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How would you attach this?
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I need to attach a 1/2" thick piece of wood to the edge of a 3/4" piece. I have both the regular and micro jigs but I'm not sure which settings to use. I'm thinking I need to go through the 3/4" and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Leveques Dec 30, 2015.

miter saw advice needed
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My husband bought me a miter saw for Mother's Day (great hubby, right?) So anyway I really wanted the sliding saw that can cut a 12" board but he wasn't sure what to get so he got a regular miter…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Stanton Jun 4, 2014.

micro jig fail
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No idea what I'm doing wrong here. I'm using 1/2" poplar that is a full 1/2". I have the micro jig and set it to 1/2" (or as close as I could-it doesn't fully seat in the big jig-and I did make sure…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by gale Jun 9, 2014.

Does anyone sell a stand for the K4?
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What I mean is something that I can set the jig into so that the bottom surface is longer, like what the wings do on the K5. If I'm using larger pieces of wood I can't keep them from tipping to one…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by gale Jan 2, 2014.

 

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gale replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"Update-I used the chart posted above. Set the jig and drill stop for 3/4" and used 1" screws. It turned out great! I only had very small scrap so I ended up splitting the wood because the hole was close to the edges, but when I did the…"
Oct 22, 2015
wm frank straub replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"The company reps usually are very good but are a bit [no pun intended] confusing on this.  The 3/4 setting sets your pocket hole 1/4" higher on the stock than does the 1/2".  It then exits the wood in the center of the 3/4 stock.…"
Oct 22, 2015
gale replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"I do have the micro jig but for this one I'll have to use the regular one (I think). I'm sure if I don't use the 3/4" screws for kreg projects I'll find some other use for them. "
Oct 20, 2015
Tim Grace replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"Thanks Ken!  I've done drawers using 1/2" stock and have had difficulty getting it to work right, so resorted to other means (butt joints, drawer lock joints or rabbets).  I didn't understand the use for the micro jig, now I…"
Oct 19, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"Eh, not such a waste. The 3/4" screws are good when you're attaching 1/2" material to 1/2" material. The Kreg Micro Jig, which you may want to get someday. Its especially designed to work with 1/2" thick wood for things…"
Oct 19, 2015
gale replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"If that's the case i wasted $8 on 3/4" screws. I won't be able to try it for a few days anyway. thanks for the advice and the excel doc."
Oct 19, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"According to the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel - which is a device sent down from the Kreg Jig gods ... The board with the pocket holes is labeled as 'A'. The board being attached to 'A' at a right angle is called 'B'. The…"
Oct 18, 2015
gale replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"Now I'm confused, because KregCS said to use the settings for 1/2" board on both the jig and the drill. But your post says to use the 3/4" (since that's what I'm drilling the pocket hole in). I'll have to see if I have…"
Oct 18, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"Gale, In the spirit of "teaching a person to fish" ... The Kreg Jig settings (both the jig's distance from the end of the board and the drill collar's distance from the tip of the step drill bit) should always be used based…"
Oct 18, 2015
gale replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"Thanks! I can only find 1" screws around here so I'll see if I can order some 3/4" somewhere (without having to pay more in shipping than the cost of the screws). "
Oct 17, 2015
KregCS replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"Gale, I would drill your pocket holes into your 3/4" piece and screw into the 1/2" stock.  For this you would want to set everything up for 1/2" stock and use your 3/4" long screws.  If you have any other questions…"
Oct 16, 2015
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How would you attach this?

I need to attach a 1/2" thick piece of wood to the edge of a 3/4" piece. I have both the regular and micro jigs but I'm not sure which settings to use. I'm thinking I need to go through the 3/4" and then into the 1/2" from the inside or underneath (not sure which) but do I use the settings for 1/2", 3/4" or a combination? See the pic. Thanks …See More
Oct 15, 2015
gale replied to gale's discussion 'micro jig fail'
"My jig was defective. They sent me a new one but I haven't tried it out on 1/2" stock yet."
Jun 9, 2014
CV Bala replied to gale's discussion 'micro jig fail'
"I think I am a bit too late here. However the micro pocket hole jig manual says, with half inch material, set the jig for 1/2" material and the stop collar to 5/8" material and to use 3/4" pan head screws. In K5 there is block that…"
Jun 9, 2014
Susan Stanton replied to gale's discussion 'miter saw advice needed'
"I bought Lowes brand Kobalt last summer, the 12" sliding compound. I am a small woman with arthritis and no expertise, but with a few lessons from my brother gained complete confidence in it. I cut 2"x12" boards at angle, and have…"
Jun 4, 2014
thomas b farrell replied to gale's discussion 'miter saw advice needed'
May 19, 2014

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