides. This tool makes the job go fast, easy and accurately.
I bought this instead of calling a handy man or carpenter to install the hardware in our new home.I am a rookie DIYer and I installed 60 knobs and 37 pulls some that had double pulls.I was able to do the whole project in a couple of hours.Unlike other templates this has the hole for the drill bit so you feel really confident that the bit is going into the right spot without deviation.My tip is that once you align the hole(s) you’re going use to put some tape over the holes you’re not going to use.This will keep you from accidentally using the wrong hole.It’s easy to get into a rhythm and not think about what you’re doing.
Excellent tool, you can work 20 times faster than the regular way.
Iâ€™m a cabinet maker and installer. The accuracy of this tool is absolutely spot on. Performs flawlessly and accurately every time
I bought this based on the great reviews and I felt the need to add to them.This is a great product that is very well made.I used it to install 10 drawer pulls the 1st day I got it and I love it.It’s very well made.Highly recommended.
Used it yesterday and it works great. Done 51 doors and 16 drawer fronts plus put the 5 inch spread pulls on in 4 hours
I really like it make my job more easy and I save a lot of time
Just received and used this jig this week to install cabinet and drawer handles.The cabinet handles were large – 7 inches – and this jig worked great.Also liked the way you simply flip the jig over to quickly switch from right hand to left hand handles.Jig is well-built and very precise.Great addition to my tool collection.
This jig is just top of the line, the only cons is that they didn’t make a plastic case for it, and I think this tools deserves it
the jig is expensive but it well worth it.it was the only one i found that allowed me to attach 6.25′ handles.i had 47 handles to install on doors and drawers.it was well worth it.
Husband used it for the first time today, and it worked like a charm. He was worried he would have trouble lining up the exact spot for the drawer handles and this works like it was designed to do. We’ve only done one drawer so far, doing 4 more tomorrow, lets hope it does as well.
I’ve been a kitcken remodeling contractor for 30 years and tried all sorts of jigs. Hand made, plastic ones, recomended ones ect. None of which were worth diddly squat.One last try was my recent purchase of True Position TP-1934. This is a remarkable tool. Extremely well made. Machined to exacting tolerance. Easy to adjust and once you have locked down the hardware your good to go. Just flip the jig for left or right hand doors. Draw fronts ect. Buy the extentions if your installing extra long hardware. This is a must for any installer. Packaging is excellent for storage until the next one.A bit pricey but worth every penny.
Iâ€™m so happy I bought this jig. It has saved me a ton of time and money! Fantastic piece of equipment!!
Quality seems to be getting better as the years pass.
If you are a professional cabinet installer this tool will pay for itself in a very short time. I have purchased 4 of these tools one for each of my crew leaders. My first is about 5 years old and you can hardly tell it has been used.I am a kitchens installer and install approx.. 2 kitchens a month.
This adjustable jig works pretty well and the bit it comes with is not bad. I just thought that for the price there would be some kind of bearing or replaceable bushing that would of been included because while drilling the bit kinda squeaks and feels like its going to wear out and get sloppy fast. I did 3 kitchens with it and so far its not showing any signs of wear. I also add a drop or two of oil to the bit and guide during use. The adjustability is endless and precise. Much better than making jigs out of wood and tossing them. Theres only so square you can hold your drill when making jigs yourself. I never made a perfect one without a drill press.
Makes drilling holes very easy, and cuts the time to a fraction of what other methods would take – very glad I bought this for my Main Floor Renovation Project.
This is probably the best tool I have purchased in years. When I first saw the price tag vs. the basic products you can buy, I was a little shocked… however, let me tell you – itâ€™s worth every penny and more.We just purchased a new home that had no pre-drilled holes (our choice)I had to drill holes for kitchen, butlers pantry and 4 bathrooms – 130 cabinets and drawers.Kitchen were all pulls (2 holes) and bathrooms were single knobs.The tool saved me at least a full day of measuring and re-measuring.Template is easy to use, easy to setup for any length (we did some long pulls 256mm in kitchen)Biggest bonus… once you have done the left door, flip it over and itâ€™s alreasy setup for the right door.. amazing design.Highly recommend this tool.Tip 1 – Read the instructions fully, I jumped the gun and my first measure setting was wrong as I did not read which side of the base (top or bottom) was the one to set the measurement on.Tip 2 – when drilling 2 hole pulls, put a piece of painters tape over the center (knob) hole do you donâ€™t accidentally drill that as your second hole (whoops)
If you have a cabinet hardware project, this purchase is a no-brainer. We researched many different types of jigs and templates and this one tool solved all our complex install situations. We used this to do multiple 7′ pulls, double pulls, horizontal and vertical and numerous knob configurations…all with the highest precision and reliability. The included bit was perfect and using the jig, we made perfectly straight holes every time. It even allowed us to do a 12′ towel bar! This is THE right tool for the job…quality, precision, reliability 5-stars across the board.
i bought one of these about a year ago.i have tried about all of them out there as i install cabinets for a living.This is by far the best and most accurate and reusable i have tried.it works for both drawer fronts and doors.
Very well made.No more plastic templates that look like swiss cheese from all the added holesðŸ˜‚If you install cabinets on the regular, you need this!
I wouldn’t try installing cabinet handles without this. Absolutely perfect positioned handles, every time
Absolutely a life safer…well large time saver in any case.I order this after my wife had ordered a $6 plastic template that didn’t fit our handles.It seems our handles were a bit oddball with a center spacing of 4 and about a 1/3’from center to center.We have a lot of cabinets and with this product I was able to do our top doors in 15 minutes.Our bottom drawers took a while longer as finding the center was a bit more difficult, but they all turned out great!The handles themselves are not always straight as they are a wrought iron type that aren’t perfect.That’s more of the handle issue, but this product is very sturdy and tough.
He seems to like it.Cabinet hardware is not his favorite thing to install so hopefully this will ease his pain and help with the process.
used only once so farexactly what I neededa pleasure to use
If you do a lot of cabinet installs you are going to want this tool, our company installs about two to three kitchens a week and this made hardware install so much faster and more accurate. We liked so much bought a second one so each crew has one. Worth every penny just wish it came with a better storage box, than just a cardboard box.
This the best tool a contractor can have for cabinets no more hand made jigs or ruined doors and its made in the USA
This jig was very very very help full….totally love it. It got the job done very quickly and beautifully.
Very quality tool should last for many years
This drill guide is the best you will find anywhere. I install a lot of kitchen cabinets and this tool is a time saver. Very accurate! Whoever thought of this put a lot of thought into it. It is a precision instrument, not something you want to toss around or drop. It is expensive, but worth every penny if you use it often. NO OTHER JIG ON THE MARKET CAN COMPARE. It is for professional installers.
Love this jig.If you are in the cabinet business this is a must have.Do yourself a favor and get the extension bars as well.Some of these designer handles these days are long and very thin with no wiggle room for error.I’ve had to drill some handles so close the the edge of the door it was scary but the jig made easy precise work of it.I wish it had a plastic case all though I like the function of the cardboard case with extra pockets to store extra tools.I use it to carry things like screw cutters for screws that are too long, taps for messed up handle holes, extra drill bits, extra odd screws, etc.I can’t say enough about this jig.
This tool is so convenient for knobs and handles makes fast work and helps tremendously for making all yr knobs or handles dead on!
My life has been improved once again. I have purchased yet another great tool. After thorough research, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase this high-quality cabinet hardware jig made by @truepositiontools model number TP-1934Let me start by saying how happy I am. This is a fantastic tool. Within minutes of using it regular hustle of installing cabinet door hardware on random size doors disappeared. Installation process became easy and fast. There were no more need to make random jigs (imagine time-saving) or need for flimsy brick and mortar store offerings.The whole process feels like a breeze – measure, divide, set up the jig, drill install it’s that easy. It’s hard to explain you should try this yourself.I highly recommend this. Please, buy it you will not regret it. It will pay for itself in no timeâ—¾â—¾â—¾â¬‡ï¸Here’s what I think â¬‡ï¸â—¾â—¾â—¾PROS:â—¾High quality tool made from solid anodized aluminumâ—¾Easy to adjust – measure, divide, set upâ—¾Made in good old USA ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸â—¾When setting up properly installation precision can be felt at the first tryCONS:â—¾Price: $100 would have been more than enough for this tool. At $200 I would prefer at least Tanos systainerâ—¾5mm drill bit has too much blow out even when light pressure is applied (see pics included)â—¾It would be nice to have some sort of spacers included when drilling in inset cabinet drawer fronts (see images included)â—¾â—¾â—¾Overall: I am satisfied even after I had to MCGYVER some 5/16 shim with help of 2P10 and the fact that my 3/16 Milwaukee drill bit performed much better with less blowout than 5mm bit that came with the kit (see images)â—¾â—¾â—¾It’s officially #alderapproved
Excellent tool.Perfect installation of cabinet handles.
Worked fantastic…so easy to use and accurate. Saved so much time and resulted in a professional install
This jig is a dream….nothing like having the boys borrowing the correct tools for the job from the girl!
Excellent jig. I have bought and made just about every jig made. As a high end finish carpenter, this is well worth it. Bought and returned a few including Sommerfeld. This unit is on part with Woodpeckers precision tools. Just installed 46 pulls and knobs in my latest kitchen installation in under 1 hour. Every one was perfect. So fast, easy and precise… After almost 30 years as a finish carpenter, I found a jig that actually works… Light weight, easy to adjust, and perfect..
Perfectly installed handles were a benefit for the high price paid. It was worth, since I had European handles that had longer distance between screws, and most competitors would not provide this width on the template.
I just left a one-star review for a Kreg jig, so I thought I should focus on the positive of this jig which I bought when the Kreg failed.I don’t expect a $25 jig to work like a $180 jig, but the TP Tools jig is a work of art.Is it pricey?Yes.But the bottom line is that it’s a complete rock and after familiarizing myself with it, I was able to install an entire kitchen’s worth of hardware…about 70 pieces…in about 2 hours.My door handles were centered inside the frame with about 1/8′ in either side.Any off measurement would be readily apparent.This jig really delivered and let me complete my job with complete confidence.Once set, the jig can be flipped over so that all doors can be drilled with the same template.There was no play in any of the moving parts and the slightest amount of error I could see in the mounting was due to milling variation in the doors, not the jig.Can’t praise this tool enough.The one change I could see that would make this absolutely perfect would be to build one arm 12′ long so that base drawers could take advantage of the stop.As it is, the jig needs to be manually centered for drawers.
Only mistake was mine. The tool was steady never walked. Handles are even.
The tool is very well made and very flexible in setting hardware drill patterns. It’s a big help in setting cabinet pulls accurately. Almost idiot proof. A bit expensive but will minimize mistakes.
Great tool.A bit pricy but well worth it
I like it
Easy to use, it makes your money worth
Perfect for the Job!
Nothing like drilling holes in someone’s $100,000 kitchen cabinets. I’ve done more than a few and still, ‘Please, god, please, god, please, god…’. It never goes away. So obviously a jig. I’ve used, owned, and made quite a few over the years. By far, this has been the best… repeat, by far and I’ve given my other jigs away. Professional installer’s tool. Made to last years. Simple, accurate, quick, easily re-positioned for left or right, door or drawer. Even better, has measuring index so accurate, I’ve caught errors once or twice with just a quick visual. Negatives? The price… and it doesn’t come with a protective box (but, hey, you’re a pro-carpenter so make one). Positives? The value of speed, accuracy, efficiency, and quality. Buy once, cry once, drive on.
Very easy to set up and use. Accurate and repeatable. Flip it over and use for matching doors. Compared to the cost of the cabinets, this tool is a good deal.
Absolutely love this product it makes installing Hardware Febreze really really great although if you do a lot of bigger doors or drawers I would suggest the extension kit with it
I never use this template but I still get job done$200 dollar seem too muchTry to get one anyway
This item, while expensive, is the only way to install cabinet hardware.In our last house we had custom cabinetry put in and initially didn’t have hardware installed.I tried initially to install hardware with a home made jig, two handles later I bought this hoping it would produce better results. Once we decided on it I bought this and installed all the hardware with out issue.We are on our second house and have a big kitchen we are repainting for now and again putting new hardware on.This really is worth every penny when your doing the work yourself.I highly recommend this tool.
It’s ‘ok’, but nothing great. The jig slides around very easily when trying to drill. The backside of the jig will scratch the face of the cabinets. Would be a great deal a $100 or less. But not for the $180 asking price. I will tell fellow contractors to look elsewhere.
I am 101% pleased with my *MADE IN USA*, tool purchase!!Home Depot & Loweâ€™s sell plastic junk!!Drilling into existing cabinets or new caninets is so critical to get it right.This quality made tool makes it a breeze!!My hat is off to True Postion Tools, Thanks!!
Easy to use…..I drilled 144 holes for cabinet hardware with this and then sold it for $125.
I do this for a living this is the best jig I have and I been doing this for 55 years
The product works as specified. I have used it to do cabinet pulls and handles. I wish they had a hard plastic case for this as I travel from job site to job site and I think the cardboard case will get beat up eventually. It helps to do consistent placement of cabinet handles and pulls. Recommend doing all of your cabinet doors first and then doing all of your draws so that you get a consistent location for the cabinet door hardware and then the cabinet draw hardware. Tool is on the pricey side but is durable if you protect it in the case when not in use. The markings on the tool are very accurate as I have double checked them with a tape measure before drilling any holes.
I use this almost weekly as a professional trim carpenter. It is easy to use, extremely accurate, and well made. This tool will save you hours per cabinet/kitchen job.If you are on the fence about spending the money, just buy it! You will love it!The only suggestion I have is is to make the knotch that lines up the centerpoint larger/longer so it is easier to see.
Super high quality and precise jig. Thick and durable all metal parts. I highly recommend getting the case for this and the extension ruler for larger drawers if you install professionally. This tool saves a ton of time over marking out each hole individually
Expensive, but works perfectly. Everyone that you know who is installing knobs/pulls will borrow it from you.
I just had to install 40 handles in a kitchen / laundry room. Many plastic templates are not square, bend, etc. I have tried them. Not good. This product is very precise. Comes with a drill bit that fits into guided holes for nice square drilling. It was so fast that it only took me ~2 hours to do all 40. Probably saved me 2 hours. Love it.
I got this as a gift for my son who is a contractor and had to install many doors and drawer fronts in the kitchen of his new house.He did it very efficiently wit this tool and loves it.He also uses it in his business and says it saves him a great deal of time.
This thing definitely speeds thing up, just used it to install about 100 pulls of different sizes on a bunch of doors and drawers, which is a typical size project for us.However, you need to be careful.The 5mm drill bit that comes with it works fine., The bit’s flutes will clog up when drilling hardwoods like maple so be sure to run the bit out to clear the flutes before you drill through and you will not have any blowouts.It will scratch the cabinet if you don’t put tape all over it, which makes it look kind of ridiculous. Some thin rubber padding on the surfaces that touch the cabinets would really make this thing a lot safer to use.The center hole is nice, definitely made it easy to use by marking center lines for the pulls on drawers, which is the fastest way to a lot of the same height but different width drawers. Though if the lines were extended along the sides/edges to where they touch the face of the drawer or door I wouldn’t have to peep through the center hole when lining it up.Also be sure to check the thumbscrews often, a couple of times one of them loosened up while I was drilling, which was as little scary but not the disaster it could have been, just reset it and was good to goit is a little crazy that, for that price, it comes in a cardboard box, which I am gonna get rid of and make/find a better one since you can’t put it back in the box without changing the setting.Anyway, besides all that I do really like this thing and recommend it for those who regularly install a lot of cabinet hardware.
Great tool. Worth the money
With this jig, I was able to easily and precisely drill for handles for all my cabinets. Setting up the jig and drilling the holes is really quick. As someone with little experience, I was able to install handles on 10 drawers in about an hour and have them all perfectly centered. Itâ€™s easy for one person to set up and drill with no help.The construction quality is very good and itâ€™s easy to square up with your drawers and doors. The case it comes in is nice though itâ€™s a tight fit for some of the parts.Also, be sure to tighten down the thumb screws all the way or else it has a tendency to slide a little.
Tried a few other cheap jigs.I still use a clamp with this.. but.. well.. 38 pulls in 4 hours, if you got a lot of pulls to put on, you need these.Don’t waste time with kreg or the knockoffs.THIS is where it’s as.
We install cabinets for a living and do 3-6 full house installs a week. Perfect install each time.
This is a high quality jig with excellent fit and finish and accuracy.Iâ€™ve always either used a couple of combination squares or a shop made jig for knobs and handles but this thing saves so much time and is dead nuts accurate.Should have bought it a long time ago.
This is a great tool, no doubt. But at this price point, I had to alter it to make my dimensions work by flipping the â€œyâ€ axis stop and grinding the knob down. For $189, that is a 2 star demotion. It should have included the $59 â€œyâ€ axis extension. $250 for this combo seems really high. All in all, I was able to mount 42 knobs and 22 pulls accurately after putting in the time to get the stop fixed. Would recommend with these caveats
I love this tool. It makes doing hardware so much faster. I do whole houses over 3000 sq ft in about 3 to 4 hrs. And 12000+ sq ft homes in under a day vs a few days. This jig is precise and flawless in design.
I’ve installed cabinet hardware every once-in-awhile and got by with the plastic templates, measure, mark, drill and install. I recently got a job in a multi-million dollar home with more that 160 drawer/cabinet pulls. I decided to get this jig template and am very glad I did!You set it up once, go from door to door/drawer to drawer(of same size and positioning) set jig on door/drawer, drill, install and move on.I also purchased the TP-ERA Extended Ruler Attachment; TP-2312 Long Hardware Extensions; and the carrying case. I highly recommend you get these accessories as well. As you can see in pics I had some wide drawers and the accessories were a must!If you are thinking about a similar knock-off, DON’T! Get this and the accessories, you will not regret it.
I don’t normally write product reviews. In fact, I never write product reviews. However, this is one excellent product. It truly makes the daunting task of installing cabinet knobs a trivial matter. Very well constructed and simple to use.It is very expensive. I won’t go so far to say it’s worth the money, but it is an excellent tool. I would have been much happier at a hundred dollar price point. If I were a professional, it would be money very well spent, but a bit much for personal use.
It is by far the fastest way to set handles and pulls.Record time and no mistakes.Didn’t think it would be anywhere worth the money.I was wrong.worth every penny.From small to large kitchens your return on investment is within the first door and draw.Recommended. Oh I recommend this. Have done 2 major jobs and extremely happy.Thank You
It’s a great jig. Pricy, but worth the cost if you use it for a living.Replacement cabinet doors can be $100+/- if you mess up and poke a hole in the wrong spot. Saves time in labor and wood jigs wear out quick. I’m glad there is finally a case.
Greatest tool ever
Made the job easy and the aligment perfect.You’ll need the extention if you’re going for the custom look of 12′ bar pulls like we did in our new house!
Works okay but I feel a little over priced.
I struggled over whether or not to spend this much money on a template to only use on the cabinets I just purchased through RTACabinets.com however, after spending $12,000 on those cabinets, I did not want to trust a cheap plastic template on the job.So happy I made the decision to get this jig. I decided where I wanted the handles, marked the center of the area I wanted it in, put the jig on the door, lining up the center mark with the center mark on the jig both horizontally and vertically. I tightened down the plates so it would be set in that position. I then covered the center hole so I wouldn’t accidentally drill that hole out. I placed the jig on the door and drilled. The handles fit perfect. I was surprised that the drill bit that came with the jig did not severely blow out the back side of the hole. The screw head covered any minor blow out.I went along and drilled the holes and the hubby followed up with the handles, sort of a short assembly line. By the way, I am a 68 year old woman and the hubby is 73. If we can use this with success, anyone can. If it doesn’t work for you, you must be doing it wrong.Some said it only came in a cardboard case, but I received a hard plastic case with a future spot for an attachment that allows you to place adjustable holes for shelves. Something I might want to purchase later.Excellent buy. Would recommend if you have to place a lot (83) of handles on your cabinets and want to make sure you don’t screw it up, get this jig!
The price is hard to justify for a DIYer.But it delivered consistent holes for my cabinets and drawers. A bit of math is needed to center and align everything. I shaved a pencil down to fit in the drill hole to mark the locations first and it provided me the opportunity to mark and re-measure.The provided drill bit worked adequately.Comes with a hard plastic case.
First drilling tool i didnt have to use a tape measure on. By far the best Ive used. Perfect placement of handles which is a must with 6â€ and longer
Highly recommend… 49 handles installed in 4 hours almost perfect alignment… Just double check what side your handles are to be located, this was so easy to use I got in a hurry and made one mistake… Luckily my cabinet guy can fill and stain my error so I got lucky… Buy in confidence…
Redid our kitchen cabinets and had 40 cabinet handles to place,I knew that I needed help.I read all of the reviews and although the jig cost a bit more than I wanted to spend, I wanted to finish the kitchen right.I am so happy that I splurged for the cabinet handle template jig.I am a novice DIYer and found the jig easy to use right out of the heavy duty plastic case that it came in.The job was quick and easy and the new cabinets and handles look beautiful.
Best cabinet door jig Iâ€™ve ever used!! Iâ€™m a full time cabinet setter and use this all the time for cabinet hardware! Easy to use, fast and precise.
Fantastic piece of equipment and well worth the money. I am an engineer and was a toolmaker in my younger years. This is well designed and well made and will save you time and frustration.
This is a very effective tool, the only problem was I didn’t buy the extension piece and most of drawers were too wide so I still had to manually measure each drawer, but I loved this tool and recommend it.
I am not a professional cabinet installer, but just a female DIY enthusiast.I am updating my 12 year old kitchen and bathrooms and wanted to install new hardware.Before I just had knobs, but wanted to install more trendy handles.Once I read the directions and figured out how it worked, I was able to perfectly install my new hardware myself and everything was perfectly aligned.The instructions were very detailed and had picture,s which I found very helpful.This was definitely a bit of an investment, but know it will come in handy for years to come.Construction is very sturdy, and the hard plastic case will keep it perfectly protected. Glad I purchased, as it probably saved me frustration and time in the long run.
This product is amazing, my husband said it saves hours on a job. My daughter works with him and always gets frustrated with the hardware she is in love with this product.
Takes a bit to set up, but once you got it set itâ€™s ready to roll. Would buy the extensions for the larger pulls if to do over again.
We researched these kind of products and found this to be the best value. Upon delivery, we were glad to see our research proved helpful. This is a great product.
Very good jig. Pricey, but we will use it for years. Door installer.
Good quality for larger drawers & cabinets with larger hardware.Constructed well.I did need to order the extender for my drawers .
Mounted cabinet hardware throughout kitchen. This tool made a huge difference. Very well made. Works exactly like they say.
This is a quality tool, that in its simplicity and ease, makes me wonder why I had not had something like this before. Takes the guess work out of the equation, increases efficiency, and overall, gets the job done right. Love it !
Saved me so much time!! Love this tool. The only thing is i would like is to make it longer for drawers. .. but I think you need to buy the extension.
The jig itself gets 5 stars. For me, making a jig per job, isnt always the available option bc hardware is rarely on site during install which either leaves me to put out tools to make one or the old tape measure and pencil trick. That being said this is great for me. Worth the money IMO.Two things to note where there is room for improvement.Although I dont have an issue with maring cabinets during drilling I can see how it could happen. Small felt pads should be added to contact areas. Not to much to ask considering the price of this. Also the drill bit included is absolute trash. Again for the price of this unit they could have cut 4 more dollars from profit to add a better bit. All in all I’m happy with the purchase.
I liked that it’s easy to adjust,it’s fast ,it’s all in one place. I would’ve liked if it had more length but besides that it’s a great product.
This is a great tool, well worth the money. I was able to drill new handles for my momâ€™s kitchen.
This jig exceeded my expectations. Spend the money you won’t be disappointed. Saved me so much time and all the handles are all even. I let friends use it and they raved about how GREAT it worked also.
When youâ€™re wanting to get done as quickly as possible, this is the ticket.
I am putting hardware on all the cabinets in our home and knew I certainly did not want to measure every piece, nor did I think I could easily create something on my own.I canâ€™t speak for the cheaper versions that are out there, but this device is easy to use, very accurate and a huge time saver.I can bang out a normal master bathroom set of cabinets in 30-45 minutes easily.I can literally drill the holes faster than someone can install the hardware after drilling.Highly recommend!Also comes with its own heavy duty storage case, which also would hold any add-ons that are available for this device for really large hardware needs.
Very well made, simple setup, easy to use.My only caution is to make certain between each door/drawer that no screw on the jig has loosened and allowed any part of the jig to move or you will end up with holes improperly drilled.I used the jig to install hardware on 78 doors/drawers in very little time with zero problems.
WOW! I canâ€™t say enough about this great jig tool! You talk about making a difficult job easy! We installed every bit of hardware in our new house ourselves. And continue to use it for many other jobs around the house! It is worth every penny, highly recommend!
I install hundreds of sets of hardware over the course of the year. My previous method was to make a template for each job, but most jobs have varying drawer front heights and various handle widths so it wouldn’t be unusual to make 3-4 different templates for each kitchen. I’d save them but it seems the exact same setup was seldom used again.PROS: Very well made – this is a precision tool made in the US. Quickly sets up for various knob heights, handle widths and different drawer heights. Comes with a blow molded case to keep everything together.CONS: (Not really cons, more like ‘things to know’) It’s not inexpensive, but it’s a quality tool. The enclosed bit is not the greatest. It’s okay, but will smoke and burn its way through a maple drawer front. The 5mm hole is a little larger than I would normally use so there is a little play when using an 8-32 machine screw – not bad but you may have to fine tune the long parallel door handles. I haven’t yet used it on a recessed panel Shaker style drawer front. There will be some distance between the bushing guide and the surface to be drilled on that drawer style, but I think the fit between guide and bit is precise enough that it will work ok,
Un poco caro pero exelente
Easy to use
This is a very nice jig.I build custom cabinets and have used many jigs in the past and this is the best so far.My only knock on it is the price.Itâ€™s too expensive for what it is.Also the case is pretty cheap and will most likely break sooner than later.
Love this tool.Had 128 door and drawer pulls to install. Once set, process was quick and precise. However, when changing over from doors to drawers and/or the size of handles pay attention as it can be easy to miss a setting.That said, this is a quality built product especially suited for tradesmen.
Great product and easy to use
I don’t write reviews until I use the product I purchased. This an exception, I came out of retirement to remodel kitchen again, because I love my work. . I thought I’d save myself the time and trouble of making numerous jigs for cabinet hardware. $200.00 later, this is one heavy duty adjustable jig with options to upgrade. Using it once or twice will pay for itself.
My wife and I are pretty handy around the house but have never tried installing cabinet or drawer hardware. We just moved into our new home and elected to install our own hardware. The builder’s contractor wanted $3 per hole plus the marked up hardware. I was able to buy the exact same stainless steel hardware at half the price. The job required 150 cabinet and drawer pulls to be installed. This jig made the job so easy. We had several different drawer types but the tool handled each one with ease with the added extension for the larger drawers. But overall the cabinets and drawers look professionally done. We completed the project in about 6 hours. Very pleased.
I purchased this jig a few weeks ago and have been using it now regularly. It is awesome! Once you learn how to set it up for various applications (such as single hole knobs or handles with two holes or wide drawers) it becomes faster and faster to dial in. The results are fantastic! Perfect hardware drilling completely repeatable and reversible. Cuts hardware installation time dramatically. Sometimes you have to spend some money to make more money and this tool is the perfect illustration of that concept. I’m glad I’ll never ruin another cabinet door or drawer and delighted with thew speed and accuracy this tool brings to a job that requires real precision. Much better than my previous shop/site built jigs and far superior to my old retired store bought jig. It’s the bestest!
Minus one star due to hefty price tag. Far better than the cheap Chinese made knockoffs though! Really speeds up the job of installing hardware and in my line of work, speed and accuracy are number one!
This is expensive, but it will deliver a near guaranteed result which if you have many cabinets to do will help you do a high quality job reasonably fast. The ability to flip the device and do the opposite cabinet door is another time saver.I do believe you need to ensure the screws stay tight so the device doesnâ€™t slip. I had read that in a review and this ensured the screws were tight. I have had the plastic versions from Home Depot and those are fine for a couple doors, but the pre-drilled holes donâ€™t always line up how you need and you need to triple check to make sure you donâ€™t make a mistake and it doesnâ€™t slip. For a few cabinets thatâ€™s probably ok, but not for 10 or more.