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Ken Kortch
  • Grayslake, IL
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Cabinet Hardware Jig - Brad Point Bit vs. Regular Twist Bit
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The recent Cabinet Hardware Jig post got me wondering if Kreg Cabinet Hardware Jig users have found a preference for a specific type of drill bit (such as brad point vs. regular twist) when drilling…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen S Apr 25, 2018.

Calculating Screw Penetration Depth
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Based on an earlier post I spent some time trying to determine how to calculate the screw penetration depth given the screw length. This is what I came up with:Penetration Depth…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Kortch Mar 11, 2018.

Suggestion: K4 Drill Guide Pin with Square Drive
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I have a K4 Kreg Jig Master System. With the Dust Collection Attachment in place I find it almost impossible to loosen/tighten the brass (?) knurled screw (Drill Guide Pin) that holds the Drill Guide…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by KregCS Feb 5, 2018.

Kreg Jig for European Cup Hinges
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I've been looking at the jigs that are currently available for drilling holes/pilot holes for the European cup hinges. Most are just holes drilled in plastic so that they'd wear out rather…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Leveques Dec 30, 2015.

 

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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.…"
yesterday
Ken Kortch replied to DaveTinley's discussion 'Back with Kreg'
"I don't use a K5 jig so excuse my ignorance. Can't you just set the jig height for 1/2 inch, put a U.S. nickel (5 cent coin) on the bottom of the jig, gently insert the drill bit into the bushing hole until the drill bit tip touches the…"
Apr 15

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Hard time pocketing 2x4 2 Replies

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…Continue

Started by Heather Mesa in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Ken Kortch yesterday.

Hanging Project Center

Has anyone found a good solution for hanging the Kreg Project center when it is not in use?Continue

Started by EJ Kenney in Beginners' Zone Sep 4.

Product Reviews

My K4 Master System

I picked up the K4MS from Home Depot about 3 months ago, I was looking for a small filing cabinet for under my desk and nothing I looked at would fit or they wanted big money for it, my wife said “why don’t you just build your own then you will…

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Posted by Randy W. Lush on August 25, 2019 at 12:30pm

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 .…

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

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