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Old 11-23-2009, 12:20 AM   #16
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one more thing about the leftover Varathene. mix it well then transfer it into smaller containers. My sherwin Williams paint store lets me have empty quart sized cans, Im sure Lowes sells them as well.

By transferring it into smaller cans it will stay longer as the can will contain more POLY and less air. Plus the quart sized cans are easier to store. You defiantely want to keep it in a warmish area. the price of the stuff you dont want it to freeze or skim over so you cant use it.

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Old 11-23-2009, 12:32 AM   #17
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do you have a corded drill to use with the Kreg? when I bought mine they recomended using a "Corded" drill for drilling the pocket holes. a cordless drill can be used for the screwing.

Not sure if that is still teh rule of thumb or if people are having decent luck using cordless for the pocket holes?
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:03 AM   #18
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WHID, Thanks for the info! Yes, I have a corded drill and will use that. Cordless drills are fine for many things, but I prefer the results of the corded when drilling important things.

Hey, that floor sander sat on the floor and I just manuevred it -- not the same muscles Right now my arms/shoulders/wrists hurt so much I'm wondering how I'll stir my coffee. Lift a router?????

Ah, the coffee might help. I just need to keep going today and tomorrow and I'll have a little R&R. Send me energizing good thoughts, eh?
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:17 AM   #19
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Thanks Armchair, I have a small one car garage that has to share space with a car - imagine that!
So what your trying to tell me is that people actually really DO park the vehicles in their garage? Wow, some day before I die, I'm going to have to give that a try. That sounds handy!....lol
This is the set I own, Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System
http://http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009VD03Y?ie=UTF8&tag=ar0b0-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creative ASIN=B0009VD03Y

But I think this setup would work great for most people.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B000J43A7W

The only thing missing from the above set is a clamp. You could use one that you have or pick up one of the Kreg clamps.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B001DC9UR8

I know someone else mentioned most of their wood pieces were short, but most of mine are long (such as door and window casing). So it's much more efficient for me to take the pocket hole jig to the wood. Instead of having the bench mount option.

No right or wrong answer here, it just depends on how you are going to use it.


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they recommend using a "Corded" drill for drilling the pocket holes
WHY? What's the difference?
Answer: RPM

A more correct recommendation would be:
"Use a corded drill with 2,000 RPM or greater"

The fastest cordless drill is the DeWalt 18V three speed Li-Ion that can get up to 2,000 RPM. Some of the current DeWalt cordless drills max out at 1,400 RPM. IMO, RPM >3,000 is even better for pocket screw holes.
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Always allow the drill bit to reach full speed before plunging....From a Kreg note
Here is a Kreg Manual:
http://www.kregtool.com/information_...g_pro_pack.pdf

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Bob, Thanks for the manual! That helps a lot with my decision.

Yeah, Someday when I go to heaven I hope there's a BIG workshop for me to play in! For now, my little one car garage is packed! My vehicle hasn't been in it since spring as I've had lots going on out there. But soon the snow will be flying, so I'll shift everything so I can park (barely) and slither out so I don't have to scrape windows.

Well... that's the plan. I suspect there'll be some days ole bessie gets left outside
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Thanks for the complements, it only took a half hour to complete. That is after I did the Norm edit of the video.:=)
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Can someone explain lower RPMs would cause a bit to wear faster?
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A slower bit rips and wears the wood fibers rather than cutting them.
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A slower bit rips and wears the wood fibers rather than cutting them.
I'm still trying to understand.

If the tool is sharp -- consider a utility knife with a new blade -- then it will cut the wood no matter how slowly it moves, right?

I wonder if the instructions are based on the assumption that the user will feed the tool too quickly at the slower speed?
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I think the faster speed may aid in chip ejection. Because the bit is inside the pocket hole jig the chips have to follow the flute of the drill bit up farther in order to clean out.

I use a cordless most of the time for drilling and have not had any problems.

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