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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.

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Comment by Richard Smith on September 18, 2013 at 4:44pm

I highly recommend the Kreg sawdust attachment. It doesn't just keep down the mess . The drill comes out clean with no sawdust and the pocket is also clean. No need to turn the pocket upside down to tap out the sawdust. Keeping the drill bit clean also improves the life and sharpness of the bit. Get one for $10. You won't be sorry.

Comment by Scott on July 16, 2013 at 6:15am

I too find that last 16th of an inch to be bothersome with the hardwoods (especially maple), and something I have to be diligent in paying attention to.

For maple I find it nearly impossible to go straight in and get an easy continuous drilling movement to the bottom. I usually pull up at about ¾ way down to clear the flutes in the bit for the last part of the hole.

A vac attachment helps immensely, and might be worth the $10 to try out and see if it makes things better.


Comment by Jay Boutwell on February 6, 2013 at 12:52am

I have the K-2 Kreg and it has no hole in it base for saw dust or wood chips and I have no problem with it.  Mine is one of the best jigs Kreg build and was one of the first K-2 models and were not manufactured with the hole.    At one time Kreg Tools offered the drilling of the jig by sending it to their company and it would be drilled as a up grade.  My thinking at the time is why mess with a good thing that worked and I elected not to have it done.   So far I have never found the need for the holes.  In a cabinet shop I  drill all types of wood from soft woods, hard woods, plywoods and even melamine and chip board with out the difficulty of chips binding and or pluging the boring hole.  The hole debris come up the drill flutes and fall out the top of the jig. The only upgrade I have done to the jig is add a air cylinger clamp to the jig.

Comment by David Dean on January 25, 2013 at 1:59pm

I use a Kreg scerw box.

Comment by james wilhelm on January 25, 2013 at 12:45pm

They do make a vac, attachment to fit on Kreg jigs ,  I hooked my to a shop vac and it helps

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