What Is A Kreg Jig?
A Kreg Jig is a tool that you can use to make joining pieces of wood much easier than having to do it manually. A Kreg Jig R3 takes all of the guess work out of making joints. To be exact, this tool helps you make pocket hole joints, which comprise of 1 or 2 holes being drilled into the flat side of an end of a piece of wood, where screws then go through those holes and attach the first piece of wood to the second.
When it comes to making wood joints, especially pocket hole joints, a Kreg Jig removes the need to guess the angle and position at which you drill the holes and insert the screws, thus providing for a perfectly strong joint every time. A Kreg Jig R3 can be used for making shelves, cupboards, book cases, boxes, and other squared wooden frames and it can be used for a variety of different sized woods.
How To Use A Kreg Jig R3
Using a Kreg Jig R3 is a very simple procedure, and creating a wood joint with it takes minimal effort. As long as you follow these steps you won’t have any problem using it. Using this thing only involves 3 simple steps that anyone can follow.
1. Attach The Jig To Your Piece Of Wood
All you really have to do is to attach the Kreg Jig R3 to an end of a piece of wood. Slide the Jig over the end of the piece you are working on and attach it with a clamp. Make sure that the holes are lined up the way you want them to be before you start doing any drilling.
2. Align And Drill The Holes.
Once you have the jig firmly attached, you can use the included drilling tool to make the holes that will be used for the screws. The Kreg Jig R3 features 2 pre-drilled holes that are at the perfect angle for making a pocket hole joint.
Simply drill out the wood where the holes in the Kreg Jig are in order to make the screw holes. Keep in mind that this jig features 9 different depth settings. So before you drill, make sure that you have chosen the proper depth setting for the project that you are working on.
3. Insert The Screws
After you have drilled the screw holes, simply remove the Kreg jig R3 from the piece of wood and use the proper sized screws to attach the piece to the second piece of wood. Make sure that the screws are firmly secured to the second piece of wood (that you did not drill holes in with the Kreg Jig), and your project is complete!
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