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NEW KREG JIG MODIFICATION

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Project by StudioFormaat posted 12-21-2014 11:02 AM 19895 views 35 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pocket hole jig is realy as good as it gets, but my trusty Kreg K4 could still do better on some points.
So I gave it a compact but wider base with a incorporated drill- and tool storage on the sides.
Raised the clamp height to give it a better pressure point and changed the hex nut for a knurled knob with a quick [tool free] adjustment Even the dust extraction didn’t escaped to my attention and made a exhaust that can swivel.
Together with some other changed details it now works as I hope for…great! In my workshop or at the jobsite.





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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 01:12 PM

I have a Kreg 3 and I will be incorporating some of your changes to mine. Thanks. I like the knurled knob idea. Don’t know how many times I could have used it. The height modification will have to wait. K3 has a molded situation and cannot be changed.

Thanks for posting.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 02:01 PM

Well done. Thanks for taking the time to share this.

I’m gonna need to see what “upgrades” I can implement….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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StudioFormaat

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 06:04 PM

Thanks Sawdusttonmyshoulder for your nice comment.
You dont need to change the height of the K3 clamp. Its already at a better level and its were i had the idea from.
I just looked at some of your projects…great work, keep doing so.

Greetings from Holland.

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clieb91

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 06:21 PM

Great ideas. May have to incorporate a few myself at home and work. I like the small profile of the base you made.

ctL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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timbertailor

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#5 posted 12-21-2014 06:38 PM

Nice design. I like that you made a place for the drill bit.

I have an improvement idea you might like. Swap out the clamp for one of these.

Happy Holidays!

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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dclark1943

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#6 posted 12-21-2014 06:38 PM

nicely thought out and well done Kudo’s !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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cracknpop

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#7 posted 12-22-2014 01:55 AM

Swapping the hex nut for a knurled knob… what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#8 posted 12-22-2014 07:22 AM

Very Nice, excellent Ideas….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#9 posted 12-22-2014 12:12 PM

I will be making a few of these changes as well. Thanks for sharing.

-- Chris K

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McDustmaker

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#10 posted 12-22-2014 07:57 PM

Nice and neat. Great job!

-- Richard, Temple, GA.....If I smell of sawdust then I was having fun

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 12-23-2014 02:29 PM

Fantastic idea. Plus now I can get rid of the carrying case.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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hotbyte

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#12 posted 03-29-2015 12:29 PM

Great base! I threw together a base that incorporates bit storage but need to take time to redo a nicer base. I’ll have to “borrow” a few of your other great ideas.

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htl

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#13 posted 06-05-2015 11:09 PM

I like the Rockler Auto-Lock T-Track Clamp idea and for some other uses too.
I read on here that Rockler’s t track is a little different so need to add that to you calculations when building with it.
Use their track and no problems.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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