I drilled holes into a piece of 1x3 wood. I had the drill setting right, 1/2, but had the Kreg jig set too deep, 1 1\2.
so I reset the jig and drilled the same holes over the old ones. For some reason it drilled out some of the blue plastic and now it doesn't work right for any holes. Have I totally destroyed it? Has anyone else had this problem? I am very upset, I love my Kreg Jig!!!
Mary I would call customer service they may be able to get you headed in the right direction and fix your jig , JIM !!
Mary, like Jim suggested, please get in touch with Technical Support at toll-free 800-447-8638 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Thanks!
Did you reset the drill depth stop on the drill bit?
Where on the jig did the bit make contact?
Mary what kind of jig do you have (k-4 k - 5 ) did you set the bit with the flat or point should be the flat , and if the board is a true 1 x3 " it is 3/4 " thick unless it is ply wood the jig should be set for 3/4 " and use 1 1/4 " screws , if you have a picture , that would help , JIM !!
Somewhere down towards the bottom.
Look,s like you have a K-4 and it is set at 5/8 ", dose not look like it hurt the jig , always check the collar after drilling a few holes and set it to the flat of the bit , have a good night and happy wood working , JIM !!
Hi Mary, sorry to hear that you drilled into the base of the jig. My son did the same with his but it has not affected the performance of the jig. Make sure the base at the top of the holes that you drilled in sanded flat so that when you add a piece of stock to the jig to be drilled it sits true on the bottom. Customer care should be able to help if needed!