Pocket Hole Jig

A Pocket Hole Jig you can use with your drill press.

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Pocket Hole Jig Plans

The pocket hole joint is one of the easiet joints to make.

This joint is much faster and simpler than dowel joints because you only drill the hole in one of the pieces you need to join. No need to drill two precision holes as you do with a doweling jig. The pocket hole jig ensures the single hole is accurately placed.

You simply apply some glue, secure the pieces with a pocket hole face clamp, and insert the screw.

The screw remains in the joint and serves as both a dowel pin and permanent clamp.

Horizontal Pocket Holes        Vertical Pocket Holes        Setting the jig position
This type of joint is typically used in cabinet making or any other application where the joint will be hidden from view. Joining stiles and rails for cabinet face frames is a natural use for it. Also, attaching the trim under a table top with pocket holes is faster and less expensive than using angle brackets. If you're like me, you'll find yourself using it for more and more purposes because it's so easy.

If the surface is to be visible, you may wish to hide the holes. Ready made pocket hole plugs are available in a variety of wood types for this purpose.

This jig is simple and easy to make and use. All you need to do is clamp the workpiece in the jig, set the position of the jig so the point of the step drill will come out in about the center of the workpiece thickness. Set the drill press stop so the drill just stops at the surface of the workpiece support. Designed for up to 1 1/2" work piece thickness.

Download Instructions at the bottom of the page.