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Trend Pocket Hole Jig Dual hole DIY Trade woodwork - £49.95 @ Amazon
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Trend Pocket Hole Jig Dual hole DIY Trade woodwork - £49.95 @ Amazon

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Ideal for joining pieces of wood together such as cupboards, tables, frames and angled joints and shelves.
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Sent mine back couldn’t get it in my pocket
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Does anyone know how this brand compares to Kreg?
Paid about £39 for this on amazon. Never used it once!!
uglybob88829/01/2020 20:18

Paid about £39 for this on amazon. Never used it once!!


Why buy it then?
I’ve always fancied one but would probably end up in the same boat
Sent mine back couldn’t get it in my pocket
callmeleroy29/01/2020 20:39

Sent mine back couldn’t get it in my pocket


.............And there goes the tumble weed
Paid less than that but haven't have time to use it yet
Obsessionfatale29/01/2020 20:54

.............And there goes the tumble weed


You didn’t need to crawl out of the woodwork to say that
Obsessionfatale29/01/2020 20:28

Why buy it then?


Because we're on HDUK and addicted to a bargain even if we never use it
Seems a overpriced piece of kit. Guess you are paying for the name.
I'll continue to use my biscuit joiner.
Edited by: "simonbrowne" 29th Jan
simonbrowne29/01/2020 21:44

Seems a overpriced piece of kit. Guess you are paying for the name.I'll …Seems a overpriced piece of kit. Guess you are paying for the name.I'll continue to use my biscuit joiner.


Love my biscuit jointer, but pocket hole jigs are much better for things like attaching the legs to a table IMO. And no need to wait for the glue to dry.
mman200529/01/2020 20:08

Does anyone know how this brand compares to Kreg?


Just as good IMO
mman200529/01/2020 20:08

Does anyone know how this brand compares to Kreg?


I believe there is more adjustment on the high end kreg, for different thickness off material. This just does one setting. Is great and well made though. Use my often
simonbrowne29/01/2020 21:44

Seems a overpriced piece of kit. Guess you are paying for the name.I'll …Seems a overpriced piece of kit. Guess you are paying for the name.I'll continue to use my biscuit joiner.


Pocket screws and biscuit joiners just remind me of watching Norm on the New Yankee Workshop :-)

woodworkingformeremortals.com/is-…ss/
simonbrowne29/01/2020 21:44

Seems a overpriced piece of kit. Guess you are paying for the name.I'll …Seems a overpriced piece of kit. Guess you are paying for the name.I'll continue to use my biscuit joiner.


You think this is expensive I have the Kreg DK1100
simonbrowne29/01/2020 21:44

Seems a overpriced piece of kit. Guess you are paying for the name.I'll …Seems a overpriced piece of kit. Guess you are paying for the name.I'll continue to use my biscuit joiner.


It's pretty cheap compared to the Kreg K5MS I just bought for cough£127cough.

.....and the Kreg is mostly plastic FFS.

I would have got this if it had been on offer at the time.....
....maybe still will, as a backup.
Ruddie_29/01/2020 23:01

You think this is expensive I have the Kreg DK1100


Now, that's a serious bit o' kit!
Lakesman29/01/2020 23:31

Now, that's a serious bit o' kit!


Mines a 1 drill, but they do a 5 drill
bobdylan29/01/2020 22:19

Pocket screws and biscuit joiners just remind me of watching Norm on the …Pocket screws and biscuit joiners just remind me of watching Norm on the New Yankee Workshop :-)https://woodworkingformeremortals.com/is-a-biscuit-joiner-completely-useless/


That guys video should be called “is my biscuit joiner completely useless?” The slots are way too loose for the biscuits he’s using
uglybob88830/01/2020 07:51

That guys video should be called “is my biscuit joiner completely u …That guys video should be called “is my biscuit joiner completely useless?” The slots are way too loose for the biscuits he’s using


apparently give them a bit of a wetting an hour befor to make them bigger
simonbrowne30/01/2020 09:06

apparently give them a bit of a wetting an hour befor to make them bigger


They should fit pretty tight when dry tbh then expand. I expect he cut his hole too loose deliberately in order to prove his point. Surly his blade can’t be that much too thick
One of these

Plus one of these

Will be a lot cheaper
bobdylan29/01/2020 22:19

Pocket screws and biscuit joiners just remind me of watching Norm on the …Pocket screws and biscuit joiners just remind me of watching Norm on the New Yankee Workshop :-)https://woodworkingformeremortals.com/is-a-biscuit-joiner-completely-useless/


I like Stumpy Nubs on youtube who did a follow up to that video.

youtube.com/wat…9S4
Edited by: "simonbrowne" 30th Jan
I have one of these for which I paid more than this and I think it's great. I borrowed a similar Kreg jig from a friend a few years ago. It was made of plastic whereas this is all metal. The adjustments on the Kreg seemed to be a bit quicker/easier and largely tool free. Whereas with the Trend you need to use the various allen keys that are included. I've mostly used it for 18mm MDF with some coarse thread screws and it's worked flawlessly. The only slight criticism is setting up the clamp which uses two nuts. I've always gotten away with finger tightening because I'm too lazy to grab a spanner but they do occasionally get a bit loose. At this price I would definitely recommend it. It comes with everything you need to get started. I wouldn't mess about with cheaper alternatives.
Edited by: "wrongmark" 30th Jan
uglybob88829/01/2020 20:18

Paid about £39 for this on amazon. Never used it once!!


Selling it?
Argyll6830/01/2020 14:08

Selling it?


Nah. Who knows, I might one day use it
Been sat there for about 18months
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I have the Kreg K5. It's a handy bit of kit when repairing drawers etc although it's something that doesn't get a lot of use. I've never actually seen the Trend one but from the video it appears you have to adjust the plunger with an allen key when using different thicknesses of wood. The Kreg one can be adjusted with the press of a button.

Unless you're in the trade it's a lot of money for something you'll rarely use.
Edited by: "Argyll68" 30th Jan
xigent30/01/2020 10:12

One of these[Image] Plus one of these[Image] Will be a lot cheaper


Terrible products. The first one doesn't take into consideration the thickness of wood. It's cheap for a reason.

The second picture is a toggle clamp which is unuseable for a pocket hole jig.
Edited by: "Argyll68" 30th Jan
Argyll6830/01/2020 14:48

Terrible products. The first one doesn't take into consideration the …Terrible products. The first one doesn't take into consideration the thickness of wood. It's cheap for a reason.The second picture is a toggle clamp which is unuseable for a pocket hole jig.


Neither does this £50 one - it's fixed angle, so the thickness of the wood is taken into account when you put the stop collar on the drill bit to determine how far it's going to drill into the wood, which is the same thing you'd do with a cheaper jig.

And the toggle clamp in that picture is exactly the same type as the one on this £50 jig, although if I was using that jig I wouldn't have it set up the same way - I'd use a C-clamp to secure it to the wood and work horizontally.

The only thing @xigent forgot is that you're going to need a special drill bit with a stop collar, otherwise that really is all you need for good pocket holes - you don't need to spend £50.

Although what I like about this Trend one is that it's designed to be mounted to a work bench, and you can adjust the distance between pocket holes which will save you setting it up twice for some pieces of wood.
reddragon10530/01/2020 19:37

Neither does this £50 one - it's fixed angle, so the thickness of the wood …Neither does this £50 one - it's fixed angle, so the thickness of the wood is taken into account when you put the stop collar on the drill bit to determine how far it's going to drill into the wood, which is the same thing you'd do with a cheaper jig.And the toggle clamp in that picture is exactly the same type as the one on this £50 jig, although if I was using that jig I wouldn't have it set up the same way - I'd use a C-clamp to secure it to the wood and work horizontally.The only thing @xigent forgot is that you're going to need a special drill bit with a stop collar, otherwise that really is all you need for good pocket holes - you don't need to spend £50.Although what I like about this Trend one is that it's designed to be mounted to a work bench, and you can adjust the distance between pocket holes which will save you setting it up twice for some pieces of wood.


The toggle clamp with the Trend one is part of the unit. How would you possible use the two seperate items i.e the jig and the toggle clamp? You'd have to spend most of your day making a jig. Plus if you did make a jig how would you account for wood thickness? The Trend one has a moveable plate adjusted by Allen screws. If you made a jig you'd have to make the same.

You'd end up spending more time and money than buying the Trend jig.
reddragon10530/01/2020 19:37

Neither does this £50 one


You mean the Trend one? It does albeit a bit of a PIA adjusting the plate with an Allen key.
Argyll6803/02/2020 09:49

You mean the Trend one? It does albeit a bit of a PIA adjusting the plate …You mean the Trend one? It does albeit a bit of a PIA adjusting the plate with an Allen key.


Yes, the Trend one. It's literally those two items that the other person posted pictures of stuck together. So yeah, you'd have to build some kind of mount for them, but it's as simple as putting two bits of wood together and mounting or clamping the pieces onto them. If that's going to take you most of the day then woodworking might not be for you.

And the bit that's adjustable with an allen key isn't for wood depth - it's for adjusting the distance between the two holes. Granted, you wouldn't have that convenience with the cheap jig, but you can always move the wood instead and it would take two seconds to un-clamp, move it over and re-clamp.

The clamp on the Trend jig is adjustable for wood depth, but then so is the cheap toggle clamp.
For wood depth the next Trend model up for around £120-£130 will do it.

I have the ‘plastic’ Kreg jig and I guess they just hit a sweet spot on ease of use. Over priced though. My opinion is £35 Kreg version without the fixed onboard clamp is probably the sweet spot in terms of useability and price. You will need a clamp though
Edited by: "androidavis" 3rd Feb
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