Best Drill Guide in 2022 (Review & Buying Guide)

Sometimes it might be quite difficult to find the best drill guide. With every niche market offering so many different products, it makes sense that this is the case.

Unfortunately, this very fact can make it incredibly difficult to find the item that best suits your needs, which is why we’ve put together this drill guide buying guide.

Our 15 Best Picks:

The 15 Top Drill Guide Reviews:

Bestseller No. 1
Milescraft 1318 DrillMate Portable Drill Guide - Multi-Angle Drill Guide Attachment - Compatible with most 3/8 in. Drill Accessories - Self-Centering Drill Guide Base - Multi-Angle Readouts
  • Perfect for straight or angled drilling, drilling on the edge of a board or on round stock
  • Attaches to all 3/8" And 1/2" Power drills and it also includes a 3/8" Capacity chuck with key
  • Angle cuts of 45 Degree to 90 degrees, with a built in angle read out in the all metal base
  • Centering channels built into the bottom of the base, to accommodate drilling any round stock up to 3 inches in diameter
  • Adjustable depth stop and spring action control of the head
SaleBestseller No. 2
Milescraft 1312 DrillBlock- Handheld Drill Guide
  • Centerlines ensure accurate alignment when drilling into various surfaces
  • Non-slip feet holds the Drillblock in place while preventing both slipping and marring on wooden work pieces
  • The two product v-grooves allow for usage on corners and even cylindrical surfaces too
  • Package dimensions:3.05"L x 5.33"W x 14.48"H
Bestseller No. 3
Big Gator Tools STD1000DGNP V-Drill Guide
  • 17 drill sizes, from 1/8" to 3/8", in 1/64" increments
  • Use on flat surfaces, round parts, and corners
  • Special nickel alloyed steel heat treated for durability
  • Non-plated material with light oil coating to prevent rust
  • Alignment marks on guide to line up on center
SaleBestseller No. 4
Wolfcraft 4525404 Multi-Angle Drill Guide Attachment For 1/4In. & 3/8In. Drills,Silver
  • Drill Guide That Can Be Used In Horizontal, Vertical Or Angle Positions
  • Guide-Bars Themselves Have Springs For A Quick Return When Doing Repetitive Drilling
  • Drill Adapter Itself Slides Up And Down On Guide-Bars
  • Angle Positions Can Go Up To 45 Degrees, And Rubber Pads In The Base Hold The Guide In Place
Bestseller No. 6
Woodpeckers Auto Line Drill Guide, Portable Drill Guide, Drill Up To 2 Inch Holes, Versatile Base and Fence System
  • KEEP YOUR DRILL BIT PERFECTLY PERPENDICULAR - The Auto-Line Drill Guide is a portable tool that allows you to drill perfect perpendicular holes up to 2 inches without a drill press.
  • LASER ENGRAVED CENTER LINES - The base of the Auto-Line Drill Guide has laser engraved centerlines on the perimeter of the opening.
  • DRILL UP TO 2" HOLES - The opening in the base has clearance for drills up to 3/4", and when you need larger, simply remove the column caps, turn the chuck carrier around so it is outside the base and drill up to 2" holes.
  • VERSATILE FENCE - The fence adjusts to the base along a pair of stainless steel guide rods. The base is drilled and tapped for the fence guide rods on all four edges so there's always a direction you can extend the fence.
  • MADE IN THE USA - The Auto-Line Drill Guide is precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio factory (just south of Cleveland).
Bestseller No. 7
Milescraft 1368 DrillMate Portable Drill Guide for 43mm Diameter Collar International Style Drills. Multi-Angle Drilling Guide with Control Spring and Self-Centering Base. Drills Flat or Round Stock
  • DOES NOT WORK WITH MOST CORDLESS DRILLS
  • Metal guide head unit accepts drills with 43mm collar for attachments
  • Angle readout for setting drilling angles to 45°, 60°, 75° and 90°
  • Control decent spring helps you carefully lower drill bit for precise placement
  • Included stop collar allows you to set depth for drilling multiple holes at exactly the same depth
Bestseller No. 8
CKE Upgraded Drill Guide 30 45 90 Degree Angle 4 Sizes Drill Hole Guide Jig with 3 Drill Bits for Angled Straight Hole, Installation for Cable Railing Deck Stair Railing Lag Screw Kit Cable Wood Post
  • 🔦【CKE Upgraded Paten Design Drill Hole Guide Jig】This Drill Hole Guide Jig upgrade to 3 drilling angles 30 45 90 Degree Angle with 4 Sizes, this drill guide specially design for Cable Railing Kit Lag Screw Fitting Post Installation, compatible with most cable railing kit hardware. The guide holes of this drill guide upgrade to inlaid with steel drill sleeves, which will not being worn and lose accuracy after multiple drilling. Made of Nylon material, durable, lightweight, easy to use and carry.
  • 🔦【30 45 90 Degree Angle Drill Hole Guide Jig - Three Drilling Angle】The drill guide with 3 drilling angle of 30 degree, 45 degree and 90 degree. Drilling 30 & 45 degree for angled stair railing post, drilling 90 degree for horizontal or vertical cable railing or deck post. Suitable for drill holes for all cable railing, like: CKE Stainless Steel Protector Sleeves (Search: B07TXTSDGT), Left&Right Handed Thread Swage Lag Screws (B08TMN7L8F), Swage Threaded Stud Tension End Terminal(B07V7BCK6H).
  • 🔦【Four Sizes Guide Holes - Matching 3 Sizes Drill Bits Commonly Used in Cable Railing Kit System】This cable railing drill template guide jig offers 4 different size guide track holes for each drilling angle, which are 3/16"(4.76mm), 1/4"(6.35 mm), 5/16"(7.93mm), 3/8"(9.52mm), compatible with most cable railing kit hardware. This set is equipped with 3 sizes (DIA: 4.5mm, 6.4mm, 7mm) HSS Co Drill Bits corresponding to most Cable Railing Project using. Refer pic 3-5 to use Guide Hole correctly.
  • 🔦【Easy Operate & Wide Compatibility】This handrail drill guide work with locking C-Clamp or F clamp (Set not included clamp) to prevent drill guide shaking or falling when drilling. Easy to drill accurate 30 /45/90 degree angle holes with drill on the post. Suitable for wood, aluminum or stainless steel deck post for cable railing system and DIY woodworking projects. This strong compatibility cable railing drilling guide jig work for all cable deck railings, saving your working time and money.
  • 🔦【Package List & 100% Satisfaction Guarantee】1 Pc Drill Guide, 4 Pcs High Speed Steel Co Drill Bit (Size: 4.5mm, 6.4mm, 7mm). ⭐Buy with confidence: If you're not satisfied with this item at anytime within two years after purchased, we'll provide a refund or replacement.
SaleBestseller No. 9
SLIIMU 30 45 90 Degree Angle 4 Sizes Drill Hole Guide Jig for Angled and Straight Hole, Portable Deck Cable Railing Lag Screw Drilling Template Block For Horizontal Cable Wood Post,Stair Wire Handrail
  • HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS: This drill guide for cable railing is made of high-quality industrial grade aluminum alloy, hard and lightweight, easy to use and carry. Anodized red surface, keep excellent finish, corrosion resistance and durability. The guide holes of this drill guide are inlaid with steel drill sleeves, so there is no need to worry about it being worn during drilling, causing the guide holes to become larger and lose accuracy.
  • THREE DRILLING ANGLES: The drill guide has a drilling angle of 30 degrees, 45 degrees and 90 degrees. Suitable for 90 Degree horizontal deck post and 45&30 degree angled stairs railing, the angle is fixed without deviation, you can quickly drill accurate 30/45/90 degree angle holes with a handheld drill on the deck post, saving your working time.
  • FOUR SIZES OF GUIDE HOLES: There are four sizes of guide holes for each drilling angle, which are 3/8”(9.52mm), 5/16”(7.93mm), 1/4”(6.35) mm), 3/16"(4.76mm), compatible with most cable railing lag screws. In order to drill the angle hole more accurately, please use a drill of the corresponding size.
  • SCOPE OF APPLICATION: This drill guide can be used in conjunction with Locking C-Clamp and F clamp to prevent the drill guide from shaking when drilling, and the drilled holes are free of burrs and cracked. It is suitable for the installation of wooden, aluminum, and stainless steel deck posts for cable railings and DIY woodworking projects.
  • 90 DEGREE V-GROOVE & N-SHAPED POSITIONING GROOVE: 90 degree V-groove can be drilled at 90 degree corner and cylindrical surface. N-shaped positioning groove can be used to locate exactly where you want to drill.
SaleBestseller No. 10
Cabinet Hardware Jig, Punch Locator Drill Guide,Wood Drilling Dowelling Guide for Installation of Handles Knobs on Doors and Drawer, Cabinet Template Tool for Handles and Pulls
  • 🏠【Time Saver Quick Drilling】TBVHOMM cabinet hardware Jig is easy to set up. It only take one time for setting up, and then repeat for the rest. It is a good punch locator drill guide and helper for woodworking or DIY.
  • 🏠【Strong Material & Accurate Scale】Made of high quality stainless steel, aluminum and ABS plastic. High corrosion resistance/ high strength, high hardness/ high precision. It is your ideal hardware woodworking tool.
  • 🏠【Easy to Carry and Store】The punch positioning drill guide can be divided into smaller sections for easy portability and takes up less space. Comes with a storage pouch.
  • 🏠【Widely application】Suitable for almost all cabinet door stile and rails, including door handles and built-in drawer fronts. Ideal for all builders, professionals and cabinetmakers!
  • 🏠【Premium Durability】Our Cabinet hardware Template are strong enough to be used thousands of times, even by contractors. We offer 24-hour after-sales customer service, so please contact us if you have any questions.
Bestseller No. 11
Muzata 30 90 Degree Angle Drill Guide Cable Railing Kit Stair Visible Drilling Template Drill Jig 4 Sizes for Straight and Angled Hole Lag Screw for Wood Post CT09,CT1
  • Accurate and Multi-Angle - This cable railing drilling guide jig dowel allows you to drill 90 degree horizontal vertical straight holes and 30 degree angled holes for the wood railing post. You can add a whole new level of accuracy with this drill guide jig when drilling railing post holes with your hand drill. Package includes: 1pc drill guide
  • Various hole sizes - This cable railing drill template guide jig offers 4 different size guide track holes (fit 3/16”,1/4”, 5/16”,3/8” drill bit), compatible with most cable railing kit hardware. The hole drilled by 1/4" drill fit most of 1/8" cable railings lag screws. You can fix the steel sleeves by tightening the set screws to prevent the steel sleeves from falling off during drilling
  • Visible and Portable - The drill guide is made of transparent acrylic with excellent visibility that you are easy to position accurately on the decking wood post. It is portable and easy to carry. Recommend working with F clamp or C clamp for steadier and safer drilling. Note: Clamps are not included, please search F or C clamp and choose a size larger than 8 inches
  • Pre-Designed System - To help you construct a cable railing system, we pre-designed a cable railing system named WoodBudget especially with 1/8" swage lag screw Muzata CK17, hydraulic crimper and cable cutter MUZATA CK12, drill guide MUZATA CT09, level protector sleeve MUZATA CR13, angled protector sleeve MUZATA CR68, 1/8" wire rope MUZATA WR01. Please note that the package only contains contents as specified in bullet point 1. Other stuff mentioned is not included
  • Why Choose Us - MUZATA has helped millions of families with their cable railing projects during the past years. We believe that home renovation should be easy and affordable. So we work with every effort to provide quality products and professional service, to make Muzata a reliable brand. Need professional one-stop cable railing solutions, please reach us to get Free design or After-Sales service
Bestseller No. 12
Big Gator Tools SDGMINI MINI V-DrillGuide®
  • 21 Drill Sizes: #10, 21, 25, 29, 30, 1/8, 33, 7/64, 36, 37, 38, 40, 3/32, 43, 45, 47, 5/64, 50, 1/16, 53, 3/64".
  • Covers all tap drill sizes for tap sizes: 10-32 down to 0-80.
  • The portable V-Drill Guide ensures straight and accurate hand drilled holes on flat surfaces, corners and round parts!
  • Heat treated for durability. Side alignment marks allow accurate hole locating.
  • 100% Made in U.S.A.
Bestseller No. 13
Acrux7 Multi-Angle Drill Guide with Chuck, Drill Press Stand, Adjustable Angle Drill Holder Guide, Stand Drill Guide Attachment for 1/4 In and 3/8 In Drills
  • 【Use For】This multi-angle drill guide perfect for straight or angled drilling, drilling on the edge of a board or on round stock.
  • 【High-Quality and Durable】Our drill press stand made of high-quality aluminum alloy, the main structure is sturdy and durable, small in size, light in weight, and easy to carry, so you can carry it with you as you need.
  • 【Adjustable at 45 Degrees】Angle positions can go up to 45 degrees, the base has an angle scale, which can be used when adjusting the angle and rubber pads in the base hold the guide in place.
  • 【Suitable For】This drill guide fits all 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch drills.
  • 【Drill Guide Sizes】Drill diameter: 42.5mm / 1.6in; vertical stroke: 190mm / 7.5in; width: 140mm / 5.5in; total height: 297mm / 11.7in.
Bestseller No. 14
Neitra 30 45 90 Angled Drill Guide Jig for Cable Railing Lag Screw Kit Wood Post, Drilling Degree Angle and Straight Holes, Durable All Metal Drill Jig for Railing Deck Stair Handrail
  • ACCURATE THREE ANGLES: The Neitra cable railing drill guide jig dowel allows you to drill 30°, 45°, and 90° angle holes for wooden stair railings and deck posts. The angles are fixed with no deviations, and you can quickly drill accurate 30°/45°/90° angle holes with an impact drill in the posts and railings, saving you time and effort and getting the work done quickly.
  • FOUR SIZES GUIDE HOLES: With four sizes of drilling guide holes for each angle, 3/8"(9.52mm), 5/16"(7.93mm), 1/4"(6.35) mm), 3/16"(4.76mm), each compatible with most cable railing cable protector sleeves and lag screws. An efficient and compact angled drill guide that is easy to carry.
  • ALL HARD METAL MATERIAL: The drill jig for angled holes is set with ultra-hard chrome-plated steel sleeves, which is wear-resistant, sturdy, and durable, no need to worry about being worn when drilling, and the drilling accuracy is error-free as always. The main body of the railing drill guide is made of high quality industrial grade aluminum alloy, hard and durable, with CNC anodized surface, wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant, clear markings.
  • EASY OPERATION: This drill guide for angle drilling can be used with locking C clamps and F clamps to prevent the drill jig from wobbling while drilling, and allows for drilling burr-free and crack-free holes. Suitable for the installation of wood, aluminum, and high-speed steel posts and deck railing, cable railing, stair deck railing, and DIY railing projects. (F clamps and C clamps are not included.)
  • BEST SERVICE: Neitra offers 120-day return and free replacement if your stair railing drill guide has any quality problem. We are committed to giving our customers the best products and services. Order it with no worries!
Bestseller No. 15
30 45 90 Degree Angle Drill Guide Jig with 4 Drill Bits for Angled Holes/Straight Holes, 4 Sizes Drill Guide Block for Cable Railing Lag Screw, Guide Holes Jig for Deck Stair Handrail Railing
  • Three Angles: Our cable railing drill guide jig can provide you with drilling angles of 30°, 45°and 90°, and the angles are fixed without deviation. You can use the impact drill to quickly and accurately drill out 30°, 45° and 90° corner holes, which greatly saves your time and effort
  • Four Sizes: Drilling guide holes in four sizes per drilling angle, 3/8"(9.52mm), 5/16"(7.93mm), 1/4"(6.35)mm), 3 /16"(4.76) mm), each drilling guide hole is compatible with most cable railing lag screws
  • High-Quality Material: The drilling template block is made of high-quality aluminum alloy material, which is sturdy and durable. The surface is CNC anodized, wear-resistant and anti-corrosion. The drill guide jig has a super hard steel sleeve, you don't have to worry about wear when drilling, the drilling accuracy is high, and the marking is clear
  • Scope of Application: The drill hole guide jig can be used with C clamps and F clamps to fix the drilling tool, prevent shaking and ensure your safety. And drilled with no burrs, no cracks, suitable for installing wood, aluminum and stainless steel posts, cable railings, stair deck railings, and DIY woodworking projects (but F clamps and C clamps are not included)
  • Perfect Combination: Our hole jig drill guide are equipped with drill bits with lengths of 3.3"(84mm), 3.9"(99mm), 4.57"(116mm), 4.96"(126mm). It comes with a fixing clip. Angled drill guide jig perfectly with drill bits to make your job easier

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How to find the best drill guide?

Here, we’ll be going over a number of factors that you can use to ensure that you’re purchasing the best drill guide for you.

Regardless of which type of item you’re looking to buy, chances are that there are existing buying guides on the internet, all of which aim to give you good drill guide recommendations.

Despite these recommendations, however, it’s always a good idea to do your own research. In addition to this research, asking yourself the following questions is also super helpful:

  • What features does the drill guide need to have to be perfect for my needs?
  • What is my budget?
  • Do I need to purchase a certain brand?

Once you’ve answered these questions and have a good idea of what you’re looking for and the buying process becomes much easier. Keep in mind that when looking for the best product, there’s no need to rush. In fact, very rarely are the ideal products found by choosing the first one you see or by basing your decisions on only one factor. Take your time and enjoy the process!

Now, with the answers to the previous questions in mind, we urge you to use our upcoming buying guide for drill guide to find what you’re looking for:

Brand

In some cases, the brand of drill guide is very important. For example, if you’re looking for an item that works in tandem with another, you might very well need both products to be the same brand. If this is the case, it’s vital to pay attention to this factor, as choosing the wrong product can mean the difference between wasting your money and buying a great product that functions as it should.

Features

The features in any given drill guide are important because they can dictate which version of an item you need and how much money you need to spend. Consider all the key features that you want your item to have and don’t settle for anything that doesn’t check at least ¾ of your boxes.

Reviews

Customer reviews about drill guide are crucial – especially when you’re buying a product that costs a lot of money or serves a big importance. Luckily, most products can be found online, which means that it’s common for there to be scores of customer reviews from those who have already purchased any given product.

Pay attention to these reviews. Take note of the pros and cons that they mention, and factor these into your big decision. In some cases, you’ll be forced to sacrifice one con in order to gain a particular pro, but being aware of the potential con is going to be beneficial in either case.

Quality

Of course, quality is key. You don’t want to purchase a low-quality product. If you do, you run the risk of your item breaking, not working properly, or otherwise proving to be very disappointing, as well as a waste of money.

You can compare drill guide quality by researching what your potential purchases are made from, contrasting the individual items against each other to discern which one is made of the best materials.

Warranty

Warranty isn’t always going to be important, but it definitely can be. This is especially true if the item in question is tech-related or expensive. A good warranty will be valid for an extended time after purchase and cover a variety of problems ranging from item defects to random accidents, water damage, and other miscellaneous events that could ruin your product.

Conclusion

The quest to find the best drill guide can be daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. It can be made much easier by asking yourself a few simple questions and then thinking critically about the items you want to buy. Consider their features, quality, brand, warranty, and customer reviews and you’re more likely to make a great purchase.