Work with materials such as timber, MDF, plywood and blockboard? Then we recommend the Trend pocket hole jig.
Trend’s innovative new product produces strong, fast joints in timber and other materials. Furthermore, it does so with accuracy and convenience, allowing excellent results to be achieved without the need for clamps or jointing jigs.
Read on for more on this must-have item for furniture makers and carpenters.
Trend pocket hole jig features
- Adjustable height to allow material from 12.7mm to 38mm to be jointed
- Solid hardened bushes with fixed pitch of 30mm
- Use on timber, MDF, plywood and blockboard
- Workpiece support and end stop
- Allows a variety of joints to be created individually
- Quick and easy drill bit depth setting turret
- Dust extraction spout
- Square drive self tapping screws for use with a No.2 square drive bit to resist slipping (cam out)
The Trend pocket hole jig is also ideal for joining two pieces of wood together at right angles. It does so efficiently when used with a drill driver and drill bits.
As mentioned above, joints can be produced to a very high standard with this jig. Start the process by screwing it to a sawhorse or workbench, and position it precisely for the purpose of creating counter-bored holes in your material.
Control the depth of the counter-bore section of the hole by adjusting the collar/depth stop, which is fitted to the stepped drill. Simply lay a spacer on the jig base plate and slide the drill through the guide until it rests on it for setting up.
You can then lock the collar in position. Following your trial joints using waste materials, the next step is to drill each pocket hole using a fast speed setting. Occasionally pull the drill bit gently up and down the hole to clear the wood chips until the collar touches the depth stop.
Assemble the joints and finish
Secure the corner joint faces against a formed right angle jig to ensure they remain flush during assembly. Likewise, to ensure that the faces of edge to edge joints remain flush, use the face clamp supplied with the jig.
Form the joint by then using steel screws with your drill; do so temporarily by leaving the screws dry. Alternatively, glue them for a permanent assembling of the joints.
Permanent glued joints can be given a neat finish by using a long plug cutter to cut matching timber plugs. These can be inserted to fill the counter-bore hole over the fixing screw. Cut the plug close to the surface of the work and sand flush before applying a finish.
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In conclusion, the Trend pocket hole jig is a fantastic option for your woodworking and joinery needs. Additionally, it eliminates the necessity to buy a power tool that requires multiple accessories on top of them. This makes it highly convenient on top of its guaranteed quality and efficiency.