From making your own picture frames to constructing your own furniture, woodwork is one area where many DIY’ers cut their teeth and where many skilled professionals make an honest living. Whether you’re wet behind the ears or a seasoned expert at the craft, here’s a roundup of handy new woodworking tools to consider for your next equipment purchase.
The Milescraft PocketJig200 (#1323) allows you to connect your work pieces in a quick and timely manner. Whether you want to build storage projects, cabinets, shelves or bookcases, this pocket-screw kit does it all. Use it to create corner joints, T-joints, framing joints, miter joints, and make repairs. With built-in board thicknesses, there is no need to manually measure. Just set this jig to your desired setting, set the depth of your bit and start drilling. There are four common board thickness settings built into the jig: 1/2-, 3/4-, 1- and 1-1/2-in. (12, 19, 27, 38mm). The plastic carrying case contains everything you need to get started with your first pocket holes. Included are the following: double barrel pocket hole jig, drill bit, T20 drivers (3 and 6 in.), quick connect, stop collar with hex key, plugs and an assortment of different sized T20 pocket hole screws. With this type of T20 screw head, you can get maximum torque on the screw with little chance of the screw head stripping out. Visit www.milescraft.com.
Also from Milescraft, thePocketJig100 (#1321) gives you a quick