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Kreg Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter

This Christmas I treated myself to a Kreg Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter and present a quick guide on how to use the Kreg Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter.

29/12/2017

I have previously posted details on the Kreg Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter, but never got to actually use the tool. After treating myself to one of these tools as a gift to myself (!), I have the opportunity to put it to the test.

The Kreg Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter is not a tool for everyone - but definitely for the DIY or woodworking enthusiast who owns a Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig and wants a professional finish for projects, or to be able to create almost invisible joints.

The kit consists of a Plug Cutting Bit, Drill Stop with Allen Key, and Drill Guide that fits into any K3, K4 or K5 Kreg Jig. The first step is to fit the drill guide into your jig.

Set up the correct drilling depth by securing the drill stop at the top of the cutting bit, making sure to allow clearance at the bottom of the cutting bit.

Insert the wood to be drilled out for plugs. In my case, I used Meranti first and then pine.

Three plugs were drilled, going with the direction of the grain.

To remove the drilled plugs the wood was cut off at the end - about 5mm - using a mitre saw.

After selecting the best plug, this was glued into a pre-drilled pocket-hole.

After letting the glue dry, the plug was sanded down.

I repeated the process with a pine scrap - with equally impressive results.

 

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