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We still aim to dispatch same day when you order before 2pm* however due to the current COVID-19 situation deliveries may take longer than normal.
We still aim to dispatch same day when you order before 2pm* however due to the current COVID-19 situation deliveries may take longer than normal.

JessEm Dowelling Jig Main - 8mm

by JessEm

Create 8mm dowel holes on the end or face of your workpiece with the JessEm Dowelling Jig. Locations of dowels can be pre-set in 2mm increments - perfect for creating multiple dowel hole configurations.

A built-in alignment slot allows you to match up dowel holes that are spaced further apart for perfect aligned dowel holes. Constructed of precision CNC machined aluminium, anodised for durability and laser engraved for fast set-ups.

Maximum edge to center distance for dowel holes is 100mm.

6mm, 10mm and 12mm dowelling jig replacement heads are also available.


  • Dowelling Main Body & Angle Bracket
  • 5 x 8mm Drill Guides
  • 1 x 8mm Drill Bit
  • 1 x 8mm Stop Collar
  • 1 x 8mm Indexing Pin

FREE UK Delivery on all orders over £30 within the UK Mainland, Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands, for a limited time only*. Only £5.95 on orders under £30.

Order before 2pm and we'll aim to despatch your order the same day, Monday to Friday. Please allow 1 to 2 working days for delivery.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Very precise jig.

I bought this to make some cabinet face frames which, for one reason or another, I could not do with my morticer. It did a fine job, with all the rails and stiles finishing perfectly flush. I used the supplied drill as depth stop, which work fine. I'm not sure what the problem is with the other reviewers who find differently. The stop collar fits on the drill fine, if the grub screw is tightened on the drill's lands and not into the flutes. A lip and spur drill could be used instead, but there is little need as the drill bit is guided, which makes a centre point somewhat redundant. The HSS drill provided works fine and is more tolerant of the heat generated. If substituting a different drill, make sure it is also HSS as a carbon steel lip and spur drill will dull in a matter of minutes!

Excelent, but...

Such an excellent jig would deserve both a better box and better accessories (drill bit and stoppers) and that is why I took care of it myself.
JessEm could either lower the price by leaving out the accessories as an option, or increase it by bringing the whole set to a higher level.
Anyway I'm really happy with the jig.
Thumbs up for Woodworkers Workshop. Very efficient.

Best doweling jig

I looked at doweling machines and jigs for a couple of years, I’ve got a pocket hole jig and needed a different joint and found the JessEm, having only used it ones, I would recommend it, a well made tool that will last for decades

Spoiling a ship for a ha'porth of tar

This is a beautifully crafted tool. What a pity it is it not presented in a decent box of similar quality? The drill bits provided with it are not the best and, once again, do not reflect the quality of the tool or its price! The depth stops are of the wrong type; the grub screw bites onto the drill bit itself and is difficult to position accurately, nor does the depth stop end up level and at 90 degrees to the drill bit. I have bought better and more suitable drill bits and split collar depth stops so that the grub screw tightens onto itself and closes the whole circumference of the depth stop evenly onto the drill bit. If Jessem ever rectify these deficiencies in an otherwise excellent product I hope they will supply them to me and to other existing customers without charge. excellent tool but I am left feeling very disappointed by the low quality of the accessories. I am sure that Jessem can do better than this and should take note of that old saying about spoiling the ship for a ha'porth of tar.


Excellent product and very well made. You cna feel the quality of the product.