Big Gator Drill Set & Single Drill Guide Tools

The Complete set of the V-DrillGuides by Big Gator Tools

The drill guides are like having a drill press for precision alignment. All the guides have a “v-groove” on the bottom to allow you to work on corners or round surfaces. Each guide is heat-treated for durability, allowing a tight tolerance. The guides work great on corners and round and flat surfaces. 100% American-made quality steel and a Lifetime Warranty on every guide!

Easy to use: hold the drill guide on the material, clamp, and drill! Easy!

Big Gator Drill Set Order includes:

  • 6 guides  
  • 6 corresponding hanger tubes

Set includes: one Standard V-DrillGuide® – (33/64-5/8″), one Standard V-DrillGuide® – (3/8-1/2″), one Metric V-DrillGuide®  (10 – 14mm), one Standard V-DrillGuide® – (1/8-3/8″), one MINI V-DrillGuide, one Metric V-DrillGuide® 3-9.5mm. More detailed information on each tool below.

Detailed information about each guide is below:

(6) Drill Guides:

Standard V-DrillGuide® – STD3000DGNP

The drill guide is sized for drill bit sizes: 33/64″ to 5/8″.  8 drill sizes – 1/64″ increments. 8 drill sizes include 33/64″, 17/32″, 35/64″, 9/16″, 37/64″, 19/32″, 39/64″, 5/8″. Purchase individual tool here: STD3000DGNP

Standard V-DrillGuide® – STD2000DGNP

The drill guide is sized for drill bit sizes: 3/8 to 1/2″.  9 drill sizes – 1/64″ increments. 9 drill sizes include: 3/8, 25/64, 13/32, 27/64, 7/16, 29/64, 15/32, 31/64, 1/2″. Purchase individual tool here: STD2000DGNP

Metric V-DrillGuide® – MDG2000NP

The drill guide is sized for drill bit sizes: 10 – 14mm. 9 drill sizes – 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14mm. Awards: 2019 PTEN (Professional Tool & Equipment News) & 2018 PTIA (Pro Tool Innovation Award). Purchase individual tool here: MDG2000NP

Standard V-DrillGuide® – STD1000DGNP

The drill guide is sized for drill bit sizes: 1/8 to 3/8″. 17 drill sizes – 1/64″ increments. 17 drill sizes include: 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, 11/64, 3/16, 13/64, 7/32, 15/64, 1/4, 17/64, 9/32, 19/64, 5/16, 21/64, 11/32, 23/64, 3/8″. Awards: 2015 PTIA (Pro Tool Innovation Award) & 2013 PTEN (Professional Tool & Equipment News). Purchase individual tool here: STD1000DGNP

MINI V-DrillGuide® – SDGMINI

The drill guide has 21 holes. Drill sizes include #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″. Award: 2016 PTIA (Pro Tool Innovation Award). Purchase individual tool here: SDGMINI

Metric V-DrillGuide® – MDG1000NP

Metric drill guide is sized for 17 drill bit sizes: 3, 3.3, 3.5, 4, 4.2, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 6.8, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5mm. Purchase individual tool here: MDG1000NP

Big Gator Drill SetPurchase set here: BGTDRILLSET

Limited EditionDrill Gift Set – Purchase set here: BGT-GIFTSET2

Comes with protective cases with a hanger feature for each tool!

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Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Fourth Annual Made in America Showcase | The White House

Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Fourth Annual Made in America Showcase | The White House | ECONOMY & JOBS | Issued on: October 5, 2020

Each year since taking office, President Donald J. Trump has welcomed hundreds of business owners and workers from every State to display their unique, American-made products at the annual Made in America Showcase.

The President extends his sincere appreciation to the companies that planned to attend this year’s event at the White House today. He is incredibly proud of their grit, ingenuity, and use of American labor to manufacture exceptional products on the homeland.

President Trump remains steadfastly committed to implementing policies that put American workers first and allow businesses across the United States to thrive.

Alabama – Wickles Pickles
Alaska – Alaskan Floats
Arizona – Lifetime Leather Co.
Arkansas – Tyson Foods Inc.
California – Justice Brothers
Colorado – Mountain Ridge Gear
Connecticut – Amodex Products Inc.
Delaware – Delaware Sauce Company
Florida – Nautique Boat Company
Georgia – Golden’s Cast Iron
Hawaii – Maui Babe
Idaho –Camille Beckman
Illinois – HM Manufacturing
Indiana – Hoosier Racing Tires
Iowa – AccuMold LLC
Kansas – Big Gator Tools
Kentucky – Cruise Customs Flags
Louisiana – Zapp’s
Maine – The Buoy Guy
Maryland – Lockheed Martin
Massachusetts – The Custom Group Inc.
Michigan – KitchenAid
Minnesota – Camp365
Mississippi – Blue Delta Jean Co.
Missouri – Swisher
Montana – Adanac Sleds & Equipment
Nebraska – The Dehner Company
Nevada – Curly Wolf
New Hampshire – Hampshire Pewter
New Jersey – Annin Flagmakers
New Mexico – Jayson Jones Bits and Spurs
New York – Kan Jam
North Carolina – Parker Boats
North Dakota – Eddie Wold Art
Ohio – Wilson Bohannan Lock Company
Oklahoma – Momma’s Mix
Oregon – Broken Top Candle Co.
Pennsylvania – W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company
Rhode Island – Duparquet Copper Cookware
South Carolina – Lowcountry Produce
South Dakota – Sioux Pottery
Tennessee – Crescent Sock Company
Texas – Goya
Utah – JW Custom Hats
Vermont – Rockledge Farm Woodworks
Virginia – Emerson Creek Pottery
Washington – Rite in the Rain
West Virginia – J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works
Wisconsin – Wyatt Bikes
Wyoming – J.L. Blair Saddlery

Big Gator Tools to Participate in Made in America Product Showcase at the White House

Big Gator Tools to Display Drill and Tap Guides at the White House

Big Gator Tools, a leading, innovative producer of hand tools, namely drill and tap guides and a family-owned and operated business, will represent the State of Kansas at the fourth annual Made in America Product Showcase, hosted by President Donald J. Trump at the White House on Monday, October 5, 2020. 

One business from each of the 50 states have been invited to display their American-made products at the White House in Washington, D.C. Big Gator Tools plans to showcase their Drill and Tap Guides during the event and will be representing the State of Kansas. 

The event highlights and celebrates American-Made products and encourages other companies to manufacture their products in the United States. Accompanying President Trump at this event will be the Vice President Mike Pence, members of the Administration and White House Staff. 

We are incredibly honored to be chosen for this event at the White House as a representative of Kansas and can’t wait to present our tools! 

About Big Gator Tools: 

Big Gator Tools is a leading, innovative producer of hand tools, dating back to 2005. This family-owned and operated business manufactures drill bit guides and tap guides of multiple variations. For over 15 years, the designs and patents continue to grow as the newest high-tech manufacturing industry expands. Big Gator Tools has accepted awards from Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) 2018, 2016 & 2015 and also Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) 2019 & 2013 Innovation Awards. Big Gator Tools won in the tool accessories category for their V-DrillGuide® and V-TapGuide® for both awards. Based in Louisburg, Kansas USA, our company distributes its products worldwide and is determined to manufacture durable, USA-made tools for generations to come.

Packaging: Protective Hanger Tube VS Clamshell Packaging

Hanger Tube VS Clamshell Packaging

The V-DrillGuide® and V-TapGuide® come in two different packages, depending on where or who you are ordering from. You will receive either a Plastic Protective Hanger Tube or Clamshell style packaging. If you order from a store front, the drill bit guides or tap guides will normally come in a clamshell package as shown below in option “B”. This allows buyers to see pictures of the product being used and more text describing the tools.

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If you order online, the distributor might have chosen a “plastic storage tube” form of packaging as seen in the picture above as option “A”. All guides can safely fit into their specific protective cases. This keeps the guides more protected from the elements and easy to find in your toolbox. The hanger feature allows you to hang on a peg board, hook, or any other hanging organization for your tools. Tool organization is important for the long-lasting, durability of your tools. If yours did not come with a tube, one can be bought for a few dollars: Plastic Storage Cases.


Whether you received one in a hanger tube option or a clamshell option, the tools will still be the same, high-quality tool you expect. All of our V-DrillGuides & V-TapGuides have a Lifetime Warranty and are 100% USA Made. 

We hope you are enjoying your tap guides and drill bit guides by Big Gator Tools. Good luck with all of your projects!

If you have any questions about packaging from Big Gator Tools; feel free to reach out to us in the comments below, email us at, or call us at 1-888-Gator4u (428-6748).

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2019 – Big Gator Tools Wins Industry Award

Metric V-DrillGuide® (10-14mm) 2019 PTEN Innovation Awards Award Winner

The 20th annual PTEN Innovation Awards have been decided, and Big Gator Tools is among the winners. Tool and accessory winners were recognized for the most innovative products introduced last year to the automotive aftermarket. These are best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.

“This new Metric drill guide has 9 holes, and is the largest Metric version available,” said Bruce Rooney, Owner of Big Gator Tools and designer of the Metric V-DrillGuide® (10-14mm). “This drill guide solves the biggest challenges portable drilling users face – drilling straight every time.”

A panel of judges consisting of technicians and shop owners weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and Big Gator Tools received an award for the Metric V-DrillGuide® (10-14mm) in the Hand Tool category. This year, PTEN magazine received a total of 148 product nominations. Big Gator Tools was one of the top products in 31 categories to have been recognized.

Metric V-DrillGuide® – (10-14mm)
Item #: MDG2000NP

About the Metric Drill Bit Guide: This drilling accessory allows users to have the precision of a drill press for the fraction of the price without losing accuracy. This drill bit guide is the 5th drill guide by Big Gator Tools and the 2nd metric version. This marks the 9th tool designed and patented by Big Gator Tools. Manufacturer Part Number: MDG2000NP.

The portable Metric V-DrillGuide® (10-14mm) is easy to use: hold the drill guide on the material, clamp, and drill. It can be used on various surfaces. The Metric V-DrillGuide® (10-14mm) has 9 holes that will not be worn out because of the rigorous heat-treatment process we use for the steel tool. These holes are smooth, unlike drilled or reamed holes. The hole sizes and hole alignment marks are permanently embedded onto the guide. The hole sizes are 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, and 14mm.

All of our various V-DrillGuides stand out in the industry and are considered innovative due to the 90° “V-groove” design that runs through the entire guide. The “V-groove” is found on the bottom of the guides that allow users to drill on round or cornered material. The bottom also features a flat base to allow users to work on flat surfaces. All V-DrillGuides carry a lifetime warranty and are 100% USA-made. Time and money will be saved by drilling a hole once with perfectly aligned holes on wood, plastic, metal, or other surfaces.

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About Big Gator Tools: Since the company began in 2005, Big Gator Tools has led the industry in innovative, precise, and high-quality tools. We distribute and sell our patented drill and tap guides. We have recently become a distributor (2016) for some of our favorite products. Big Gator Tools has accepted awards from Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) 2018, 2016 & 2015 and also Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) 2013 Innovation Awards. Big Gator Tools won in the tool accessories category for their V-DrillGuide® and V-TapGuide® for both awards. Headquartered in Louisburg, KS USA, with offices in Drexel, MO.

About the PTEN Innovation Awards 2019: Every year, PTEN (Professional Tool & Equipment News) requests tool and equipment manufacturers to submit their new and innovative products for consideration in the PTEN Innovation Awards. The PTEN Innovation Awards recognize those outstanding companies whose products respond to the automotive repair industry’s market challenges with creativity and innovation. If a company has new, innovative tools or equipment, launched between January 2018 and December 2018, it is eligible for the 2019 Innovation Awards program, sponsored by PTEN (Professional Tool & Equipment News) and  

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New Product Alert: BESSEY SuperGrips™ Clamp

Adjustable Grip Pliers - Part #: SG24-PC

Customer requested! Pair this clamp with our V-DrillGuide®!

High quality & heavy duty!

BESSEY makes clamping applications a cinch with these 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ Pipe Clamp SuperGrips™. Lock it into place and let the clamp do the holding while you do the work.

The cradle jaw aligns and holds the pipe firmly in place. Plus, the adjustable screw/lock nut (on the lower lever) adjusts the jaw angle (up to 7°) for clamping tapered parts.

Pair the BESSEY SuperGrips™ Clamp with our V-DrillGuide®!
Our V-DrillGuides come in various sizes.

Contact us if you have questions as to which drill bit guide size you need or questions on the new BESSEY clamp!  


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