Kreg Jr

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Blog entry by Joe2Work posted 06-26-2013 01:05 PM 1126 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have recently aquired a Kreg jr and believe I must be using it incorrectly. Although it seems very easy to work, I am not getting the expected results. The Pockets that I am creating are very shallow. I have tried to install the Kreg screws and the head stick out. It seems like the angle is not big enough, has anyone had this problem and/or does anyone have a solution? Thanks

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#1 posted 06-26-2013 01:43 PM

You need to adjust the stop collar on the drill bit to obtain the correct depth for the screw hole.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

View LookingGlass's profile


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#2 posted 06-26-2013 03:20 PM


Here is a good demo on youtube. Also, there are other demos.

Hope this helps…I love Kreg pocket hole joinery.

-- Take care.....Ed

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#3 posted 06-26-2013 07:36 PM

1+ Bill’s comment. Also, adjust the projection of the jig’s fingers.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 06-26-2013 07:43 PM

Thank you gentlemen. changing the stop collar helped some, but I am not sure how to adjust the jig fingers.

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#5 posted 06-27-2013 03:18 PM

I recently purchased the Kreg Master Joinery Kit and couldn’t be happier with it, plan to use it on the next project to get a full appreciation for it. Did some scrap pieces and had the same issue but this was user error. Not sure if the Jr provides the same guide but on the main jig is a sizing gauge which identifies the correct depth for your drill stop to be set at (I had gone to the point instead of the required first nub for lack of knowing the proper name) Am fairly confident proper depth is the issue your having… By the way the Master Kit has a $15 mail in rebate until the end of July, it is available on the Kregg website. Not certain what you mean by the jig fingers but suspect you are referring to the base which is set for the board’s thickness and is marked off in various increments. Hope that helps…

-- Dan

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