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    Picked up the Kreg Mini

    Yesterday I bought the Kreg Mini pocket hole jig. I can't wait to play with it.

    Does anybody else have this jig? Any tips?
    So mote it be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Anderson View Post
    Yesterday I bought the Kreg Mini pocket hole jig. I can't wait to play with it.

    Does anybody else have this jig? Any tips?
    I've got one, and have used it a lot.

    No tips, other than to "just follow the directions." They work quite well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    I've got one, and have used it a lot.

    No tips, other than to "just follow the directions." They work quite well.
    +1 to What Jim said. Now you will want the big one two.
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    I have had one for about 7 years. I made this "jig" that keeps the material thickness, collar position, jig offset and screw length handy as well as does a quick job of setting the collar position. Loosen the collar, slip the drill in the hole till it bottoms out, tighten the collar and go. I always thought I would make a smaller and more elegant version but, it fits in the drawer with the other PH stuff. So, till I need to fit something else in that drawer, version 1 is safe.
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    Pocket hole jigs are very handy. You might want to stroll on over to McFeely's..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Pocket hole jigs are very handy. You might want to stroll on over to McFeely's..
    Believe it or not my local True Value Hardware stocks a very good assortment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I have had one for about 7 years. I made this "jig" that keeps the material size, collar position, jig offset and screw length handy as well as does a quick job of setting the collar position. Loosen the collar, slip the drill in the hole till it bottoms out, tighten the collar and go. The mini gets in a lot of tight spots and is especially good if you want to add a pocket hole 'after the fact' .
    That's a neat idea, I may have to steal it...
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    +1 on the like it
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