Originally Posted by spencerforhire
Today I used a newly acquired tool, its called a Kregs Jig...
It's a pocket hole jig and there are a couple of manufacturers, besides Kreg, that makes them. they do require a special stepped drill bit and special screws (different head)
Just a few....
Kreg Tool Company
General Tool EZ-Pocket Hole
CMT Pocket Pro
Porter Cable Quik Jig
If you get into pocket hole (neat way of joining stuff together... we prefer screws to nails or dowels) then you may be interested in this book
The Pocket Hole Drilling Jig Project Book
(also available in a Kindle version)
Do a web search and you will find a lot of info on this. Used to be only pros & the huge cabinet shops used this method. It's similar to "toe nailing" a screw rather than doweling. Back when we were installing cabinets for a living, we used this method a lot... but no jigs and no fancy screws. Made a secure joint that didn't show on the finished face and did not require time wasting gluing and clamping.
I haven't looked much at them except online. David doesn't allow me to get into the "toys" much. Every time he finds me there, he drags me out before I can find something I really, really NEED.
I need a pocket hole jig.... and another planer (he sold my 13" Dewalt)... I need a table saw (he sold mine.. said it was too big to bring out here). I need a small, cordless table saw. .. I bet I can make one using a cordless circular saw and build a "table" out of plywood. I believe I used to have a site that had a project to build a table/track saw using a corded circular saw bookmarked (lost all my bookmarked recently). Why is it all my tools got sold? I need new tools. There is a Home Depot right in Roswell. No driving 50+ miles just to go to the "toy" store!