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I have a problem with a k3 & k4
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K3 problem the threaded insert is lose and will not hold setting. The k4 is worn and  hard to use. I was think maybe epoxy the insert in place may fix it. I tried wood glue did hold. Anyone else had…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Mar 30.

New plug cutter question for kreg reps
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Will the plug cutter cut plugs in 2 inch stock  home depot only sells  douglas fir in 2 inch stock?Looks to be too large.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Jan 31, 2017.

New plug cutter question
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Can plugs be cut in 2 inch stock? Home depot only sells in 2 inch stock.Plugs cut in 2 inch stock are bigger.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by KregCS Jan 31, 2017.

Problem with my Kreg Jig
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I have had my Kreg Jig for 7 to 8 years the drill block holes for adjustin for 3/4 stock has worn.  Here is a picture anyone else had this problem  or suggestions for a fix other than buying a new…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Oct 20, 2016.

 

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Gary roofner replied to Marshall Harrison's discussion 'Adaptive Cutting System'
"I would love to have the Kreg system but for a hobby can't justify. For a small shop its an excellent option. I had bought a radial arm saw craftsman cheap it was one of the saws that had a safety recall which allowed me to get a referburb kit…"
Apr 5
Gary roofner posted a blog post

K5 Review

I really like the k5 it is faster to change from different size of screws. I hesitated to update because of some of the reviews about the dust collection hook up. That to me one of the improvements it works perfect no dust to cleanup . That didn't really work on My K3 or K4 it tended to clog !! Just get the 2 1/2 to 1 1/4 adapter. I mounted the connection solid to the board does not fall off. I am including a picture of the setup.…See More
Apr 5
Gary roofner replied to Gary roofner's discussion 'I have a problem with a k3 & k4'
"  I fixed my Problems by upgrading to the K5 jig. I really like the K5 the dust collection works so much better than k3 or k4. They tended to clog up so rarely used dust collection port. I plan on mounting the K5 to a board  haven't…"
Mar 30
KregRep replied to Gary roofner's discussion 'I have a problem with a k3 & k4'
"Hi Gary. Sorry to hear you are having trouble. If you contact our team at 800-447-8638 or TechnicalSupport@kregtool.com, they will be happy to help with this!"
Mar 21
Gary roofner posted a discussion

I have a problem with a k3 & k4

K3 problem the threaded insert is lose and will not hold setting. The k4 is worn and  hard to use. I was think maybe epoxy the insert in place may fix it. I tried wood glue did hold. Anyone else had the same problem? The k4 I have thought about doing air cylinder. Just don't like the idea having to hook up air compressor  ever time I use it.  I am think of buy a k4 or k5 . Really would lean toward the k5 but from reviews build quality is not that good. I have had problems with the new self…See More
Mar 14
Gary roofner replied to Marshall Harrison's discussion 'Adaptive Cutting System'
"does it come with saw and 1 track for the 299.99 ?"
Feb 26
Gary roofner replied to Scott taube's discussion 'Router guide'
"why can't you use your track as a guide for your router already?"
Jan 6, 2018

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K5 Review

I really like the k5 it is faster to change from different size of screws. I hesitated to update because of some of the reviews about the dust collection hook up. That to me one of the improvements it works perfect no dust to cleanup . That didn't really work on My K3 or K4 it tended to clog !! Just get the 2 1/2 to 1 1/4 adapter. I mounted the connection solid to the board does not fall off. I am including a picture of the setup.…

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Posted on April 5, 2019 at 10:02am

Kreg mobile project center

I believe Kreg mobile project center is a great product.  Best saw horse , clamping table. and mobile workbench.  I made these handles makes it easier to carry.IMG_0512a.jpg

Posted on November 21, 2016 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Cordpro

I bought this for blowing leaves with to manage my 100 ft 12 gauge wire extension cord .

Ideal cord manager really works well.

Here is an interesting cord manager I found .

http://www.cordpro.com/

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 11:33am

Dust deputy

 

I just purchased a dust deputy the DIY version and put together . The only thing you get is the plastic cyclone top part. You need 6, 1/4 twenty thread bolts 3/4 inch long and I used about a 6 inch square piece of 1/4 inch thick styrofoam for a gasgut. I bought a 5 gallen bucket with a lid and cut a 3 inch hole in the center of the lid and centered the dust deputy over the 3 inch hole. I used the dust deputy to trace the location of the holes. Then I taped the  styrofoam over and…

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Posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

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At 7:20pm on May 6, 2014, Jeff Metcalf said…

Thanks Gary;

I now own 4 different Kregs including the second one ever sold also the HD and Micro and Deck Jig a bit of a tool junky but my most favorite is the K5 and the others will get shelved. If you can find a way of upgrading I would.

 

The secret to find center of your stock is on Mark Eaton's Kreg Router tips DVD I will se if I can find it on You Tube or the Kregs site.

Basically take your piece feed it on a corner then flip it over and feed it on the other side of the same corner then adjust actually I think it is on one of the videos om Marks site the site is ( www.MarkEaton.ca )

 

Take Care

Jeff 

At 8:03pm on August 2, 2013, Henry Parslow said…
At 10:28pm on July 17, 2013, Henry Parslow said…

welcome aboard

At 9:39pm on April 29, 2012, Gary Bartz said…

Thanks Gary. Works great and fun to build.

At 10:33pm on June 17, 2011, Gary roofner said…
Whats the secret to using yhe router bit find the center and center on the stock?
At 10:29pm on June 17, 2011, Gary roofner said…
Yes you can get a 1/4 only sold by rockler
At 8:22am on June 17, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…

Gary, my brother-in-law has had the bead lock system  for about 3 or 4 years now and I have had the opportunity to use it on a couple different occassions and it was alright.  The only thing that I found discouraging was that you had to settle for the size of the stock or alter it.  It took some time to do this however it worked well holding the joints tight.  When it first came out the stock was not available at all locations however they cured this problem by making a bit of which you could make your own stock using the bit and a router table.  

it works siniliar to the doweling jig and this is why I opted not to buy one as they only  made it in 3/8" an 1/2" sizes at the time.  I could get the same results using one of my self aligning doweling jigs and could then go down to 1/4".  I don't know if they have since began making a smaller size than the 3/8" or not.

At 10:08am on May 15, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…

Hi Gary almost missed this post.  Had surgery on my left shoulder and not really fully got my mind into spending as much time as i normally do readind posts.  Yes I got two rippers  love them, definately a finger saver as well as preventing kick backs. 

Yes they got the mortise zips in and I'm still not fully sure if I want to make a purchase just yet.  I looked at a 3/8" thinking that this might be the answer to what I was looking for.  I had this one in mind as I have collected some broken kreg bits where the pilot is broke and thought I would check into grinding these into mortise bits.  Since during the first demo the guy broke bits like they were straws and the price of the bits are out of reason. Then demo of the 3/8" broke another one.  The bits are breaking near the cutting tips. I am beginning to think that either this demo man is not fulling understanding the system or the system is not cracked up to be what they.  I used it boring a couple mortise holes and found it to work well however the bits are not the best in the world.  This was my thinking in using the Kreg bits reground to mortise bits.  I am going to do more research before i purchase this as i have a horizonal mortise that I make a few floating mortised with as well as a standard mortise.  The system I use most is the table saw tennon jig cutting the tennons and the vertical mortise machine for the mortise.  What i though I would use the mortise zip is for portability and occassional use on repairing some occassional broken and damaged tennons and dowel project with out totally taking the piece apart. 

 I have not abandoned the idea yet as I think it is a reasonable tool.  Have you any thoughts on the pros and cons of this tool?  Have a good day and I will keep you posted on what I decide to do.

At 3:13am on April 30, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…
Gary it is an honor to be a friend and look forward to working together on projects.  Sorry, I saw your chat message but for some reason my chat thing is messed up .  I can't turn it off and when it does go off and i turn it back on it might let me chat  and it might not.  Some times it posts others message but I can 't respond.  It does annoy me also that it is always on even when I am not around the computer.  Some of the members probably think I never sleep.  I got to fix this computer when I get the time.  Thank you for the invite to be a friend.
At 8:25pm on April 28, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…

Gary, I had a disappointing shopping trip this morning.  I left home at 7:00 am and was in Portland when they opened the doors.  I had gone there to purchase one of the grippers however they sold out yesterday.  They have been running a special 10.00 off the regular price of $79.99 thru April 30th.  Apparently they are pretty popular as a portland cabinet shop bought several the first of the week.  They have some on order and will honor the discound price when they come in.

I did get to look at the Jessem Zip slot mortiser and my opinion is unsure at this point.  The ones they had were the 1/4 inch mortise size but I did find out that they also  make it in 3/8 "and 1/2 " sizes but were out of stock.  I was able to watch the demostration of it and during the 5 or so minutes the guy broke two bits and and messed up the mortise on one when the broken bit split out the mortise.  I looked at the bits and at they appeared to be a little questionable due to size and maybe the material that they are machined out of.  The are going to have a 3/8 inch one shipped in  this next week. According to the guy he indicated that the mortiser is the same base unit and that you can change the bit sizes by changing out the bit sleeve to another size.  He told me that they had sold several but they run out of bits due to breakage .

I will return again when they have the 3/8" and look at it again.  The reason i elected to go with the 3/8" size is because I have about 1/2 dozen kreg bits that I have collected over the last 2 -3 years that have the tips broke off.  they are 3/8 inch dia size and I know they have some pretty good steel in them so I am wanting to see if I can't modify and regrind one to work in the mortiser.  The end of the bits look pretty simple in shape and should not be a problem.  They had the same type of stop collar and are long enough after the tips break off to make a mortising bit.

I'll keep you posted on this.

 
 
 

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I really like the k5 it is faster to change from different size of screws. I hesitated to update because of some of the reviews about the dust collection hook up. That to me one of the improvements it works perfect no dust to cleanup .…

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Posted by Gary roofner on April 5, 2019 at 10:02am

Merry Christmas r3

 Hi all Santa left me one under the tree the elf thar made it must have had a bad morning because one gray tab is metric and the other one is imperial help Santa what do I do

thanks Eric 

Posted by Eric Kershaw on January 8, 2019 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

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The Kreg Project Center is great by itself, but 2 KPC's are better than 1 when you want to set up a 12 ft. work station in a couple minutes.…

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      I have orders for a few dining tables and chairs.  I have made one prototype chair, while I have all the tools to make angled…

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