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Using 3/4" inch stock, with the Kreg Jig set at 3/4", the 1-1/4" screw protrudes out the side.  Has anyone else had this problem?

 

Jake

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Check your collar depth setting an your jig setting, make sure they are both set for 3/4.If you are using 3/4 stock you should not come out the side. You say the jig is set at 3/4 but you dont mention the collar on the drill bit, it also has to be set.
Yes I set the collar on the drill bit at 3/4" also. I went to the Woodcraft store and asked their opinion and they seem to think there is something wrong with the jig. I don't think I'm doing anything wrong.


Robert J Guidry Sr said:
Check your collar depth setting an your jig setting, make sure they are both set for 3/4.If you are using 3/4 stock you should not come out the side. You say the jig is set at 3/4 but you dont mention the collar on the drill bit, it also has to be set.
Read the manual. The drill bit must be set and the correct length screw must be used.
Jake,
I can't be 100% sure without seeing a photo of the joint, but the most common issue would be that you're setting the depth of the depth collar by positioning the TIP of your bit at the marking, instead of the STEP of the bit. If you correctly set the depth by placing the marking on the Jig at the STEP of the bit, this will result in a correctly drilled deeper hole and a screw which does not protrude above the work surface!

Check in if this was or wasn't the problem!
KregRep
One solution would be to reduce your drill bit exposure by the amount that protrudes.
The other thing that happens to me from time to time is that I have the screw at too much of an angle so when I drill the screw it ends up coming through the wood.
You gotta be sure the screw is in the pilot hole before you drive it in. Don't be in such a hurry.

Dave Diamond said:
The other thing that happens to me from time to time is that I have the screw at too much of an angle so when I drill the screw it ends up coming through the wood.
You could also be trying to overdrive the screw.

I use the clutch on my panasonic cordless drill to help here, If I forget to set it properly it will keep tring to pull the screw in further.

The thread on the screw is designed to pull the timber together so will keep trying if you keep pushing.

Try the screws with the wider head so it has more surface area to pull up against and less chance of pulling through.
make sure both the drill and the Pocket hole jig are set for 3/4"
if your useing plywood some import plywood is undersized theses days
that might be your problem if that is the case
adjust your depth stop a lil on the smaller size towards the 1/2 size but not by much
You're probably missing the drill guide spacer block on kreg or the gray plastic spacer on kreg jr.
Same thing happened to me the first time I tried to use the jig to fix a plaque. Had to buy a new plaque for the school. I didn't realize that the screws had to be so well-seated into the small part of the pilot hole. The screws tap so well that they will go in whatever direction they are initially pointed. Since then, I haven't had a bit of trouble.
I just used my jig for the first time and was thoroughly upset when this happened to me. The first instance occurred when the collar slipped from the original setting and the hole was drilled too deep. I discovered this eventually when the pilot tip exited the edge of the board that was getting the pocket hole. The collar had been slipping slightly over the course of the drilling. This was an easy fix. It didn't cause the screws to come through (because the board became scrap) but would have because the holes were too deep.

The next problem was that the oak plywood being used had somewhat of a soft core. The clutch setting on my driver had to be backed off significantly from the setting for solid stock. It takes some practice to find the right clutch settings for the various situations.

Clif Moore said:
Same thing happened to me the first time I tried to use the jig to fix a plaque. Had to buy a new plaque for the school. I didn't realize that the screws had to be so well-seated into the small part of the pilot hole. The screws tap so well that they will go in whatever direction they are initially pointed. Since then, I haven't had a bit of trouble.

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