so I am somewhat a newbie to the kreg jig, i really like it, however...
once in a while my screw tip comes out....let me explain..
using 3/4 wood securing it to 3/4 wood, using 1/1/4 fine thread (hardwood)
I can have 4 jig holes on the same side of the same board, and for whatever reason i occassionally have one screw tip come out....
what is the problem? the jig? the placement of the board in the jig? I really think that the board is in the jig correctly, i can't figure it out...
any help wold be appreciated!
...first things first. Here's a simple trick when making pocket holes in 3/4" material. On either the K3 or K4 models (for that matter, older units like the K2000), slip a nickel coin under the tip of the drilling/boring bit while it rests in the jig drill guide. This gives you just enough space and assures that your depth collar is set right. The nickel (its thickness) provides just the right amount of space when drilling 3/4" sized workpieces.
If you are not careful when you are driving the kreg screw it can take off to the side of the pilot hole. It is like a drill. Be sure your screw is well seated down into the pilot hole before you start driving it. I hope this helps