Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 47
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 506Jeeper Waited to long to buy this
I bought this last week and have since then built a table, bedside table, new work bench, repaired a broken chair and only stopped because I ran out of wood.
A few tips:
-Use a shop vac with the supplied attachment and it is mess free.
-Find the chart online that shows the settings on how to connect different sizes of wood.
-Get the right angle clamp it really helps
February 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MisterG Excellent Value - Incredible Time Saver
Works every time and so easy to use.
What is even better - in comparison to a competing manufacturer - individual parts are available even though Home Depot may not stock all of them at any given time.
April 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pedro Jig master system
the drill bit is not strong enough the tip broke off after a few uses. the should be making them with a stronger material, I now have to buy a couple just in case one breaks, I was left in the middle of my now incomplete project.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ike Great for smaller/medium-sized projects
I've used this jig on an entire kitchen, from sister braces in my floor to cabinets and other items. After so much use, if I could do it all over again, I'd get the jig with the clamp in the front. Working with taller pieces can get annoying to have the go around or reach way over to clamp and unclamp. If you don't vacuum the debris, frequent cleaning is necessary.
The drill bits are good quality but I have gone through 2. MDF cannot be tightened much because it becomes brittle. Fine screws work better than course for MDF. A hole clamp is a great accessory to add because the screws might cause your piece to move once being installed. A second adjustable drill bit guide is another good investment if you're going to be drilling different depths so you don't have to keep adjusting bits.
This really is a nice addition to any shop especially if you don't want to joint or use a router for every cabinet piece. Everything I've made is very sturdy and I use a screw every 6-8" or so. Buying screws in bulk will save a lot of money, also. I just wish these was a spot to secure the drill bit and allen key on this like there is with the pin hole jig.
October 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodcrafter Wood crafter
This is the best tool in my tool box. I'm a trim carpenter and a home builder. For 30 year carpentry was my thing i use this tool for a lot of different things from cabinets to wood decks. Love it.
November 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Carpenter Easy, Fast & Durable
It took 2 minutes to assemble and 2 more to figure out the correct measurements for drill bit depth and jig height. Heavy duty plastic parts hold up well. The only down side I've found is that it only comes with about a dozen screws of various lengths and thread size, requiring you to buy their over priced, specialized, Kreg screws. Regular zinc wood screws come in 250ct boxes and hold the pocket joints together perfectly at about half the price.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Willliam The Jig's up
This is a slick tool. Read the instructions and watch the video before using; the time invested is worth it. I built many things using this jig and have been very impressed with the tightness of joints and flexibility for placing the holes/screws where they are most needed.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jbreitmun Great alternative to time consuming joinery!
I recently bought this system at my local HD as an alternative to hand joinery. I must be honest and say that I balked at this system being an option for me to use in the past. In order to satisfy some of my clients needs for time and cost constraints I can now offer them something a little more in their range. The joints seem nice and solid and it really couldn't be a more simpler set-up. It will never beat out a nice well made mortise and tenon joint for clean looks but is an affordable solution for alternative work. You should decide what size material you will most likely be working with, identify the screw length needed for that material size, and get a box or two extra. This system comes with a variety of small sample bags of screws but they quickly run out as it is only about 5-10 of each size.
October 10, 2012