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Which jig do you prefer ?
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I recently purchased my first bench top jig. I found a new K3 master system for $100.  I really like the front clamping lever and it was much less $ than the K5 system. Other than the storage…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by hank Mayberry Feb 22, 2016.

 

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hank Mayberry replied to Rick McGee's discussion 'Which jig do you prefer ?'
"I have the K5 and very happy with it. I built a box and mounted it on top of the box with a drawer underneath to store the Kreg clamps etc. Very handy, when I need to do pocket hole joinery I just get out the box set it on the bench and get…"
Feb 22, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Rick McGee's discussion 'Which jig do you prefer ?'
"I personally prefer the clamp on the front side, as in a K3 & K5. The K4 has the clamping lever on the back side---difficult to ready access when working with larger panels. I prefer the adjustable clamping pressure that can be achieved on the…"
Feb 5, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Rick McGee's discussion 'Which jig do you prefer ?'
"I have several Kreg pocket hole drilling jigs. The K3 Master, had the K4 (prefer the K3 with the handle at the front), the R3, the mini, the micro, HD jig and the Foreman. Each have specific uses and useful for their intended purpose--- either…"
Feb 5, 2016
James P. Cottingham replied to Rick McGee's discussion 'Which jig do you prefer ?'
"If I was just starting, I would get the K5. As mentioned, it's more "flexible" than the earlier jigs. I'm still using my K2000 jig. No vacuum port but it still works very well and I will continue to use until it falls apart."
Feb 5, 2016
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Rick McGee replied to Gary roofner's discussion 'Converting fluorescence to LED shop lights'
"I didn't convert, but I did just wire my shop and I installed LED shop lights. I have a 24 x 24  building....I installed six of the 4ft double LED shop lights. I was a little worried about not having enough light because I had never used…"
Feb 3, 2016
Rick McGee replied to Rick McGee's discussion 'Which jig do you prefer ?'
"I wonder if the swivel vacuum port from the K5 would fit on the K3/K4 ?"
Feb 3, 2016
Tim Grace replied to Rick McGee's discussion 'Which jig do you prefer ?'
"I didn't realize there was a K3 MS.  I've never seen one.   I like the K5MS because the vacuum port swivels and the front operating lever.  The storage is a bonus.  Unfortunately, I have the K4 MS - Fixed port and lever…"
Feb 3, 2016
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Which jig do you prefer ?

I recently purchased my first bench top jig. I found a new K3 master system for $100.  I really like the front clamping lever and it was much less $ than the K5 system. Other than the storage compartments and the "quick change" clamping, is there much difference between the two ?  So....which do you prefer, K3, K4, or K5 ?See More
Feb 2, 2016
Rick McGee replied to KregRep's discussion 'New Members: Please introduce yourself.'
"Hi.been ..My name is Rick and I live in Lamar, SC. I've been wood working off and on for years......It's been over 5 years since I've had the opportunity to make some sawdust, but I just had a shop built...I wired it up and…"
Feb 2, 2016

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® Master System, Kreg Jig® R3 (Jr.), Kreg® Screws
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate Woodworker
How did you learn about the Kreg Owners' Community?
KregTool.com
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
My first "real" job was at a lumber mill.....that's what instilled my love of working with wood.

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