Kreg foreman

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Kreg foreman

Postby jonnyd » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:09 pm

Anybody use one of these for pocket screwing? Any good?

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Re: Kreg foreman

Postby senior » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:20 pm

Tried for a long time to get hold of one at a reasonable price but not many come up. Offered a bigger one last year but £2500 for pocket hole macine seems excessive. Foreman is the entry model.
No one sells them in the Uk apart from JMJ as far as I'm aware and their stuff is old stock, anyone else listing them hasn't got one when you ring them.
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Re: Kreg foreman

Postby karl » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:22 pm

Pablo's got one of those - saw it in action when I went over to his place last year. Great machine.

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Re: Kreg foreman

Postby jonnyd » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:30 pm

I don't need to use it industrially so can only justify the entry model. I believe there's some issue with kreg distribution since brimarc lost the contract. Will keep a look out for one.

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Re: Kreg foreman

Postby PABLO123 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:36 pm

Yes I`ve got one John, I`m using it for doing the face frames I think i paid about £450 for mine
used. Have looked at the dovetail key system like Bobs just bought to go with my Hoffman Guillotine

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Re: Kreg foreman

Postby nickw » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:41 am

jonnyd wrote:... I believe there's some issue with kreg distribution since brimarc lost the contract. ...


Oh great! bloody great! Does anyone know where we can get even the screws now?
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Re: Kreg foreman

Postby modernist » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:49 am

nickw wrote:
jonnyd wrote:... I believe there's some issue with kreg distribution since brimarc lost the contract. ...


Oh great! bloody great! Does anyone know where we can get even the screws now?


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Re: Kreg foreman

Postby Mr Ed » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:13 am

nickw wrote:
jonnyd wrote:... I believe there's some issue with kreg distribution since brimarc lost the contract. ...


Oh great! bloody great! Does anyone know where we can get even the screws now?


I thought it was more that Axminster stopped doing Kreg as they started their own version?

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Re: Kreg foreman

Postby OryxDesign » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:31 am

I've got one, it's great and fast. :D It's not an issue for me but the hole it creates isn't as clean as the handheld types.

I buy my screws from Handy Tools on line. I buy 5000 at a time and get a good price for them that way, next day delivery. The new screws have a combi head which means you can use both the square drivers or a pozi screwdriver. :)

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Re: Kreg foreman

Postby nickw » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:07 am

It looks like Workshop Heaven still have them.
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Re: Kreg foreman

Postby andrewking » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:17 am

Kreg are now distributed by Toolstream in Yeovil.
They've recently taken on Magswitch as part of their product range as well.
I would guess they work in a similar way to Toolbank so any local stockist should be able to get hold of the products if they have an account with them?
http://www.toolstream.com

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