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I have a few cabinets to do and was wondering if making a Shelf pin jig or Buying one is the better way to go??

Oh and What pocket hole Jig as well???
 

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This is my favorite one, I've had many over the years.
It's just a piece of 1/4" plexiglass that I got cheap as a
remnant from a hardware stores glass department.
It's just holes drilled to fit my router bushing, 3/8" I think.
They don't have to be perfect as long as you register the
template the same way on each cabinet side.
I find a router cuts a better chip free hole than a drill
and I don't have to measure anything.
It's nice to temporarily mark on too with a felt tip that just
wipes off.
 

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I have the one here

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5876&filter=jig it shelf

Its not real expensive and it works well. I've had mine for years and used it to good effect.

Really store bought jigs boil down to time vs. money. If you've got the time make your own. Its not hard and you get good practice. If you don't have a lot of time. Hell with it spend your time making what you want to make instead of a bunch of time making a great workshop. Basically I'd rather make a nice piece of furniture than a nice workbench. So, I bought a workbench and spent my time making the furniture instead. Of course, I only have 6-8 hours per week of shop time.
 
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