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Instructions for use

Simple but fast. That’s why there’s no need for any thick manuals to drill rows of holes with the lochness32, attach rails, or countersink connectors.

Function 1: Drilling rows of holes

To drill a row of holes with lochness32, e.g. in a cupboard wall, position the guide rail flush with the front edge of the cupboard wall and position it to the required measurement. Next, fix the rail with screw clamps (with plastic protective caps to prevent any damage to the work piece or rail), or with commercially available rail clamps, which are pushed into the guiding grooves underneath the rail.


The rail is 74 mm wide and when placed flush with the front edge of the cupboard wall, the drilled holes will automatically be 37 mm from the front edge of the cupboard wall. The length of the row of holes required can now be adjusted with the stop pins provided, by inserting them in the corresponding holes of the guide rail. Please note that when inserting the stop pins, an additional 4 holes have to be calculated in each case to compensate for the length of the sliding plate.

Drilling can now be started by placing the sliding plate on the guide rail and sliding it to one of the stop pins.

NOTE: Always make sure that the pin of the tension spring handle is clicked into the guide rail to prevent misdrilling which could damage the tool or material!

tension spring handle

Next, position the hand router equipped with a 27 mm copying ring and the required drill bit into the hole in the centre of the sliding plate, set the drilling depth and drill. To drill hole by hole, slide the sliding plate along the rail letting the spring tension handle click into place. To drill the row of holes at the back of the cupboard, position the guide rail by the required measurement parallel with the rear edge (or place it flush with the rear edge) and repeat the procedure.

If the guide rail is too short for the amount of holes to be drilled, it can be simply moved forward in length and using the positioning pin (provided with the cross stop (optional)) as a reference for the next row of holes. The positioning pin is placed in one of the holes on the guide rail and then pushed into one of the previously drilled holes in the first row. Two or more guide rails can also be connected in length with rail connectors.

When working with lochness32, we recommend attaching a dust extractor to the hand router.

Function 2: Attaching drawer runners

The lochness32 also enables holes to be drilled for attaching drawer runners which are not to be mounted using rows of holes.

In this case, attach the optional cross stop to the rail using the provided grooves, and then place it at right angles to the front edge of the cabinet wall. It can now be moved and fixed for the required height of the drawer runner. The first hole is 37 mm from the front edge of the cabinet wall.

The holes can either be drilled using the sliding plate, or (e.g. if there is no space) with a drill and a 5 mm drill bit using the stop pins placed in the corresponding holes. The stop pins have a 5 mm bore hole and can therefore also be used as a drill template.

Function 3: Inserting connectors

The lochness32 fitting template set can also be used to drill holes for cabinet connectors, either with the guide rail or by using the fitting template.

To insert connectors, the cross stop is mounted on to the fitting template. The 27 mm hole of the fitting template has a central marker on the bottom of the rail and from there the cross stop is leveled and fixed according to the drilling pattern provided by the manufacturer of the selected connector.

Using a try square, check that the cross stop is positioned at a right angle.

The instructions for use will, of course, be delivered together with your order. Beforehand take a look at our videos to see how easy and effective it is to work with the lochness32 system.

Information on maintenance and care

The lochness32 system is largely maintenance-free. However, the holes of the guide rails should always be kept clean (resin deposits during drilling of resinous wood) and the pin of the spring tension handle must be lubricated from time to time with a suitable lubricant (e.g. Teflon spray). Oil is not recommended due to staining of materials.

If the hand router has been permanently installed on the sliding plate, we recommend cutting screw threads into the mounting holes, or boring through and screwing the machine from below, as chipboard screws break easily due to the hardness of the material.

Quick and easy

See for yourself how easy it is to work with the lochness32 drilling template:

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