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7th Jan 2008, 07:22 PM
I was thinking of ordering my Kreg Pocket hole Jig soonish....Does anyone have an opinion of the kreg project CD? Is it worth $29?
7th Jan 2008, 11:35 PM
Plenty of bumpf on Kreg on the net,I wouldn't,I've downloaded instruction,parts manuals .:2tsup:
10th Jan 2008, 11:55 AM
I was thinking of ordering my Kreg Pocket hole Jig soonish....Does anyone have an opinion of the kreg project CD? Is it worth $29?I didn't know there was one. I bought one of these jigs last year and its easy to use. I just watched the guy at the woodshow demonstrate the jig and use it accordingly. I think sometimes the manufacturers over price these CDs. They are the ones trying to sell a product and they want you to pay big bucks for virtually an instruction manual on disc. I think they would sell a lot more CDs to people who may only be thinking of buying the jig, if they were about $10 and then they might sell more of their jigs after people see what they are capable of doing. Personally I wouldn't pay $29 but then again I don't use my jig very often.
10th Jun 2008, 11:22 PM
Sorry this reply is so late, but I just spotted the query.
I got a Masterjig package from US a few months ago and it came with the project CD as a bonus. I had high hopes for it, but after looking at it once, have virtually set it aside. Typical example would be a timber topped workbench with the planked top joined with pocket screws every 8 inches on every seam, maybe 120 scews in the table top. No real joinery in the rest of the workbench, everything is just pocket screwed, so will probably rack to hell in use.
Having seen it, I would say that it's livable as a example of possibilities, but that I wouldn't build from it or sggest others buy it intending to build from it.
11th Jun 2008, 02:23 PM
What are people's overall thoughts on pocket hole stuff?
My better half is looking for something to get me for my birthday. She was originally going to get one of the Leigh D1600 dovetail jig deals from Carbatec, but they've run out. I've seen the Yankee use pocket holes on a number of occasions, but I'm still in two minds....
11th Jun 2008, 08:26 PM
I too would like opinions as this is something I've been thinking about getting for a while.
7th Jul 2008, 07:52 AM
As mentioned in my earlier post, I got the Master jig kit a few months ago. I have done some work with it and it works well as a tool/jig. The pocket hole concept itself works well, provided that you can hide the pockets but still get decent access to drive the screws during assembly.
The liability is hiding the pockets, and carrying a range of screw types and lengths. There are two screw pitches for hardwood/softwood, two head styles, and the screws come in 1/4in increments, different length for each material thickness so that the screw doesn't penetrate the exposed face of the part being attached. Master jig kit comes with about 100 screws,5 - 10 each type/size to get to know them mainly, then you are buying their dedicated screws. Screws and square drive are great but not cheap like bugles etc.
Wasn't wrapped in the Project CD though, have one free to anyone who wants it, just ask.
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