Until this ingenious device came along, there really wasn’t a fast way to find the center of dowels. Center finders, just don’t work well unless the part is at least 3/4" in diameter. Now, with this patented, die cast aluminum tool, you can find the center of dowels as small as 1/4" in diameter. Just place the end of the dowel in the hole (it’s slightly beveled so it even works with out-of-round dowels) and give a light tap. The center is now marked for accurate drilling, or mounting on a lathe. Fits dowel sizes 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, and 1". Made in USA.
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Simple, effective, great
from Anderson, S.C.
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Comments about Dead Center Finder for Dowels:
It's just so simple. I've needed this for a long time. I recommend this to any one how needs to find the center of dowel rods.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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time and material saver
By ART the model maker
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
i make model cars trucks trains and other construction equip. models that are not kid toys,so ive got to be pretty precise on measure ments this product works perfect for finding the center of dowels,before i was using up alot of material just trying to find center but since i rec,d this ive saved time and material
I[ve tryed everything and this works.
By Ric ther Clockbuilder
from Ferndale, WA
I make a lot of spacers for clocks and the holes have to be exactly in the middle of the dowel. There isn't a center finder on the market that works with amaller dowels nearly as well.
Excellent tool for finding dead center
from Monroe, Virginia
I use a lot of dowels in our wood craft busines. I build a lot of items that we sell at craft shows. Finding center helps save a lot of time. I use this tool on wood dowels and wine corks to find center.
Dead Center Finder for Dowels
By shop junkie
from Arcadia, NC
I would have to ask why anyone would want to take the time to find the center of a dowel by other means