I am thinking about getting a Kreg and was wondering what is the first thing i need to get started and try and see if i like it.
Hi Robert, If you are just getting started the first thing you need is a method to cut lumber in a square and accurate way to produce flat 90 degree angles. This can be done using a hand saw and a simple miter box.
You will need a 3.8 electric drill either a corded one or a battery drill that will have enough power to turn a 3/8 " drill bit. This is the step drill bit from the kreg jig set. You will need a simple tape measure and a small square to check your material to see if it is square. Then you will need a beginners basic kreg jig pocket hole set. Begin with 3/4" lumber like pine that is easy to cut and drill and some 1 & 1/4" kreg screws.
This will get you started to cutting and fitting pocket holes.
You will also need a couple hours to get you addicted.
Robert, you can also check out your local woodworking shop. Many of them have small areas where you can try things out. I live near the Woodsmith Store. They have a small area with Kreg products. Your local store may have something so that you can check it out. You can also get the small kit and see if you like it. Then go from there. I hope this helps.
I'm looking to buy one as well, the K4 MS or the K5. Suggestions?!