Big Gator Tools has accepted awards from Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) 2015 & 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.

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New Metalworker

Tom Hintz, owner/publisher of made this video as part of an independent review of the Big Gator drill and tap guides. Please note that the tap guides do not need to be clamped in place like in the video to hand tap.

Tools In Action checks out the V-TapGuide® and V-DrillGuide® from Big Gator Tools.

  About Big Gator Tools:

Big Gator Tools offers high quality drill and tap guides. We have been in business for 10 years. The guides are 100% American made and have a Lifetime Warranty on every guide. The entire guide is made from an alloyed steel that's heat treated for durability; this allows a tight tolerance and stronger tool to clamp. Check out more information on guides and videos below.

Drill Guides

Bore perfect straight holes in awkward locations without the hassle of a cumbersome drill press! Can be used on corners, round and flat parts.

New Tools

New 3/8" thru 1/2" V-DrillGuide®. Guide prevents drill from drifting off center on round and cornered materials.  Standard sizes available.

It's like a portable drill press!

  • All guides are made from alloyed steel that is heat treated for durability.
  • The guides feature a precision ground base to assure stability and accurate perpendicular alignment of drill bits on flat surfaces.
  • 90 degree "V-groove" design allows perpendicular alignment on round and cornered material.
  • Can be used on flat surfaces, round parts and corners.
  • Lifetime Warranty on every guide.
  • 100% American made quality.
  • We offer FREE shipping. No minimum. (USA locations only*)
  • Portable, pocket-sized.
  • Natural steel finish.
  • 7 guide options.
  • We ship orders in 24-48 hrs.

*Free shipping available only on standard shipping to street addresses in the contiguous United States.

STI Guides

Designed for Heli-coil® type taps used with Heli-coil® inserts. STI (Screw Thread Insert) V-TapGuide® is offered in coarse and fine standard sizes. Natural steel finish. 

Tap Guides

Tap guide automatically aligns tap with work surface for precision alignment to drilled hole. Guide reduces tap breakage due to improper alignment to drilled hole.

Drill & Tap Videos