Saved HUGE money and increased production with this shop made Pocket Hole Machine! Kreg Jig!

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 08-11-2013 06:14 PM 7393 views 31 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you use pocket hole joinery you wont want to miss this video! I built this jig a while back to save some money and it out preforms all the expensive pocket hole machines I have ever used.. great money saving project for any shop that uses kreg or pocket hole joinery! Thanks for checking it out..

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#1 posted 08-11-2013 06:21 PM

another super fixture ,great job Izzy. Kept up the good work.

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#2 posted 08-11-2013 06:23 PM

Just watched the vidio love it. please post the plans

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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#3 posted 08-11-2013 06:38 PM

Hi Izzy, that is really quick using that fixture. I thought that it was a manual clamping at first. Clamping and un- clamping is my biggest portion of time when doing pocket holes and this would definitely be a plus in my shop. Do you think a foot pressure one would work with the right geometry on the foot pedal and arm and spring to back off the clamp when you let up on the pedal?

Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-11-2013 06:45 PM

Hey Jim, this machine is foot actuated.. I should have shown that in the vid.. it works great.. here check this video out it show the foot pwdal being used..

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#5 posted 08-11-2013 07:05 PM


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#6 posted 08-11-2013 07:17 PM

Ingenius Izzy. I don’t use pocket hole joinery in my work, but I can sure appreciate what a great machine you have built. Well done. I’m sure that there are many on LJ who will want to make this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 08-11-2013 07:22 PM

Great machine would to see the plans

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#8 posted 08-11-2013 07:38 PM

Great looking shop machine!

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#9 posted 08-11-2013 11:09 PM

Holy crap!! A rapid fire jig! I am just starting to play around with this type of joinery and can see where this would be a real time saver. Great job, thanks for posting it.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#10 posted 08-11-2013 11:27 PM

Add a little t track and some flip stops and you you got it made! Sure is a good alternative to the $3000 machines. Good job

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#11 posted 08-11-2013 11:35 PM

Wow Izzy that is awesome. You saved money and had fun building it…excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#12 posted 08-12-2013 12:41 AM

Awesome machine. Great idea. You need to get that to market.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#13 posted 08-12-2013 01:16 AM

Fantastic! Great post.

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#14 posted 08-12-2013 01:52 AM

Thankyou everyone.. I will be working on making plans available asap.. thanks again for the huge warm welcomes here on ljs..

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#15 posted 08-12-2013 02:48 AM

Great shop built machine

Thank you for sharing

-- Norman

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