I picked up a cheap $29 Harbor Freight trim router to cut grooves for splines in miter joints. I was thoroughly disappointed when the 1/8" splines were extremely loose within the grooves. The grooves ended up measuring .168 inches using a .125" bit. Since then, I looked at the compact router offerings from Bosch, DeWalt & Porter Cable.
All were 1.25 HP, had 1/4" collets, came in a package that included a plunge base and were highly rated by their users. I chose the DeWalt…Continue
Added by Tim Grace on November 25, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments
I bought this for blowing leaves with to manage my 100 ft 12 gauge wire extension cord .
Ideal cord manager really works well.
Here is an interesting cord manager I found .
Added by Gary roofner on October 12, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments
I like this portable base a lot, but it has one design flow that I found a little annoying. The 3 mounting holes on the base are not counter sunk to allow mounting screws to be flush with the bottom of the base. Thus when using a jig in the base the jig adjustment are off by the height of the screw head that was used. The jig will not sit flush to the bottom of the base.
Added by Joseph Fehrenbacher on September 20, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments
Since I bought the Rip Cut I have questioned the quality and design of the tool. It took me multiple times to get it calibrated. I then made one rip cut on 3/4" plywood with my 6 1/2" saw. It did not stay square and totally screwed up my wood. Never going to use that again. It should be all aluminum and they need a better way to mount the saw to the sled. No more screws and more secure.
I do love this product, making it easy to build projects for my home. Just started building a book case and hit a snag.
I am using 1/2" material and followed the screw size chart which says the 1" screw and it was too long and came out the other side! I was abruptly disappointed as on my last project I used 3/4" material and it was a breeze.
Anyone had this issue with 1/2" material?
The things I like about the saw:
-Dust collection is better than my previous saw, the blade is encased in a…Continue
Just completed the Kreg Screw survey and would like to add a request that the survey did not give me an opportunity to. I want to echo others OC members who've stated they buy from Amazon without issue. Good thing because they have become difficult to find at any convenient brick and mortar location here in…Continue
I am a long time kreg user and own many products, just purchased the kreg HD for use with some framing. I received it this weekend and was very disappointed once I opened the package to see the jig was only packaged in cardboard and no case to keep everything together. What do others use for a case for the HD? Also, was disappointed the area set for clamps was not the correct size to receive either side of the face clamps that I own. One side was too small (Jig would fall off) and the…Continue
Added by Mark McLean on May 31, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
My name is Joe. I purchased my first Kreg Jig, the K4. I'll tell ya, it's the best thing since sliced bread. I built my laundry room cabinets with this jig and man it was great. As long as your cuts are straight you get perfect tight joints that you can even see in some cases. It feels good drilling the hole knowing you're going to get perfect joints and you want to keep building everything. Lol. I just laminated my counter top and added a piece to make my L shape. Tight…Continue
Hey everyone, just wanted to know if anyone else has had problems with their precision router table. I,ve have had two, the first is the fence do not line up with each other, soft wood its not to bad, ( like pine) but hard wood I have to pull the piece from the fence to clear the other one , and we all know what happens there. the second is the bracket that holds the fence to the table. is comes lose, I,ve tighten the screws so many times that they have become strip. I,ve been…Continue
My old (circa 1982) Craftsman 1.25 HP router would not hold a large (3/4" straight @ 1/8" depth) bit securely so I did some homework and picked up the DeWalt DW618PK router. The DW618 is a 2.25 HP variable speed router with 1/2" collet. The PK indicates that it comes with both a fixed base and a plunge base and a nice soft case to carry everything.
My first use was cutting some 3/4" dadoes in a work bench top to install some T-track. I was able to set the depth stop on the plunge…Continue
I just bought the saw guide and watched a few YouTube videos.
I started using it and it is a great tool. It was easy to set up with my DeWalt saw.
I am planning on building some cabinets and am going to use the Rip-Cut jig.
And of course the trusty pocket-hole jig too.
I bought this Drill in the last quarter 2014.
Its not your average Drill Press so I thought I would post a review for it.
My Radial Arm Drill review RDP-116
Carba-Tec branded 5 Speed Radial Arm Drill Press.
Motor is ½ hp
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just bought one, great idea! i like to use my ryobi 18v 5 1/2 circular saw alot. i found that the square cut guide arm does not reach the saw base. i was wondering if it would be ok to drill another hole to fix this? their are other circle from the manufacturing process that i think i can use as a guide. whatcha think??
I'm so happy receiving my Kreg bits and screws. Nobody regrets spending for this brand in my beautiful Costa Rica. Anyway, I bought on Amazon site. Bye…Continue
Added by Herbert Romero G. on January 21, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…