I posted a chart that shows jig setting and screw size to join boards of different thicknesses ! It is a copy I made off the kreg site and can not find the link it was on , could you tell us where o find that link , thanks , JIM
Greetings: I showed a picture of a desk in Woodsmith to my mentor in our wood working club, and said to him I going to build this desk. and He said to me, cool just pocket hole it. Well It had mortise and tenon, dados, rabbets, groves. etc. In short, I started over four times building the desk. Well the last time I broke out my pocket hole jig. My wife loves the Desk. I'll put a picture on photo section later.
Thank you for the welcome. I am quite intrigued with the Kreg Table. I have one of the first Kreg Jigs, and have built many things with it. I currently work for Lowes and we sell the Kreg products and I have recommended it to many beginners.
I do claim some expertise regarding woodworking tooling, having been a sales rep for Leitz Tooling Systems. I provided new tooling and custom tooling for many kinds of machines for cabinet and furniture shops. There is a comment by someone about a better cutting saw blade for 7-1/4" skill saws doing rip cuts. You might check out the Japanese blades and especially Tenryu (who was/is the provider of Porter Cable Rip Tide series), also Festool who makes a plunge skill saw. About 13-14 years ago, I had the saw service that I worked for make (2) 7-1/4" Laminate-Veneer blades for me. They had a higher tooth count, ATB teeth with Negative Hook angle, and 30 degree top grind. You could also have Alternate Face grind. This would give high quality cross cuts and rips of nice plywood.
I have also been a sales rep for Richelieu Hardware, a wholesaler to the cabinet and furniture industry. I would welcome questions. I am just getting used to this site and how it works.
in regards to my last comment, if someone dosent want to chat, please dont show them on chat, i meaning me look foolish trying to chat with someone supposedly on line. i thank you for your work on this issue.
Great idea, I will have do that. I would like to also say that I appreciate everything you do to make this a enjoyable and educational site. This is one great community and each time you visit you leave with more than an enjoyable visit but with something you have learned. All the members are just great with loads of knowledge and talents.
I also enjoy it because it is not just a guy site but the ladies share their talents, knowledge and ideas as well. I have gained a great deal of knowledge and ideas from looking at the ladies projects and reading their comments.
I look at it as "Kreg's school of knowledge and talents". Need an answer to something, you'll find it in this community.
I also thank you for your nice comments as well and will be adding more projects soon.
Keep up the good work at Kreg Tools, it is the hottest thing going today. All of you are doing just great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am attending the the woodworking show in Somerset nj on Friday and I hope to be able to make a much better post than Tom boy did about the one she attended.I am planning to document the whole expereince. I do beleive a show in such a populated area will be much better
I would like to personally thank you and all the Kreg Staff members who worked on the "spam" problem to resolve it to a managable level. I'm sure it is a relief to many members whom do not enjoy such trash lerking out there. It is nice to have a respectable location for ladies and gents to display their projects and chat and share ideas and information. Thanks again and also for advising us of your progress on the problem. It is less worry for many.
just measured the depth settings for the various wood thicknesses and made a startling discovery. According to the depth setting scale on the snap lock jig, the setting for the 1 1/8" wood is 1/16th of an inch deeper than for the 1 1/4" wood. The settings for the 1 3/8 and 1 1/2 measure the same. Anyway, here are Kreg's recomended settings as indicated on the scale:
1 1/8" = 4 3/16", 1 1/4" = 4 1/8",
13/8" = 4 5/16", 1 1/2" = 4 5/16".
Has anyone else actually taken the time to measure the setting scale on these units? I guess when the thickness of the wood gets over 1" a 1/16th of an inch in the depth of the pocket hole should really not make much difference .
I unwittingly posted this in the Purchases category and I likely should have posted this elswhere, and more properly should have quized you on this first. If you feel that my post should be removed, please feel free to do so. Anyway I really interested to hear what your comments on this.