Now the Truth Can Be Told: The NEW Kreg Foreman Pocket Hole Machine Item #DB210
So last week I had the chance to preview the new Kreg Forman Pocket Hole Machine, which is truly a hybrid between their inexpensive bench-top jigs and their previous Foreman machines. This new tool is sporting a blue plastic base that reminds me quite a bit of the K5 jig. It features a cast aluminum top and a plastic "chopsaw-style" D-handle with an integrated trigger switch.
The first thing I thought when I saw it was "The folks at Kreg must have been watching The Wooden Tool Man's" Youtube Channel (See vid below). The hold down clamp is mechanical and clamps like with a pull of the handle. The clamp is made of black plastic and has an adjustable pad, just like most of their small jigs. The cast aluminum table has a center section that lifts from the front and is held up by a little holder on the left. The motor slips out quickly with the pull of a looped wire ring, and with the motor free of the tool swapping the bits with the keyless chuck is a breeze.
The good news: It has a retail price of $399.99. The bad news: It won't be available until Aug 1, 2014. Don't worry, that time will fly by.
Check out the new Kreg Foreman Pocket Hole Machine at Woodcraft.com
Here's the reveal video from 6/9/14 from Kreg:
Want to see her work? Of course you do!
The video below is from a Youtuber named "Wooden Tool Man" and his invention predates the introduction of the new Foreman by many months.
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