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I got my monthly E-mail From Highland Woodworking and seen this in it. http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/kreg-toolboxx-complete-system.aspx

I was wanting to find out some more info on this kit, but I could not find any thing on it at http://www.kregtool.com/.

 

 

 

 

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If you really feel that way why don't you just quit complaining and get back to woodworking?

Dreamcatcher Design & Build said:
Mike Berger said:
Check out the Husky Model # 17187311 available at Home Depot for $29.97.

Oh so busted! It always gets me when companies simply take a cheap product, slap their colors and logo on it and jack the price up 3 fold... not just singling out Kreg here, Festool is probably the real king of 'brand jacking'.

 

Don't get me all wrong here, the Kreg case is quite nice but unfortunately I don't see it as being much better than the case that they had before..... after all, you are best to mount your Kreg Jig to a base to use it properly, right? 

 

If Kreg really wanted to make a useful and proprietary containment system for their tools then they should have made the tool useful while still in the case; essentially they could have modeled their branded [plastic] case after some of the excellent wooden/metal examples of cases & bases shown by members right here on this very website!

 

Hey Kreg, way to overlook your greatest asset when designing a new product. Better luck next time.

 

DC

I want one, why the limited availability?
I didn't take the time to do all of the math but just basing the price of the Kreg screws at $5.00 per hundred and the tool box and screw set has approximately 800 screws which would cost about $40 just for the screws wouldn't that leave about $20 for the tool box which isn't overpriced, compared to the larger Husky box?

 I didn't take the time to do all of the math but just basing the price of the Kreg screws at $5.00 per hundred and the tool box and screw set has approximately 800 screws which would cost about $40 just for the screws wouldn't that leave about $20 for the tool box which isn't overpriced.
Jim Judge said:
Looks nice, but $60 for a plastic box?

Jerry,

 

As you can see in some of the replies, there are other such boxes from other suppliers available. I got mine at Home Depot for $30.00. Not only cheaper but it is 2" deeper, more space. The one Home Depot offers is from Husky. I have seen one of the replies lable it "junk" He just looked at it as I read it. I have owned mine for 1yr+ and have not found such to be true. My only mistake is not buying 2. I will get a second and possibly a third.

Jerry said:

I want one, why the limited availability?
I guess it depends on what you are building, but I have found it so much easier to clamp my wood and move the jig than vis versa.  I have a Rockler clamp that can stabilize a full sheet of plywood (and all sizes up to that).

Walt said:
I will probably buy the box with the screws, but I have everything else.  I've already bought the Blu-Kote screw assortment and have a second on order to use for screw storage.  This box might not work as well as you might think once you have the Master Set installed on a reasonable base.  I think I will just add a handle on the project Master Base that also holds the screws and tools.  It's important to have a solid mounted base to work with, and is nearly impossible to use without one. 
Which clamp is this??

Gail Wyse said:
I guess it depends on what you are building, but I have found it so much easier to clamp my wood and move the jig than vis versa.  I have a Rockler clamp that can stabilize a full sheet of plywood (and all sizes up to that).

Walt said:
I will probably buy the box with the screws, but I have everything else.  I've already bought the Blu-Kote screw assortment and have a second on order to use for screw storage.  This box might not work as well as you might think once you have the Master Set installed on a reasonable base.  I think I will just add a handle on the project Master Base that also holds the screws and tools.  It's important to have a solid mounted base to work with, and is nearly impossible to use without one. 

home depot was selling this same tool box no tools or screws for about $30.00

and also sears.

Why spend 60.00 for a kreg labels box? I have a box that I use that I bought from Costco for 10.00 that looks almost exactly like the box they are selling..  I guess if you are going to buy the kreg tool with the box it is great..

 

Did you forget that it comes with $30 or $40 worth of screws? 

 

I already know what I'm going to do - buy the more expensive version with all the stuff, and then give my old one away to my brother for Christmas or his birthday. New toolbox and a new jig!



Glenn Thomas said:

Why spend 60.00 for a kreg labels box? I have a box that I use that I bought from Costco for 10.00 that looks almost exactly like the box they are selling..  I guess if you are going to buy the kreg tool with the box it is great..

 

Sorry, That's a Rockwell (not Rockler) jawhorse w/plywood accessory.

John Schaben said:
Which clamp is this??

Gail Wyse said:
I guess it depends on what you are building, but I have found it so much easier to clamp my wood and move the jig than vis versa.  I have a Rockler clamp that can stabilize a full sheet of plywood (and all sizes up to that).

Walt said:
I will probably buy the box with the screws, but I have everything else.  I've already bought the Blu-Kote screw assortment and have a second on order to use for screw storage.  This box might not work as well as you might think once you have the Master Set installed on a reasonable base.  I think I will just add a handle on the project Master Base that also holds the screws and tools.  It's important to have a solid mounted base to work with, and is nearly impossible to use without one. 
hehehe, I guess it is but I just wasn't thinking of a jawhorse as a clamp... more like a workstation... Nice units.

Gail Wyse said:
Sorry, That's a Rockwell (not Rockler) jawhorse w/plywood accessory.

John Schaben said:
Which clamp is this??

Gail Wyse said:
I guess it depends on what you are building, but I have found it so much easier to clamp my wood and move the jig than vis versa.  I have a Rockler clamp that can stabilize a full sheet of plywood (and all sizes up to that).

Walt said:
I will probably buy the box with the screws, but I have everything else.  I've already bought the Blu-Kote screw assortment and have a second on order to use for screw storage.  This box might not work as well as you might think once you have the Master Set installed on a reasonable base.  I think I will just add a handle on the project Master Base that also holds the screws and tools.  It's important to have a solid mounted base to work with, and is nearly impossible to use without one. 

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