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After being disappointed with my Kreg Foreman I sold it and got a Porter Cable 560. It was a decent jig and performed with decent results. 

Then a friend who is also a Kreg dealer told me about the K5.

i bought one and set it up. I must say it's pretty impressive. The drill bit that comes with it is super sharp. Drills PH in soft maple very clean and quickly.

i have found myself pocket holing lots of shop projects and cabinets.

Only thing I can't figure out is setting the stop color on the bit for 1/2 " material.

I can set it for 3/4, but lost when it cones to 1/2 inch stuff.

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Please contact our team at TechnicalSupport@kregtool.com or 800-447-8638 - they will be happy to assist you with this. Thanks!

I don't use a K5 jig so excuse my ignorance.

Can't you just set the jig height for 1/2 inch, put a U.S. nickel (5 cent coin) on the bottom of the jig, gently insert the drill bit into the bushing hole until the drill bit tip touches the nickel, adjust the depth collar until it touches the top of the jig bushing, and then tighten the depth collar set screw?

Dave, 

When working with 1/2" material and the K5 system, you will want to ensure that your drill guide block is set to the 1/2" setting.  Then using the setup block, you will want to have the tip of the bit going through the 3/4" labeled hole as this is the size of screw you will be using.  Just tighten down your depth collar and you are good to go.  Please let us know if you have any other questions that we can assist you with.  

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