Gary Striegler is a master carpenter with over 25 years of hands-on experience. Gary is Known all over for his time tested use of proven trim and home beautification techniques, Gary is a strong advocate for anything that helps him get the job done faster, without sacrificing the strength and longevity of his work. Gary is the host of Kregs detailed Trim Carpentry DVD (from which these short clips were taken), which walks you through skills and strategies designed to speed your work and improve the quality of your finished product by building with Pocket-Screw Joinery. What Pocket-Holes let you do, is build better projects, faster, and really with less skill. -Gary Striegler
Woodworking projects made easy! The Kreg jig is the tool that is taking the “do it yourself” world by storm! Many professional woodworkers have relied on the Kreg jig for years. With this tool you can easily make strong and beautiful wood joints. The great thing about the Kreg jig is that you don’t need to know any complicate math, you don’t need to use any glue and maybe the best point, you don’t need to buy any expensive sanders, saws or routers. Since the Kreg jig comes with it’s own clamping system you also have all the clamps that you will need to get the job done right!
The Kreg Mini Jig is an economic single hole pocket kit which includes the jig, the pocket hole bit, the stop collar and wrench. This little jewel of a tool will allow you to make one pocket hole at a time for those hard to reach areas. Features include hardened steel drill guide and fiberglass reinforced nylon body which comes complete with a chip extraction hole and plug setter that is incorporated into the base of the jig.
Here’s a review from one satisfied customer
“I bought this kit to build frames for a raised panel heirloom chest. I considered buying the Rocket jig, but since this one was so much cheaper and would get the job done, I opted for the less expensive variety.
A couple of test pieces went well, so I went ahead and plunged into my assembling my frames. When you’re only cutting a few holes, you don’t miss the extras that come with the Rocket, but after a while I began thinking how much easier my life would be had I bought the more expensive kit. That being said, my pocket holes look great and work really well. These things are solid! I love the fact that you don’t have to wait for glue to dry. I haven’t tested the joints to failure, but I’ve put significant force on them, with no ill results.
Insofar as choosing the less expensive option, I was reminded of what my Dad always says…buy the cheaper one, and you’ll regret it every time you use it. Buy the more expensive one, and you only regret it when you have to pay for it. But I’ve already thrown so much money at this heirloom chest project that I needed to start paring back somewhere!
A little advice for those who do purchase this kit: I found that I could use my Quick-Grip clamps for clamping down the jig to the workpiece and drilling the holes. When it comes to screwing in the pocket screws, however, I got much better results from clamping the whole thing together pretty firmly with a C-clamp and then screwing in the screws with a cordless drill. Good luck!”
Gary Striegler is a second generation homebuilder who has more than 25 years of woodworking experience. Gary is known all over the country for his proven techniques and unique home detailing, Gary is a advocate for any tool or process that will help him get the job done faster, without having to sacrifice the strength or longevity of his work. Gary is also the host of Kreg’s detailed Trim Carpentry DVD (these clips were taken from that DVD), which helps you learn skills and strategies designed to increase the speed of your work and improve the quality of your finished projects by using Pocket-Screw Joinery. “What Pocket-Holes let you do, is build better projects, faster, and really with less skill”. -Gary Striegler
Gary Striegler Shows you some excellent tricks of the trade for using the Kreg jig for trim carpentry. Gary is a second generation home builder with over 25 years of experience. He is known all over the country for his techniques in home detailing. Gary is a proponent for any tool or system that will help him get the job done faster without sacrificing his high quality standards. The clips on this video were taken from Kreg’s detailed trim carpentry DVD of which Gary is the host. Gary takes you through skills and strategies that will help to increase speed while working while also improving the quality of your work by using pocket hole joinery. “What Pocket-Holes let you do, is build better projects, faster, and really with less skill.” -Gary Striegler