Sometimes at home you need to make holes in the workpieces for wood, metal, chipboard or other material.
To facilitate material handling, use a jig for drilling.
These devices are widely used in the furniture industry.
Today in our article, we will talk about the types of conductors, their scope and opportunities to make your own.
It should be noted that these devices are used not only for drilling holes, but also when milling, turning and cutting are performed.
Consider the main types of devices.
This type of jigs is superimposed on top of the workpiece. It can lie either freely or be crushed with bolts or clamps. They are appreciated for their simplicity of design and low cost.
bushings that adjust the pivot axes in the horizontal, vertical and inclined planes. These models of jigs are designed for drilling cylindrical products.
The name speaks for itself, the conductor is not attached in any way, it is simply applied where a hole needs to be made.
Able to make holes in several planes.
They do not have rotary elements, they are able to move the part and process the same type of workpieces.
These conductors have this function as changeover. This allows small businesses to quickly and conveniently switch to the production of a new product.
Let's start with the concept of conductor - this is the so-called template, the use of which allows for comfortable and ultra-precise drilling.
Moreover, you can drill both perpendicular to the surface, and at any angle. If you use a jig, then you do not need special qualifications, do complex calculations, make markings where there will be holes, which saves a lot of time.
As we can see, due to the versatility and simplicity of their design, conductors are widely used in various fields of activity.
In the mechanical engineering industry they are used for drilling holes in various blanks made from common materials. They use conductors that repeat the drawing with exact observance of all dimensions. Also used when mixed hole drilling is required.
The most important distribution conductors received in the furniture industry.
Furniture conductors are used for installing fittings, assembling furniture and many other technological processes.
At the same time, the assembly of furniture is neat, accurate and fast. A large number of furniture, contain dowels, which must be installed very accurately and here without a conductor anywhere.
The most common dowel conductor is doweling. They mainly use overhead conductors made of lightweight materials.
Another area in which conductors are widely used for drilling holes is construction. With their help, drilling of technological holes in building structures is carried out, for example, when installing sandwich panels .
Solves a wide range of tasks, especially in drilling metal pipes. Allows you to clearly maintain perpendicularity when drilling. Also used when drilling holes in tiles.
The jig can be bought or made by yourself.
But before choosing a model, you should decide for what tasks, it will be used, and on the basis of all this data, you should choose the type and design of the tool.
So why use jigs to drill holes :
A jig for drilling holes is an integral part not only of production, but also will be useful in home life.
Since there are many varieties of conductors, we will therefore consider the original design and analogue, respectively. So, let's begin.
Its main purpose is to get holes in thick workpieces, at an angle of 90. In fact, it is a set of bushings combined in one body. Usually these are overhead conductors, which are widely used in furniture assembly.
It is worth attaching the device to the surface and you can start drilling immediately, without punching. There is one drawback, the device should be held firmly, and especially at the beginning of work.
Because vibration can move the device.
This type of conductors can be made by hand.
from the edge of the workpiece. This is due to the fact that 8 mm. this is half the thickness of the chipboard sheet.
A self-made jig can be used, but for more convenient use, an emphasis should be designed, for this they use metal 23-25 mm wide. and 1 mm thick. , after which the sheet is bent at an angle of 90 and attached to the conductor. Also, bushings of different diameters can be inserted into the base of the jig.
Everyone knows that making a hole in a sloping surface is problematic, the end of the drill constantly jumps off.
This type of jigs is fixed in a given position and allows you to work with high accuracy.
This kind of conductors can be done quickly and independently.
That's all the conductor is ready to work. In order for the holes to break less, they can be reinforced with metal sleeves, which are made of round pipes of different diameters.
This type of drilling is rarely used.
Suitable when holding a drill or screwdriver at the desired angle is almost impossible.
It should be noted here that in metal products this type of holes is made only by a cutter.
As for wooden products, there are ready-made solutions in the form of kits.
It's easy to use these conductors, we press the workpiece tightly to the base, set the specified height and as a result, we get smooth and beautiful oblique holes at an angle. Yes, if we do not need a through hole, then it is unforgettable to put a stop ring on the drill itself.
It is difficult and problematic to make this type of device on our own. There are quite simple methods and options, but they are not very accurate.
So, for example, a drill is placed on a prepared inclined surface and our workpiece is drilled at the obtained angle, as we understand the accuracy suffers greatly.
Their main purpose is to maintain the alignment of the holes, in the future into which the dowels will be installed. That is, when you apply the jig to both sides of the product, you get a perfect joint.
As you understand, this type of conductors can be made independently. If you have a stream of workpieces with the same geometry, it will be convenient for you to use an invoice template.
It is desirable to use hardboard or other transparent material (plastic) as a template.
Marking and drilling holes. It is advisable to drive brass or copper pipes into the holes so that the drill does not break the calibration hole.
When using workpieces of various shapes and sizes, you will need a universal attachment. The most interesting thing is that this device can be made from scrap materials.
These shoulders are responsible for the linearity of the holes of the future conductor.
Any universal jig for drilling holes is made to save time and money. Whether you make it yourself or buy it ready-made in the store, it's up to you to decide.
It should be noted here that for one time or for home use, it is enough to buy the simplest jig, and if you are constantly practicing, then you should drip on professional equipment for drilling holes, which is expensive (Wolfcraft).
If you decide to buy equipment, then it should be done only in official and certified points where you will receive a full guarantee of quality!
When working with conductors, you must follow the safety rules. Good luck with your choice.
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