At Kreg, we make it our top priority is to ensure that our customers get real use out of their Kreg products. The tips and tricks provided in the Kreg Plus Newsletter, Kreg Jig Project Plans, educational videos on YouTube, and the forums found right here on the Kreg Jig Owners Community are all designed to add to your woodworking success.
What we'd like to know from you, is how we can improve...
Do you find the Kreg Jig Owners Community helpful?
Could you have used more detailed instructions with a product?
How was the product packaging and materials included?
Are there any tools you need that we aren't yet offering?
Is it difficult to find accessories at your local store?
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Please use this thread to give the Kreg Family a better idea of what you need in order to advance on your woodworking journey, and to let us know where we're succeeding so far. Thanks!
Like the others I would like more plans. I bought all your DVD's and the plan CD. My only critique might be the plans need to be alterable. I suspect that most of us like to build and not design or draft. I do have a couple of CAD programs, but most Kreg owners are probably not into the CAD work so much. Maybe a way to alter the common designs like boxes, trunks, bookcases, tables, etc. I also suspect the cut list is the challenge, or at least the drudgery. Like some of the others have said, we have to change the plans we have available. Everything is designed around M&T, or dovetail joints, like they haven't discovered the Kreg pocket screw jig yet. It seems that some plans are designed to sell more tools, or parts rather than help us build more useful projects.
You might want to consider an online magazine? Rockler, Woodcraft, and others have their own mags, perhaps you could have a subscription magazine, or online version that has three or four plans per issue, and covers ways to use the Kreg products in different ways. I bought the K3 for cabinet work and end up using it in a wider variety of ways. I loved the books on cabinet work.
I know that most sales people have no loyalty to much of anything, so to see to it that every DVD or screw, drill bit, or ??? is stocked or available, is not one of their priorities. When I go to Woodcraft, or Rockler store they have very little idea how to use the item much less, know if they are out of stock. If I have to rely on the sales staff to learn about the product I would never have bought it. While there are probably exceptions, the retailers do not seem to know or show much, they seem to fall back on the old time standards.
Project plans would be great. I'm not the engineering type that can figure out how to convert a 'normal' plan into one that my Kreg can use.
Accurate project plans would be great! As you may recall from my discussions on the toy box I was a bit concerned that as a newbie I was screwing things up but it turned out to be the plans. As a novice accurate plans would give me the confidence to go ahead and learn these things. I enjoyed the layout of the plans I downloaded from the web but when I ordered the ones on the CD (PCD V9.03), they seemed a lot more daunting to me so it currently sits on the shelf while I try my hand at some more basic projects
I also found the Work bench video a great idea and very very useful before I built mine, so a video for the major plans would be wonderful
Like the others I would like more plans. I bought all your DVD's and the plan CD. My only critique might be the plans need to be alterable. I suspect that most of us like to build and not design or draft. I do have a couple of CAD programs, but most Kreg owners are probably not into the CAD work so much. Maybe a way to alter the common designs like boxes, trunks, bookcases, tables, etc. I also suspect the cut list is the challenge, or at least the drudgery. Like some of the others have said, we have to change the plans we have available. Everything is designed around M&T, or dovetail joints, like they haven't discovered the Kreg pocket screw jig yet.
I've ben ordering a lot of my recent Kreg items on line as my local Lowes have a limited selection and usually at a higher price. I would certainly by things there is the price and availability were better.
Our local Lowe's is carrying Kreg products, however, I have asked them to carry the 90 degree clamp without any success.
I have an older Kreg system without a lot of the cool updates like the dust collection port & the front-mounted clamp handle. I have used it extensively for 5+ years to make cabinets, tables, bookcases, etc. It works just like it did out of the box.
Has Kreg ever considered developing a narrower screw & bit for use in thinner stock, like 5/8"? A precision jig for this kind of small-scale work would be great.
One thing I didn't like when I opened the box: I don't take my tools on the go that often anymore, but I appreciate a tool case having a specific spot for all the parts that came with it, in this case the allen wrench, drill bit, driver, etc. need a specific spot in the case so they're not just rolling around in there, wether it's in my truck or tucked under my workbench, so I can see at a glance I have everything when the case is opened up. Alot of my cased tools have spots reserved for accessories I can buy later, too. Just a thought, folks, I'm still a very happy customer, and looking forward to putting this bad boy to work
I have had the Jr. for a couple of years & just picked up the K3 Master System yesterday along with the Klamp Table & some extras. These are great tools overall. A few things that would make it even better in my opinion...
1) Some of the promos show the markings in white. I have 20/15 vision but I immediately see how the white markings would be helpful. As a Band-Aid fix, I could probably run White Out over the surface & wipe it away with an alcohol wipe. The White Out will mostly stay in the recesses