Quick Tip #5: Kreg Set Up Blocks

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Blog entry by Kent Shepherd posted 09-07-2016 08:59 PM 1284 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For quite a while I have been using the Kreg set up bars for various set up tasks in my shop. Before I bought these I had made a set of different thicknesses of hardwood blocks. That worked well, but the Kreg blocks offer more versatility. They come in sizes from 1/8” to 1/2” in 1/16” increments, nicely organized in a handy case. ( If you follow my work, you know I love organization!)

I frequently use mine for setting the depth on my drill press. Just bring the bit down just touching the work piece, lock the quill, and adjust the stop the thickness of the set up block.

Set the height of saw blades or router bit as well. Or use the other side to check dado and groove depths.

Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 09-07-2016 09:20 PM

Kent; Thanks for the info. Your information is always helpful. I may have to look into these.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#2 posted 09-08-2016 10:07 AM

Never noticed these before, very interesting.

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#3 posted 09-09-2016 04:41 PM

I will agree with you that this is a great addition to the toy … tool … box. It is very versatile and worth every penny ($42). I use mine a lot. Rockler and Woodcraft carry them.

If you don’‘t want the versatility or the price, you can always go to the hardware store and get square machine keys of various sizes and use those as setup blocks.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 09-27-2016 05:04 PM

Cool set.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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