Help from others with a Kreg Jig

Submitted by bhoppy on Sun, 01/16/2011 - 07:28

I'm having a bit of trouble with my second KOW project... The laundry basket dresser. I drilled the pocket holes in plywood but when I went to attach the pieces together with the screws it seemed like the holes weren't deep enough.  The plan called for 1 1/4 screws but they didn't hardly go into the second peice of wood.  Anyway I'm scared to redrill and screw up more wood.  I've already butchered so much trying to cut the plywood straight with a circular saw.  Any suggestions?


Sun, 01/16/2011 - 12:04

I'm guessing, but it sounds like maybe you didn't set the stop collar on the bit to the proper depth. I've done that a bunch. Be sure the shoulder of the bit is at the proper depth (3/4) if you are using 3/4 ply. I've been in a hurry several times and set the end of the bit at 3/4, then wondered why my screws weren't long enough. Redrilling w/the bit set to the proper depth isn't any big deal, just try to get your holes as close to lined up as you can when you redrill. Hope this helps.


Sun, 01/16/2011 - 14:50

Thank You OkieJoe!  That's exactly what I did.  I fixed the stop collar and redrilled the holes.  Yeah!  I also figured out how to cut a straight line with the circular saw!  Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have an actual laundry basket dresser:-)