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OK it looks like Home Depot and Lowe's both have the R3 for $40. The clamps another $25. do I have to use their clamps for an specific reason or is it cool to use any other one I have at home now. Also do you guys use the Kreg screws, which are a little expensive ...or do you just buy normal ones



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Just now, olletsocmit said:

OK it looks like Home Depot and Lowe's both have the R3 for $40. The clamps another $25. do I have to use their clamps for an specific reason or is it cool to use any other one I have at home now. Also do you guys use the Kreg screws, which are a little expensive ...or do you just buy normal ones

The right angle clamp is a life saver and the face clamps (mainly the automaxx ones) are nice to have, not crucial for me though. I want to get the new automaxx right angle clamp though....

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7 minutes ago, olletsocmit said:

OK it looks like Home Depot and Lowe's both have the R3 for $40. The clamps another $25. do I have to use their clamps for an specific reason or is it cool to use any other one I have at home now. Also do you guys use the Kreg screws, which are a little expensive ...or do you just buy normal ones

 


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I have a few clamps by them, they have a large flat on both sides to keep things lined up plus one side fit the little R3 jig nicely as well.

I like the screws as well and buy them in bulk some times 1000-2000 pc boxes...

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2 hours ago, JimboS1ice said:

I don't do much of anything with my kreg jig, really useful

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you mean without I'm guessing

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3 hours ago, olletsocmit said:

So I went to buy the R3 kit today. It was $40, but the clamps are $30 each alone! They were out of clips so I didn't get anything.

 


I guess I will be trying some coupons. Got a lot of good ones from ace hardware

 

The clamps are worth it though. Make sure you get the "Automaxx" ones!

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6 hours ago, olletsocmit said:

So I went to buy the R3 kit today. It was $40, but the clamps are $30 each alone! They were out of clips so I didn't get anything.

 


I guess I will be trying some coupons. Got a lot of good ones from ace hardware

 

 

I think the clamp just dropped to $20 at Lowe's.

 

BTW, definitely buy the Kreg screws. They have a little longer of a thread-less area which allows the screw to pull the boards tight against each other. Plus the head is the perfect size and they come in robertson which is my favorite b/c phillips suck and torx/hex bits can get stuck easier in the head of the screw.

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2 hours ago, BMack37 said:

 

I think the clamp just dropped to $20 at Lowe's.

 

BTW, definitely buy the Kreg screws. They have a little longer of a thread-less area which allows the screw to pull the boards tight against each other. Plus the head is the perfect size and they come in robertson which is my favorite b/c phillips suck and torx/hex bits can get stuck easier in the head of the screw.

 

1 hour ago, JimboS1ice said:

I usually use kreg screws, if you over drive it won't blow the hole out where construction screws will blow through the hole

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Yup what they said. Use the Kreg screws.

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FYI EVERYONE: Ace Hardware sent out coupons in the mail (if you didn't get them ask friends or you can call Ace corporate and they will send). It's 4 coupons for July 25-29. One is $10 off $20 or more and one is 50% off $25 or more. As well as 2 others. Ace sells Kreg so gonna use the 50% off!!

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I picked this up at a random HD I have never been to before. 5caae1fc8696346f6387c1ab90aa9cc5.jpg

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Was $30 and free clamp too good to be true? Honestly quality feels like bullshit to me!

New:

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After testing 3 times after I got it (Milwaukee fuel drill):

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....and this jig in soft wood = shit holes in my mind. Am I expecting too much from this?

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