Tool Test: Kreg Shelf-pin Jig
If your idea of a jig for drilling shelf-pin holes is a piece of pegboard, there’s an affordable alternative from Kreg Tool that allows you to step up your game. And even if you have moved beyond pegboard, this new jig will cut down on the possibility of drilling sets of holes in wrong locations.
You know the problem – misaligning the jig when you switch from cutting one row of holes to another. Opportunities to mess up are endless.
This shelf-pin jig, although compact, offers a number of features. It provides two options for setting the pin-hole locations from the cabinet edge. It has a fence to consistently repeat that setting and requires no tools to switch from the 1″ setting to the 2″ option.
And, after drilling your first six shelf-pin holes, an indexing pin slides into the last hole drilled for foolproof repeatability. Hole spacings are based on the 32mm (about 1-1/4″) cabinetmaking standard.