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SHARING ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVORITE GADGETS TO MAKE YOUR DIY LIFE A LITTLE EASIER!
What tool do I use more than any other tool when building furniture? Hands down-my Kreg Jig! I don’t know what I would do without this awesome tool….
So now let’s answer the obvious question, What is a Kreg Jig? A Kreg Jig is a tool used to join wood. It makes creating a pocket hole joint easy. Pocket hole joints are made to join wood together. For example, if I want to attach the end of a 2×4 to a bench leg (as shown in the picture below), I need to make a couple pocket holes. This creates an extremely strong joint for my 2 boards to stay together….
STEP BY STEP: HOW TO USE A KREG JIG
Determine the thickness of your board you are drilling your pocket holes into. For example, using the picture above, I used the thickness of the 2×4 (3 1/2″) to determine where to set my Kreg Jig.
Based on the thickness of your board, set your Kreg drill bit and Kreg Jig block to that thickness. (As shown in the video).
Place your board into the clamp and drill your pocket holes. The number of pocket holes needed will depend on the width of your board. A wider board will most likely need two holes drilled, whereas a skinnier board only needs one…
Clamp your two boards together to make them tight and firm against one another and drill the screws into the pocket holes.
You now have two boards joined together. The Kreg Jig tool truly makes it that simple.
Until next time,
Happy Building, Friend!!
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