Kreg Jig Master System
If you do any kind of woodworking joinery, the Kreg Jig Master system will make your life easier.
I have used this jig to build:
– a crosscut sled for my table saw (.75″ birch ply)
– walnut cabinets for my master bath (.75″ walnut, .75″ birch ply)
– amp cabinet enclosure for a red-knob Fender twin (.75″ birch ply)
– Speaker enclosure for another guitar amp (.75″ birch ply)
– A bathtub surround for a whirlpool tub (1.5″ 2×4’s and 2×6’s, some 22.5 degree angles
The Kreg Jig is by Far the easiest method to join pieces I have ever used.
Pros of the Kreg Jig Master System
+ It will join pieces at a 0 degree angle and at a right angle.
+ joins pieces at any other angle
+ allows material thicknesses up to 1.5″ (2×4’s etc)
+ it is Simple and easy to use
+ When joining the pieces, the screws pull the pieces together, so sometimes clamps and glue aren’t necessary if face alignment isn’t critical.
+ the screws are cheap and readily available (Amazon, HomeDepot, Lowes, Woodcraft, Rockler etc)
Kreg Jig Master System Cons:
– While the face-clamp is crucial for alignment, it’s not always enough… the screws pull and will often pull stronger than this clamp. Therefore, I use a bar or pipe clamp across the long dimension to hold things absolutely still when driving the screws
– It becomes cumbersome to move the jig several times on long pieces. (they do sell pocket hole machines for production, but $$$)
– I only use pocket joinery on joints that either will be invisible, or I don’t care if the holes are visible. I haven’t had good experience with the plugs.
– The stop ring has slipped on me a few times, causing me to drill a few holes in my jig, and through my workpiece. If you see blue plastic in the sawdust, you’ll know.
In summary I CAN’T RECOMMEND the KREG JIG MASTER SYSTEM ENOUGH! It is a massive time & headache saver. Definitely worth the price.