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I recently bought a Kreg Mini Pocket hole. The instructions and videos look pretty straight forward like setting the collar, correct placement of jig, and screw length. I clamped the jig down after looking at various videos. But the drill just won't follow through the jig. It barely hits the wood and won't proceed. I've tried backing off a little and reappling force but nothing seems to work. I tried smoothing down any roughage in the jig, but still won't work. Any ideas?

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Hi Beverly. Sorry to hear you are experiencing these issues. Your Mini may be defective. Please get in touch with Technical Support directly at toll-free 800-447-8638 or for help troubleshooting. Thanks!

Thanks for the reply
According to Kreg tech support 99% of the time when its not working it's that the drill is set in reverse.
I went out to check and sure enough it was in reverse. It works great now.

Good Catch Beverly,

I've had that happen so many times. The thing that always clues me into my mistake, is the smell of burning wood. And of course my first thought is, "What the..., am I hitting a knot or something?" Then it dawns on me, "Hey knucklehead, you've got your drill running in reverse!" lol

Glad you were able to get your problem resolved. I've got a mini also, and I'm sure you're enjoying yours as much as I do mine.



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