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
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
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
I bought a Square Cut to use with my circular saw.
Just before making the first cut I decided to check the angle, and unfortunately the “right angle” came out not to be exact. At first I became very frustrated and was ready to throw it away on the upper shelve. But, as several cuts had to be made at the…