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Improvement Suggestion for the Kreg Right-Angle Clamp

Hi there.

I've bout the Kreg Right-Angle Clamp about two months ago and thought to give my two cents take of it for a change. I strongly suggest to make the pin side of the clamp a bit thinner. My problem is that with the standard drill bit that come with the Kreg 5 Jig it is a bit too think and Especially with soft wood (but not only) it tend to rip the hole, now I've just ordered the Mini jig attachment and absolutely sure it will basically be useless with it, because that the mini obviously have even smaller hole. Please guys make that improvement in the future. For those with some wrongful usage ideas, No. I am not just sticking it and using too much pressure. Especially because of the fact that the pin is too thick I am being extra careful and sometimes tend to put less pressure when clamping.

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Comment by Peter Buy on March 16, 2017 at 11:41am


I am Peter from the UK

I have just got a right angle automax clamp and the gap between the pin and flat side of the clamp is 70mm. I cannot see how to clamp two 16 mm board's to form a box as it just does not close enough.

Any advice

Thanks Peter

Comment by Tim Grace on May 30, 2015 at 11:06am

I haven't had the problem of the pin not fitting.  It does need to be lined up almost perfectly with the hole, then seated. There is no slop in the fitting and holds the work pieces tight.  I found that following this method, I have the best results:

Back off the adjustment screw

Seat the pin in the hole in the first piece

Align the 2 pieces

Close the clamp

Turn the adjustment screw until the face of the clamp meets the second work piece

Release the clamp and turn the adjustment screw about 1/4 to 1/2 turn

Close the clamp and join the pieces

I don't know if I would grind the pin.  If the pin size really is to big, I'd use a fine grit sand paper and slowly reduce the diameter of the pin.  It should be snug in the hole.

Comment by Franc Short on April 15, 2015 at 8:04pm


Add me to the list.  I had the same problem.  It puckered out opening for the hole, and it required a good amount of sanding.  If I were staining and polying this side, it would look even worse.  Fortunately I only damaged the underside of the base.

Comment by Михаил Анчутин on March 25, 2015 at 10:47pm


My right-angle clamps is on the way so I have a theoretic consideration. Is it possible to make the pin thinner with a grinder?


Comment by Chin Tong on December 10, 2014 at 12:37pm

I have the same problem with soft wood and pine ply. however I imagine a thinner pin would not set the right angle as tight, as too much play there would allow the pieces to move when getting the screws in. 

Comment by Art Scurlock on December 8, 2014 at 6:45pm
I noticed the same thing recently. I plan to grind mine down slightly, which I have yet to do.
Comment by Ryan James on November 18, 2014 at 10:56am

I too have this problem with the right-angle clamp.  Just inserting it into the pocket hole causes the wall of the hole to flex.  As soon as I apply clamping pressure, it tends to rip out the wall.  A slightly smaller pin diameter would alleviate this problem.  Since I use mine for assembly of cabinets or other boxes, I'll likely purchase the corner clamp to help alleviate some of my aggravation.

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