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Old 02-24-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Bought a Kreg jig

So after being sick for 2.5 day and I walk up at 3 am flip on the TV and the channel was sell the Kreg Jig, looks great,easy and will make life easier! So out comes the credit card and I order it.....

I did a search on the forum but nothing came back, has anyone else used or has one?

What do ya think???

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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I KNOW on the CasitaForum members there use the Kreg to build drawers to replace shelving for their trailers. I guess I'm not the only one that gets sick of getting down on hands and knees to see what's in a cabinet. Drawers to the rescue!

Nice to know I'm not the only one up at 3am and watching TV. I'm certain I've seen the same infomercial at least a couple of times.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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For cabinet makers pocket screws are used in almost every project. I'll be very surprised if you don't find lots of uses for your new jig. But remember to conceal the pocket holes as much as possible-they are not very pretty. Also remember it does just create a fastened butt joint-not the strongest and subject to failure if the screw breaks. Enjoy.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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The Kreg jigs are great. Go to the Kreg Website and join the users forum for tips plans and projects. It's kinda like the fein tool before I had one I felt like what the heck do I need that tool for. After you use one you don't want to be without one if you do any woodworking at all.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:14 AM   #5
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I too use a Kreg jig for fast, simple and strong joinery. Further to Reid's post above, there are also special angle cut plugs available in a variety of woods to cover the holes if they are in a visible place. You should also pick up a selection of the kreg screws for working in different woods and thicknesses.
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I've used the mini pocket hole jig a lot for cabinetry. I use the pocket hole screws and where the hole will show, I use a plug from Rockler ( http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5756). Great little tool.
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I have the large Kreg jig kit, use it all the time for hidden joinery, and will be purchasing the mini-jig when I find a store that has it in stock. Check around for other suppliers of bulk screws (such as Busy Bee Tools, here in Canada). I find that the Kreg prices are a little exhorbitant.

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Thanks for the replies, I was worried in my sick and bleary mind I bought a pig in the polk! I plan on using glue and I think the local lumber yard has the screws, if not I can go to Lowes...
Thanks again

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I think the local lumber yard has the screws, if not I can go to Lowes
Sam;

They are special screws, fine thread for hardwood, and coarse thread for softwood and plywood. The thread is also notched with a self-tapping tip to cut it's own pilot hole; the jig drill only drills the countersink for the head. The screws also have an extra large panhead to properly seat in the countersink. Have a look here.

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I am also a Kreg Jig guy, great for cabinets and all kinds of corner builds. I also use their square drive (Canadian like) screw heads for just about everything.
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I am also a Kreg Jig guy, great for cabinets and all kinds of corner builds. I also use their square drive (Canadian like) screw heads for just about everything.
Robertson screws.
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I love my Kreg jig.

Bought it specifically for redoing the interior of our Scamp. It enables a rank amateur to look like he knows what he's doing.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:24 PM   #13
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Hey Steve and Jana,

Nice! Has it save you time? Is it as tight, solid? Keep up the great job!

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Great tool! I use mine frequently for modifying face frames and many other projects. It not only saves time over dowel and glue or toe nailing with sheetrock screws, but provides good alignment to insure flush joints. When you first get it go out in the garage with a few 1 x lumber pieces and play around with it. It is easy to get good results.
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