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I would stay away for chisels and othersharp objects then LOL no offense...

I can't quite avoid sharp things, but I'm avoiding fast moving sharp things-only power tool I own is the drill. All cuts with Japanese hand saws (we'll see how well this works out)

Pierre Vallee said:

I would stay away for chisels and othersharp objects then LOL no offense...

I have the Kreg Jig Master system which I just purchased and I want for a big woodworking project right off the get go. I am by no means a talented woodworker but I wanted to put myself and this great tool to the test. I started out with making garage storage cabinets with out the use of a table saw because I do not own one as of yet so I had to create the next best thing using a power hand saw with the aid of a wooden jig I made from scrap pieces of wood for accurate square cuts. 5 cabinets and counting still they are turning out well. So to make a long story short the one suggestion I can make to everyone is once in a while go back and check the allen set screw on the collar of your drill bit and make sure it is tight and at the adjusted setting you need for the material you are working with. I made a rookie mistake and drilled right through one of my cabinets and if that was not deep enough right through my kreg jig base. Now I have two holes to look at to remind me to check my collar stop. I am learning and that is a lesson learned for future kreg jig users.

Michael, I too have 2 holes in my jig (from when I was a newbie) and yes they are a constant reminder.  LOL

Fill the void with epoxy and sand smooth.

Add a dab of yellow paint, over the epoxy, encircled by a red line with a backslash mark---

to signify ''do not enter''.

I tried but: "This blog is open to invited readers only"

Reys said:

Hello. Okay now, for the beginners, first thing first you need to select any simple project to get started. After that, find out which material like types of wood for woodworking for your project and then what tools you need for your project. The most important thing is, have a plan. Try to take a visit at http://shedplan-woodworkingguide.blogspot.com/ and hope it can help you a lot.

I'd like to know what is the first thing to get? I'm considering a Kreg workbench first followed by a Kreg jig. 

Does this sound like a good plan? Thanks!

AME


Kerry Drake said:

Use this community to its fullest extent. Ask question, and please show us your work. We all like that here.

A.M.

I'd recommend getting the K4 Jig Master Kit, first---

it'll be more useful.

You can make yourself a workbench, using the tools in the kit.

Make your workbench to suffice for your needs.

You can always purchase the bench, at a later date.

If my budget was not an issue, I'd get both.



A. M. Ekland said:

I'd like to know what is the first thing to get? I'm considering a Kreg workbench first followed by a Kreg jig. 

Does this sound like a good plan? Thanks!

AME

Hi - Welcome to the forum:)

Kreg jig is a pretty good place to start.... then use it to build the workbench to your own specifications. Gets you a workbench as well as some experience with the jig

A. M. Ekland said:

I'd like to know what is the first thing to get? I'm considering a Kreg workbench first followed by a Kreg jig. 

Does this sound like a good plan? Thanks!

AME


Kerry Drake said:

Use this community to its fullest extent. Ask question, and please show us your work. We all like that here.
Just beginning .my name is Dan .

Hi Guys, This question was posed to the Kreg Rep but I'm thinking I might get a good answer or two if I toss it out to the masses of experts, here goes...  I've got a quandrie and I'd like to ask your advise. I live in a small apartment with very little room for woodworking. I have a circular saw, a Craftsman 3/8" corded drill, a DeWalt 1/2" corded hammer drill, a jigsaw, and numerous hand tools, hammers, saws, etc. I've just recieved a gift of $400 to use on more tools and am wondering if a power miter saw should be one of the new tools? I just purchased the new Kreg jig and I'm going to get the mirco jig, the circular saw ripping tool and a couple of clamps. I also want to buy a good cordless drill/driver with a clutch for use w/ the Kreg screws. What other tools would you suggest? Remember, small apartment = small storage = smaller work space! Help! Hope this is in the right place for this (these) question(s).

 

David,

A 5'' orbital sander.

Dewalt 18V drill/driver, right now at HomeDepot, $99!---includes 2 batterys.  (2 batteries separate are $129.

(quantity limited to on-hand store stock).

Ryobi offers an 18V battery operated tool kit---very handy for a DYI/homeowner & apartment dweller---approx $150 gets you a bag full of useful tools---great deal.

Milwaukee's M12 drill/driver is an awesome tool.

The 3/8'' size model, has a hammering feature---very useful---the drill-hammer mode is great for chip removal---cuts better than straight drilling.

  A Palm router is nice to have---very useful for many tasks---about $100.

  A 10'' miter slide saw, is very useful---great for making cross cuts and miters, and it

cross cuts wider stock.  (Craftsman model on sale $150)

A set of wood chisels---1/4 to 1''.

Block plane---$30

Small shop vac---5 gal size---$50

Hand sanding blocks.

Sandpaper---9x11---100, 150, 220, 320 grits.

50ft extension cord.

Drop cloths to cover goods in the house, while sawing, sanding, and the like---keeps the sawdust at bay/makes for rapid cleanup.

Make lots of sawdust.

ps---shop your local garage sales, you may find some good deals on used equipment.

pss---check with your apartment mgr---perhaps to can do some cutting and sanding in the parking lot, or back yard.

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David Lazenby said:

Hi Guys, This question was posed to the Kreg Rep but I'm thinking I might get a good answer or two if I toss it out to the masses of experts, here goes...  I've got a quandrie and I'd like to ask your advise. I live in a small apartment with very little room for woodworking. I have a circular saw, a Craftsman 3/8" corded drill, a DeWalt 1/2" corded hammer drill, a jigsaw, and numerous hand tools, hammers, saws, etc. I've just recieved a gift of $400 to use on more tools and am wondering if a power miter saw should be one of the new tools? I just purchased the new Kreg jig and I'm going to get the mirco jig, the circular saw ripping tool and a couple of clamps. I also want to buy a good cordless drill/driver with a clutch for use w/ the Kreg screws. What other tools would you suggest? Remember, small apartment = small storage = smaller work space! Help! Hope this is in the right place for this (these) question(s).

 

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