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Help: Setting up cursor on Router Table Stop
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Hi Folks,I am setting up my Beaded Face Frame system and I can't figure out how to set the cursor on the router stop. The instructions do not say how to do it. What point of reference do I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by KregCS Dec 18, 2013.

Kreg Screw Quality
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Has anyone else had any issues with the new Zinc screws from Kreg? I've never had a problem before with the Bronze screw but my very first zinc screw snapped right of in one my walnut face frames!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Ljungquist Jan 21, 2014.

 

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Richard Ljungquist replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"Thanks for the input Ken."
Jan 21, 2014
Ken Darga replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"Rich, Many of the negative posts aren't justified. There are many out there who find something to complain about. There's many who don't know the proper technique or process for using and installing screws. Some haven't…"
Jan 17, 2014
Ken Darga replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"Trevor, When installing screws in hardwoods, I always lube the screws--- screw-lube, bees wax or parafin. The lubrication reduces the risk of breakage. I don't have any problems with screws breaking---including the zinc plated screws. Also, I…"
Jan 17, 2014
Richard Ljungquist replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"I'm planning on building several projects using my Kreg Jig this year. I've also noticed a few negative posts about the new screws on various woodworking sites over the past year. I'm just wondering if there really was any serious…"
Jan 17, 2014
Trevor stafford replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"Just a notion I wonder if the bronze screw were passivated thus allowing them to drive in easier?"
Jan 6, 2014
KregCS replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Help: Setting up cursor on Router Table Stop'
"Ryan, Since you are setting the fence based on the position of the cursor on the tape it would not matter where this was placed as long as it was not moved once calibrated.  This is the reason that it is not covered in the manual. …"
Dec 18, 2013
Ryan McLaughlin replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Help: Setting up cursor on Router Table Stop'
"My issue was how to set the cursor on the stop itself. The plastic cursor can slide in and out. I figured it out by trial and error but the instructions do not say how to adjust the lens cursor on the stop. Thanks! -RM"
Dec 18, 2013
KregCS replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Help: Setting up cursor on Router Table Stop'
"Ryan, The instructions for this application are listed on page 8 of the instruction manual for the Beaded Face Frame System.  Basically you will put the 1/2" dowel pin in your router.  Then set the cursor at the 1/4" mark and…"
Dec 18, 2013
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Help: Setting up cursor on Router Table Stop

Hi Folks,I am setting up my Beaded Face Frame system and I can't figure out how to set the cursor on the router stop. The instructions do not say how to do it. What point of reference do I use?Appreciate any help!Thanks!-RMSee More
Dec 17, 2013
Drew Thompson replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"And I will add that Kreg, to their credit, has offered to send me a replacement box - I'm not looking for free product though (not that I object to free... but its not the point) - more simply chiming in that... with more than a couple people…"
Apr 1, 2013
Drew Thompson replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"I too, am having snapped screw issues. My first box of 100 zinc screws, 7 of them snapped. Drill clutch is set quite light, the wood is not splitting or cracking, and the heads aren't seating/joint isn't pulled together. I"m hoping…"
Apr 1, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"Ryan, ''hydrogen embrittlement'' is not a rare occurrence. Ryan McLaughlin said:"
Feb 14, 2013
Ryan McLaughlin replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"Thanks Ken! It could have been a rare occurrence then. It's just that the bronze screws looked like great quality.   -Ryan "
Feb 14, 2013
Ryan McLaughlin replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"Hi KregCS,   I really appreciate your offer and standing by Kreg products. I guess my frustration with the new screws was the fact I was assembling an angled walnut face frame when the screw snapped off causing a major inconvenience.…"
Feb 14, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"''hydrogen embrittlement''  can occur during various manufacturing operations.  The result of unintentional introduction of hydrogen into susceptible metals during forming or finishing operations and increases cracking…"
Feb 14, 2013
KregCS replied to Ryan McLaughlin's discussion 'Kreg Screw Quality'
"I'm sorry to hear that you have had an issue with our screws.  I was curious if you have used any other screws in that box.  I'm just trying figure out if it was just one screw that was defective or if it was the whole box. …"
Feb 14, 2013

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