|Review by Daris||posted 03-30-2012 07:04 PM||4422 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
One of my favorite toys is my Kreg Drawer Slide Jig’s. There are actually two jigs that you’ll want to use to help you install a drawer. The first is the Kreg Universal Drawer Slide Mounting Jig. This jig makes it extremely easy to take attach a drawer mount to your project.
It has a magnent and a small lip on the bottom of the jig that allow it to hold your drawer slide for you. All you do is put your drawer slide on it and then clamp the jig to the case or cabinent your working on. Another plus is that it will keep it at a 90° angle making it easier to keep everything plum when you install it. Another thing that I have used is a drawer slide back bracket. This is a really nice thing to use if you can’t mount the drawer slide to the sides of your project. It holds the drawer slides in place and really anchors it in place.
The second jig that is really great is the Kreg Drawer Mouting Brackets. These brackets are fantastic for holding the drawer in place after you have installed the drawer slides. Simply clamp the brackets to your project and sit your drawers on top of the brackets. Then site your drawer on top of the brackets. The drawer sits at the perfect height as it lines up with the width of the mounting jig. With the drawer sitting on the brackets all that is left is to pull the arms to the drawer slides out and attach them to the drawers. The entire process is really easy and makes it quick to install drawers into a project.
My overall recommendation on these jigs is a big A+. My only complaint really is that I believe both jigs should be sold as one kit, or at least available as one kit. These items are manufactured by Kreg and you can find them at Amazon or Rockler. I have a few more pics and links available over at woodlogger.
-- Daris, Indianapolis, http://www.woodlogger.com