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Has anyone else bought and used the new plug cutter , it works ok in straight grain , not as well in cross grain , using yellow pine , have all three  bit,s   and hope to make some plug,s , but some come out not so good , !! Tried hi speed and low speed , what may I be doing worng , ???? JIM !!

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James,
The most important thing when working with the Plug Cutter is the speed at which you are cutting the plug. This is especially important when the bit is first coming in contact with the wood, as this is the thinnest and most delicate area of the plug. Make sure that you are taking at least ten seconds per plug when cutting. I know when I was using it I had to physically hold the drill back because it wanted to drill too quickly. Also remember that you will have about 1/16" sticking above your surface that you will sand off. So if there is a little bit of tear-out on the plug, it will be sanded off. If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Do you run your drill at a low or high speed and do you use a corded or cordless drill, thanks for your reply , JIM !!

James, 

You will want to have your drill running at a high speed (2000 RPM or higher) to cut a cleaner plug. You can use either a corded or cordless drill. The Plug Cutter drains the battery pretty quickly, so we recommend a corded drill.  

James, 

Have you viewed this?

Was it helpful?

https://www.kregtool.com/tool-specs/plug-cutter-tips-and-tricks.aspx

So has anyone use the plug cutter yet . Its one thing to watch Kreg do it but anther when you pull it out of the box and use it. I learn that by exp?

David,

If its anything like a conventional plug cutter I would expect some failures in a batch of plugs.

Again believe it or not the tool is not yet available in Australia yet, by way of a normal retail store. So I havent seen or had the oportunity of a demonstration. however after reading the Kreg Reps post there is a level of skill required to obtain acceptable results.

The main advantage is the the Kreg cutter cuts exactly the same grain profile as the pocket hole made for the original joint. Or as the video shows allows the user to select whatever timber they want.

Which with care can almost make the pocket hole invisible, wether this is an advantage or not I guess depends on the builder, personally I dont use the plugs as routine but do have stocks of them. I have used the plastic ones on a workshop laminated bench of which the pocket holes were on the top.

I don't now Rob if JIM is having problems with it mybe it would be easyer to use a 3/8 rod and the jig on the band saw and Jim does alote of wood work.


Thank,s Ken have viewed all the vidios , going to have to do some more test,s , Thanks for your reply , JIM !!
Ken Darga said:

James, 

Have you viewed this?

Was it helpful?

https://www.kregtool.com/tool-specs/plug-cutter-tips-and-tricks.aspx

Thank,s David you know me always willing to try some thing new , we will see how it work,s out , , have a goog day , JIM !

David Dean said:

So has anyone use the plug cutter yet . Its one thing to watch Kreg do it but anther when you pull it out of the box and use it. I learn that by exp?


 Thanks for your reply Robert , hope when they become available  you can get one and let me know how it work,s for you  as I have been doing wood working for the past 20 + years  and also have the reg. plug cutters in three  different sizes and yes some times they do not come out perfect , HA!!  Will try all the recommendations by the CS. REP. and will let ever one know how they come out , Thanks for all the comment,s and Ideas , JIM !!
Robert Brennan said:

David,

If its anything like a conventional plug cutter I would expect some failures in a batch of plugs.

Again believe it or not the tool is not yet available in Australia yet, by way of a normal retail store. So I havent seen or had the oportunity of a demonstration. however after reading the Kreg Reps post there is a level of skill required to obtain acceptable results.

The main advantage is the the Kreg cutter cuts exactly the same grain profile as the pocket hole made for the original joint. Or as the video shows allows the user to select whatever timber they want.

Which with care can almost make the pocket hole invisible, wether this is an advantage or not I guess depends on the builder, personally I dont use the plugs as routine but do have stocks of them. I have used the plastic ones on a workshop laminated bench of which the pocket holes were on the top.

Did try the plug cutter again today , used the HD . cutter , and up the RPM,S  and slowed the feed  on the straight grain , cut 24 plugs and only two were bad , the cross grain  working but you have to chose your wood carefully , will try the standard cutter tomorrow , see what happens , JIM !!!

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