Wood Working Straight Hole Locator

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A woodworking straight hole locator is a tool or device designed to assist woodworkers in accurately and precisely drilling straight holes in wood. It typically features a guide or template that ensures the drill bit follows a straight path during the drilling process. This tool helps maintain consistency and precision in hole placement, making it especially useful for tasks such as joinery, doweling, or creating aligned holes for hardware installation in woodworking projects.

1. Material: ABS
2. 6mm, 8mm,10mm embedded drill sleeves.
3. Total weight: 148g.
4. Packed by color box


Wood Working Straight Hole LocatorUses 

  1. Joinery:
    • Woodworking hole locators are commonly used for creating precise holes in joinery tasks such as doweling, where accurate alignment is crucial for strong and seamless connections between wooden pieces.
  2. Furniture Construction:
    • In the construction of furniture, especially when assembling components like table legs, chair frames, or other wooden parts, a straight hole locator ensures that the drilled holes align perfectly, contributing to the overall stability and aesthetics of the furniture piece.
  3. Cabinet Making:
    • Woodworkers often use hole locators when building cabinets. This ensures that shelves, drawer slides, and other components are properly aligned, allowing for smooth operation and a professional finish.
  4. Hardware Installation:
    • When installing hardware such as handles, knobs, or hinges on doors, drawers, or other wooden surfaces, a straight hole locator helps ensure that the holes are precisely positioned, preventing misalignment issues.
  5. Wooden Joints:
    • Whether creating mortise and tenon joints or other types of wooden joints, a hole locator helps achieve accurate hole placement, contributing to the strength and integrity of the joint.
  6. Drilling Pilot Holes:
    • Before driving screws or nails into wood, woodworkers often use a hole locator to drill pilot holes. This ensures that the fasteners go in straight and reduces the risk of splitting the wood.
  7. Consistent Hole Spacing:
    • Woodworking projects often require evenly spaced holes, such as in decorative patterns or for creating adjustable shelves. A hole locator helps achieve uniform hole spacing, maintaining a clean and organized appearance.
  8. Woodturning:
    • Wood turners may use a hole locator to mark and drill holes in wooden blanks before mounting them on a lathe. This is common when creating items like salt and pepper shakers or other turned projects that require internal components.
SKU: AHS69776 Category:


6、 8、 10 MM

Safety measures and precautions

  1. Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Always wear appropriate PPE, including safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from wood chips or debris. Depending on the task, consider using hearing protection and dust masks as well.
  2. Secure Workpiece:
    • Ensure that the workpiece is securely clamped or held in place to prevent it from moving during drilling. This stability helps avoid accidents and ensures accurate hole placement.
  3. Proper Tool Inspection:
    • Before use, inspect the hole locator and the drill bit for any damage or wear. Ensure that all components are in good condition and securely fastened. Replace any damaged or worn parts.
  4. Follow Manufacturer’s Instructions:
    • Adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines and instructions for the specific woodworking straight hole locator you are using. This includes recommended operating procedures, maintenance, and any safety precautions provided.
  5. Secure Workspace:
    • Keep the work area clean and well-lit. Remove any obstacles, clutter, or tripping hazards. Ensure that the workspace is organized to allow for easy movement and safe operation of the tools.
  6. Mind Drill Bit Selection:
    • Select the appropriate drill bit for the specific woodworking task. Ensure that the drill bit is sharp and in good condition. Dull or damaged drill bits can lead to splintering, kickback, and other safety hazards.
  7. Use a Suitable Drill Speed:
    • Operate the drill at the recommended speed for the chosen drill bit and material. Using the wrong speed can result in overheating, inefficient cutting, and increased risk of accidents.
  8. Keep Hands Away from Moving Parts:
    • Avoid placing hands or fingers near moving parts, especially the drill bit, during operation. Use push sticks or other tools to manipulate the workpiece, maintaining a safe distance from the rotating components.
  9. Work at a Comfortable Pace:
    • Do not rush the process. Work at a comfortable and controlled pace to maintain accuracy and prevent mistakes that could lead to accidents.
  10. Disconnect Power When Adjusting:
    • Before making adjustments to the hole locator or changing drill bits, disconnect the power source. This prevents accidental starts and ensures your safety during these modifications.
  11. Training and Experience:
    • Ensure that individuals using the woodworking straight hole locator are adequately trained and experienced in its operation. Novices should seek guidance from experienced woodworkers or undergo proper training.

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