An Affordable Production Pocket-Hole Machinecomments (0) July 31st, 2014 in Blogs
Pocket holes are one of the fastest and most versatile forms of job-site joinery. For most work, the $100 K4 is enough tool for the job, but for big projects and for small cabinet shops, the Foreman DB 210 might be a better option. The semiautomatic DB210 has a high-production motor and an adjustable fence with stops.
The machine makes three sizes of pocket holes: standard, micro, and heavy duty, to match Kreg's three sizes of pocket screws. The manufacturer claims the machine makes pocket holes twice as fast as drilling jigs with half the effort. To use the tool, you first position the workpiece using the scale on the fence. For repetetive jobs, like making face frames and panel wainscoting, the fence has a pair of stops to quickly and accurately position the work. Once the stock is in position, pull down on the handle while squeezing the trigger. This action clamps the stock, starts the motor, and raises the drill bit. The whole operation takes about a second or two.
There's a dust-collection port on the back and on-board storage for adjustment tools and spare drill bits. The 20-pound Kreg Foreman DB210 sells for $399.
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