Kregg Pocket Hole Retro Fit

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Blog entry by cbMerlin posted 04-28-2010 01:43 AM 7728 reads 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First of all, I love my Kregg pocket hole jig, except for all the drill-dust. I’ve had it for a number of years and I seldom do a project without it, even though clean up’s a pain. As many companys do, Kregg came out with a new model, one that includes the ability to attach a shop vac to the jig. No worries, I’m thinking I’ll just get a retro-fit part or something. No luck and No way I’m spending another $100+ on the new model! I’ve got my Kregg mounted on one side of my assembly table. A little scrap 1/2” ply, a little glue, a couple screws, a piece of plexiglass for the top and I’ve got a simple box. Drilled a hole in the side and fitted it with an adapter for my dust collector. Had to notch it a little to fit the contour of the top. I hold it in place with a wing nut attached to a threaded rod that screws into a threaded insert I put into the side of the table (easy to take off when not in use & solid as a rock in use). I wanted to keep the box as small as possible, I walk around that side of the table alot. Thats why I ended up with the adaptor to hook up the dust collector. There seems to just enough “air leakage” around the box to create perfect air flow. None, zip, zero, not-a dust left behind! Heck, now I’m waiting for their next model change!

-- Sawdust looks better in the garage than cars, explain that to your wife!

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#2 posted 04-28-2010 02:13 AM

That looks like a very worthwhile project, like you, I do not intend to buy a new one when my old ones will most likely outlive me. Great job!

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#3 posted 04-28-2010 04:39 AM

thats a great idea

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 04:50 AM

Thats a great idea, I use my PH Jig alot also, same style as yours and the dust is a pain in the butt. I’ll have to look into something like you made.

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 01:12 PM

Nice solution.
Thanks for posting

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 03:50 PM

very clever

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