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Well I couldn't wait any longer and decided to pull the trigger on the Kreg DB210 pocket hole machine. I never had any of their pocket hole jigs, except for the mini, which is very versatile but would hurt my elbows after excessive use, most likely from improper force being applied!

I planned on setting in on my portable sanding table, which also acts as an additional out feed table for the TS and will soon be a clamping table, but the tool is a little wider than I thought it would be.

I decided to cut out the center portion of an old work bench I had and make the top of the pocket hole machine flush with the table so I still have plenty of working space. I finished it off with a sheet of disposable melamine, which can be switch out as needed!

I also ran a 2.5" shop vac hose to the front of the tool for easy hook up. It seems to collect dust very well considering the hose in the tool is only 1.5" or so. This is why I decided not to worry about a 4" line to it!

Thanks for looking!!

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Nice job re-purposing the bench and mounting the jig flush.

You will have to do a formal review for us after you have had time to finish a project with it.

Lots of pocket hole jig fans on this site.
 

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Thanks Timbertailor-

I plan on trim it out a little nicer, but I promised my son I would get back to work on his bunk beds :)
 

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Good job. You should get a lot of use out of it.
 

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Nice work Keith. Jealous! Put it to good use bud.
 

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Thanks for the kind words everyone! Anyone contiplating one of these should get one. Best addition to the shop since the TS!!!!
 

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Very clever use of space. Looks like your in the "shop and jig" phase where you're investing time wisely in making the tools and space to more easily and safely build lots of nice stuff. Looking good.
 

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Cueball-(I like that)

I am early on in the hobby so I do find myself making lots of jigs. I try to make a project and than make something for the shop. Usually it's a "lessened learn" from a project of mine as to why I want the jig!
 

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Looks good,you must plan on doing lots of pocket holes.
 

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A1jim-

I do do a lot of pocket holes! Probably my favorite joint! I made my built ins out of pocket holes exclusively but on had the handheld kreg jt. Both elbows were on fire and shoulders. It was about as good as an upgrade as a sanding block and a random orbital sander!

I love it, just to be clear.
 
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