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drilled too deep... right into jig
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Oops, I set the jig and the drill collar wrong and drilled 2 holes clean through the wood and right through the blue plastic. I can see the clamp rods through the holes but the drill stopped just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by joel adler Feb 14, 2012.

Attaching Kreg band saw fence
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I have a 35 year old Delta 14" band saw. It has two holes in the left edge of its table but they are NOT threaded. Will the Kreg band saw fence attach properly to these unthreaded holes? Thanks.  JoelContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel C Webster May 24, 2011.

 

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joel adler replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"Great tip. I'll use that method for setting the collar from now on and never drill too deep again. Thanks!"
Feb 14, 2012
Rick replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"Like Edward said, and it seems easier to adjust the locking collar this way.  Sometimes it just makes the adjustment more understandable, and then "fine-tunings" for unique combinations are more foolproof. The goal is for the drill…"
Feb 14, 2012
Edward Reifinger replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"  Joel   It is just a little trick taught to users to help them from doing what you did.  :) "
Feb 14, 2012
joel adler replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"Thanks Rick. What is the benefit to this "spacer" idea over using the standard Kreg approach? Is this just more foolproof, or does it improve the joinery? I'm new to pocket holes and I'm anxious to learn. Thanks for your…"
Feb 14, 2012
Rick replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"Joel, using the K3 or K4 with the drill guide set for your wood thickness, insert the drill in the guide whole.  (No wood clamped in place.)  Loosen the lock collar. The drill will bottom out on the Kreg jig base.  Slide coin or…"
Feb 14, 2012
joel adler replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"I don't understand the discussion about the dime/half dollar/dimples. Exactly where do you "lay a dime" and why?"
Feb 14, 2012
Rick replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"Perhaps a half dollar is better.  I read that those "dimples" were not such a good thing since they could hold the boards apart. I think using a spacer is easier for lining up the collar anyways."
Feb 14, 2012
mark Reagle replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"I just did this last week, i almost wanted to cry, but it still works fine and mistakes is how you learn.  I'm going to try the dime trick."
Feb 14, 2012
Edward Reifinger replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"A good set up tool and a reminder to set stop corectly.    I lay a dime on the jig and let the drill rest on it.  This gives you a perfect little dimple hole on the end of board everytime. "
Feb 14, 2012
joel adler replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"Great ideas. The vac sounds like the simplest place to start. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. "
Feb 13, 2012
Ken Darga replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"''schalks wood putty''..."
Feb 13, 2012
Ken Darga replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"''BONDO"... "
Feb 13, 2012
Dale Oster replied to joel adler's discussion 'drilled too deep... right into jig'
"Maybe some oversized rivets might plug the hole."
Feb 13, 2012
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drilled too deep... right into jig

Oops, I set the jig and the drill collar wrong and drilled 2 holes clean through the wood and right through the blue plastic. I can see the clamp rods through the holes but the drill stopped just short of them. Any ideas about how to plug the holes to keep sawdust out or do you think it won't bother anything down the road if I just leave them as-is? I don't want to put any glue in the holes since it might drip in and effect the clamp operation. And, I can't just tape over them since that would…See More
Feb 13, 2012
joel adler replied to Aaron Brown's discussion 'Kreg ToolBoxx System?'
"I just returned from Home Depot where I examined the Husky box. It is considerably larger than the Kreg version and is only $30. (Of course, you don't get the screws.) I'm still going to buy the more compact Kreg version. I already have a…"
Sep 17, 2011
joel adler replied to Aaron Brown's discussion 'Kreg ToolBoxx System?'
"Since I already have much of the "stuff", I'd interested in the "toolboxx and screws" offered by Highland for $59.99, but NOT the whole $300 package! That doesn't make sense. I usually shop at my local Woodcraft so…"
Sep 16, 2011

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