Sometimes you send us questions like this:
“I’m interested in making a stand for my fish tank and I would like a tool that allows screws to be drill into the wood at an angle. This tool makes the holes and it appears very common in cabinet making.”
I’m better with words than with wood so I took this stumper over to WoodNet: name that tool: what tool ensures consistent drill angles?
Woodnetters suggested three primary answers.
1) the Pocket Hole Jig
I feel fairly certain that this is the tool you were describing… but there is always more than one way to get the job done. Here are some other tool suggestions…
2) a Drill Guide
From the bit of reading I did on drill guides they may not be the very best choice for angled work…
3) Drill Press
JET JDP-17MF / 354169 Drill Press $424.99
Probably more tool than you were looking for, but hey, it should do the trick ;)
And there you have it folks, 3 answers for one great question. Stay tuned for future episodes of “name that tool” as you ask your woodworking questions.