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Todd Caldwell
  • Perth WA
  • Australia
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Having issues with K5
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I watched the setup videos, searched for information and spent half a day and can not get the clamp to hold.i tightened up the screws underneath in various stages up to fully tightened, makes no…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen S Jan 7.

 

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Glen S replied to Todd Caldwell's discussion 'Having issues with K5'
"You have a good store to buy from!! I'm glad it's all worked out!!"
Jan 7
Todd Caldwell replied to Todd Caldwell's discussion 'Having issues with K5'
"They did, we just swapped over the main unit and I was on my way. Definitely installed backwards, but I have one that locks now, so am happy again. I bought a newish home that has no wardrobe shelves or hangers etc, and plan to build them all myself…"
Jan 6
Glen S replied to Todd Caldwell's discussion 'Having issues with K5'
"I'm sure they will let you open the next box before you leave with it just to double check it."
Jan 6
Todd Caldwell replied to Todd Caldwell's discussion 'Having issues with K5'
"Thanks. I will just return it to where I bought it and get another. Things happen. I have the setup table which is great and just about to use the Accu cut I bought, so happy with the brand in general. "
Jan 4
Glen S replied to Todd Caldwell's discussion 'Having issues with K5'
"Yes the teeth should be towards the clamp. One may have slipped thru the cracks at Kreg. Not an unheard of ordeal with a company that produces so much product. I'm certain they will remedy your situation post haste."
Jan 4
Todd Caldwell posted a discussion

Having issues with K5

I watched the setup videos, searched for information and spent half a day and can not get the clamp to hold.i tightened up the screws underneath in various stages up to fully tightened, makes no difference.I do not get the two clicks and I can slide the clamp back without using the grey push tab. Then in I noticed the teeth slant backwards and this makes no sense to me, as nothing would offer resistance to the clamp then. Can someone check theirs for me and let me know if they are the same? I…See More
Jan 4
Todd Caldwell replied to KregRep's discussion 'New Members: Please Introduce Yourself!'
"My name is Todd, live in Perth , Western Australia . Saw the pocket hole system on YouTube, so bought it and keen to get started. I do a fair bit of metal working and wood working will be mostly new to me. "
Jan 4

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig K5/K5MS, Mobile Project Center, Accu-Cut, Kreg Screws, Pocket-Hole Plugs, Wood Project Clamps, Bench Clamps
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate DIYer
How did you learn about the Kreg Owners' Community?
Kreg YouTube
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I own my own watch brand

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New to K5 and pocket holes, any video’s on the materials listed below?

I am using Danny Proulx book on shop workstations. I am deciding whether to use MDF or Melamine. He calls for MDF. However; I like the looks of the melamine.  I am a little leery of using pocket holes for it. One of the main reasons is I have no…Continue

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