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

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 375 days ago 5274 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 375 days ago

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

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#2 posted 375 days ago

Just watched the vidio love it. please post the plans

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#3 posted 375 days ago

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 375 days ago

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 375 days ago


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#6 posted 375 days ago

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 375 days ago

Great machine would to see the plans

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#8 posted 375 days ago

Great looking shop machine!

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#9 posted 374 days ago

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 374 days ago

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 374 days ago

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

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#12 posted 374 days ago

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

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#13 posted 374 days ago

Fantastic! Great post.

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#14 posted 374 days ago

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 374 days ago

Great shop built machine

Thank you for sharing

-- Norman

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