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Old 12-06-2008, 05:40 AM   #1
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I was thinking of buying one of these kits to use on some D.I.Y. projects, does anyone have any thoughts, are they really good or just a gimmick?

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Old 12-06-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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they are fine for most any woodworker. my father uses one, and a biscuit joiner too. i've used them, but don't own one. would buy one if i had money.... no gimmicks i can see.......

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Old 12-06-2008, 08:52 AM   #3
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I find uses for pocket holes everywhere. This tool makes it easy. The used it to assembled exterior window trim, water table, and various other projects.
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GREAT tool for joinery. I've had the kit(s) for 6, 7 years and has come in very handy. I've used it mostly for cabinet face frames, but it's got plenty of other uses as well.

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Works great u will wonder how ya got along without one LOL LOL
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DM no promises but I will talk to him LOL Fuel here has dropped bunches this am filled truck with SHELL fer 1.59 reg. :} Ya might mention to the Chief Elf to keep checkin Lowe's they sell em and maaaaaaaayyyyyyyybbbbe dey be a "Ruldolph Speshul"
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The basic kreg kit starts off at $19. I keep wd-40 on my bit to keep it lubricated since you have the bit guided in a metal sleeve. It can be a real problem solver for tight fits.
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Get one. If you do any woodworking at all you will find dozens of uses for it. The best part about it is that it yields a very strong joint and there's no need for clamping while the glue dries.

I just used mine on parts of a bed I'm building out of African mahogany (and poplar where it isn't visible). The parts I used it on are concealed, but I installed plugs just to clean it up.
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losttool; Be careful WD40 will stain anything it comes into contact with. I would NOT use any lube at all. The bushing for the drill is bronze which is self lubricating.Been using one Kreg or the other for almost 10 yrs never had a problem.
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Thanks for all your replies, it looks like it gets the thumbs up from you guys and that's good enough for me, I will just have to go and get one.
PS. Nice work on that bed thekctermite
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Agreed, no lubricant of any kind is necessary. I don't see how it would be any benefit at all.
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I have a Kreg kit and use it all the time in my furniture building. If you get the kit, make sure you get screws for hard and soft wood, and screws for 1x and 2x material.
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I have a Kreg kit and use it all the time in my furniture building. If you get the kit, make sure you get screws for hard and soft wood, and screws for 1x and 2x material.
So it is worth buying the special kreg pocket hole screws then, rather than just using regular countersunk or dry wall screws. Would they (regular countersunk) split the wood or just not pull up so tight?
Also do you buy the plugs that fiill the pocket hole after from kreg or would you just use some dowel of the right size?

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Also do you buy the plugs that fiill the pocket hole after from kreg or would you just use some dowel of the right size?
yup, you sure can. lots of places sell them. so yes to both halves of your q. i've seen them premade in different woods too, or stain to suit.

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