When I was younger I worked in a cabinet shop and we had a machine t
cut pocket holes for face frames.
Basically, it consisted of a platform mounted to a steel tool stand.
On top of the platform was a clamping device - you'd lay the stock tha
needed the pocket holes flat in the clamp, with the side to be route
facing upwards. on top of the clamping device was a motor with
fluted bit and a handle - pull the trigger on the handle, pivot the bi
into the wood, and you have a pocket hole. Then, after routing th
pocket, you'd drill the pilot hole for the screw - there was a hole i
the back of the jig that lined the pilot hole up perfectly with th
I think that it was a Porter Cable machine, but I can't remember - it'
been years since I worked in that shop.
This machine was really easy to use and I would love to get one for m
own home shop or maybe build one. Does anyone have one of these, hav
seen one, or know where I can get one, or have built somethin
It didn't look like a Porter Cable Model 552 pocket hole cutter - i
looked very simple and primative. The motor/handle assembly on i
looked almost like a jig saw, but with a rotary cutting motion instea
of reciprocating like a jig saw. I've searched around online for on
with no luck.