Hi Kreg, we have two of the 24" and I am not sure if they are heavy duty or not but my husband is very unhappy with them. The clamps did not come with any rubber grip pads as he has been telling me, and when he tries to put them on the drawers we are building it makes it difficult because the clamps don't grip the wood.
All of our other Kreg clamps have rubber grips on them.
I see in the video here that there are rubber grips on the automaxx clamps so I wonder…Continue
Just finished assembling my new Kreg Universal Workbench with casters. Great quality and gotta love that blue! Easy assembly using a 1/2" socket wrench with extension. Planning to use it as a mobile miter saw stand so now I have to figure out what kind of top and how to attach raised wings to support the material being cut.
So we ordered the tool and it was delivered four days later. My husband put it together on Thursday and we used it this morning. We have cut so many pocket holes I can't count. We have about 120 boards cut and ready for our patio chairs and this is what I have been doing. Four pocket holes per board with two on each end and will go back to put a single hole on the long section in all of the boards. Some boards(7) only had two holes on one end, these are the feet to the chairs which…Continue
First off I am not a woodworker just a homeowner with limited DIY skill.
So far it's helped build a workbench and heavy duty shelf in the garage.
What has impressed me the most is the strength of the joints.
The workbench has been made out left over materials and scrap but it's really strong.
The system is easy to use just read the instructions grab a couple of scrap pieces of work and you will understand it in less than 30mins.
I'm really happy with it I have nearly…
Added by Rod Darmody on September 9, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
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After viewed a video of Ana White's Blog, I decided to buy a Right Angle Clamp and exceeds all my expectations.
Great quality, support, it let me one hand free, I can uses the same pressure for all the job (according with the thickness).
With this quality products (Kreg Jig Mini and Right…Continue
Added by José Ochoa on September 3, 2014 at 7:22pm — No Comments
I've bout the Kreg Right-Angle Clamp about two months ago and thought to give my two cents take of it for a change. I strongly suggest to make the pin side of the clamp a bit thinner. My problem is that with the standard drill bit that come with the Kreg 5 Jig it is a bit too think and Especially with soft wood (but not only) it tend to rip the hole, now I've just ordered the Mini jig attachment and absolutely sure it will basically be…Continue
Como principiante, uno trata de comprar herramienta y/o accesorios para tu taller o simplemente para reparar algún mueble en casa; estos días he comprado el Kreg Jig Mini.
Debo decir que pensaba que era muy dificil, en fin...un montón de pretextos pero, cuando lo usé por primer vez me quedé impresionado por la rápidez y eficiencia del…
Added by José Ochoa on August 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I'm an amateur/beginner woodworker. and just in the process of acquiring tools. I've just got the K5 and stated working with it and so far so good. I'd like to see 1/2" size screws and matching size in the sizing jig, for thinner boards. as improvement, but other then that I am very happy with it in contrary to the Multi-Mark Measuring tool. which has nice concept but unfortunately I like many others complain about the tool not being tight when measuring 90 degrees, and it has a few…Continue
I have two screw driver bits. One I got with my Kreg Jr and the head is too small for the screws. It constantly slips and rounds out the head The other I got with the K5 and it is warped. I ended up buying some replacements(not Kreg) at our local hardware store and they work perfect. Has anybody else had problems with their bits or did I just get unlucky?
I'm new to this community and I'm new to carpentry in general. I'm going to make a few cabinet doors and I'm planning to use the European hinges. My dilemma is there are so many brands and styles that I am clueless as to which one to buy. I realize that the decision is partially based on what the inside of the cabinet looks like so I need to make sure I buy the correct ones. I am mainly interested in the adjustable hinge because apparently you can make it perfect even if you are a tiny…Continue
bought a couple of Automaxx clamps the other day these are great, I plan on buying a few more , they really make it easy when clamping your wood.Continue
Recently I needed to make some long tapers for a friend who was installing his vanity and once level he needed 2 filler strips one against the wall and one along the floor. Well I pulled out my taper jig the metal one that pivots and has a little aluminum hook on the end it did the job but just barley and not really that safe so I put it away and remembered all the different tapering jigs I had used made or worked with over the years all of which did the job but could of…Continue
...of my new K4MS Kreg Jig Master System - but I think I should have waited :-(
I've never used a pocket hole system before, but was sold on the idea after I built an odd-shaped door for my under-stair cupboard, so decided to buy this for my next project(s).
I bought the K4 because it was in stock and available, but I see the…
Always have had a problem finding a filler that will take stain (for pocket holes, for example). I used a product for the first time today- Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler Max- and stained over it. Best that I have found. I had to touch up a little over the pocket holes but on the finished product you couldn't see the filler unless you were really looking for it. Comes in a square plastic tub. Tom M.
I'm a long time Kreg Jig owner and have always upgraded when new models come to market I attended a seminar with the Kreg Rep for Canada recently and seen the K5 it was not long afterward that I purchased the K5 I'm very impressed with the features and performance of this new product it has all the features that I or anyone would want. I really do not know how Kreg will ever improve on this model. I highly recommend to anyone who is buying or thinking of upgrading to buy the…Continue
I have used the Kreg R3 Jr. Pocket Hole Jig for a few years and Have been very satisfied with the joints it produced. In addition I have purchased several other Kreg products and have always found them to have superior quality.
Yesterday my new K4 jig arrived from Amazon. While unpacking the jig I noticed the first problem, the weld on the top of the clamp only secured about 1/2 of the length of the joint. From that point I carefully checked the remaining parts.…
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