CMT Pocket-Hole Jig

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
CMT
Model:
PPJ-002
Price:
$90

Description

For fast, easy and accurate cabinet & furniture construction, there’s never been a tool like the Pocket-Pro™ joinery system. Designed by CMT and professional cabinetmakers, this new system allows you to make rock-solid pocket hole joints in stock 12,7mm (1/2”) to 40mm (1-5/8”) thick with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

The heart of the Pocket-Pro™ system is our unique moulded jig, which features hardened drill bushings and an interlocking two-piece design. Sliding the jig up or down enables you to adjust the stock thickness in preset 1,6mm (1/16”) increments without test joints or measurements! If you have used other pocket hole jigs you will be familiar with many joint applications, but you will benefit from many Pocket-Pro™ system advantages.

For example:
-some jigs require adding or removing various parts of the jig to join different stock thicknesses. With the Pocket-Pro™ you simply have to adjust the interlocking jig up or down for the full range of joints 12,7mm (1/2”) to 40mm (1-5/8”) thick.

* Other jigs require frequent repositioning of the depth stop collar for different joint styles. CMT’s Pocket-Pro™ joinery system allows you to make most of the adjustments leaving the stop collar in the same position of the drill bit.

* Plus, with CMT’s Pocket-Pro™ system you can quickly adjust the location of the pocket in relation to the end of your workpiece to create a stronger joint by using longer screws, or to leave more “meat” in the joint.

* Check out the Pocket-Pro™ joinery system today. Easy enough for the beginner and accurate enough for the pro, the Pocket-Pro™ is the world’s most versatile pocket hole jig.

* Pocket-Pro™ starter set: perfect for those who want an economical introduction to pocket hole joinery, this set is also an ideal choice for woodworkers who want to upgrade from another jig. It includes the two-piece molded jig, a toggle clamp, 9,5mm (3/8”) step drill bit, a stop collar, 2 driver bits and sample screws.

WOOD magazine review

Two-part jig works well

Review Summary

You have to mount the two parts to a substrate to "assemble" this jig. The holes in the jig are preset at 1” on center and are not adjustable. The drill guides are made from hardened steel but are not replaceable. There are no markings on the top of the jig to lay out the holes, so you have to eyeball it. The toggle clamp adjusted easily enough and held the wood securely to the jig.
Adjusting the jig body for different workpiece thicknesses is simple, just loosen two knobs and raise or lower the drill guide. The jig drills holes in workpieces from 1/2” to 1-5/8” thick. The drill bit, though not equal to the best in our review of pocket hole jigs, drilled clean, precise holes without tear-out through the first 40 holes in abrasive melamine particleboard. After that we noticed a slight bit of tear-out.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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