In wood-related projects, having a tool to make holes is essential. Many beginners and also the professionals are suggesting to use a Kreg Jig. It could be as handy as people describe under one condition: you know how to operate it. If you don’t, then it would sit in the corner of your storeroom only.
- Measuring Wood Thickness
The first step to do is measuring how thick the wood you are going to drill. In the manual book you will find different screw size to use. Sometimes, you could use thinner screw if the wood has less solid structure. You might have to connect two woods with different thickness. In this case, pick the thinner screw to drill both boards.
- Ensuring Proper Position
Depending on the thickness, you might need to readjust the position of the holes. To do this, you have to loosen the screw so you could pull or push the jig. Place the board in between the jig and the bit collar, then tighten the jig grip. Before you start screwing, secure the kreg jig by clamping the tool to the table. It is important to prevent any mistake.
- Following The Guide Holes
There are at least three guide holes in the bit collar. Each holes should be able to fit the screws perfectly. Using steady pressure, push the screw through the bit collar. If you need to drill more holes, move the position and repeat the process. The suggested holes number is two. One hole allows the board to spin around, using the hole as pivot center.
- Drilling Lower Holes
In the basic drilling guidance, you must make sure that the board touch the bottom of kerg jig machine. However, you could pull up the board a little bit to make joint holes. It would be helpful especially when you want to connect two woods. For beginners, it is better to drill the wood one by one. Once you master the skill, you could drill the connected joint at the same time.
To make strong furniture, you need strong joint and connect the holes with a screw. This is where a Kreg Jig comes in handy. If you want stronger hold while drilling, don’t forget to attach the clasping claws to the edge of the table. Also, remember to pick the suitable eye drill for the wood based on its thickness. As long as you stay on these rules, there would be no problems with the hole-making process.