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What happened to the long thread (80 to 90 posts as I recall) about Kreg's decision to discontinue the front-lever K3 jig and revert to the back-lever K4 style?

Every post I read (except KregRep's) was strongly against this change. Too strongly for management perhaps?

It appears to have been censored out of existence!

What happened to the concept of "discussion"?

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Thanks, yes l seen the k3 on thetoolstore.ca, don't matter canadian or american l was thinking in line with prices but think same either way.

I like the k3 because of hold down handle in front, other than that likely the same.

One l have now bought used 5-6 years ago silver think is from 1980's lol.

thanks for info

jim

Ontario, Canada

So what was the conclusion of this discussion? Which jig is better, k3 ork4?

I don;t think you can say either one is better than the other, they both do amazing jobs of joining material.  I think it comes down to preference.  If I had acquired the K4 instead of the K3 I probably would have been just as pleased. 

Randy Owens said:

So what was the conclusion of this discussion? Which jig is better, k3 ork4?



Charles Andrews said:

I don;t think you can say either one is better than the other, they both do amazing jobs of joining material.  I think it comes down to preference.  If I had acquired the K4 instead of the K3 I probably would have been just as pleased. 

Randy Owens said:

So what was the conclusion of this discussion? Which jig is better, k3 ork4?

My opinion: K3 is better.


Randy Owens said:

So what was the conclusion of this discussion? Which jig is better, k3 or k4?

Thanks, l would prefer a k3 because of clamp down front handle but if don't get by jan/11 will get k4 can't

 wait any longer want one or the other

jim

James Reeves said:



Charles Andrews said:

I don;t think you can say either one is better than the other, they both do amazing jobs of joining material.  I think it comes down to preference.  If I had acquired the K4 instead of the K3 I probably would have been just as pleased. 

Randy Owens said:

So what was the conclusion of this discussion? Which jig is better, k3 ork4?

Interesting, I asked my wife to get me the latest for Christmas, she bought me the kreg Jig Master System. The box cover & kit inside is clearly what you call a K3. From reading the instructions my conclusion is that the Kreg Jig Master System still comes with the K3 & kit & that the K4 is maybe sold as a stand alone Kreg Jig. Either way I have the K3 with dust collection, material work stop, one face clamp, etc. & I couldn't be happier..

Tim Rude said:

My opinion: K3 is better.


Randy Owens said:

So what was the conclusion of this discussion? Which jig is better, k3 or k4?

There are still some K3 master systems out there but the K3 is being replaced by the K4 in the master system. You are lucky you got the K3

Jamie Allan said:
Interesting, I asked my wife to get me the latest for Christmas, she bought me the kreg Jig Master System. The box cover & kit inside is clearly what you call a K3. From reading the instructions my conclusion is that the Kreg Jig Master System still comes with the K3 & kit & that the K4 is maybe sold as a stand alone Kreg Jig. Either way I have the K3 with dust collection, material work stop, one face clamp, etc. & I couldn't be happier..

Tim Rude said:

My opinion: K3 is better.


Randy Owens said:

So what was the conclusion of this discussion? Which jig is better, k3 or k4?

I just bought a K3 from Rockler today.

James Reeves said:

I want to buy a new jig mine about 20 years old silver type.

Looking at k3 and k4 l want k3 but why do stores not carry them lowes or home depot in canada only carry k4 Is there problems with k3?  Do l have to buy on line on a american web site?

 

jim from ontario, canada
KregRep said:

Tim,

I can assure you that no one from Kreg deleted the thread, as I am the only one with account-authority to do so.  After reading your post and being unable to find it myself, I looked into this and found that Robert M., the gentleman who had started the thread you're asking about, has deleted his account.  As such, I believe all of his posts, threads, etc. have been deleted along with.  It seems unfortunately that this is a feature of Ning which can not be changed and the data can not be recovered.

 

KregRep

fYI. The k3 master kit is at sears online today for $112.09. I just ordered one 2-20-11.

Sounds to like you have the K2 jig which, in my opinion, is one of Kreg's finest.  Hang on that one, you'll likely be going back to it.  I use my K2 more often than any other Kreg jig that I own.

 

I was tempted by the K3 when it came out but even though the front mounted lever sounded like a good idea, it seemed to be a solution to a problem that does not really exist.  I have always found that any workpiece which was so large that I would not be able to reach the clamp on my K2 or K2000 jigs was also kind of heavy and/or awkward to handle.  I find it much easier to move a small lightweight Rocket Jig or even the Mini Jig and clamp it in place than repeatedly repositioning an oversize work piece.  In extreme situations, where clamping is difficult, the Rocket Jig can even be attached to the workpiece with a single screw. To me the smaller jigs eliminate any need for a front mounted clamping handle.


James Reeves said:

Thanks, yes l seen the k3 on thetoolstore.ca, don't matter canadian or american l was thinking in line with prices but think same either way.

I like the k3 because of hold down handle in front, other than that likely the same.

One l have now bought used 5-6 years ago silver think is from 1980's lol.

thanks for info

jim

Ontario, Canada

Does k2 have just 2 drilling holes my old jig is silver 2 drilling holes think they slide over all metal not sure if will keep it l love my k3 l bought 3 weeks ago on line at www.thetoolstore.ca bought the $ 229 deal 2 day delivery jim

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