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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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.