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Pocket holes aren't deep enough
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I'm having trouble getting my pocket holes deep enough. I'm using the kreg j4 system and using 3/4" stock 1 1/2" wide. I have set my jig to 3/4" high for the stock and set my drill bit to 3/4" to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen S Mar 28.

 

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Glen S replied to JUSTIN RICHARDSON's discussion 'Pocket holes aren't deep enough'
"Lay a nickel on the base & drop your bit into the guide set at 3/4". Tighten the lock collar & drill away."
Mar 28
Dave Johnson replied to JUSTIN RICHARDSON's discussion 'Pocket holes aren't deep enough'
"You need you set the length of your drill bit to the shoulder, not the tip."
Mar 15
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Pocket holes aren't deep enough

I'm having trouble getting my pocket holes deep enough. I'm using the kreg j4 system and using 3/4" stock 1 1/2" wide. I have set my jig to 3/4" high for the stock and set my drill bit to 3/4" to the tip. I'm pretty new at using this and I thought I was using it correctly but can't seem to find any instructional videos on it and I'm not sure what happened to my manual. I am also using 1 1/4" coarse screws and they will not go all the way into the pocket hole. Any advise would be greatly…See More
Mar 8

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Kreg Jig K4/K4MS, Rip-Cut, Kreg Screws, Right Angle Clamp
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