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    Pocket Hole Jig Recommendations

    I would like to get something to make the occasional pocket hole, but I dont want to spend too much. Any recommendations? Any products that I should avoid? Id like to spend $60 or less if that is possible.

    Thanks


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    RE: Pocket Hole Jig Recommendations

    Kreg is the only way to go in my book. They make a kit that runs about 50-60 bucks - and this year's new models are upgradeable to the full-blown setup, too. Of course, they came out with it 3 months after i bought LAST year's model! bah!

    I'd sell ya my full-blown setup (last year's model) for about 75! I've wanted the new model ever since i saw it.

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    RE: Pocket Hole Jig Recommendations

    My pocket knife usually wears a hole in my pocket.
    And money sometimes burns holes in my pockets. }>

    :D

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    RE: Pocket Hole Jig Recommendations

    Check out [link:www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5985&SearchHandle=DADBDFDBDADADDD GGDDIDAGFDGDAGEDJCNDGGCGGDHCNDEGCDCDFCNGCGDDGDHCNG GDHDHGCDIDADAGBGFDDDIGCDADADADBDCDADADADEGLHCGFGHD ADADFDIDADADFDEDADADFDAEEECEDEEEFEOEHECEIEJEGEBEIE DEHEKEHEEEHEGEDEEEEEBEDEEEEEGEEEBEDEEEIEGEHEPEHEFE HEGEIEDEDEBEDEFEEEGEEEBDADADADBDFDADADADBDADADADAD ADADADADADADADADBDADADADADEGLHCGFGHDADADADBDB&filt er=kreg|this Kreg kit] at Rockler. It is pretty affordable and I've seen Norm Abram use it so it must be the best. ;)

    Seriously, this is the cheapest Kreg kit and it is pretty good. I know they have a new kit which is a slightly better for around $40.

    You can also buy the Kreg stuff just about anywhere. I've seen them at Menard's, Fleet Farm, etc. so it isn't exclusive to wood stores.

    Kreg stuff is the bomb, IMO.

    Mike

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    RE: Pocket Hole Jig Recommendations

    Check out the lnk below, to my review of Kreg's newest kit that appears designed as a starter and priced in nthe $40 range.

    http://www.newwoodworker.com/reviews/kregr2rvu.html

    I have been using the Kreg pocket hole stuff for quite a while now and woujld not hesitate to buy it again. It may cost a little more but the stuff works great and is easy to use.

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    RE: Pocket Hole Jig Recommendations

    What I would do - buy the Kreg K3 Standard Pack - $80. Once you sold on this method of joinery you'll want the K3 Updgrade Pack because its so much faster.

    And that vacuum attachment on the upgrade... I never used it for a long while after I bought the whole setup. Then I tried it out once for the heck of it - holes are SO much cleaner and much less effort to drill - especially with hardwoods.

    Tom's recommendation of the R3 is a definite set up from what they used to have for that price. What's nice about it is the drill depth guide and the adjustable hole placement gage - the old one was sort of a hit or miss guess.

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    RE: Pocket Hole Jig Recommendations

    The only one I've ever tried is the Kreg Pocket Rocket, and I love it. The last I knew is was about $50, but I think they may have revamped their lineup a little bit. Honestly, most of the time I just use it very much like their $20 basic setup...the jig and the bit are the essential components...I tend to use my own Quick Grip type clamps instead of theirs.

    http://www.epinions.com/content_134673698436

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    RE: Pocket Hole Jig Recommendations

    I have the mini kreg jig kit. It's so easy to use. The only thing that I dislike is all the clamping and unclmaping every time you have to drill a pocket hole. But I just deal with it.

    But if your gonna use it occasionally that would suit your needs just perfect.

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    RE: Pocket Hole Jig Recommendations

    I guess I kept seeing one of the Kreg master systems advertised for about $200 and that seemed a little steep to me.
    Thanks for the recomendations.
    Sonny, I can't say that my knife has ever worn a hole in my pocket, but I usually close the blade...

    WLH

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