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Pocket Hole Jig Customizable

by Spoonless Apr 14, 2016
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Thanks for sharing. I printed in ABS but came out a bit small because I did not save the drawings that are on this web page. Hence did not know what data to put in. Now I have seen the drawings, all is clear and will try again. Just a question about the metal tube. I see, on internet, that they normally need them. Did you use tubes eover the full length of the holes or half way?

"Just a question about the metal tube. I see, on internet, that they normally need them. "

I thought the would be necessary as well, but when I tried using mine without metal sleeves, It worked surprisingly well. Depends on how long you want it to last, I think a plastic only one will last at least a few projects.

"Did you use tubes over the full length of the holes or half way?"

either way works. Depending on the tools you have, it might be easier to just cut the tubing to 90 deg, rather than at the angle needed to go all the way through.

Sorry for the late response, I don't visit Thingiverse as often as I used to.

-Spoonless

Hi Spoonless,
Thanks for the reply. I tried with the tube but the tube gers hot due to friction and softens the plastic. I also tried without and it seema to last a bit longer but not more then 10-15 holes. However, I am not using a proper, pocket hole drill bit but one I made. Could be it makes a difference. In the end, I made a pocket hole jig from wood and it seems to last longer. I like the Idea of the printed one though and will try again when I get a proper drill bit.
Thanks again and happy new year!
Misterxp

Did you guys slide metal protectors into the holes. The downside here seems to be that the drill bit will over time rip slop into the jig.

This is correct. The metal is only needed if you want to keep using the tool for many projects. I didn't bother with metal for mine, I've never needed to replace it. Although I've only made two projects with it.

Sorry for the late response, I don't visit Thingiverse as often as I used to.

-Spoonless

Are your defaults sane (Comparable to the Kreg jig)?

I believe so. Though, I have never used or owned a Kreg jig. I based the angles off numbers I found on a google image search, and sized the holes based on a drill bit I had. I have printed and used the jig; so it does work.

Thanks for asking :)