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Forum topic by woodnut posted 02-11-2011 04:03 AM 2104 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2011 04:03 AM

Hello out there in internet land, I have pretty much made up my mind to buy the electric pocket hole jig.http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2020318/21491/KREG-Pocket-Hole-Foreman-Electric.aspx I was hopeing to hear from some of you that own this machine. Would you buy it again? What do you like or dislike about it? Just wanting alittle information from the ones that work with it. I guess I’m looking for the nudge to buy.

-- F.Little


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#1 posted 02-11-2011 04:37 AM

The Foreman drastically reduces the time to make pocket holes. If you do a fair amount of face frames, case work, etc. it is well worth the price. The only con I have with mine is the power of the drill motor. It does the job, but labors too much. A more powerful motor would make it twice as nice, but it is what it is.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#2 posted 02-11-2011 04:58 AM

Gary, Thanks for the fast reply. I do seem to be doing more and more face frames. I have one of the manual kreg pocket hole jigs that I use alot. Now it seems that I have developed tendinitis in my elbow and I can hardly drill 10 holes now. So that is the main factor in my decision to buy the electric model.

-- F.Little

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#3 posted 02-11-2011 04:21 PM

He Gary…I watched the video on the link woodnut posted…does the machine really drill that fast? Can you resharpen the bits?? Are they the same bits that come with the cheaper kreg jigs?

-- New Auburn,WI

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#4 posted 02-16-2011 11:53 PM

Scott….It takes about 2-4 seconds for each hole. You just have to feed it and listen to the motor. It does drag down easily.
It is a bit designed for the Foreman. The bits for the hand jigs will not fit. I still have the original bit in it after two years but don’t use it on a daily basis.

Edit…I just watched the video. You could drill it that fast but it would work the motor awful hard and the hole would be pretty rough
I purchased mine from Sears online. They had it on sale at the time for $120 cheaper than anywhere else. That’s when I took the plunge.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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