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How do you set up a Kreg Jig?
Last Updated: 24th April, 2020
- Step 1 – Set the Drill Guide. The first step to using a Kreg Jig is to adjust the drill guide to the thickness of our workpiece.
- Step 2 – Set the Drill. The next step is to set the drill depth.
- Step 3 – Drill Pocket Holes.
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Also question is, what depth should I set my Kreg jig?
Each jig position has its recommended drilling depth. To drill in 3/4" (19mm) material for example, set the Depth Collar 3-1/2" (89mm) from the Step of the drill bit (see figure 1A) using a folding rule or tape measure. This will place the tip of the bit approximately 1/8" (3mm) from the edge of the workpiece.
Secondly, can you use a Kreg Jig on 2x4? Start by adjusting the Drill Guide Block (or the Positioning Sliders on the Kreg Jig® R3) based on the thickness of the wood you are using. Just remember that you need to use the actual thickness of your wood, not the nominal thickness. For example, a 2x4 board has an actual thickness of 11/2".
Similarly one may ask, what angle does a Kreg Jig drill at?
Hole are drilled at an angle, usually 15 degrees, into a workpiece and then joined to a second workpiece with self-tapping screws. There are special pocket hole jigs you can buy and they use special drill bits, specialty screws, and special angled dowels for finishing off the holes.
How do you set up a Kreg Jig for a 2x4?
For example, a 2x4 board has an actual thickness of 1-1/2". Next, set the Depth Collar on the drill bit. Again, you're setting is based on the thickness of your wood. You'll find a drill bit setup gauge on the base of the Kreg Jig®, and inside the Kreg Jig Jr.