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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.

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
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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
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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I'm on my third set of replacement guides. Seems like every time I mount the saw on the base, regardless of how careful I am about setting it up to the side block and front, it doesn't line up to the previous tolerance. So I have a tendency to…Continue

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Started by E M Hampton in Other Kreg® Products. Last reply by Ken Darga on Sunday.

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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 — 2 Comments

Kreg Jig Dust Collection Attachment

1st impression when you hold this attachment in your hand:  "not much to it", Kreg sure is makin' $$ here.



Then I installed it.. perfect fit, leaves just enough room to adjust the setting screw on my K4.



Then the real test, hook…

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Posted by Grampy Meyer on February 23, 2020 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

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