Thursday, January 23, 2014

Kreg Router Table

I just got my grubby little hands or should I say sawdusty hands on the newest kid on the block in router table, the Kreg Router Table. If you are familiar with other Kreg products like the well known Kreg Jig system then you know that Kreg does not manufacture junk. Quite the contrary, they make some of the finest precision made woodworking tools available making millions of woodworkers lives easier and more productive. Well the  Kreg PRS1040 Precision Router Table System is no different and will not disappoint.

Let me start my Kreg Router Table review with the fence system. I LOVE it! It is cleverly designed to work just like a table saw fence that locks into place just like my Delta Uni-Fence. Check out the description of the Kreg Router Table from Amazon... Taking design cues from high-end table saw rip fences, the Kreg Precision Router Table System features a fully enclosed, t-square style fence for complete use of your miter slot and small adjustments on the fly. Its vibration and noise resistant MDF table has a high-pressure laminate Easy-Slide Micro-Dot skin, which makes it easy to slide workpieces across the surface. It also boasts a precise insert plate that mounts to any router without the usual extra holes you don't need. Bottom-up levelers feature eight individual contact points for leveling accuracy, and dual reducing rings (2 inches; 1-13/16 inches) provide the convenience of Porter Cable guide bushing capability. For added flexibility, independent fence faces allow the table to double as a vertical jointer. Kreg Logo Precision Router Table System At a Glance: Fully enclosed, aluminum fence for superior precision and dust collection Edge-banded MDF top absorbs vibration and noise; easy-slide micro-dot skin 9-1/4 x 11 3/4 x 3/8-inch thick phenolic insert plate works with any router Individual fence faces allow table to double as a vertical jointer Dual reducing rings boast three independent leveling/lock-down screws At a Glance Unique t-square style fence keeps the fence permanently parallel to the miter slot. Precise insert plate designed to mount to any router enables a perfect custom fit. Finish Projects Faster, Easier, and With Greater Precision A quality router table is one of the most important tools for any serious woodworker. Whether you're routing a simple dado, putting the finishing touch on a countertop, or building an entire set of raised panel doors from scratch, the Kreg Precision Router Table's innovative features will help you finish projects faster, easier, and with greater precision than ever before. Innovative Fence Design Provides Automatic Squaring The Precision Router Table fence has a t-square style design that keeps the fence permanently parallel to the miter slot. This automatic squaring lets you fully utilize your miter slot and makes it easier than ever to make small adjustments on the fly. The fence is made from an incredibly rigid fully-enclosed aluminum extrusion which supports even the largest workpieces, and creates a full length vacuum chamber for superior dust collection and a cleaner shop. The fence also includes two fully independent fence faces, allowing the router table to double as a vertical jointer. Vibration and noise resistant MDF table top and flexible steel stand. Rugged MDF Table-Top This router's professionally edge-bended tabletop is made from vibration and noise resistant MDF with a high-pressure, impact-resistant laminate skin that makes it easy to slide workpieces across the surface. Two steel support struts prevent bending or bowing, and the combination miter/t-slot works with a variety of accessories for greater project flexibility. Precise Insert Plate Made from an incredibly durable phenolic, this standard sized insert plate (9-1/4 x 11-3/4 x 3/8 inches) has been designed to mount to any router without the usual "swiss cheese" type surface found on most router table insert plates. Utilizing your router's base plate and the easy to use template (included), mounting the insert plate to almost any router leaves you with a perfect custom fit completely free of extra holes. Dual reducing rings (2 inches; 1-13/64 inches) boast three independent leveling/lock-down screws and compatibility with standard Porter-Cable guide bushings for fast and easy template routing on your router table. For even greater precision, the lens cursor offers incredible accuracy without a tape measure and pencil. Flexible Steel Stand The Precision Router Table Top rests on the Kreg Universal Steel Stand, which is also the base of the popular Klamp Table. This rugged stand is adjustable from 31 to 36 inches in height, and is constructed from incredibly durable steel. For additional mobility, Kreg 3-inch dual-locking casters can be added at any time. Product Description The Precision Router Table measures 41 x 32-1/4 x 24 inches (HxWxD) and weighs 85 pounds. What's in the Box Precision router table, fence, table legs, and instruction manual. I love my Kreg Router Table and find it hard to get through a day without finding a new application for it. My research has found the best price online for the Kreg PRS1040 Precision Router Table System is through

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kreg Jig Plans

Kreg Jig Plans

Whether you are a seasoned woodworker or weekend warrior, the Kreg Jig pocket hole joinery sytem will bring your woodworking to the next level.
Be it building simple  "box style" "European" frameless cabinetry or building fine furniture, the Kreg Jig should play an integral part in your woodworking. There are many Kreg Jig Plans available online. Just Google "Kreg Jig Plans" or "Kreg Jig Projects" and you will have a plethora of information at your fingertips or shall I say drill?
The Kreg Jig will be one of the best investments you will ever make in your woodworking. I honestly could not live without ours. We use it in every aspect of our architectural millwork and commercial casework business. We actually have stepped up to a dedicated free standing industrial pneumatic pocket hole machine where you just step on a foot peddle and away it goes but we still use our original tried and true Kreg Jig on installs(perfect for attaching fillers to base and wall cabinets).
So go get some Kreg Jig Plans and take your woodworking to the next level!