Leon (in sMb2h.6$ firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
|| My helper has a tendency to push really hard on the drill when
|| drilling pocket holes in a kreg jig. The next thing I know, all
|| the pocket holes are too deep because he pushed the stop collar
|| down the shaft of the drill bit. Upon finding this out AGAIN this
|| morning, I realized I could cut about 3/4" off the bottom of the
|| drill bit so there was no bit left between the collar and the
|| chuck of the drill. Now there's no way the collar will slide up
|| the bit and make the holes too deep. I used to grind a small flat
|| spot on the bits for the set screw, but there would still be play
|| in that idea if I didn't make the slot deep enough.
|| Just thought it might help someone with similar problems
| Good idea until you need to drill pocket holes for 2x stock, then
| you want a longer bit.
Hmm. I keep two bits set up with stop collars - one for 3/4" stock and
one for 2x stock.
I haven't had a problem with the collars slipping; but wonder if a
smear of Loc-Tite (whatever the weakest type is) between the bit and
the collar might help prevent the problem...
DeSoto, Iowa USA