A: Thanks for the question. You can remove the material thickness stop side of the jig for repair applications and tight spaces. However, the thickest material we suggest using the system on is 1 1/2".
A: Sounds like you need to use dowel pins or biscuit joints
A: I am assuming that the maple is not tongue and groove, and what you want to accomplish is not tying the deck to the frame. To tie the deck boards together I would recommend the $100 jig kit with the workpiece clamp. This would greatly speed the drilling of sufficient holes to stiffen the deck between supports.
A: I wouldn’t recommend using pocket screws for a plywood stage floor, if you’re using flooring then use a floor nailer with the T nails. Check YouTube for hard wood flooring install
A: Thanks for the question. The Kreg Jig K4, R3 and 320 will work with 3/4" material. To join 3/4" material you will want to use the 1 1/4" screws.
A: From your question, I conclude that you are installing a maple floor and don't want the fasteners to show. I'm hoping the maple hardwood is tongue & groove. You don't normally use a pocket hole jig to install flooring. Instead you use Floor Nailers and nail the boards on the tongue side. The Floor Nailers are designed to drive a flooring nail on an angle to serve 2 purposes: to hide the nail head and to drive the board tight into the previous flooring board. Home Depot sells several different brands of Floor Nailers for a range of prices. Some are manual where you wack it hard with a rubber mallet and some use compressed air. The compressed air are more reliable. Your arm will get tired very quickly when using a mallet - I know from experience. You could also rent this tool - some Home Depot stores will rent tools.
A: One must have a clamp to hold the jig in place. For easy installations a standard C-clamp works but in a limited space application I fabricated a clamp to screw into the riser to hold it in place
A: Just use a C clamp to hold Jig in place after locating and setting Jig. Easy read scale for how far back to set the Jig from edge. Very sharp Drill and very accurate Jig. I used biscuits to hold sections together but clamps would work fine.
A: The Kreg Jig 310 will come with everything you need other than a drill to make the pocket-holes and drive the screws.
A: You also need an electric drill and a C-clamp to hold it in place.
A: You will also need a power drill, and you may appreciate some clamps, but otherwise this is what you need to drill a single pocket hole.
A: Thanks for the question. The Kreg Jig 310 is designed to work with material thicknesses from 1/2" to 1 1/2".
A: Yes it will. For pocket screws.
A: From the on-line manual: •Works with materials from ½" to 1½" thick Using it on a 4 x 4 from one side is just going to allow screws to grab the outer 3/4". Seems a little easy to tip/rip apart, like toenailing a joist from one side. If you use the jig to drill two sets of holes on opposite sides, and then screw both ways it might work.
A: It will work on a 4x4, but the slot will not be very deep into the post.
A: It requires a clamp to hold in place, so it will work if you have a proper clamp or fabricate a device to hold it in place.