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Ken Kortch
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Concealed Hinge Jig Setting Confusion
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The Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig has a setting for the distance from edge of the door to the nearest edge of the 35 mm cup hole. This can be set as 3, 4, 5, or 6 mm.Later in the instruction there is a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Brennan Nov 4, 2020.

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.

 

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Robert Brennan replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Concealed Hinge Jig Setting Confusion'
"Hello Ken I think you will find 0.5 of a mm will not make a difference due to the hinges broad alignment ability exceeding this tolerance. Even with concealed hinges from different manufacturers this setback figure can vary from 5mm to 10 mm from…"
Nov 4, 2020
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Concealed Hinge Jig Setting Confusion

The Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig has a setting for the distance from edge of the door to the nearest edge of the 35 mm cup hole. This can be set as 3, 4, 5, or 6 mm.Later in the instruction there is a table that converts the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the 35 mm cup hole to the 3/4/5/6 mm setting.That table lists the following conversions:21 mm --> 3 mm22 mm --> 4 mm23 mm --> 5 mm24 mm --> 6 mmThis confuses me. Given that half of the diameter of the 35 mm cup…See More
Oct 11, 2020
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
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, 2019

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Pantry slides for heavy application

  Recently purchased two 96" tall pantry cabinets that are 23" deep that only came with two adjustable shelves and two fixed, (one at about 55" and one at the very bottom).  Shelf holes in the walls are drilled 2" O.C.  Like most store-bought…Continue

Tags: drawer, slides, pantry, pull-out, 75-Lb

Started by Paul Coon in General Woodworking Aug 11.

Miter Saw Recommendation 1 Reply

I’m looking to upgrade my miter saw. I’m willing to invest a good amount of money to get one with the precision pocket hole joinery requires. Would anyone like to offer a recommended model?

Started by Joe Racz in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Scott Davison Oct 6.

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New Kreg 720Pro

I saw the video Kreg put out for this new jig and had high hopes for it.

I purchased one today and am very disappointed with it.

First the docking station is extremely cheap. The plastic is pathetic. A Lego has more…

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Posted by Duke Leon on February 15, 2021 at 9:00pm

Not Pleased With Pocket Hole Construction

Several months ago, I purchased the Kreg K4MS so that I could build the Lego Table as outlined on the companion "buildsomething" web site which exclusively uses pocket hole construction.  I have considerable experience with conventional…

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Posted by Robert Ringel on September 17, 2020 at 1:48pm — 8 Comments

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