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Aluminum Pocket Hole Jig Kit

$1781
  • Makes professional-style pocket-hole joints with ease
  • Hidden joinery gives workpieces a flush appearance
  • Can be used as a portable or bench-mounted jig
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Product Overview

Easily make accurate pocket holes in small stock wood with the Aluminum Pocket Hole Jig Kit from General Tools. The hardened steel drill bushings are perfectly angled to guide the bit into workpieces, creating concealed channels for pocket-hole screws to spin into. A clamp allows you to move this handy device from 1 drilling position to the next or it can be mounted to a bench for stationary use.
  • Designed to make flush, corner and angle pocket-hole joints
  • Made from aluminum material and hardened steel drill bushings
  • Includes instructions, project plans, pocket hole jig with clamp, 3/8 in. step drill bit and drill stop with hex wrench and a 6 in. steel square drive bit with square drive screws
  • Ideal for use with small stock wood
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum stock size (in.)
0.375
Minimum stock size (in.)
0.375
Product Length (in.)
9.5
Product Width (in.)
6.5 in

Details

Individual/Set
Individual
Jig Style
Drill
Material
Metal
Number of Pieces
28
Power Tool Accessory Type
Other Accessory
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.6
    out of 21 reviews
  • 63% recommend this product
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Best for small jobs!
This is a great item for small jobs around the house . I have had this tool since 2010 and it has been very useful . I have fixed a dinner table,coffee table,created two fish tank stands and made two end table replicas of picture shown. As with any tool it must be used correctly and maintained.My neighbor borrowed it to fix a screen door a few months back and has yet to return it so I will be buying another maybe the kit this time around .
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Should have bought the Kreg
Walking through HD and stumbled on this. Was going to purchase the Kreg for a farmhouse table I'm building but when I saw this I couldn't pass up the value. By the time I drilled the 12th hole, the drill bit wandered so much it drilled the hole close to the edge of the wood. When I screwed the joint together the wood cracked apart and was useless. (see the photo). I thought it was odd that there were so many metal shavings coming out as I drilled the pocket holes. They should have stronger metal than aluminum. And I should have waited and just ordered the Kreg. Lesson learned the hard way.
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    Buy Kreg
    This product is non adjustable and therefore often blows out when screwing together. For the same price you can buy an adjustable basic Kreg jig. Save yourself the frustration, spend more if you have to.
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    Response from General ToolsJun 14, 2021
    We are very sorry that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. We appreciate the time you took to write this review and your feedback will be used to improve our products in the future. Please call 800-697-8665 Ext 1600 or email us at info@generaltools.com. We will be more than happy to resolve this issue for you.
      The drill bit that came with it broke the first...
      The drill bit that came with it broke the first time I used it but the rest of it I'm sure will be good but I need to find a new bit
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      Response from General ToolsApr 22, 2021
      Dear Brittany,
      We are very sorry that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. We appreciate the time you took to write this review. We would like to assist you with your issue. Please call 800-697-8665 Ext 1603 or email us at techsupport@generaltools.com. We will be more than happy to resolve this issue for you.
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      Easy to use and worked great.
      Easy to use and worked great.
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      Very useful and for the price?very affordable comparing with leading...
      Very useful and for the price?very affordable comparing with leading brands which is doin same result.
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      Just what I was looking for for some home projects....
      Just what I was looking for for some home projects.
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      Works just like it's supposed to!
      I wanted a pocket hole jig for some time. I can't compare this to a Kreg because I have never used one. What I can tell you is this thing works just fine and for the price, well worth the money. I have had no issues using it or durability of the tool. I have probably drilled 100 pocket holes with it and not one issue.
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      Great Tool for the price point
      For hidden joinery this tool is great. I bought mine about 4 years ago. Thumb can get a bit sore with use, but for placing a nice trim board on the front of a cabinet or a desk, this works better, looks better, and is stronger than using a small brad nailer. I think it possible some of the other reviewers here were looking for something a bit different - for instance the screw coming out of the back of the joined piece. This tool drills at an angle, so if the screw being place into the wood is long enough, it WILL come through the back of the other board - no doubt. Solution - shorter screw - 3/4 inch or 1 in usually does the trick. If it just a trim piece, how long does the screw need to be right? For more strength in the joinery though - maybe a plate joiner or a dowel joiner would be better. Mine has also had some of the aluminum shavings come out from my operating hand not being perfectly lined up when I start the drill. But again - for occasional small project use, and me slowing down and being careful, the thing is still working great.
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