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September 2009 Product Reviews (7)

Kreg Trim Carpentry

Have you ever wanted to add some simple wainscoting to your bedroom, or really enjoyed the look of an intricate fireplace mantle? How about installing some built-ins or a window seat for a child's bedroom? 25-year veteran trim carpenter and Pocket-Hole professional Gary Striegler walks you through the basic concepts and detailed intricacies of advanced Kreg Joinery in these short clips, giving you a better understanding of the wide array of capabilities your Kreg Jig actually… Continue

Added by KregRep on September 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Tool SNAFU

Well, my new DadoMax jig did show up on Monday, but I'm nearly through a 2 week long preparation for my next cancer treatment and my energy is low. I did look at the stuff on Monday and thought: "Hey, there really ought to be some instructions in here..."



It was too late to call Woodline, so I had to wait till Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, I called and talked to Wayne Suttor (Now I think I'm spelling it right) and he immediately knew I was calling looking for instructions (that he… Continue

Added by Kerry Drake on September 23, 2009 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

Another New Tool

Recently I saw a video shot by Woodworker's Journal at the 2009 AWFS Fair showing Wayne Suitor (I'm probably spelling his name wrong) from Woodline USA giving a sneak peak at their new DadoMax Router Jig.



Here it is:





Well, the DadoMax was not yet… Continue

Added by Kerry Drake on September 15, 2009 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Un-Biased Kreg Jig Reviews

The Kreg Jig has been getting a lot of press lately as thousands of DIY'ers, handymen, woodworkers, and beginners have discovered a tool that can help them build projects, faster, easier, and with less financial/time commitment than ever before. Don't take our word for it... check out these great Kreg Jig video reviews we found on… Continue

Added by KregRep on September 14, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Drawer Front and Flat Wood

Last Thursday I cut my drawer fronts all to Length (25 3/8") and drilled pocket holes in 8 of the pieces in preparation for putting 16 of the pieces togehter in pairs to make 8 panels I could cut to size for the bottom 8 drawers (my stock is wide enough for the top drawers).



Last night (Tuesday) I went in to glue up the panels and found that over the long weekend the pieces I had cut had all cupped, so none of them were flat. Luckly, I now have a 10" Jointer / Planer and I spend the… Continue

Added by Kerry Drake on September 9, 2009 at 10:37am — No Comments

I love a new Tool (even if it's not made by Kreg).

About the only thing missing from my shop was a thickness planer and decent jointer. I saw a video review of the RIKON 12" Combo Jointer / Planer and thought it would be a great idea for my shop (and its rapidly vanishing floor space) to get a combo set-up. That way I would get rid of the old (nearly broken) 4" jointer I have and replace it with a combo.



Now the RIKON is supposed to be about $1600.00 and that was a lot of money for me drop on any tool (combination or not). I did some… Continue

Added by Kerry Drake on September 2, 2009 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

Hope Chest

Remember a while back when I made that Treasure Box for my roommate's daughter? That was a precursor for a hope chest I wanted to build for friends of mine getting married on Labor Day weekend. Well, that day is almost here. This Friday, in fact. I'm almost done with my project, but here's how it all started.



My brother Dan used to build these things as toy boxes for our nieces when they were turning one year old. Dan used a dovetail joiner to make his sides and lid frame. While I… Continue

Added by Don Grubish on September 1, 2009 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

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Puzzle Caddy/Board

Hello All - I'm looking for a plan for a puzzle caddy to replace the frail cardboard ones we've used in the past...large main area and two smaller sorting/storing trays. If anyone has such a plan or has seen one someplace, I'd love to hear about…Continue

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Started by R.J. Foster in Miscellaneous Dec 4.

Edge Joining 2" Boards 1 Reply

Hi Everyone,I appreciate all the threads on the community. I've got to use this more, you guys are great.I got my hands on some beautiful ambrosia poplar, 2 inches thick, that I want to join for a desk/counter top. Using the 2.5 inch screws and…Continue

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Started by brian lazenby in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Brad Martin Dec 1.

What type screw to use for Black Walnut 2 Replies

I have some 2" x 6" Black Walnut and need some 2 1/2" screws. To best of my knowledge Walnut is a hardwood so I need to use fine thread screws. However I can not find that length of Fine thread screws on Kregs website. Does anyone know where I can…Continue

Started by Duane Heda in Other Kreg® Products. Last reply by Duane Heda Dec 1.

Working in carport? 2 Replies

I share a large shop with a friend at his house, but, for the last couple years I have hardly been there to work on anything.I have moved a lot of the duplicate tools into my carport and have been working there.Does anyone else work in the…Continue

Started by Steven Brown in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Darrell Wertz Dec 4.

Product Reviews

Kreg Project Center Work Station

The Kreg Project Center is great by itself, but 2 KPC's are better than 1 when you want to set up a 12 ft. work station in a couple minutes.…

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Posted by Glenn Revheim on April 5, 2018 at 5:57am — 4 Comments

Festool Domino 500

The first thing I will do is set price aside and focus on the tool and why I bought the Domino. 

      I have orders for a few dining tables and chairs.  I have made one prototype chair, while I have all the tools to make angled…

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Posted by justin waldron on April 2, 2018 at 5:46am

Kreg Foreman

I have built many kitchens and finally decided to buy the Foreman, because my latest kitchen consisted of 28 cabinets and I was over my hand hurting from all the drilling, moving the clamp etc., it seemed like a smart choice.

The…

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Posted by justin waldron on January 8, 2018 at 4:05am — 2 Comments

Kreg K5 Jig Review

Posted by Daris R. on November 20, 2017 at 5:39pm

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