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First Kreg Use
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HiI just started to use the Kreg system.Here is a photo of my first cut. I expected the holes to be a cleaner cut.I used the K4 GigAm I doing something wrong here?ThanksAndrew…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Kelly Feb 19.

 

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Andrew Kelly replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"Here is some feedback, I tried removing the shavings. Athough this seems very sensible, it didn't help. My drill, a Mikita BHP458, is 2000rpm no load speed, so I tried a my Bosch corder at 3000rpm and although this also seems like a good idea,…"
Feb 19
Ken Kortch replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"Andrew Kelly, please do let us know if the suggestions helped. I'm interested to hear how it turns out for you. Another thought ... corded drills tend to run a bit faster than most cordless drills. If things don't get better with the…"
Dec 20, 2016
Trace Farthing replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"I'm with Wilford. Have to keep the shavings out of the way. When I started using a vac, my holes cleaned up very well. Otherwise, clear the bit a couple of times before going to full depth. It take a little extra time but it makes a cleaner…"
Dec 19, 2016
Andrew Kelly replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"Yes, I am keen to try this. Unfortunately, I will not be home until the 26th. As you suggest, if I empty the shavings just before the hole breaks through."
Dec 15, 2016
Steven Chesnut replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"This is an interesting addition, Wilford.  I wonder if the presence of loose wood shavings around the drill bit is what hinders a clean cut... I know that slowly evacuating the cavity during the drill can enhance the cut as well (for those…"
Dec 14, 2016
wilford everson replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"when I use vacuum adapter I do not have this prolbem"
Dec 14, 2016
Andrew Kelly replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"Hi Tim, Steven, The wood is solid (Mahogony) and the drill is an expensive Makita... Very useful advice and I will try again with slow feed and fast drill speed (I was probably beeing a bit too causious on my first cut). Thanks Andrew"
Dec 13, 2016
Steven Chesnut replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"I had a few experiences with my R3 that looked like this when I was joining 2x12s for a bench top.  I found that if I use a corded drill (doesn't need to be expensive) and do as Tim suggested, the pocked holes cleaned up a lot.   I…"
Dec 13, 2016
Tim Grace replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"Is the wood a lamination over particle board? The tear-out appears to be caused by not enough rotational speed of the bit and feed rate that is too fast.  With laminated particle board, the bonding agent in the particle board is usually harder…"
Dec 13, 2016
Andrew Kelly replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"Thanks, but this was the first cut made by my drill bit (straight out of the packet). I think I was on high speed but I will try again to be doubly sure. I thought that maybe it was to do with the hardwood that I was using. Thanks for the reply…"
Dec 12, 2016
KregRep replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"All do-it-yourselfers and woodworkers who build with Kreg Joinery appreciate cleanly-drilled pocket holes, with minimal (if any) tear-out and attractive outward appearance. Fortunately, the ability to drill clean pocket holes is not a skill…"
Dec 12, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"Try using a drill speed of 200-2500rpm. Bring the drill up to full speed, before starting the drilling process."
Dec 11, 2016
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First Kreg Use

HiI just started to use the Kreg system.Here is a photo of my first cut. I expected the holes to be a cleaner cut.I used the K4 GigAm I doing something wrong here?ThanksAndrewSee More
Dec 11, 2016

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