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Do-It-All Pocket Hole Jig

Yes, this really is a picture of a pocket hole jig. With screwed-together joinery becoming so popular, Porter- Cable has pulled out all the stops to design a jig that’s fully adjustable. Sometimes that makes a device way too complicated, but the Quikjig is very easy to use.

To adjust the hole spacing, you turn a knob on the left side of the jig. Then you place your material in the jig and push down on the large knob in front as far as it will go. Rotate the knob to lock it. A scale on the side of the jig then indicates what length of screw to use. You don’t have to adjust the stop collar on the drill bit— that stays the same for every setting. Pushing down on the large lever in front of the jig clamps the material in place. You’re ready to drill. It's really as simple as 1-2-3 for a piece of any thickness.

The Quikjig can be used in two different positions. For a piece of normal length, you position the jig as shown and put the piece in vertically. For an extra-long piece, you turn the jig 90°. The back of the jig becomes the base and the piece slides in horizontally.

All in all, the major benefi t of this jig is that it greatly expands the range of furniture parts that you can assemble with pocket hole screws. After all, they’re not just for face frames anymore.

The Quikjig will handle material from 1/2" to 1-1/2" thick. You can space the holes anywhere from 3/4" to 1-1/2" apart. The drill bit and stop collar are included.



Porter-Cable,, 800-223-7278, QuikJig Pocket Hole Joinery System, Model 560, $230.