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Forum topic by birdguy posted 06-13-2010 11:48 PM 1814 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2010 11:48 PM

I just purchased one a pocket hole jig how many of you like them anything youu couldn’t do with out them?

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#1 posted 06-14-2010 12:02 AM

I just bought one too. I have only used it to practice but, I like it so far.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 12:05 AM

I have the one from kreg and I like it, it makes face frame asemble really simple no clamps

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#3 posted 06-14-2010 12:31 AM

I’ve been using one for years. They offer a fast and easy way to do solid, reliable joinery. I even use it in construction to secure studs (without doing toenail nailing).

However, now I only use them on finer pieces of furniture if I can hide the screw holes.

I could always get by without them by using mortise and tenon joinery but why spend 10 – 15 minutes on a joint that you can do in about a minute with a pocket hole?

Let me comment here that the Kreg screws are great. They are virtually the only wood screws I use for everything (not just pocket holes). Nothing beats a great screw. :-)

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 12:35 AM

I’ve had my Kreg jig for a few years now and I love it. Saves alot of time.

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#5 posted 06-14-2010 12:42 AM

I use mine when I want to do quick and sturdy.
Check out the Kreg site… they have a big variety of free pocket hole project plans you can look through.

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#6 posted 06-14-2010 12:52 AM

I’ve had 3 different ones for a number of years They work great for face frames.

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#7 posted 06-14-2010 01:55 AM

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#8 posted 06-14-2010 05:06 AM

I agree, love mine. I’m new to woodworking and the Kreg jig lets me do a lot of projects that I wouldn’t be able to accomplish with my limited tools.

I also agree with Rich. The Kreg screws are great, and for 100 for $4 at the big box you can’t go wrong. Anybody found a better price for larger quantities? I wouldn’t mind picking up 250 of a few of the more common screws. Love the square drive.

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#9 posted 06-14-2010 05:13 AM

I bought the smaller one about a year ago and found that I liked it a lot…only problem was that the joint didn’t seem to “fit” just right. However about three months ago I bought the bigger version and it came with clamps….those clamps are necessary….I repeat they are necessary.
Bottom line I am very pleased with Kreg and would recommend them.
But if you do not have the clamps by all means spend the extra money and get them, you will like the pocket hole jig much more if you do.

Mathom….I generally end up buying bigger boxes from Rockler. The regular price is $32.99 but they are one item that you can use one of their discount coupons for.

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#10 posted 06-14-2010 02:16 PM

Have used mine for everything from cabinets to shop drawers.
Love it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 06-14-2010 02:40 PM

I love mine. I have the small single, bought a clamp and walla, it works great. I have never used the Kreg screws, but will be using them soon.

I have used it on everything from finished work to framing (In small circumstances where a nail was just to hard to use.)

--, Making design and application one. †

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#12 posted 06-14-2010 02:51 PM

I have the hand jig and could almost do away with it.
The kreg foremen replaced it a year ago.
Now I can drill much faster.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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