Kreg Deck Jig archive
Thursday 13 December 2012
We present the Kreg Deck Jig and show you its clever tricks for laying that decking
This whole kit comes in a handy and portable blowmoulded case, just add two cordless drills, chopsaw, tape measure and pencil. The first point to make is that you will need to purchase a box of Kreg deck screws to supplement those in the case for any reasonable size job as it only contains a sample pack.
In useThe first task is to create a suitable, level framework for the decking from treated framing timber with plenty of crossbracing. Once that is done, you can consider laying the deck surface and as far as I am aware, you can use any decking boards with the Kreg Deck Jig setup.
The theory is simple but they don't give you an instructional DVD for nothing. Watch and learn as I did before you try using the kit, it will pay dividends to do so.
The jig is precise. The screws are angle driven so they don't penetrate the top surface and there are no unsightly split boards or dangerous metal on the surface. Boards are spaced evenly using either of the two spacer sets and you can drive screws home on hard to reach areas. It is cost effective and the jig with its hardened steel inserts should be long lasting.