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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NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT! The Metric V-DrillGuide® (10-14mm)

Big Gator Tools has now launched a larger metric drill guide that goes up to 14mm! This drill guide has a Lifetime Warranty and is made from hardened alloyed steel throughout the entire guide.

This drill bit guide, called the Metric V-DrillGuide® (10 – 14mm) is the 5th drill guide by Big Gator Tools and the 2nd metric version. This marks the 9th tool designed & patented by Big Gator Tools. Manufacture Part Number: MDG2000NP

Our V-DrillGuide® is a handy tool that’s portable to fit into awkward angles and allows you to drill straight. Drilling straight at times can be challenging or “eyeballing” it just might not work in your project. Let’s be precise!

The Metric V-DrillGuide® (10 – 14mm) has 9 smooth holes: 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14mm.

Use the drill bit guide on corners, round or flat parts. Time and money will be saved by drilling a hole only once with perfectly aligned holes on wood, plastic, metal or other surfaces. All of the drill guides feature a 90° “V-groove” design that runs through the entire guide. This “V-groove” is found on the bottom of the drill guide and ensures perpendicular alignment on round and cornered material. AKA: it works fantastic on corners and round edges! The hole sizes and hole alignment marks are permanently embedded onto the guide to allow quick and explanatory drilling sizes.

Easy to use: hold the drill guide on the material with the “V-groove” side resting on the drillable surface, clamp and drill. Drill Straight – Every Time!  

Quality tools for quality people is a value we uphold. This drill guide is 100% American made and will last for generations to come; we back that idea by offering a Lifetime Warranty.

Not into Metric? We have the Standard V-DrillGuide® – (3/8″ – 1/2″) & other sizes available. Other sizes —-> Click HERE

Standard V-DrillGuide® – (3/8″ – 1/2″)

Contact us if you have questions as to which size you need!


Shop: Metric V-DrillGuide® (10 – 14mm)

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Enjoy your drill guide!

-Big Gator Tools

“Precision Tools for Professional Results”