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WoodRiver DV2 Self-Centering Drilling Vise

Item #158385
$119.99
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3.0

(5 reviews)

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Product Information:

Utilize the convenience of your corded or cordless drill to bore straight, accurate holes for everything from pen blanks to bottle stoppers. The Vertical “V” slots in the vise’s jaws secure round or square blanks under the drilling guide, keeping them parallel and square for consistently accurate and repeatable drilling. Fully adjustable to accommodate pen blanks and bottle stopper blanks up to 1-1/2”. A sturdy angled steel base allows for comfortable use with a hand held drill. Just clamp a pen or bottle stopper blank in the vise, center under your guide, and drill away. Vise will remain centered on every subsequent pen blank and bottle stopper up to 1-1/2" square (2-3/16" diagonal). The WoodRiver DV2 Self-Centering Drilling Vise includes a set of 4 Drilling Guides and Stop Collars for the most commonly used sizes (7mm, 10mm, 25/64", and 27/64"). Other sized drilling guides and stop collars sold separately. With the development of the Whiteside "TruFit" Pen Maker's Bits which are designed to fit the brass tubes of the pen kits the use of these bits are not recommended. Please use any standard pen maker's or brad point bit for the best fit with the guide collars.


  • Comfortable T-handle design

  • Utilizes cordless or corded drill

  • Drilling guides and stop collars ensure accuracy and safety

  • Clamping capacity from 0 – 2-3/16"

  • Repeatable drilling every time

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    2.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

    40%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (2)

    Cons

    • Not effective (2)

    Best Uses

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    2.0

    Not an effective alternative

    By  Banjorob

    from Alabama

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver DV2 Self-Centering Drilling Vise :

    There is far too much play in the bit guide to drill consistently straight holes with this device. I returned this product to the store and ended up purchasing a drill press.

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    • Personal
     
    2.0

    Think twice

    By  S. Edgerton

    from San Antonio, Texas

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver DV2 Self-Centering Drilling Vise :

    Conceptually, a great idea. The execution is lacking. Like the previous commenter said, there is FAR too much wiggle on the drill bit, to guarentee a CENTER TOP to CENTER BOTTOM hole.. I have tried everything I can, and still have yet to drill a perfect hole. I have blown out several expensive blanks, and a LOT of cheap ones, in the process of trying. My best efforts came when I left the top adapter LOOSE, and brought the SQUARE end of the blank ALL The way to the top. As the drill bit spins down, it tightens the adapter against the blank. Then, do your best to keep the drill CENTERED all the way through. The problem wiht this method, is as you back the bit in and out, you open up the hole. Your best bet, would be to take the money you planned on spending, and just go ahead and get a real drill press. In the long run, you will get more use from the drill press.

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Effective for my needs

    By  TCGMabe

    from New Jersey

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy case
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver DV2 Self-Centering Drilling Vise :

    I purchased this item because I do not have the space for an infrequently used drill press. It is not the best or most accurate solution, however if used slowly and with frequent relief of the drilled hole, it seems to work as advertised. The trick I have found with this item is to carefully mark your center hole and make sure that the guide is aligned, and tight. I stand with my eyes looking directly down the drill like sighting a gun ... I use mild pressure and I extract the drill bit every inch or so. I have found that for the money and the limited space I have, this is a pretty decent alternative. Experiment with cheaper material until you get the hang of the technique required to use this item.

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    5.0

    Neat idea

    By  Pendulum

    from Virginia

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Economical

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pen Making Wo Drillpress

    Comments about WoodRiver DV2 Self-Centering Drilling Vise :

    Finally, Someone figured out a way to drill pen blanks without a drill press. Using a lathe requires a chuck. Most entry level bench top drill presses don't have enough throw to drill pen blanks. Comes with 4 bushing that seem to be the ones most used.

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    1.0

    Don't Buy

    By  Sneakers

    from ND

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver DV2 Self-Centering Drilling Vise :

    Don't buy this product. The drill guides do not provide enough guidance. You will not drill down the center as there is too much play in the drill bit. It is a good concept but a waste of my time and lost drill blanks.

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