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[Amazon.ca] Kreg Jig Mini @ $11.00

For those of you who are into woodwork, Kreg jig is on sale at Amazon.ca for $11.00, original price @ $24.58, great little tool.

Here is the link:
https://www.amazon.ca/Kreg-MKJ-Mini-Jig ... s=kreg+jig

Comparable price at Amazon.com is $13.07 USD, roughly $17.15CAD.
https://www.amazon.com/Kreg-MKJ-Mini-Ji ... s=kreg+jig

For those of you who are not familiar with Kreg jig, here is a youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYp0uebypBw

Cheers!

Add-on: Thanks for myothercarsaseaking for posting the stepped drill bit and collar kit @$6.49, here is the link. This combo is cheaper than the official kit.

https://www.amazon.ca/LINGS-SHOP-Replac ... V211Z9PR2G
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DrunkCPU wrote: For those of you who are into woodwork, Kreg jig is on sale at Amazon.ca for $11.00, original price @ $24.58, great little tool.

Here is the link:
https://www.amazon.ca/Kreg-MKJ-Mini-Jig ... s=kreg+jig

Comparable price at Amazon.com is $13.07 USD, roughly $17.15CAD.
https://www.amazon.com/Kreg-MKJ-Mini-Ji ... s=kreg+jig

For those of you who are not familiar with Kreg jig, here is a youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYp0uebypBw

Cheers!
Thanked!
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Jan 13, 2004
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The jig has been that price for awhile now. Note it doesn't come with the drill bit.

Mini jig kit w/ drill bit is around $25
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What do you know, I didn't even know I needed this!
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Nov 26, 2008
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Do you need the kit? Or is this for those who have the kit and need a spare?
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Nov 7, 2013
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Halifax
This is a good deal for anyone who already has a Kreg jig kit and wants a backup jig. For everybody else, you're going to need a stepped drill bit and collar to use this thing properly. (Here's an example for $6.50).
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Just the jig without a drill bit has been $11 for a long time if you look on CC. If you don't have any kreg jigs I would get the kit with a drill bit.
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Raboo11 wrote: Just the jig without a drill bit has been $11 for a long time if you look on CC. If you don't have any kreg jigs I would get the kit with a drill bit.
I didn't bother look up the price history on CCC before posting and didn't find any old post for it. Regardless, it's a worthy purchase IMHO :)
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you're going to want the kreg clamps too.. right angle and regular.
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For occasional use, any clamps will do. If you're going to be using this regularly, I agree the Kreg-branded clamps are very nice... But if you're using this regularly you should probably be looking at one of the higher-end jig kits (R3, K4, etc).
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Oct 27, 2006
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Snagged one! Why not. In the example youtube video though, why didn't he just screw the corners together as you would normally from the outside? Is it because of the thinness of the wood in this case?
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flimbs wrote: Snagged one! Why not. In the example youtube video though, why didn't he just screw the corners together as you would normally from the outside? Is it because of the thinness of the wood in this case?
It's because the end grain of wood is a very weak method of joinery. Joinery through side grain is much stronger.

Also in many applications you can hide the screwed location via a pocket hole vs through the face side of the wood.
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You need a stepped bit and stopper to do pocket holes with this mini jig. This is pretty close to regular price at Busy Bee Tools.
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gr8dlr wrote: You need a stepped bit and stopper to do pocket holes with this mini jig. This is pretty close to regular price at Busy Bee Tools.
That's why the OP posted a link to that also:
DrunkCPU wrote: Add-on: Thanks for myothercarsaseaking for posting the stepped drill bit and collar kit @$6.49, here is the link. This combo is cheaper than the official kit.

https://www.amazon.ca/LINGS-SHOP-Replac ... V211Z9PR2G
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Good deal, but doesnt provide accuracy and will likely move around. Do yourself a favour and buy the kit. I bought the K5 kit for $200 down to $140 all in Sept 2014. One of the best tools I have. This thing makes it dead easy to build cabinets, shelving, built-ins with professional results. Table saw with a good fence and good saw blade is the only thing you need.

You're at $20 for the single hole jig and drill bit. Add in a good clamp and long Robertson bit...plus all the screws. Just buy the kit and get your money back after the first project.

Regardless of which tool you choose, Kreg has tons of tutorials and build plans online to make life easy
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That non-Kreg bit is likely not as good as the Kreg bit. I don't think it will cut as clean or as often. I recently broke a non-official bit as I had a Pocket Hole kit that was not a Kreg one. I bought the Mini Kit to get the Kreg pocket jig and bit.

Amazon price is everyday price at Busy Bee

http://www.busybeetools.com/products/ji ... -kreg.html

This is more expensive but those who are going to be doing lots of holes should buy a proper jig kit because clamping and reclamping to do lots of holes is major PITA. Much cheaper version of Kregs.

http://www.harborfreight.com/portable-p ... 96264.html
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