Pocket Hole Jig

Creating clean, crisp pocket holes couldn't be simpler. This jig is easy to build with a day in the shop.

There are two good reasons for making a pocket hole joint. It’s strong. And it’s quick. Basically, a pocket hole joint is a butt joint that’s held together with screws. The screws are driven into angled holes (pockets) in one piece. And they’re guided into the adjoining piece by a pilot hole drilled in the end of the pocket. As simple as it is, making a pocket hole joint can be a bit tricky. When drilling the angled pocket, the tip of the bit tends to “skate” across the workpiece. Also, if the pilot hole isn’t drilled at the correct angle, the screw may break through the “good” side of the workpiece when you assemble the project. To get around this, there are several jigs available that are specially designed to make pocket hole joints. They can be fairly expensive, however. But, you can build your own with this simple-to-build plan.

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What You Get:

  • 9 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 35 full-color photos and illustrations
  • Cutting diagram
  • Retail sources for project supplies

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