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Forum topic by mike85215 posted 04-29-2010 04:06 AM 2035 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2010 04:06 AM

Okay I know that this is not exactly a woodworking question, but it does involve a company that most of us really do like and appreciate. My question is simply “has anyone had the opportunity to use the new Kreg Deck Jig yet”.
The reason for my question is that I have two deck projects on the books for the next month and have heard about this new product but obviously have not used it.
I am comfortable enough with Kreg to buy it on their name…but am also smart enough to know that sometimes a company will rely on it’s name and try to market something that doesn’t work as well as expected.
Thanks for any and all responses.

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#1 posted 04-29-2010 04:31 AM

I admit that I had yet to hear of this so I let Google school me on this. I can see it working well for certain types of decking, mainly composites but I don’t think I would use it on PT wood. What I don’t like is that it all but forces you to have that specific gapping between boards. Personally I don’t gap boards on decks unless they are kiln dried. This way when they do inevitably shrink I don’t have huge gaping spaces between them….Just my preference.

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#3 posted 04-30-2010 01:16 AM

KregRep…Thank you for posting this video…I had already seen it about two to three weeks ago and am currently looking for anyone that has used this jig. I believe that it is going to be available in my area on the 1st of May. As I stated in my original post I have two deck projects that I have been delaying in order to use this jig, but I am a little hesitant to use it before talking with others that have already tried it out.
MarkwithaK … Yes I agree with you and believe that it is designed primarily for the composite typr decking…which is what I primarily use. I live in the Phoenix area and the weather here is in my opinion too brutal to use a wood decking.
Anyway has anyone used this product yet or are you all like me just waiting?

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#4 posted 06-09-2010 10:41 PM

I had mine sence the end of april and it works great.

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#5 posted 06-09-2010 11:24 PM

Hey Mike
I build up to 30 decks a year and I think composite decks are great the only thing is they are very hot under foot so if you go bare foot on you deck much you may want to think about wood ,but even there you can have splinters to contend with.


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#6 posted 06-10-2010 01:56 AM

Jim….Thanks for the recommendation regarding the heat. I am in wonderful Arizona where it is a “DRY HEAT” LOL… already been close to 110 degrees this year and we are just getting started. Going bare foot here is not an option. I ended up buying one of these jigs at the beginning of May…final opinion. Well it is like any other Kreg product…..well made. My only problem is that you are required to space the boards a minimum of a quarter inch. Here in the “Dry Heat” it really isn’t necessary to space boards…consequently I cannot use the jig portion but am still using the drill/driver and screws. So far I am very pleased.

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