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How I built my Pocket Hole Machine (not KREG style)

Hey guys, I just found this site, thought I would post a video i just made of a pocket hole machine I built


I would love to hear what you guys think.
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Nice job!!!!! Can you provide the plans? I would love to make one.
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Nice job!!!!! Can you provide the plans? I would love to make one.
But Jim, the plans are the most fun.
Wes, Nice use of CA glue and activator, love the stuff myself.
And, I would never have thought to make the pocket in two steps using the same pivot. Nice!
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But Jim, the plans are the most fun.
Wes, Nice use of CA glue and activator, love the stuff myself.
And, I would never have thought to make the pocket in two steps using the same pivot. Nice!
After having that much fun I wouldn't have any gas left in the tank to make the jig.
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Does a lack of a pilot hole cause any issues?

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Jimmiem, I am working on them

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Does a lack of a pilot hole cause any issues?

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IT has a pilot hole. It cuts the pocket on the push stroke and the pilot hole on the pull stroke.

The best part is the pilot hole is parrallel to the surface of the wood instead of 15degrees like with a KREG jig, so there isn't a tendancy for the piece to slide upwards while screwing it together.
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IT has a pilot hole. It cuts the pocket on the push stroke and the pilot hole on the pull stroke.

The best part is the pilot hole is parrallel to the surface of the wood instead of 15degrees like with a KREG jig, so there isn't a tendancy for the piece to slide upwards while screwing it together.
You should have kept this under wraps and applied for a patent.

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You should have kept this under wraps and applied for a patent.
And then go on Shark Tank!!!!
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very clever design and implementation!


"The best part is the pilot hole is parrallel to the surface of the wood instead of 15degrees like with a KREG jig, so there isn't a tendancy for the piece to slide upwards while screwing it together."
are you using the square drive kreg type screws? how well is the driver bit staying engaged in the screw head, with the screw being straight and the drill driver being at an angle? I know I get slippage even when I get the drill at a slight angle to the screw direction.


yes, very clever.
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very clever design and implementation!



are you using the square drive kreg type screws? how well is the driver bit staying engaged in the screw head, with the screw being straight and the drill driver being at an angle? I know I get slippage even when I get the drill at a slight angle to the screw direction.
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I havdn't experienced any slippage, but I am pretty good about keeping new bits in the drill
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