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post #1 of 4 Old 10-28-2012, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Kreg Jig Question!

I have the K4 kreg jig. really like it. though i had recently forgot about the thickness limit of the K4 (1.5 inch) and started a project using 2 inch thick boards. I would like to still use pocket holes on the project. My question is can i just raise the jig by half an inch and still use it.....or do i need to go buy the Kreg HD jig.
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I have the K4 kreg jig. really like it. though i had recently forgot about the thickness limit of the K4 (1.5 inch) and started a project using 2 inch thick boards. I would like to still use pocket holes on the project. My question is can i just raise the jig by half an inch and still use it.....or do i need to go buy the Kreg HD jig.
I'd go ahead and use it, about the only difference is the holes will miss the centerline about a quarter of an inch. You can move the hole closer to the centerline by raising it but not sure how much. Measure the actual distance on your jig between the 1" mark and the 1-1/2" mark and raise the jig by that amount above the 1-1/2" setting... should get you close. You may need to play with the depth collar setting some also.

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Ideally the hole comes out in the middle of the board but that's not critical. You could alternate from side to side.
-The other parameter is the hole needs to be deep enough that the threads all end up in the 2nd or deeper board. I've started holes with the jig and drilled a bit deeper freehand to accomplish this. The longer length screws help f there is enough depth..
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-29-2012, 06:53 AM
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I think Kreg now makes a larger size jig for the larger projects. You might want to look into that if you are doing the bigger stuff and sticking with Kreg. Kreg HD I think it's called.
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