I just had the opportunity to use my Kreg Rip-Cut device and I was, to my surprise, really disappointed in it's performance. It would not fit my Dewalt saw and the hold down screws did not work. They kept "raising" the back of the saw up and I could not loosen them as doing so would not hold the saw in place. I have other Kreg tools and am very happy with them. I would not however recommend…Continue
Added by Gary W Scoville on April 19, 2014 at 11:36pm — No Comments
I just built a new table for my drill press using the Kreg klamp trak and the Automaxx 3" clamp and I couldn't be happier. This trak is made from really tough aluminum (try cutting it). The Kreg klamp trak gives me the flexibility to quickly change setups on my drill press table as needed and clamping is very secure.…Continue
I just used my K-5 for the first time and "Wow" what a tool. I'm not easily impressed with allot of things in this day and age but "Wow". This thing is amazing! I fastened some 1"x 6" frame for some lattés that's going around my raised entry way that was glued quite some time ago and it pulled it together nice and tight. I'm so excited to get started on my next project. If you don't have this tool, you're really missing out on a valuable piece of equipment that will definitely…Continue
Added by Gary W Scoville on March 23, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments
First off as the title says I am a novice and this is my assessment from a point of view of one not having a great deal of experience with table saws.
The stand bought separately, is simple to assemble and seems rigid and strong. No problems that I can see there with the exception of Dewalt wants you to screw the saw to the stand. This is suppose to be a mobile compact saw and I would think some sort of quick connect/disconnect would make more sense.
The saw itself came…Continue
I got the cyclone installed yesterday and am most impressed with it. I have owned the 2hp Harbor Freight and then upgraded to a 2HP Shop Fox (1550 CFM) so as with every machine I've ever owned I seem to buy 3 before I get to the one that really works. Some form of dust collection is better than no dust collection at…Continue
I have finally decided to do some proper dust collection in the shop and it was a painstaking process. I have ordered the Oneida V-3000 system (which hasn't arrived yet) and will do a review on that when it shows up. Onto the pipe; I ordered it through…Continue
Added by justin waldron on February 24, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments
I finally got a chance to try my Kreg Jr. on a couple of 2x4 scraps. WOW!
It was EASY, FAST, and made a perfectly tight and straight joint!
I also tried one of the tampered plugs (not shown) and it fit perfect.
I am headed back to the shop to build three portable stands for my…Continue
If your Kreg Pocket Holes are getting harder to drill or your drill bit gets excessively hot during operation, it may be time to get your drill bit(s) professionally sharpened. Luckily, the professionals at Kreg are here to help you out.
Simply send your Kreg Pocket-Hole Drill Bit(s) to us through the mail, and you will only pay for the return shipping fees. For more information on how to get your drill bit(s) professionally sharpened by Kreg, please contact the Customer Service…
Added by KregRep on January 24, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
I recently purchased the Rip Guide and have used it for 4 or 5 8 ' long rip cuts on plywood and MDF. I am somewhat disappointed with the quality of the tool.The fence which is plastic is not square to the guide bar. The anchors that clamp the base to your saw does not hold well because it is mounted again to plastic so when you tighten the the mounting brackets it begins to bend the mounting plate. Overall if I were in the market for another guide I would not purchase the Kreg Rip Guide.…Continue
I have been doing woodworking for years and have looked at the Kreg systems but never took the plunge. Last spring I saw a great deal on the Masterboxx collection that came with the K3. I just finished building a complete kitchen with it and I am SOLD. I did face frame cherry cabinets and ease of making and attaching the face frames makes me wonder why I didn't investigate this earlier.
Purchased the shelf pin jig which also proved to be a game changer. Just added an automaxx bench…Continue
Great deal that I couldn't pass up. I have been contemplating purchase of Kreg pocket-hole system. Just received toolbox promo, very pleased! Kreg system is a quality woodworking tool. Well made and very easy to set up. Can't wait for my K5 system to arrive!
Added by Mike H on January 8, 2014 at 8:29pm — No Comments
I just finished a project using the Kreg Micro Jig with 1/2" birch plywood. I made a few test holes and then began. It worked perfectly. I used the special 3/4" fine screws for hardwood. Every single hole was perfect. I've read where others had trouble with the tip of the screw coming through on the finished side. When you use the proper tools, do some tests, and follow the instructions you'll come out just fine.
Well had the benchtop router table a fair while now .Overall pretty pleased with it ,however another small problem i have discovered is concerning the table overhang.Its really non existent, so it does not lend itself well too clamping any auxcillary fences too the edge of the table .Which i have needed to do at times, you can clamp too the edge but you need a spacer block between the metal frame of the table and your clamp so it sits flat very fiddly.So just a suggestion to kreg would it be…Continue
Used my Kreg Deck Jig for the first time the other day.
Replaced all the wood deck boards on my deck.
I've got one word for the Deck Jig --- SLICK
Finally got the Byrd Shelix Journal Head installed on my planer. Ordered it through Holbren, Sawmill Creek members get 10% off, SMC10 is the code. First off, I installed the head by myself and it was completely painless, I was shocked to say the least. I will say that I am thrilled that I had Byrd install new bearings for me and I would suggest if you are thinking of upgrading that you do the same thing. I also ordered a new gasket for the gear box while I was at it, I would recommend…Continue
I ordered this 18" Rikon through Highland Woodworking about 3 weeks ago. Highland had it on sale for $999, shipping was $125 and I ordered…Continue
One of my favorite toys is my Kreg Drawer Slide Jig. There are actually two jigs that you'll want to use to help you install a drawer. These two jigs really compliment each other, and make completing drawer installs a snap. I picked up both jigs from Amazon for a really reasonable…Continue
I was fortunate enough to receive a Kreg Rip Cut last spring as they were first shipping but didn't begin using it until this fall. Initially I attempted to attach the Rip Cut to my Worm Drive Mag framing saw. The base of that saw has a lip that is great for pushing dust out of the way but makes it difficult to…Continue
We have found the holes in the three hole block imeed the discharge of sawdust during the final depth of the drill bit. We do a lot of hard wood work which appears to be when this plugging of the discharge holes occures. We were wondering if anyone else has this problem and if a solution would be to lower the relief holes to allow sawdust discharge nearer the base of the block.
I received a Kreg tool box for Christmas this year. I love it. I now have a place to keep all of my Kreg clamps, extra drill bits, extra driver bits, and even my Kreg tool in the bottom of the tool box. I love the removable trays for screw in the top of the box and the see thru lid. I love the way that the top is supported with the legs in the back when you lift the top lid to get to the bottom. The only way this box could have been better is is the bottom was a little deeper but it's…Continue