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Heather Mesa
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Hard time pocketing 2x4
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Hi all,Fairly new kreg user but have had no issues with past small projects using 1x4, 1x6,etc.  Starting a laundry pedestal build that uses 2x4 with pocket holes on te cross braces for top and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Oct 8, 2019.

 

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Ken Darga replied to Heather Mesa's discussion 'Hard time pocketing 2x4'
"When fastening 2x (1-1/2") and thicker material, I use the HD jig---NO problems.  WorksForMe."
Oct 8, 2019
Ken Kortch replied to Heather Mesa's discussion 'Hard time pocketing 2x4'
"There are really only three "settings" associated with a Kreg Jig: 1. Distance from end of the jig to the edge of the pocket hole material. This is used to ensure that the screw exits the pocket hole piece at the center of its thickness.…"
Sep 14, 2019
Scott replied to Heather Mesa's discussion 'Hard time pocketing 2x4'
"One of the 2 settings is definitely 'off'. Which Kreg jig are you using? One double-check method to verify the drill bit collar setting, is to place the bit into the jig and a nickel (5¢) underneath the tip of the bit. Lock in the…"
Sep 13, 2019
Heather Mesa posted a discussion

Hard time pocketing 2x4

Hi all,Fairly new kreg user but have had no issues with past small projects using 1x4, 1x6,etc.  Starting a laundry pedestal build that uses 2x4 with pocket holes on te cross braces for top and bottom.  Setting jig on 1-1/2 and setting collar as I have in the past.  When I go to screw the 2-1/2 " pocket hole screws, they ALL have come out of the other side of the 2x4.  I've had to back them out, so now the joint is not tight.  Any tips on what might be happening?  I think it might have to do…See More
Sep 10, 2019

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Kreg Jig K5/K5MS
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Getting started with woodworking and about to attempt to build a workbench

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