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Hello, I just purchased my Kreg Jig. Can some of you experienced users tell me how you mounted your jig? Did you mount it to a bench? Or a piece of plywood or something and then clamp that to a bench? Or is there a better way for storage, mounting and using the jig?

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I mounted mine to a piece of plywood for mobility. I can either clamp it to my workbench or saw table or take it with me were ever I go. Its great/
Dennis
I got my magnets at leevalley.com

Tom Pynaker said:
Where would a person find these earth magnets on this pic? Great plan for a great jig!!!

KregRep said:
I thought I'd add a few more photos to this thread from a great setup put together by this community's own "JD" JD put some ingenious solutions into his setup including magnets to hold his drill/driver bits in place as well as his allen wrench. Check out this great work by JD!

http://kregjig.ning.com/forum/topics/kreg-jig-mounting-board

I too am a new owner and need to know the answer.
So I built the work bench that came with the Kreg Jig. I then mounted the Kreg Jig via clamps to this bench. Worked pretty well.
This is exactly how I mounted mine..on a 2x2 piece of ply with 2 leveled extensions to the sides of the jig itself..

KregRep said:
Rex,
Great question. One good way to have your Kreg Jig ready at the drop of a hat is to mount the jig (using the 4 screw holes in the base) directly to a small piece of plywood which can be quickly thrown on top of your workbench and clamped down to secure. Some owners will also drill small holes in the plywood to hold their drill bit, driver bit, allen wrench, etc. It's up to you to customize as much as you'd like!

It'd be great to see what some of the owners here have come up with! Post some photos, guys!

-KregRep
Hey there!

I mounted my Jig to a piece of poplar and then attached to this a jig fixture kit. Now I can attach it to my table saw and keep my work bench clear for other stuff.
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I made a rolling pegboard cart using 4 sheets of pegboard (2 on each side) with a 2 x 4 frame separating them.

I mounted the jig right in the middle of a 4' 1 x 4. I then built up both sides of the jig to flush it all up.

On one end of the 1 x 4, I screwed in an eye bolt so it hangs nicely on the exposed 2 x 4 of the cart
I have been using a single clamp to secure by Kreg. I like your's much better. It solves the problem that has kept me from using it on large panel projects.........Thanks for the tip. Tim, Charlotte, NC

David Dean said:
i have a k2 i use a 24x30 and clamp it to my work bunch
Happy to help Tim. By the way, kudos to Kreg for the dust port!! I have a 2 car garage "shop" and keeping it clean is a chore.

Tim Williams said:
I have been using a single clamp to secure by Kreg. I like your's much better. It solves the problem that has kept me from using it on large panel projects.........Thanks for the tip. Tim, Charlotte, NC

David Dean said:
i have a k2 i use a 24x30 and clamp it to my work bunch
The method I used is a dedicated bench which I also have a wood vice and a dove tail making jig attached. I mounted it on the end of a bench on wheels for mobility and with it sitting on the end the length of stock in not limited by using other tables as extentions. I purchased a air clamping assy from Kreg jig Tools and attached it right after I bought the jig. The jig is a k-2 one of their first. The cylinder was for a on floor foot operated clamping operation but I mounted it on the bench at knee height. This has worked without modification for years and I have bored thousands of holes in my cabinet shop over the years in both face frame stock as well as sheet stock. It allows freedom of clamping operation as you no longer have to keep stepping on the floor looking for the air switch which always seemed to move, or clamping you finger in the jig by acidentally stepping on the switch. It also allows you the ability to clamp wide stoch without reaching around behind the stock. Slip in the stock and push the air switch with your knee, bore the hole and release the switch by moving the knee, You are ready to move to the next hole, if boring wide stock like sheet goods and push the air switch again with the knee. I build wing type support on each side of the jig to allow full resting surface for wider stock. Refer to pictures

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HELLO FELLOW WOODWORKER , A CO-WORKER JUST UNLOADED SOME OLD WORKBENCH MAGS. ON ME . IN THE JUNE 2004 ISSUE IS A PROJECT I PLAN TO BUILD . IN THE MAG THE ARTICLE IS TITLED A WORK STATION FOR POCKET JOINERY . IT TO CAN BE CLAMPED TO A TABLE , HOLDS PLASTIC TRAYS FOR STORAGE UNDERNEATH AND HAS WINGS WITH HANDLES CUT IN THEM FOR EASE OF TRANSPORTATION OR HANGING .

HOPE THIS HELPS RAY
I was able to make a tabletop jig that i mounted the Kreg Jig on and it also has supplies such as screws and plugs for my projects. This particular jig helped me work with any size board so that i could slide it along the length the jig onehanded and drill the holes i needed to join pieces or simply support the piece comfortably.
I have included pictures so you can make your own
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