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I bought one and it is working well on narrower pieces. Slides right into the Master Jig Reciever. Great if you have the Master Jig permanently mounted.
Hi Ray  What is the smallest diameter piece of wood you can use ??                   And can I ask where you purchased it from  ????
Didn't think it was new unless another one came down the pike. I've had one for about 8-9 months now. Haven't used it in the master jig yet. Comes in handy for picture frames and door/window trim but takes some futzing to get the thing set right.
I've had mine for about a yeear now and have used it on narrower boards for some cabinet altering that I've had to do. Works like a champ.


Frank Gardecki said:
Hi Ray  What is the smallest diameter piece of wood you can use ??                   And can I ask where you purchased it from  ????
I,ve used it on 1" wide stiles for an oven cabinet that I altered. I got mine online from Kreg.Make sure you get a package of the spacer blocks. 3 in a pkg for $9. They fit both the micro and full size jig.
Hi Ray  I ordered my kreg micro jig  and I took your advice and ordered the spacer blocks I ordered mine from Amazon .The Kreg  company charged alot for shipping with Amazon I got free shipping.

Ray Romero said:
I,ve used it on 1" wide stiles for an oven cabinet that I altered. I got mine online from Kreg.Make sure you get a package of the spacer blocks. 3 in a pkg for $9. They fit both the micro and full size jig.

I bought one online in the UK.  I wasn't aware of the need for spacer blocks so didn't order any - and there's none in the kit! 

The kit included a few pan head screws - 1" and 1 1/4".  I thought they were both coarse thread and used them as such, but now I can't find any 1 1/4" pan head coarse thread screws for sale anywhere!  Do they exist?  Where can I get some?

If I used fine thread screws in softwood, how would this affect the strength of the joint?

Doug,

In softer woods, fine thread screws will not have the gripping power, that will be provided by the coarser thread screws.

In course-thread screws, the ''thread pitch'' is greater , which permits more of the woods fibers between the threads, resulting in greater gripping power.

 

Check with the source you purchased our Kreg jig kit, perhaps they offer the screws your're looking for.

 

Do you have access to Amazon.com purchases, in the UK?

If yes, I'd look there.  They offer a large selection of Kreg screws.

 

The Kreg micro pocket drill guide is intended for assembly of 1/2" thick stock.

With a 25-percent smaller hole diameter, the Micro Pocket Drill Guide lets you create more compact, low-profile Pocket-Holes in the same joinery applications, but also tackle smaller projects, thinner stock, and tighter repair applications, where standard Pocket-Holes simply cant go. Designed for use with the Kreg Jig or Kreg Jig Master System. 

Hi Doug - in the US I've gotten coarse thread in both those sizes from Amazon and some eBay vendors. Also McFeeley's over here but shipping and taxes will probably kill that source for you.

Coarse thread 3/4" are the ones that don't exist so your stuck with fine thread for any 1/4" material.

Douglas Golding said:

I bought one online in the UK.  I wasn't aware of the need for spacer blocks so didn't order any - and there's none in the kit! 

The kit included a few pan head screws - 1" and 1 1/4".  I thought they were both coarse thread and used them as such, but now I can't find any 1 1/4" pan head coarse thread screws for sale anywhere!  Do they exist?  Where can I get some?

If I used fine thread screws in softwood, how would this affect the strength of the joint?

John,

Sheet metal screws, are of a coarse thread pitch---

available in #8, #10 sizes---

3/4" long---

and with a phillips pan head style.

I've used these successfully on numerous wood assemblies.

NOTE:  ''pilot holes'' are necessary, so as to prevent splitting---

also ''lube'' the screw threads for easier driving.

Hi Ken - That's true. Been quite awhile since I did anything with thin stock and I forgot that I used the SPAX screws for that. They worked very well and I didn't need any pilot hole over and above what the jig gave me. Lube is a good idea in any case.

 Still can't get an "official" Kreg screw in 3/4" coarse thread. though.  

Ken Darga said:

John,

Sheet metal screws, are of a coarse thread pitch---

available in #8, #10 sizes---

3/4" long---

and with a phillips pan head style.

I've used these successfully on numerous wood assemblies.

NOTE:  ''pilot holes'' are necessary, so as to prevent splitting---

also ''lube'' the screw threads for easier driving.

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