What do dowelling kits contain?
A dowelling kit includes all of the specialised equipment that you need for a dowelling project: centre points, a drill stop and allen key, a brad point drill and of course, dowels!
Centre points are used to help create accurately spaced, well-aligned joints.
Drill stop and allen key
The drill stop is used to set up drill bits so that they can only drill to a specific depth. The allen key is used to secure the drill stop to the drill bit.
Once attached, the drill stop creates a physical barrier that stops you pushing the drill bit into a wooden surface past a certain point. Setting it at a certain length guarantees that you can't drill holes that are any deeper than that length.
Brad point drill bit
Brad point drill bits are effective at cutting wood without causing it to splinter.
The most important part...
The kit will also contain a stock of dowels, without which making dowel joints would not be possible!
Some dowelling kits also include a bottle of wood glue, meaning you won't have to buy it separately.
Some kits may also include a dowelling jig.
For more information, see: Dowelling jigs
Depending on the manufacturer, dowelling kits will either contain equipment to work with all three of the standard sizes of dowel, or they will contain everything you need to work with just one of those standard sizes.