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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up kreg master system

havent seen any one mention this fantanstic tool so i will
i had been lookin at one for a while but wondered if or how many pocket holes
id make then saw it demo ed at a tool show so i bought the master system and have to say this is a really nice tool to add to a shop ...very usefull
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havent seen any one mention this fantanstic tool so i will
i had been lookin at one for a while but wondered if or how many pocket holes
id make then saw it demo ed at a tool show so i bought the master system and have to say this is a really nice tool to add to a shop ...very usefull

I agree 100%. You may not use it every day but when you want to do a serious project with pocket holes this is the way to do it. In fact I found it changed the way I do several basic jobs. Great tool, well built.
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Kreg Master System would be a major upgrade from the pocket rocket purchased a few years ago for making repairs. Went on a google search for problems users experienced beyond the usual public relations postings. Found several people noticed wood slippage. While attending several wood shows were Kreg was demonstrated they had blue plastic fences to maintain wood alignment and support. Have looked for these blue plastic "spacers" but have not seen any for sale.

The Kreg system bolted to a piece of plywood with some toggle clamps could maintain alignment and increase speed. It seems that we all could save a lot of money not buying glue and parallel clamps with the Kreg Master System.

I built a few utility chests three years ago with the pocket rocket. It took a lot of work to realign the parts unless you build on an elevated table with several face clamps and an Kreg angle clamp. The work was slow and frustrating enough that I thought about returning the Kreg pocket rocket. The joints all held without slip or damage to the material. There was no need for expensive glue and no need to worry about how old the glue was. In my garage there is just no room for a large number of expensive clamps. The Kreg products save room, save space, and do joinery better. Recently deconstructed the utility chests the materia was in really good shape and saved a lot of money reusing the material.
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I have one of the older kits and it has worked very well, unfortunately a friend of mine has used it more than I but I'm working on getting a little shop together and get going. Anyway so far so good with Kreg products and I'll probably be buying more. Anyone use their router based products???
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I used the kreg system for my router cabinet case. Rock solid results with a very easy to use setup.
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I used the kreg system for my router cabinet case. Rock solid results with a very easy to use setup.
Nice work! feels good to build your own cabinets :-)

I have the Kreg Master system and have to say it is worth every penny.
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I have been using mine for cabinet carcass and face frame construction. Nice tool. When you don't want fasteners to show it seems easier and faster than the ol biscuit joiner.
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I have been using mine for cabinet carcass and face frame construction. Nice tool. When you don't want fasteners to show it seems easier and faster than the ol biscuit joiner.
Do you use the Kreg in place of dado construction for the carcass? I've been asked to build some kitchen cabinets, and I've only ever built carcasses with dadoes/rabbets, so I was hoping to save some time (and money) doing the work with pocket screws instead.
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I just purchased the Harbor Freight set after reading a number of positive reviews. It seems to be very well made. It's about $56 with a 20% discount coupon.

Marc Sommerfeld also has a set which he touts as superior to the competing jig from his brother, Craig (Kreg).
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I have both the Kreg and the Sommerfeld and the Sommerfeld one is superior to the others ...

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I just purchased the Harbor Freight set after reading a number of positive reviews. It seems to be very well made. It's about $56 with a 20% discount coupon.

Marc Sommerfeld also has a set which he touts as superior to the competing jig from his brother, Craig (Kreg).



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