Craftsman pocket hole jig

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Craftsman
Model:
29133
Price:
$40

Description

Makes wood joints fast & flush corner joints; 90 deg. joints, face frame joints. Comes complete with 3/8 in. step drill bit stop collar & hex wrench. Heavy-duty aluminum extrusion.

WOOD magazine review

No-frills jig for occasional use

Review Summary

The Craftsman jig is a carbon copy of the General Tools jig, and comes with only the aluminum jig, drill bit, stop collar, and hex wrench to adjust the stop collar. You do not get a driver bit. The jig can be mounted to a substrate or clamped directly to a workpiece; it works the same either way. The jig lacks any type of adjustment for different workpiece thickness: You drill the same hole spacing (1" on center) unless you reposition the jig for each hole.
And the thumbscrew "clamp" requires lots of turns when going from a thin board to a thick one, and if you overtighten it you'll likely leave a dimple on the wood. There are no markings on the jig for lining up on a workpiece, so you have to eyeball it. The included drill bit dulled quicker than all the others, resulting in tear-out around the pocket holes.

Detailed Ratings

2.0
out of 5

Performance

2

Features

2

Ease of Use

3

Value

1

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