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Dowel Maker for long Dowels, Dowel Sizing Plate

Dowel Maker for long Dowels, Dowel Sizing Plate

Dowel Cutter (Tapered Tenon Cutter)


Dowel Cutter (Tapered Tenon Cutter)


Sketches show using with power feed and sing like a hand-held pencil sharpener.

Dowel Cutter (Tapered Tenon Cutter)

Dowel Cutter (Tapered Tenon Cutter)
VERITAS Dowel and Tenon Cutter

These cutters made by Veritas can be used two ways. Using them like a hand-held pencil sharpener, you can put accurate tenons on the tips of turnings or on rustic furniture components. The cutters can also be used with a power feed to make accurate dowelling.

Using a hand drill for power, you need only cut square stock slightly oversize (1/16 inch over is ample) and use a square socket to power the stock through the dowel cutter. The carbon-steel blade in the plated zinc-alloy body is adjustable.

Instructions (PDF)

A. Dowel Cutter 3/8 inch (9.5 mm)
Works equally well with soft, green or hard woods. The curved blade is relatively easy to sharpen. Available in three sizes only: 3/8 inch (9.5 mm), 7/16 inch (11.1 mm) and 1/2 inch (12.7 mm).

Code 307850CartPrice € 39.90

B. Dowel Cutter 7/16 inch (11.1 mm)

Code 307851CartPrice € 39.90

C. Dowel Cutter 1/2 inch (12.7 mm)

Code 307852CartPrice € 39.90

D. Square Socket 5/8 inch (15.9 mm)
for 1/2 inch dowel
has 3/8 inch square-drive end

Code 307856CartPrice € 5.50

E. Square Socket 1/2 inch (12.7 mm)
for 3/8 inch and 7/16 inch dowel
has 3/8 inch square-drive end

Code 307855CartPrice € 5.50

F. Socket Adaptor
has a 3/8 inch square-drive end
and a 1/4 inch hex shank

Code 307854CartPrice € 2.70

Replacement Curved Blade
for Dowel Cutter

Code 307853CartPrice € 13.90
Dowel Sizing Plate

With this dowel sizing plate you make your own correct sized dowels. Drive roughly sized stock through a hole of the hardened steel plate and on the other side appears the dowel with the desired diameter. The plate is hardened to 52 HRC. Quick and easy to use. We recommend to fix the plate on a piece of wood leaving enough space for the dowels to come through. Only for smooth dowels! You cannot make fluted dowels with this plate.

Size 130 x 38 x 6 mm
For dowels 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 und 16 mm

Code 300170CartPrice € 34.50
Veritas Dowel Former

This dowel former allows you to make dowels of any length as you need them. You simply drive an oversized piece of wood through the sharp-edged hole of the solid A2 tool steel insert to shear excess material from the dowels.

The 76 mm (3 inch) diameter mounting plate (which can be used over a 19 mm or 20 mm dog hole) has two screw holes for permanent mounting; the interchangeable inserts snap into it securely. You need at least one mounting plate and one insert in the size of the dowel you want to make.

Cross section view on picture shown for clarity!

Mounting Plate
Compatible with all sizes
Code 325202CartPrice € 12.90
Insert 3 mm
Code 325210CartPrice € 10.90

Insert 4 mm
Code 325211CartPrice € 10.90

Insert 6 mm
Code 325213CartPrice € 10.90

Insert 8 mm
Code 325214CartPrice € 10.90

Insert 10 mm
Code 325215CartPrice € 10.90

Insert 12 mm
Code 325216CartPrice € 10.90
Boxed Set of Veritas Dowel Former

Mounting Plate
Inserts 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm
Comes in plastic box with space for two additional inserts.

Code 325201CartPrice € 43.90
Dowel Maker - Professional Tool

You can easily make dowels in your favorite wood! This professional-grade dowel cutter - "Made in Germany" - lets you easily turn square stock into handy dowels.

If you plan to buy the dowel maker, you'll need:
an electric drill and a fixture to hold it. You probably already have the drill; the fixture may be purchased at any woodworking dealer.

To make dowels, you'll need the basic tool ("Grundgerät"), one of the two drives ("Mitnehmer") we offer to produce the desired dowel size, and an adapter sleeve insert ("Einsatzhülse") of the corresponding diameter.   Delivery time approx. 1 week!

Instructions and Enlargement

Item description CodePrice
Basic Tool Basic Tool "Grundgerät"

The basic tool is fitted with cutters,
but you'll need a drive
and an insert in any case.

Price € 147.00
Drive Drive "Mitnehmer"

for dowels 6 - 14 mm (1/4 - 9/16 inch) dia.
to be attached to drill

Price € 33.90
Drive "Mitnehmer"

for dowels 15 - 26 mm (9/16 - 1-1/32 inch) dia.
to be attached to drill

Price € 36.90
Insert Insert 6 mm
Price € 52.00
Insert 8 mm
Price € 52.00
Insert 10 mm
Price € 52.00
Insert 12 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Bestell Nr. 301837CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 13 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Bestell Nr. 301838CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 14 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Bestell Nr. 301839CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 15 mm
Price € 52.00
Insert 16 mm
Price € 52.00
Insert 18 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Bestell Nr. 301842CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 19 mm
Code 301843CartPrice € 53.00
Insert 20 mm
Code 301844CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 22 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Bestell Nr. 301845CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 24 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Bestell Nr. 301846CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 25 mm
Code 301847CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 26 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Bestell Nr. 301848CartPrice € 53.00
Blade Replacement Blade
Price € 37.50
Veritas Dowel Maker
Veritas Dowel Maker

The Veritas Dowel Maker lets you make perfectly sized dowel from 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) to 1 inch (25.4 mm) dia. in 1/16 inch increments, up to 4 feet (1219 mm) long (or longer in the larger diameters) from any wood species you wish. The process uses two blades (both highly wear-resistant A2 tool steel), one for roughing and the other for final sizing. You just rip square stock 1/8 inch (3 mm) oversize and drive it through the dowel maker using a square socket drive in an electric drill. Following simple instructions, you set the two blades for the size you want, make a short section of dowel and then adjust the finishing blade to bring the dowel to exact size. Then run what you need. The fine adjustment is required since woods of different densities have different fiber springback when cut. Note: only in inch measurements, metric not available!

Basic Dowel Maker (1 inch)


Included in delivery (view counterclockwise):
Blade setting gauge
Hex key 3/32 inch (2.4 mm)
Hex key 5/16 inch (7.9 mm)
Wrench 1-1/8 inch
Bushing 1 inch (25.4 mm)
Bushing 15/16 inch (23.8 mm)
Drive Adapter 3/8 inch (9.5 mm)
Square socket 1-1/8 inch (28.6 mm)

Basic Dowel Maker (1 inch)

The cast and anodized aluminum body of the dowel maker comes drilled to make 1 inch (25.4 mm) dia. dowel and includes both 1 inch (25.4 mm) and 15/16 (23.8 mm)inch steel guide bushings. The range of blade adjustment lets you make dowel as much as 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) undersize (frequently an advantage when you want it slightly undersize for a sliding fit) so Veritas includes a 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) undersize guide bushing because the additional cost is minimal.

The body of the dowel maker incorporates micrometer adjustments in both blade-fixing mechanisms. Also included is a simple jig for precise replacement of blades when they have to be removed for sharpening. The body can be held in a vise, bolted to a bench, or anchored through a 3/4 inch (19.05 mm) dog hole using the optional dog assembly.

The basic dowel maker comes with the body and blades, a 1-1/8 inch (28.6 mm) square socket drive with drive adapter, 1 inch (25.4 mm) and 15/16 inch (23.8 mm) guide bushings, a wrench and hex keys.
Instructions (PDF)

Code 308800CartPrice € 219.00

Repl. Front Blade
Code 308811CartPrice € 19.50

Repl. Rear Blade
Code 308812CartPrice € 21.90

Picture: Code 308806

1/4 inch Dowel Insert

Picture: Code 308802

Optional Dowel Inserts for Veritas Dowel Maker Each optional insert comes with a square socket drive and two guide bushings, the nominal size and the 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) undersize (except for the 1/4 inch insert sleeve, as the lower 16th size to this, 3/16 inch, is too weak for this process). The inserts are made of anodized aluminum and the bushings are steel. The same square drive is used for the two sizes of dowel.

1/4 inch Dowel Insert (6.35 mm)
Currently not in stock!
Code 308802Cart Price € 39.90

5/16 and 3/8 inch Dowel Insert (7.94 and 9.53 mm)
Code 308803CartPrice € 42.90

7/16 and 1/2 inch Dowel Insert (11.11 and 12.7 mm)
Code 308804CartPrice € 42.90

9/16 and 5/8 inch Dowel Insert (14.29 and 15.88 mm)
Code 308805CartPrice € 42.90

11/16 and 3/4 inch Dowel Insert (17.46 and 19.05 mm)
Code 308806CartPrice € 42.90

13/16 and 7/8 inch Dowel Insert (20.64 and 22.23 mm)
Code 308807CartPrice € 43.90
Plastic Case for Dowel Inserts
Plastic Case for Dowel Inserts

Save storage for all standard sizes!

Code 308810CartPrice € 21.90
Veritas Dowel Inserts for Arrow Makers

An excellent way to make accurate arrow shafts using your own lumber, the 5/16 inch (7.94 mm), 11/32 inch (8.73 mm), and 23/64 inch (9.13 mm) dowel inserts are designed to match the traditional shaft diameters for wooden arrows. For use with our Veritas Dowel Maker (Code 308800), each anodized aluminum insert comes with the nominal-size steel guide bushing and a square socket drive.

5/16 inch (7.94 mm) Arrow Maker Dowel Insert
Code 308815CartPrice € 39.90

11/32 inch (8.73 mm) Arrow Maker Dowel Insert
Code 308816CartPrice € 39.90

23/64 inch (9.13 mm) Arrow Maker Dowel Insert
Code 308817CartPrice € 39.90
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