|Review by Hawgnutz||posted 02-29-2008 05:03 PM||3849 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
This is a fantastic way to join wood. It works well with little instruction. This method al,ost will eliminate the need for clamps, as the screw pulls the two pieces of wood togerther for drying!
There are FEW downsides. One is the cost of the jig, but with the time saved over biscuits or dowels, that is a moot point! Another is that the directions state that the drill should spin at least 2000 RPMs to protect the bit. This elimininates many cordless drills, even though their demonstration video shows someone using a cordless drill that only has about 1800 RPMs, max. They recomend a corded drill, which is no big deal. I use a separate driver for the screws, which does not have the RPM requirement.
With a little practice you can use this joinery system to join nearly every kind of woodeorking joinery you will need!
This set is an entry level that can easily be upgraded to the Kreg complete system with a simple addition. It comes with “starter” bag of coarse and fine screws, but you really need more screws than is given. The clamp works great, but if you are going to do this day-in and day-out, I would recommend getting the complete K3 system with the bench clamp and dust collection.
All-in-all, this is a grteat starter set that allows you to upgrade as your skill and budget allows! I heartily recommend this one!
-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards