How to use a Kreg Jig – Video Tutorial

Hey there!  We are back with our second How-To video in our tools series!  If you missed our first video, How to use a Miter Saw, you can click HERE!

Check the video out below and learn how the Shanty Sisters use a Kreg Jig!

We hope you enjoyed our video and learned some awesome tips on the Kreg Jig!  If you have any questions for us, you can ask us on our Facebook page or in the comments below!

Stay tuned for our 3rd video :)

~Ashley and Whitney

  • Tara Blockley

    Which Kreg Jig is the best to get? Is it the link for Amazon under your Favorite Tools tab for $99? I’ve seem some for $139 and didn’t know the difference.

  • http://www.becomingwonderland.com/ julie

    These are great tutorials, although I wish you had gone into more detail while building the hall tree :). I’m a very new with anything having to do with power tools so I’m a little shy about it all and appreciate seeing things being done, it’s easier to learn than reading… :) So thanks!

  • beja

    I have been totally waiting on this video. I did use one once for a giant frame for the Keystone Church Women’s Retreat, but I def needed your instruction. I just got a little nest egg I might be able to use toward a jig. WOOHOO! So THANKS for your video!

  • Jamie Scholting

    do you fill in the pocket holes with wood filler or pocket hole plugs? thanks

  • Sheila Wilson

    Love my jig – made their workbench as my first project after I saw it on your site. Def worth it to go for it and get the $100 version. My big question is: will the two settings always be the same? ie if you select 1.5″ on the part where you drill, would the setting for the bit be 1.5″ as well?

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Yes! It’s always the thickness of the wood for each setting:)

  • jamieroubinek

    I love using my Kreg Jig!! BUT, people are always asking me the same question, “WTH is a Kreg Jig?” :) Now I can direct them to your video! Great job girls!

  • gale

    I have the $40 kreg jig on my amazon wish list but I’m worried that it won’t be as easy as this one. Is it worth the extra for the $100 version? Thanks for this video. It really cleared up how the kreg jig works!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Hi Gale! I would most definitely make the upgrade purchase. It will save you time and effort in the long run. And, it will pay for itself with the first piece of furniture!

  • Elise

    I bought the Harbor Freight version but I want THIS one!

  • Mary K Ware

    My husband purchased a Kreg Jig for me about a month ago and…I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I’ve made a kitchen island (my very first woodworking project), a work bench and the “$10 shelf” using the jig and I don’t think my projects would have turned out without it. Thanks so much for the video…and your blog…LOVE BOTH!!!!
    Mary K

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Mary!!! I totally agree, our furniture is soooo much stronger thanks to our Kreg Jigs! Proud of you! Keep it up:)

    • Jane Metzger

      Can you post a picture of your island. I need to build a new one and am looking for ideas.

      • Mary K Ware

        First, we are installing new counters, farmhouse sink, backsplash, flooring, etc., and our kitchen is a HUGE mess…please don’t look beyond the island (pinky promise?) The island is not that special (other than being built by me…smile), it will eventually have a shelf underneath (big ole stained vs painted quandary @ the moment).

  • http://joyandgladnessofheart.blogspot.com/ kelly thompson

    helpful- thanks a bunch!!!!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Sure Kelly! Thank you!

  • Erin Martinez

    I just invested in the Kreg jig! Prefect timing!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Awesome Erin! You will LOVE it!

  • Lorinda Davis

    Oh my goodness- thank you so much for this video! My husband got me a Kreg jig for Christmas, and I haven’t even used it yet! Thanks for the tips and inspiration. I will definitely be making a frame for my mirrors soon- a perfect first project!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Wahoo Lorinda! Good luck and please share your finished pics of the mirror when you are done:)