I recently purchased a Kreg Jig system for use in my first major project (an entry table/cabinet for the house). One major issue I have had is, after joining boards together for the table, the wooden Kerg plugs I purchased stick out of the pocket hole quite a bit. Filing and sanding these down took FOREVER (and at significant expense to my hands and arms).
So I looked through the LJ forums to see if anyone had a better way to resolve this…there just had to be a better way. I stumbled across a post where someone recommended just cutting your own plugs from a dowel, which would be more economical if I had not already bought the Kreg plugs, but I had so I wante dto use them.
That’s when I realized I could just cut 1/4” or a bit more off the back side of the plug, and then put them into the hold using needle-node plyers.
Sometimes the easiest solustions take a while to get to, but make the little things much easier to accomplish.
Not exactly rocket science, but hopefully someone else who is new to this as I am will come along and this will save them some frustration too.