This is the best jig I have ever used. The set up is easy and it is very strong, not plastic like some of the other brands.
Im an amateur but like to invest in tools. Bought a 10600 kit from my local tool company after seeing a similar boring jig used by a locksmith in the midwest that I d hired to update locks on our daughter s mid-50 s home. This unit works great, almost intuitive to use, and is built stout. I ve loaned it to a pal who was remodeling his son s home and he raved about it too. I recommend it without reservation. I just wish I had time and projects enough to wear it out!
Big Sky Tool Guy
I am the owner of 3 apartment buildings, 4 houses and do all the maintenance myself. I have never used, or even SEEN, a better designed boring jug. And with over 130 total doors to maintain I know the difference. We purchased the 10800 kit and updated with carbide spade & spur bits. I also highly recommend and extra spur bit to pre-drill the exterior hole a half inch to prevent splintering when the main spur breaks through. Especially with exotic woods like mahogany or teak. Over the last 5 years I ve used this tool over 100 times and this is one hamma down unit! And Debbie is just a superior business person to deal with. Did I mention lighting FAST shipping? Shame on me.
I do high end finish carpentry in Central California. I purchased a used twenty year old kit from a friend some five years ago, and have bored over 150 doors with it. I am just now getting around to changing the bushings and upgrading to carbide bits. I look forward to a tuned up kit, and have no doubt this kit will be boring doors for a long time to come. As there are aspects of finish carpentry that I enjoy far more than boring doors for hardware, I am not ready to say that this kit makes boring doors fun . But it sure as hell makes it easy, and quick. And that means I get to spend more time on the aspects of finish carpentry that I do find to be fun .