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Pocket Hole Jig Instructions for Use

  1. Wing Screws
  2. Moveable Carriage
  3. Large Thumbscrew
  4. Bushings
  5. Step Drill
  6. Allen Wrench
  7. Set Screw
  8. Stop Collar

Figure 1

Step One: Adjust the distance between centers
Adjust the distance between centers by unscrewing the large thumbscrew, sliding the moveable carriage to the desired location and tightening the thumbscrew to lock the carriage in place.

Figure 2

Step Two: Adjust for the board thickness
This step is best performed visually rather than by measuring since it eliminates the need for calculations and charts.

To visually set the pocket hole jig for board thickness, slide one carriage slightly off the side of the wood while keeping the other carriage on the wood as seen in figure 2.

Figure 3

Then look at the side profile of the wood and the jig to set the bit so that it will go directly through the center of the end of the board. You may need to put the step drill through the bushing to see where it will come out. Please refer to figure 3.

Figure 4

Once the jig is in place, set the wing screws flush with the end of the boards and tighten them in place. This will enable you to drill several boards of the same thickness without having to readjust the jig.

Figure 5
True Board Thickness Distance A
3/4" Hang the front lip just over the edge of the board
1" 1/8"
1 1/2" 2 1/16"
Table 1

If you would rather calculate the distance of the stops using a chart, please refer to table 1 and figure 5.

Figure 6

Step Three: Set the stop collar for the drill
Look again at the side profile and push the step srill through the bushing so that the small diameter of the drill is going through the joint of the boards. It is most common to have one half of the small diameter on each side of the joint. Please refer to figure 6.

Figure 7

Slip the stop collar over the end of the drill until it is flush with the bushing, then tighten the set screw.

Figure 8

Step four: Clamp the jig to the board
To prevent the jig from moving as you drill, clamp the jig tightly to the board.

Figure 9

Step five: Drill
You are now ready to drill your pocket hole. Please remember to familarize yourself with your drills instructions and to take all safetly precautions before you begin.
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