28 Aug Armor’s Mini-Jig is Coming in September
The highly anticipated Armor Mini-Jig has all the same self-adjusting features as the company’s full-size Auto-Jig, but in a smaller and more portable body. There’s a self-adjusting guide block, a drill bit collar and a color-coated screw system, to name a few features.
Originally, the company had anticipated a Father’s Day release for the Mini-Jig but with the global supply chain and fulfilment issues that are plaguing multiple industries, the launch date has been moved to September. Woodworkers can now sign up on the website to be among the first to get a chance to purchase the Mini-Jig or receive a launch promotional package and updates.
Instead of taking several steps as many other pocket hole systems do, woodworkers using the new Mini-Jig can measure the workpiece, and then adjust the drill guide block and the drill bit collar all in a single step. One pushes the center lock button, and the drill guide block and drill bit collar will then automatically make adjustments that are based on the material’s thickness. This delivers the correct drilling depth and angle for the most accurate and efficient pocket holes. And while the set-up is automatic, so is choosing the right screw – the built-in Color-Coat system tells the woodworker the optimal screw length, and it does so at a glance.
So, the automatic nature of the jig means that one can change from a 2×4 to a 3/4″ thick piece of solid wood paneling without resetting. Just clamp and go!
The Mini-Jig is constructed of steel, nylon, and blown fiberglass for superior durability and it works on stock up to 1-1/2″ thick.
Just like the guide block, the drill bit collar will automatically adjust to the correct depth and once it does the operator just tightens it with the onboard Allen wrench and it’s ready to drill.
The Mini-Jig is equipped with a magnetic clamp pad, so one can simply clamp the jig to a workpiece and drill. It also works with Armor’s Auto-Adjust face clamps that can capture varying thicknesses without making any adjustments.
There’s a video on YouTube™.