Tuesday Tool Time #6: Gettin' my Kreg on

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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 11-15-2011 04:06 AM 8269 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This week I go in and explore the Kreg Jig Jr. I think this ended up being kind of an instructional video as well. I hope you all enjoy it. Also please let me know what you guys think about these. This is the 5th video review I’ve done. How do you lumberjockers like these? Anything need to be changed?

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 05:34 PM

I have been considering purchasing some type of pocket hole jig. Seeing the item in action like this is very helpful.

As far as the clamp is concerned, if you notice on the pictures on Amazon, they show the jig being used with an F-style clamp, and the caption reads that it is built to work with any style clamp. If I had to spend $40 on the jig, then had to spend the $20 on the clamp then going up to a higher priced kit would make sense, but as long as I can use any clamp I already have around the shop then $40 seems like a good price for what it can do.

Thanks for taking the time to create this video.

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 05:38 PM

@lifesaver- I 100% agree with you. This came as a gift to me so I was of course fine with the clamp. It is very nice when making multiple holes and the clamp/jig stay together. Thank you for bringing it up though as I had forgot to mention it. You can use almost any clamp to hold it down. I’m sure there are many things this jig can do that I still have yet to discover. Hope you purchase it!

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 06:39 PM

Thanks for posting this review. When I bougt my Kreg jig it came with the a single hole jig and the step-drill bit. I’d thought about buying their complete kit but I don’t have an extra $130. What you’ve shown here may provide a less expensive alternative. Thanks again.

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#4 posted 11-16-2011 05:57 AM

Is it Tuesday already! Another nice video- thanks for taking the time to make it!

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#5 posted 11-17-2011 01:19 AM

I think you have done an excellent job with your vids and I find myself looking forward to the “next” ones as they come out. Thanks for your time in making and sharing these with us. I hope you will also continue the joinery series you started, I think there will be a lot to learn from that subject.

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#6 posted 11-17-2011 03:27 AM

When using the Kreg jr. you shouild clamp it to a table of some sort. You want the piece you are working on stable. Also you were using the clamp upside down and had a little to much clamping pressure. I would recommend using nicer wood in your videos and possible doing the tool reviews on projects you are currently working on.
Anyways I enjoy your vids. Keep up the good work.

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#7 posted 11-17-2011 04:08 AM

@bob- Yes I will be doing another joinery video hopefully this weekend, depends on family time and work schedules-that’s life for ya.

@dbol- I appreciate your suggestions. I was demonstrating the kreg jig unclamped to a table to show the versatility of the product. You don’t really have to have the Jr. clamped do

wn to use. Heck you take out the clamp adapted, use some screws, you can actually use the thing on a wall. If you would like to see I can do a short video on it. Also the thing that has me puzzled about your comment is that you stated- “Also you were using the clamp upside down”. Could you elaborate a bit? I took two pictures that show you can ONLY use the clamp on this jig one way.

This one fills up the entire adapter.

This one as you can tell, I had to hold it together to take the picutre.

@everyone else- Thank you for your comment and viewing the videos. You are the reason I bring the entertainment and I hope you enjoy them.

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#8 posted 11-17-2011 01:55 PM

Okay I am wrong about it being upside down. I don’t use the kreg clamp. So I didn’t know it had 2 different pads. It looked like the it should be used the other way. I use a irwin clamp that is similar to the Kreg clamp only a lot cheaper and the pads on it are a little smaller. :)

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#9 posted 11-17-2011 02:44 PM

Not a problem. I didnt know if there was something I had missed. I didnt know irwin made one. Whats the proce of it?

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