Porter-Cable Quik-Jig Pocket-Hole Jig

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.9
out of 5
Brand:
Porter-Cable
Model:
560
Price:
$200

Description

The 560 includes QUIKJIG, 6" (15.2cm) Square drive, 3" (7.6cm) Square drive, 3/8" (9.5mm) Drill bit, Drill bit collar, Hex key, 1" (25.4mm) Screws (20), 1-1/4" (31.7mm) Screws (40), 1-1/2" (38.1mm) Screws (40), and Clamp.

• Automatic depth control system allows for easy set up for different material thicknesses
• Variable Spaced Bushings allow a variety of positions for the pocket holes
• Self Adjusting Clamp adjusts automatically to material thickness
• Repeatable clamp makes multiple pieces quick and easy
• Screw Length Gauge recommends the appropriate screw length for material thickness
• Built-In Drill Bit collar set up does not need to be changed for different material thicknesses
• Removable Dust Port can be hooked up to a Porter Cable Dust Extractor or standard vacuum
• Weight: 8 lbs.
• Material Capacities: 1/2" to 1 1/2"
• Pocket Bit Diameter: 3/8"
• Pilot Bit Diameter: 5/32"
• Length: 9 3/4"
• Width, Housing Only: 6 1/2"
• Height: 9"

WOOD magazine review

Feature-laden jig works exceptionally

Review Summary

The Quik-Jig works similarly to other benchtop pocket-hole jigs, yet it is unique in several ways. First, you only set the drill bit's stop collar one time, and then it cuts to the perfect depth from then on no matter the thickness of the workpiece. The guide has an automatic adjusting feature for workpiece thickness, automatically setting the drill guides in the perfect location.
The drill guides are adjustable from 3/4" on center to 1-3/8", and have centerline markings on each hole for pinpoint placement. There's also a workpiece stop for easy repeatability of multiple workpieces. The clamping mechanism is a push-and-twist system to lock the guide against the workpiece, with a quick-release clamp for repeatability. The drill bit cranked out clean, precise holes equal to those of the Kreg jigs. The jig also has helpful markings on it that tell you the length of screw to use for the holes/workpieces you're using. The only downside to this jig is that it's not at all portable, meaning you have to bring the workpiece to it rather than the other way around.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Reader Reviews

PC 560 Pocket Hole Jig

Review Summary

What does a pocket hole jig do? Make a hole at the right angle at the right place on a piece of wood to attach it to another piece of wood. If done correctly pretty much any jig will do. This jig makes it nearly impossible to get it wrong. Insert wood, clamp it down, adjust hole spacing(if making two holes), drill, done! No other jig will adjust automatically for thin and thick stock. No other jig has a 'set it just once' bit collar that works for all stock.
Somebody put a whole lot of thought into this and it shows. You will NOT be disappointed. The only thing it doesn't do as well as the other name brand jig is go portable. You can do it but because of it's bulk it's a little awkward.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

If you need to make a pocket hole this is the way to go

Review Summary

No fiddling around, no slippage of the board, once set up you can repeat your boring time and time again with precision. Set up is easy, just set your bit to the right depth, set you board stop, clamp, and bore your holes.Yes it is big and heaver than most tools of this kind but it really does a great job.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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