I have been using the Kreg jig and associated products for a couple years; awesome tool is all I can say. When my wife told me to take my son Liam to the shop to give him hands on experience with the importance of math; which he was trying to retreat from, I gave him a choice of projects to build. He decided to build a night table for his mother, more to win her heart I think than anything else.
Liam designed the table (rough sketch, no drafting or CAD) and began applying his limited math skills. I ripped the wood on my table saw; I don’t let him use it. However; he cross-cut the boards on the miter saw, planed down the spindles with a surface planer, drilled all the pocket holes, drove all the screws and stained the table after completion. I did have to help him with the drawer slides, which required dado’s. He selected the KREG Jig because he had seen me use it so many times and thought it was something he could use with less difficulty than cutting mortises and tenons. Needless to say, the boy has really gotten the hang of it, I think. Liam turned 8 on May 23, 2008.