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am very happy with my K4MS jig ...............but ther must be a light weight preferrably plastic carrying case i can fit all my jig accessorys into ?..............hoping kreg will come up with something soon
it would be great to have all kreg products available in canada were i live in quebec there is no lowes here and the only on line order i can make is lee valley tools which does not have all tools i would like to have from kreg since i cannot order on line from kreg direct since u dont ship to canada. lee valley tools close to me is in ottawa ontario which takes 3 days to get here by canada poste.
the videos are great !! keep up the good work !!
Here's an idea for being able to adjust the set screw on the jig with the dust collector attatched. Maybe have a hex recess in the head or maybe have a slot in it so it can be adjusted with a T handle hex driver or a straight blade screwdriver.
As Kreg Beginners, no one wants to start off on the wrong foot. We bought the product, most of the time, to get something done. Time is of the essence, usually, and our project awaits our learning curve. So this is no easy "fix", but is a challenge to be concise, graphic, highlited on the important details, and orderly.
I went on this Website and spent the valuable time watching video after video to draw the wealth out of the actions of others. It payed off and now I also can add to your Tips corner.

When making your project, Draw out the "Blueprint" of your project and put the measurements with it. (Even just a drawing helps by guessing the dimensions on the whole peice of paper).
Pay attention to your details such as squaring up your saw for sawed off wood stock that is true and straight.
I taught myself to draw to scale on paper my whole pieces of wood chosen for my project. It is very easy once you understand what the mathamatical formula is really doing and how it works. I can share that when I have more time. I used this to get the most out of my wood and keep the cost down. I made drawings of the top, side, and end views. Also made a composite drawing so that I would not forget what I was looking at. It is too easy to make a mistake.
I made sure to mark my pieces properly and which end went to which side, which surface to be hidden and the best surface to show. The more pieces the more creative names. Be orderly and short, like numbers or accronymic. Write them down! It may be a pain, but look at the time and money saved when you don't make a mistake.
Make all your pieces 1st if you can. Then choose a method of pocket hole'n the pieces (with glue pay attention to the type of glue you are using, for best application), Think it through.

Drill your holes using the shop vac hooked to the vac attachment (if you have it). Improvise if you don't have it.
Check the Kreg Guide for which flat head screw length is best. Drill them puppies in with out too much force at the end of terminal torque of the screw. Otherwise you will strip your wood if it is soft wood.
Do the assembly in an orderly fashion, think the order through to make sure your not going to impead the entry of a pocket hole screw.

Well more to come I must sign off now.
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BRING BACK THE KREG 3 JIG AS YOUR PRIMARY JIG. THE PLACEMENT OF THE CLAMPING HANDLE WAS THE BEST IDEA, NO FUMBLING OR REACHING AROUND YOUR STOCK TO CLAMP AND DRILL. THERE ARE MANY KREG OWNERS AND FUTURE BUYERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT'S RETURN. ALL YOUR JIGS HAVE BEEN GREAT, BUT THE K3 WAS BY FAR YOUR BEST.

ALSO AS OTHERS HAVE SAID, MORE PLANS SUCH AS THE 15 YOU GET WITH THE KREG JIG WOULD BE GREAT, SIMPLIFYING THEM FOR FASTER AND MORE UNDERSTANDABLE ASSEMBLY. AND ALSO EXTEND YOUR RANGE OF VIDEOS. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE THE OLD KREG 2000 SUPPORT WINGS COME BACK MANY USERS WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM, SELL THEM AS AN ACCESSORY. OVER ALL KREG YOU'VE GOT GREAT TOOLS 

 

Please post a reference chart for screw selection (show screw lengths for various wood thicknesses being connected etc).  Might include description on thread selection as well.  Something that can be easily found and printed.

 

Love my Kreg JIg!

Mark ........

One such reference is right on this page on the right side up near the top. 

Under the heading KREG JIG there is a link that reads " Find the Correct Screw

It should be of some help to you.  You may also click on the link here to take you to the page.

 

 

I have the R3 Kreg Jig, it is very useful.  I would like to suggest the center point of the Jig and center point of each of the two bore holes be marked on both the front end and back end of the jig.

 

I would also like to see the Kreg Micro Jig (25% smaller hole diameter) come out in a version similar to the R3 (two hole), and maybe even a Mini Kreg version (1 hole)  of the Kreg Micro Jig (1 hole).  I feel smaller versions would be more ideal for making picture frames.

 

Dan

D S Great suggestion. I found the same need for my jig.  And if I may add to your discovery, put the markings in some sort of white paint.  If Your purchased jig is all molded blue plastic, markings and all.

D S said:

I have the R3 Kreg Jig, it is very useful.  I would like to suggest the center point of the Jig and center point of each of the two bore holes be marked on both the front end and back end of the jig.

 

I would also like to see the Kreg Micro Jig (25% smaller hole diameter) come out in a version similar to the R3 (two hole), and maybe even a Mini Kreg version (1 hole)  of the Kreg Micro Jig (1 hole).  I feel smaller versions would be more ideal for making picture frames.

 

Dan

Have had great experience using the K3 system for cabinet work for a new shop area.  One thing, though, why don't you spend a few pennies to print the markings for the alignment of the drill collar, etc. with white instead of making us do it?  Would be helpful for us guys with less than best vision.
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